Martin Johnson wrote:Perhaps the most surprising choice of song for Rumer's forthcoming B&D album is The Last One To Be Loved, apparently requested by Bacharach himself. I've always liked Lou Johnson's recording of the song, a single release in '64 and it's bluesy B-side It Ain't No Use, which although not a Bacharach composition features his brilliant and original arrangement. Here they both are:
I can't imagine the arrangement for Rumer's version of 'The Last One to be Loved' will be as melodramatic as it is on both the Lou Johnson and Dionne Warwick recordings of the song with all those pounding pianos. The first record I heard of the song was by Madeline Bell which is much more subtle and perhaps Rumer's version will run along similar lines.