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by mark
Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: San Diego Concert
Replies: 8
Views: 3111

Alvina and Pamela,

I just got tickets for the Friday night show in San Diego! I'm not sure what time I'll get there, but I'd love to meet up with you and say hi in person. Send me an email and we'll work out a plan.

See you Friday!
by mark
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: What song first made you appreciate Bacharach & David?
Replies: 33
Views: 16072

"Raindrops" and "My Little Red Book" also spring to my mind when I think of songs that got me interested in Bacharach. I mentioned "connecting the dots" in my first post. That really describes how I first became interested in Bacharach's music. I had grown up with his music in the background but nev...
by mark
Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Searching for a CD - Burt sings all the lyrics
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

The following is a post from the old Bacharach message board: In short, there's no album in which Bacharach sings on several tracks. Burt sings... SONG (ALBUM) A House Is Not A Home (part of it) (Reach Out, 1967) Make It Easy On Yourself (Same title album, 1969) Close To You {part of it) (Burt Bacha...
by mark
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Lost Horizon Instrumental Score
Replies: 10
Views: 5988

Lost Horizon was released on laser disc a few years back and the isolated instrumental score was part of that package. I got a cassette of it I could dub for you (if I can find it) or perhaps someone could burn you a CD of it.
by mark
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt boxset of A&M material, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Dennis, it was Raven Records from Australia that released The Rare Bacharach Vol. 1.

There's no mention of a volume two on its Web site, http://www.ravenrecords.com.au/
by mark
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: What song first made you appreciate Bacharach & David?
Replies: 33
Views: 16072

What song first made you appreciate Bacharach & David?

I don't mean the first song you heard by Bacharach & David but the first one that made an impression on you, enough of an impression for you to make a mental note of the composer rather than just the performer. For me it was "Where Can You Take a Girl," which I heard sometime in the mid-'80s on WTUL...
by mark
Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: What were Burt's best of the 80s?
Replies: 18
Views: 9759

"Money" is a hidden gem that features a classic Bacharach melody. It reminds me slightly of "Little French Boy" from the <i>Casino Royale</i> soundtrack. A lot of Burt's Bayer Sager-era compositions are arranged with synthesizers and keyboards that virtually scream '80s. Alec Cumming had a term I ca...
by mark
Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: What were Burt's best of the 80s?
Replies: 18
Views: 9759

What were Burt's best of the 80s?

I'm currently formatting the update to Davide Bonori's discography for the site, and I'm noticing that there are quite of few Bacharach compositions from the 1980s--the Bayer Sager era mostly--that I'm unfamiliar with. I know the hits, but certain album tracks from artists like Neil Diamond, Patti L...
by mark
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Grazie, Burt!
Replies: 13
Views: 7136

Alfie23, Did you send me an email? I must have overlooked it somehow. I'd love to post your photos as well as the photos of everyone else who saw Burt in Italy. You can email them to me at webmaster@bacharachonline.com. If you send them to me today (Friday, 30 July) I can get them up immediately. If...
by mark
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: If You Love Burt's Music...
Replies: 8
Views: 4133

I think my tastes probably differ from a lot of people here, but a quick perusal of my iPod shows the following artists: 5th Dimension Air Al Stewart America Antonio Carlos Jobim The Association Astrud Gilberto The Beach Boys The Beatles The Beautiful South Bebel Gilberto Belle and Sebastian Big Sta...
by mark
Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: An amazing night in Modena
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Thanks for the great report, Carlo. I would have loved to have been there to witness this historic meeting between Burt and two of the world's most renowned Bacharach scholars/fans. You, Roberto and Davide almost certainly know more about Burt's many compositions than he does himself. It would have ...
by mark
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Wives and Lovers not on CD with Ron Isely
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

If I'm not mistaken, Ron expressed some interest in including "Wives and Lovers" on Here I Am , but Burt--and no doubt Ron's handlers--decided it was too politically incorrect for contemporary sensibilities. Which it is. But it's still a great song. With all due respect to Jack Jones, Burt's jazzy a...
by mark
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Anybody want to help me try out a new feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Thanks for the input, Ron. Your problem is the exact one that makes this a difficult feature to implement. To automatize the collection and compilations of data, I almost have to include every single song Burt has written to accommodate the serious fans who love particular obscurities, but that make...
by mark
Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Anybody want to help me try out a new feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Anybody want to help me try out a new feature?

Back in the early days of this site, I used to have a feature where I invited fans to email me with their Top 10 favorite Bacharach compositions of all time. I'd run their responses and then, in theory, I'd compile their choices, giving their top pick 10 points, their 2nd favorite 9 points, their th...