Steve Schenck wrote:As soon as it came on, I came into the living room claiming this HAD to be a Bacharach/David tune
That's funny! Because, like me, Burt's music just did something to you that no other composer could do. I know the feeling. I used to say that I had a nerve in my body that Burt's music could affect, and when that nerve was excited by a particular composition, then it had to be Burt.
Another thing about this tune: For some reason, I always thought that Burt wrote the music to this song in 5 minutes flat. Not because it wasn't good or anything, but because of how easily the music flowed and how typically Bacharchian the chord movements are. Of course, I could be 100% wrong, and it could turn out that Burt spent months on it. Be that as it may, I do remember this song from 1969 and how much I loved hearing Engelburt sing it. I also thought that this song would become a kind of classic, but that never happened. In fact, on a double cd compilation of Engelburt's hit songs, it's not even there.
Well, thank God for youtube!