Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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Marcel
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Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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Yesterday Traincha was host on a talk show in the Netherlands. This Friday she will sing songs from Burt Bacharach with The Metropole Orchestra on the North Sea Jazz In Rotterdam. Traincha will do some old stuff from her earlier 2 Burt Bacharach albums from 2006 and 2007. The great news that she had was that on the 17th of September the third album with Burt Bacharach will be realeased. She is also doing some new material from this album on the North Sea Jazz.

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Marcel :D

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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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Great news!
We hope it's another beautiful album!
Thanks, Marcel.

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Your welcome Djalma

Today, Traincha will perform the Burt Bacharach Songbook with thw Mwtropole Orchestra on The North Sea Jazz in Rotterdam The Netherlands.
She will also perform some new material here.
In a few weeks from now i have a dinner and that evening. Traincha will be special guest then. She will do some song from Burt.

Kind Regards,
Marcel :D

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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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It's very welcome news to hear that Trijntje Oosterhuis is releasing her third album of Bacharach material. It will be fascinating to discover what her selections are this time around and whether she's included any of his more recent songs.

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See the link below for some details regarding the new album's contents. Entitled 'Everchanging Times', it seems that the majority of the choices are a mixture of the well known and not so well known songs from Bacharach's collaborations with Hal David and Carole Bayer Sager. However, two songs from the stage musical 'Some Lovers' are included, 'Every Other Hour' and 'A Thousand Things That Were You', and although the singer Karima recorded 'Every Other Hour' in Italian in 2009 under the title 'Come In Ogni Ora' and cut it again as a duet with Mario Biondi singing his part in English, it appears that the version on the new Trijntje Oosterhuis album is the first studio recording of the song sung exclusively in English.

https://www.mo.nl/en/2021/07/trijntje-o ... ook-series
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The 13 songs on the CD version of the forthcoming album are as follows:

Every Other Hour
You'll Never Get To Heaven
Let Me Go To Him
Making Love (duet with Gregory Porter)
Make It Easy On Yourself
Be Aware
Arthur's Theme
Everchanging Times
Heartlight
A Thousand Things That Were You
I Still Have That Other Girl
Maybe
Always Something There To Remind Me

Bonus tracks on the double LP vinyl version:

Wives And Lovers
Who Is Gonna Love Me
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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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Some surprises there and in fact only three or four of the choices are what I'd call predictable. I'm especially looking forward to hearing her interpretations of Every Other Hour, Be Aware, A Thousand Things That Were You and I Still Have That Other Girl.

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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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Although these three (3) albums contain beautiful renditions of some of Burt's most memorable compositions, and not to discredit the producer and\or arranger of them, I very much would have preferred Burt's arrangements and productions on each and every song. Hoping that if there's a 4th installment that Burt would grace it with producing and arranging it! That would be the icing on the cake.

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Bruce, if you've already heard all of volume 3 then I think you have the advantage over the rest of us. There's been a hiatus of some fourteen years between volumes 2 and 3 and just supposing for the sake of whimsy that the same amount of time elapsed before a 4th volume appeared it would mean that Burt would then be aged 107! Although he probably baulks at the prospect, I would have thought by then that he would have long since discovered what Doctor Johnson called the soft obscurities of retirement with the days of writing arrangements and producing records but a distant memory.

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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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I've just discovered that the release date for this album has been put back to October 29th.

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Here's Trijntje Oosterhuis with Gregory Porter and 'Making Love'. It's hard to believe that this song which Bacharach co-wrote with Carole Bayer Sager and Bruce Roberts and that was a Top 20 hit in the US for Roberta Flack is now almost forty years old:
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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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Originally scheduled for release in mid-September, then late October, the latest release date is November 26th.

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I see that this album is now available on the streaming services Spotify and Apple but when I look for the CD on Amazon it's not there, not even on the Dutch version of the site. However, as I can hear the whole album for free on YouTube courtesy of Trijntje Oosterhuis herself, why should I worry about not being able to buy the CD?

I don't know if it was a particular fantasy of Carole Bayer Sager's to have Bacharach and Marvin Hamlisch collaborate musically on a song but it certainly became a reality in the mid-80s with 'Maybe', recorded as a duet by Roberta Flack and Peobo Bryson. Listening to it again now sung by Trijntje Oosterhuis my guess is that Hamlisch was responsible for the verse and Bacharach the chorus.


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Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

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I looked on the Amazon UK website and I see that a week after its much delayed release that it is only available on the vinyl format of the album on Amazon Prime and not the CD. You can buy the CD on Amazon but only from an independent seller based in Switzerland and for about £15 more than you would expect to pay retail for a new CD.

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I noticed that the only two tracks not posted on YouTube by Trijntje are the bonus tracks found on the vinyl version of the album, 'Wives And Lovers' and 'Who Is Gonna Love Me'.

It's nice to hear this song given a more restrained and subtle arrangement than is normally the case, a number one in the UK in 1964 when recorded by the then seventeen year-old Sandie Shaw.

Paul

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