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by Martyn
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt on Qantas
Replies: 6
Views: 2759

Burt on Qantas

Hi, Today, whilst flying between Sydney and Melbourne, I happened to pick up the January Qantas inflight magazine and discovered that on one of the audio channels, Burt's music was being featured, with the maestro himself talking about the songs being played and the artists singing them. The host of...
by Martyn
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BURT BACHARACH TO TOUR MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, FEB 2008!
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Burt Back in Australia

That's great news - I think Burt really enjoyed his time with the Sydney Symphony, judging by his comments at the final Sydney concert. So I imagine he's looking forward to the reunion in the New Year. I saw him perform in Sydney in July because Melbourne, which is where I live, wasn't on the schedu...
by Martyn
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: could've been a Burt song....
Replies: 22
Views: 9996

Sounds Like Burt

What a great topic idea! I think I mentioned this way back but there's an album by a Scottish band called The Pearlfishers called 'Across the Milky Way'. Much of the music sounds as if it was ghost-written by Burt. In fact I reckon two of the tracks would have fitted nicely on one of his early A&M a...
by Martyn
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who here Has Seen The Movie The Fool killer?
Replies: 18
Views: 7403

Steveo, Just to answer your earlier questions, yes, I think the author of 'Off the Record' is the Joe Smith to whom you refer. At the time of the book's publication he was CEO of Capital Industries-EMI and had previously been president or chairman of several record labels. As to your other question ...
by Martyn
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who here Has Seen The Movie The Fool killer?
Replies: 18
Views: 7403

Burt's Efforts at Quality Control

Regarding the record pressings discussion a few posts back, I have a book titled "Off the Record" by Joe Smith (1990), which features interviews with big-name recording artists including Burt Bacharach. Burt mentions his disdain for the poor quality of earlier record pressings though I don't know if...
by Martyn
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: More Burt News from, 'Down Under'
Replies: 25
Views: 10234

Burt's Sydney Concerts

Hi Vincent,

In answer to your question above, I'm not aware that any of the radio or TV networks recorded Burt's Opera House performance, unfortunately.

I'm still keeping a look out for a broadcast date of his show with the Australian Idols at Sydney's State theatre.

Regards,
Martyn.
by Martyn
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: More Burt News from, 'Down Under'
Replies: 25
Views: 10234

Thanks Vincent

Hi Vincent,

Thanks for posting this article. Good to see Burt is well rested after his tour of Australia, and great to see we might be hearing some new orchestral-style music from him.

Martyn.
by Martyn
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: More Burt News from, 'Down Under'
Replies: 25
Views: 10234

A Night of Emotion at the Sydney Opera House

After seeing one of Burt's shows in Brisbane, on his current tour, I was eagerly anticipating his last two shows in Sydney (13 & 14 Jul), along with friends who are also big fans, and we weren't disappointed. Both shows were fantastic! I think the music program has been pretty well covered in this f...
by Martyn
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dusty sings Knowing When to Leave video
Replies: 7
Views: 3257

Dionne's Version

I think, for me, Dionne Warwick's version of 'Knowing When to Leave' would be the definitive one, from her 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again' album of 1970.

The arrangement is very similar to Burt's great instrumental version on his 'Make it Easy on Yourself' album.

Martyn.
by Martyn
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt in Brisbane with The Queensland Orchestra
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Slight Correction

A slight correction to my previous post: It was the audience, not the orchestra, that Burt engaged with on those topics familiar to us fans. Burt was certainly engaged with the orchestra musically and was clearly enjoying himself. What amazes me is his energy. He's been to Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane ...
by Martyn
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt in Brisbane with The Queensland Orchestra
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Burt in Brisbane with The Queensland Orchestra

I had the pleasure of taking my mother to see Burt perform at the Brisbane Convention Centre last Friday evening. There would have been 2000-2500 at the show, I'd say. A fantastic night with several standing ovations at the end. Burt started with a medley of hits, too numerous to mention here. This ...
by Martyn
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: What is Burt's Correct Age?
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

What is Burt's Correct Age?

Can anyone tell me if Burt is 78 or 79? Was he born in 1929 or 1928? As we know his bios either say one or the other. And, would you believe, his age was reported on the TV here in Australia last week as being 80! Someone told me the other night on the phone. If anyone can clear up the confusion tha...
by Martyn
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt on Perth Radio
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

Burt on Perth Radio

My apologies if this has already been posted. Burt recently spoke to Eoin Cameron, an ABC Radio presenter in Perth, via telephone. It's a good interview which can be heard at http://www.abc.net.au/perth/stories/s1945386.htm The presenter obviously knows a bit about Burt's music, having asked him abo...
by Martyn
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Favorite Ending to a Bacharach song
Replies: 19
Views: 9120

..........and I left out 'Come Touch the Sun'! How could I miss that one??!!!

Martyn.
by Martyn
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Favorite Ending to a Bacharach song
Replies: 19
Views: 9120

A minor correction to my last post:

The three piano notes Burt repeats at the end of Pacific Coast Highway are
G, A and F sharp............I think!

Martyn.