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by Alistair
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: in London
Replies: 47
Views: 16654

Re: in London

"Trainers" is (are?) the British term for what you Americans call sneakers: ie: running-type footwear.
One more example of the language difference between continents!
Still high from seeing Burt on Saturday night in Edinburgh.
Alistair
by Alistair
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The maestro in Edinburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 2088

The maestro in Edinburgh

Just back from Burt's concert at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (the 29th). A nearly full auditorium welcomed Mr. Bacharach back to Edinburgh for the fourth time - he mentioned his visit to the Edinburgh Festival way back in 1964 (and 1965) as conductor for Marlene Dietrich. Always good to h...
by Alistair
Wed May 22, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...
Replies: 27
Views: 14624

Re: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...

Great news, but I hope that either the US or UK branches of WEA pick these up - these Japanese issues are pricey!
And there does seem to be a lot of duplication with the old Rhino series. But good to see that somebody cares about the Scepter and Warner back catalogue.
Alistair
by Alistair
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New concert dates
Replies: 22
Views: 9313

Re: New concert dates

Just found out about Burt's upcoming concert at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh - hardly any seats left but managed to get 2 in the stalls (although at the back). Wonder if Burt remembers performing next door to the Usher Hall at the Lyceum Theatre with Marlene Dietrich in 1964 and 1965? Can't wait! Ali...
by Alistair
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hal David is gone
Replies: 34
Views: 15887

Re: Hal David is gone

The triumvirate is gone - Hal David, all music lovers will miss you. A sad day.
Alistair
by Alistair
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Oh, oh...
Replies: 12
Views: 3781

Re: Oh, oh...

Carol Klein is also the name of an English TV presenter and gardener!
by Alistair
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Long Ago Last Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 6663

Re: Long Ago Last Summer

To be fair, the Mathis "Heavenly" was on the first El Bacharach release a couple of years ago. But I would like to have had Lena Horne's "Out Of My Continental Mind" instead of one of the more well known tracks. And isn't "Move It On the Backbeat" available on CD already? (I love this catchy song!) ...
by Alistair
Tue May 29, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Long Ago Last Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 6663

Re: Long Ago Last Summer

Excellent - another CD with undiscovered Bacharach gems - thanks for the heads-up, would have missed this otherwise!
Alistair
by Alistair
Sat May 12, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy birthday, Master Burt Bacharach!
Replies: 12
Views: 4520

Re: Happy birthday, Master Burt Bacharach!

I remember meeting Burt in Edinburgh at the stage door of the Lyceum theatre way back in both 1964 and '65 - he was conducting for Marlene Dietrich and I was a teenager who loved his music (still do!). Many happy returns, Maestro Bacharach!
Alistair
by Alistair
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Forthcoming documentary about Drinkard Family
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Re: Forthcoming documentary about Drinkard Family

"The Magic Of Believing" was reissued on CD by Collectors Choice Music in 2007 (CCM 759). I must dig out my copy to see what the sound quality is like - if I remember rightly, it sounded fine to me when I played it shortly after I got hold of a copy in 2007. The Drinkard documentray sounds as though...
by Alistair
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BBC4 'Bacharach Night'
Replies: 10
Views: 4272

Re: BBC4 'Bacharach Night'

A marvellous compilation of Bacharach songs - although I personally could have done without the Stranglers version of "Walk On By", and Val Doonican and Billie Jo Spears version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" lolloped along without any sense of pace - imagine it this being sung to the beat of...
by Alistair
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Lost Horizon to DVD on October 4
Replies: 18
Views: 7780

Re: Lost Horizon to DVD on October 4

Apparently there was some sort of error in the first issue of this DVD - the sound mix was not stereo, for some reason. But there will be a new pressing available with a 5.1 mix.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/31527 ... ersion/300

see post#306

Alistair
by Alistair
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Soft / Smooth BACHARACH
Replies: 17
Views: 4992

Re: Soft / Smooth BACHARACH

and how about "Loneliness Remembers, What Happiness Forgets"? I agree about loving the less well-known and performed B/D/Warwick numbers, too.
Alistair
by Alistair
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: new hi-fi - which BB track to play?
Replies: 19
Views: 5162

Re: new hi-fi - which BB track to play?

There's always the "Casino Royale" soundtrack - that was an audiophile "must-have" back in the vinyl days - hopefully the CD has the same sonics?
Alistair
by Alistair
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt arrangement for Marlene Dietrich
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: Burt arrangement for Marlene Dietrich

Burt did many excellent, and individual, arrangements for a lot of Marlene's stage repertoire - in my opinion, most of them are well worth listening to. Many of Marlene's 1960's studio recordings were made with Burt. Managed to see her in both 1964 and '65, when she came to the Edinburgh Festival wi...