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by Martyn
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Ronan Keating in the Studio with Burt
Replies: 54
Views: 18398

Re: Ronan Keating in the Studio with Burt

Thanks so much for posting this link MissyK.

It's very interesting to hear, first hand, what an accomplished singer experiences as he records the music of a living legend, in the presence of the living legend!

The documentary should be fascinating!

Martyn
by Martyn
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's unique use of background vocals
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

Re: Burt's unique use of background vocals

Steve, Interesting that you state the background vocalists were credited on the 'Make it Easy on Yourself' album. I haven't seen background vocalists credited on any of Burt's solo albums prior to 'Futures'. Only feature vocalists like Cissy Houston and Tony Middleton. A couple of times I have asked...
by Martyn
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Reach out album 1967
Replies: 37
Views: 9317

Re: Reach out album 1967

Thanks Steveo, I do have a copy of that concert. Haven't seen it in a while so I'll take another look when I get the chance. It would have been nice if a documentary could have been made, along the lines of the Classic Albums (eg Steely Dan's 'Aja' & Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' - ) do...
by Martyn
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Reach out album 1967
Replies: 37
Views: 9317

Re: Reach out album 1967

Dominic Spera is mentioned on the 'Really Good Music' site as having played first trumpet for Burt from 1966 to 1974. But that might only have been for live performances. There's no specific mention of recording session work.

Martyn.
by Martyn
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Reach out album 1967
Replies: 37
Views: 9317

Re: Reach out album 1967

I've always wondered who the female vocalist was on the title track to this album. She's the one who sings: "don't you worry......", "you just have to.........", and "I'll be there and........" etc. In fact it would be nice to know who all the session vocalists were but, again, I suspect any availab...
by Martyn
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Reach out album 1967
Replies: 37
Views: 9317

Re: Reach out album 1967

This is a very difficult task that you've set yourself. The problem being that Burt's early A&M album liner notes say little or nothing about the identity of the session musicians or backing vocalists. There are some very knowledgeable people who contribute posts to this forum, so they may read your...
by Martyn
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 221
Views: 262932

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

A couple of contemporary instrumental pieces appear to have a Bacharach influence. I hasten to add this is according to my own ears. Others might wonder what planet I'm on. But if you click on this link: [url]http://www.tradebit.com/filesharing.php/search/40/scherzando[/url] and scroll down to "4. C...
by Martyn
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Bell that Couldn't Jingle
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

The Bell that Couldn't Jingle

What a charming song this is! Having listened to it in the last few days I find myself humming the tune to myself all the time. It's very catchy. And timeless. I didn't know it existed until I discovered an A&M festive compilation LP in the early 90s at a community volunteer radio station. The cover...
by Martyn
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Returning to Australia in 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Burt Returning to Australia in 2010

Hi Vincent,

Nice to hear from you!

Yes I will certainly be hoping to catch Burt once or twice this time around!

Martyn.
by Martyn
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Returning to Australia in 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Burt Returning to Australia in 2010

Great News!! Looks like Burt is coming back to Australia next year to do a series of concerts in late February/early March. I'm aware of concerts scheduled for Perth, Melbourne and Sydney with their respective symphony orchestras. Other cities may also be on the schedule. Mark will probably get the ...
by Martyn
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt live on DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: Burt live on DVD

Yes, this is a very good recording and, TV guest artists aside, is very close to the set list performed at his concerts from early 2008. Which brings me to another unofficial DVD that, to my mind mind, should have been commercially released years ago: "Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick at the Rainbow ...
by Martyn
Tue May 12, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday,Burt !
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Happy Birthday,Burt !

And many happy returns from your fans Down Under!

Martyn.
by Martyn
Tue May 12, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt & the SSO: Aust/NZ CD Release - Extra tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: Burt & the SSO: Aust/NZ CD Release - Extra tracks

You are most welcome.

And what great timing for the delivery - with the CD arriving just in time for the maestro's birthday!

Martyn.
by Martyn
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt & the SSO: Aust/NZ CD Release - Extra tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: Burt & the SSO: Aust/NZ CD Release - Extra tracks

Dave, I have noticed this also on the CD. But there is only one version of 'For the Children'. The piece runs for almost 11 minutes. The split that should occur between tracks 11 (A House is Not a Home) and 12 (For the Children), to enable selection of track 12, seems to have been mistakenly placed ...
by Martyn
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt & the SSO: Aust/NZ CD Release - Extra tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Burt & the SSO: Aust/NZ CD Release - Extra tracks

This weekend I purchased a locally-released version of Burt's live CD recorded at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony last year. It is released by Liberator Music. I had already obtained the Verve CD from QVC last year (with the bonus CD) but this release has the following tracks that ar...