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by nymusicalsguy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Arista Reissues Due this Month
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Dionne Arista Reissues Due this Month

Soulmusic.com Records this month is reissuing in one package Dionne's 1990s Arista albums SINGS COLE PORTER and AQUARELA DO BRASIL, the latter containing Burt's song "Captives of the Heart" written with John Bettis. Details at: http://theseconddisc.com/2011/02/01/dionne-natalie-nancy-reiss...
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach/Sondheim connection
Replies: 6
Views: 4271

Re: Bacharach/Sondheim connection

Record producer Phil Ramone, of course, worked extensively with both Bacharach and Sondheim. In his fine autobiography MAKING RECORDS, he describes the musical sophistication of Bacharach and Sondheim: Of Sondheim, "Only Burt Bacharach's rhythmic complexities compare to Sondheim's." No sur...
by nymusicalsguy
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: CASINO ROYALE Returns...
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

Re: CASINO ROYALE Returns...

New article on CASINO ROYALE, with lots of Bacharach-related content, up today at:

http://theseconddisc.com/2011/01/14/fri ... 1967-2006/

Enjoy!
by nymusicalsguy
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's New Musical in Workshop Now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Burt's New Musical in Workshop Now!

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI inches one step closer to a full production...fingers crossed, all!

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/14 ... f-the-Magi
by nymusicalsguy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt CDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Burt CDs

Hi there, All of the titles you mention have been released on CD individually (in addition to being part of the SOMETHING BIG box set) but can indeed be hard to find and expensive. In the current climate, a major-label reissue for these titles may be unlikely, but I would encourage you to write Woun...
by nymusicalsguy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: CASINO ROYALE Returns...
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

CASINO ROYALE Returns...

A limited edition CASINO ROYALE, with bonus tracks and more, will be arriving on Monday...news at:

http://theseconddisc.com/2010/12/18/exc ... oyale-due/

Don't miss out!!

--nym
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rumer has it
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Rumer has it

Well, we know it's not true that "Some Lovers" is Burt's first recording or new song in five years, but its release is a special occasion nonetheless...Rumer's album has rarely left my CD player since it arrived, and her voice should be a perfect match for one of Burt's compositions. I can...
by nymusicalsguy
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Re: You`ve Got It All Wrong...
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: You`ve Got It All Wrong...

Burt and Hal did write "You've Got It All Wrong" at director Rob Marshall's behest for the 1997 revival. Other PROMISES songs not in the original score, for the record: Let's Pretend We're Grown Up (not used; appears on demo) Tick Tock Goes the Clock (cut out-of-town; appears on demo) What...
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Brian Wilson's Gershwin album
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: Brian Wilson's Gershwin album

Well, Lou Reed did take a number of liberties with his covers of Weill's "September Song" and Arlen's "One For My Baby"... :wink: If you're interested, check out the Feinstein CD and hear the song as Gershwin intended it, then listen to Wilson's "take" on the theme. (It...
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Brian Wilson's Gershwin album
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: Brian Wilson's Gershwin album

I have to humbly disagree with our good friend Blair. The Brian Wilson album is not misbegotten, nor being passed off as something it isn't. As far as the "collaborations" go, Wilson was provided with over 100 song fragments by the Gershwin estate. He took two of those melodic fragments an...
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "How Many Days"
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: "How Many Days"

Wonderful, wonderful song. Melodically and rhythmically, I find it to be a bit of a precursor to "Knowing When to Leave"...

Joe
by nymusicalsguy
Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: interesting reviews of burt's albums
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: interesting reviews of burt's albums

Thanks to all for your interest in my feature "Back Tracks: Burt Bacharach" at The Second Disc, and most especially for your kind words. I've posted here about The Second Disc before, but for those of you who missed it: founder/editor Mike Duquette and I are committed to full coverage of t...
by nymusicalsguy
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Interview with Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Interview with Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel

Hi all, I wanted to let everybody here know of a new interview I've just conducted with Kritzerland's own Bruce Kimmel. You can find it at: http://theseconddisc.com/2010/08/04/the-second-disc-interview-2-from-hollywood-its-bruce-kimmel/ Bruce was kind enough to chat about his lengthy career and what...
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Promises Promises London Original Cast CD
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Promises Promises London Original Cast CD

Read more on the new PROMISES London Cast Recording reissue at http://theseconddisc.com/2010/07/26/breaking-news-more-promises-kept-from-kritzerland/ and bravo, again, to Bruce Kimmel for getting this long-awaited CD finally released!! I hope everybody here is able to snap up a copy; it's a very dif...
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Promises Promises 2CD set from Kritzerland
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Re: Promises Promises 2CD set from Kritzerland

Thanks, Bill. I'm thrilled that PROMISES is, indeed, doing extraordinarily well despite some of the poorest (and in my opinion, most unfair) reviews of the season. It continues to gross over $1m a week, which is no small feat in today's Broadway economy. The real test shall come after the stars leav...

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