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by ron hertel
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Most complex Bacharach song ever
Replies: 13
Views: 16846

Re: Most complex Bacharach song ever

... steveo

"Alfie" is one of Burt's Best; however, I don't feel it's as complex as so many others - some of which are cited above!

ron
by ron hertel
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Warwick Rarities Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 6605

Re: Dionne Warwick Rarities Collection

blue: I do not believe she ever did record anything from it .... I was surprised when Dionne was asked during an interview for her opinion of the "Painted From Memory" album a few years after it was released. ... Her response: I've never listened to it! .... This is consistent with her overall attit...
by ron hertel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)
Replies: 15
Views: 17173

Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

... for me - an impossible task! ... My favorites are always in an active rotation - it would be far easier to identify those on the opposite end of being my favorites but even those pop up occasionally on my ever changing favorites list!
by ron hertel
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Thinking about the genius of the tune "Promises Promises"
Replies: 4
Views: 6252

Re: Thinking about the genius of the tune "Promises Promises"

... Going back to when I first heard Dionne's recording and Album "Promises Promises" in 1967 - this song remains a favorite BB/HD composition of mine. Although the definitive version belongs to Dionne - I do enjoy the cast recording performances within the play. .... For many years Warwick's perfor...
by ron hertel
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: On My Own: sublime or turkey
Replies: 10
Views: 12818

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

.... Think one would have to include "Love Power" on that list - right?
by ron hertel
Sun May 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: NEW ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN BY TWO BIG FANS OF BURT!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 11536

Re: NEW ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN BY TWO BIG FANS OF BURT!!!

..... Keep up the good work! .... Someday we'll be able to say: " we were aware of what Layne was doing well before you ever heard of him!"

Ron
by ron hertel
Fri May 12, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Maestro
Replies: 3
Views: 6888

Re: Happy Birthday Maestro

... Once again - Wishing you "All The Very Best" as you celebrate another!

Ron
by ron hertel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Where was Dionne, Barbra, and Al?
Replies: 1
Views: 5499

Re: Where was Dionne, Barbra, and Al?

B.B.W. You and I think alike. I'd include Kenny and Dolly on the list of "Where were they?" ... At least their super hits "Islands In The Stream" and "Guilty" were part of the show. .... No mention of Dionne or her big International single and album "HEARTBREAKER". ... I have no idea what goes on be...
by ron hertel
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!
Replies: 13
Views: 11260

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

.... face! ...Thanks for posting this very significant link documenting the early stages of Dionne's career. ... Much of the audience appeared indifferent and distracted; however, they slowly came around. .... I assume many in the audience looked back on this evening with fondness as Dionne's star c...
by ron hertel
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Legacy
Replies: 6
Views: 5559

Re: Legacy

"blue" Still astonished by the fact that :The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" rarely is included in Holiday Compilations on the airwaves. .... Also by the fact that Dionne did not include this song on her Christmas album recorded a few years ago! .... Was ideally suited for her back in her peak vocal yea...
by ron hertel
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Latest Original Song
Replies: 5
Views: 5612

Re: Latest Original Song

.... Layne! Your talent is evolving in such a remarkable way! ... For me - very few songs have a lot of appeal the first time I hear them. THIS ONE DID! ... For the record - I was not impressed with most of my all-time favorite songs the first time I heard them. This includes a lot of my Bacharach f...
by ron hertel
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Thanks !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3207

Re: Thanks !!!

DEL: Welcome to the BB Discussion Forum. .... Your initial post pretty much sums up how most of us feel about Burt's astonishing body of work over the past 60+ years. ... You might enjoy checking out the archives where participants have shared their thoughts on so many aspects of Burt's career. ... ...
by ron hertel
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Burt Soundtrack!
Replies: 4
Views: 5078

Re: New Burt Soundtrack!

Sure hope this is accurate info. ... A reminder that it's "not over until it's over" ..... I think that Burt still has a lot of good stuff to share before he fully retires! .... THANKS for posting Werner2!
by ron hertel
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Three new compilations due soon
Replies: 12
Views: 10714

Re: Three new compilations due soon

Martin: You're probably right. With the ongoing demise of the CD format - I suspect that those companies with access to this kind of material are anxious to market it before it's too late! .... I sure miss those small record stores that you once worked for and - the big ones too! .... All those hour...
by ron hertel
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Three new compilations due soon
Replies: 12
Views: 10714

Re: Three new compilations due soon

pljms:

Really appreciate the detailed review of this compilation! ... I often wonder how much Bacharach/David material is gathering dust in the vaults of the various entertainment companies.