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by Martyn
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Warwick Interview with David Nathan Online
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Dionne Warwick Interview with David Nathan Online

Thanks for posting this interview link. It's fascinating to hear Dionne talk about lesser known tunes like "How Many Days of Sadness", "Looking with My Eyes" and "Be Aware". The latter two are favourites of mine but I'd never heard Dionne talk about them until this interview. I certainly didn't know...
by Martyn
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: YouTube End Sample of Bacharach Tune
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Check out Time

Thank you very much Blue! I've just discovered another Bacharach/David/Warwick gem!

Martyn.
by Martyn
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: YouTube End Sample of Bacharach Tune
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

YouTube End Sample of Bacharach Tune

Does anyone know what Bacharach composition the ending on this Youtube sample (see link below) is from? I can't recall having heard it before - it sounds like it might be from a movie piece. Whatever it is, like a lot of endings to Burt's tunes, it's very sublime! Martyn http://au.youtube.com/watch?...
by Martyn
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to perform, debut new CD on QVC tonight
Replies: 19
Views: 7998

This is Weird

I'm not sure what's going on. About three hours ago I was able to order the CD set and I'm almost certain I used the link Mark provided above. Yet when I tried it a few moments ago, out of curiosity, I got the 'sold out' message again. All I can suggest is to keep trying the link or perhaps try to a...
by Martyn
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to perform, debut new CD on QVC tonight
Replies: 19
Views: 7998

QVC CD Sold Out!

Having asked a favour from a good friend in the USA to post my QVC order of the CD set, it seems that the product has already sold out!! Burt's appearance must have done the trick! Accessing the link in Mark's post takes you to a page which reads, "We are sorry but this product is sold out". The big...
by Martyn
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Live CD...At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 5182

Re: Burt's Live CD...At Last!

The vocal on 'God Give Me Strength' was sung by John Pagano.

Martyn.
by Martyn
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Live CD...At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 5182

Re: Burt's Live CD...At Last!

Steve, As I recall there were a couple of minor changes to the playlist when Burt returned to Australia in Jan/Feb this year. 'Where Did it Go' was dropped and I'm fairly certain 'Go Ask Shakespeare' was not performed either. The new instrumental 'For the Children' was played immediately following '...
by Martyn
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 2 Underrated Gems!
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Thanks for that!

Martyn.
by Martyn
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 2 Underrated Gems!
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Walk the Way You Talk

The first version of 'Walk the Way You Talk' that I heard was by Sergio Mendes and Brazil '77. It's my favourite version, though I have not heard Dionne's.

The track appears on their 1973 album titled 'Love Songs' which is available on CD.

Martyn.
by Martyn
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Australian Review: Burt on a High
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Australian Review: Burt on a High

The following review of Burt's recent concerts in Melbourne is taken from the city's 'Herald Sun' newspaper, dated 9 February 2008: "Burt Bacharach, one of the great songwriters of the 20th century has been in Melbourne performing his hit songs with a trio of his own first-rate singers, his talented...
by Martyn
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New orchestral composition and new live CD
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Burt's New Composition

This is very exciting news. I was very fortunate to hear the new piece, 'For the Children' which had its world premiere on 4 Jan in Honolulu. I was on holiday in Hawaii (timed of course to coicide with Burt's shows!) and was lucky to get front row seats at that first show. Burt had only completed th...
by Martyn
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who's Gone Away??/Freefall
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

Who's Gone Away??/Freefall

Does anyone know if the 'she' in 'She's Gone Away' (late 60s instrumental) refers to anyone in particular? Or is it perhaps a non-specific reference to the break up of a romance? And can anyone confirm if the 1970 instrumental piece 'Freefall' is inspired by the sport of skydiving? I thought it migh...
by Martyn
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt on Qantas
Replies: 6
Views: 2759

Glenn A Baker's Interview with Burt.

Managed to garner a few more snippets of info from Glenn A Baker's interview with Burt, on a Qantas return flight to Canberra this weekend: Burt credits Calvin Carter as the first producer to allow him free reign at producing a single, on Jerry Butler's version of 'Make it Easy on Yourself'. Burt us...
by Martyn
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Woman
Replies: 8
Views: 3217

Woman

I too like this album and play it every so often. It's a while since I've seen the documentary "This is Now" (BBC 1996) but I recall Burt discussing 'Woman' in the documentary, and the pressure of recording it in one four-hour take. He remarked something along the lines of "If you made a mistake you...
by Martyn
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt on Qantas
Replies: 6
Views: 2759

Burt on Qantas

Hi Rio, From what I recall, Burt spoke about 'Any Day Now' as one of the songs he wrote with Bob Hilliard. He also spoke about the thrill of having it recorded by Elvis Presley. I think Glenn A Baker mentions that Elvis's version was recorded quite some time after the original version by Chuck Jacks...