Let's pretend we're grown up

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Tom Bragg
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Let's pretend we're grown up

Postby Tom Bragg » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:19 pm

Dear Burt fans,

Would anyone be so kind to post an mp3 link to download the song "Let's pretend we're grown up"? This song was originally composed for the Broadway play "Promises. Promises" but not included in the final version of the show. The existing recording is from a demo (almost) impossible to find.

I know some months ago it has been posted but I lost the chance to download it.

Well, thanks in advance!


Dennis Webb
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Let's Pretend We're Grown Up

Postby Dennis Webb » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:17 pm


The three additional songs Burt wrote for a movie musical version of "Promises, Promises" that never materialized are: "Let's Pretend We're Grown Up", "Tick Tock Goes the Clock", and "What Am I Doing Here". All three are available on the CD "Broadway: First Take, Vol. II".

I see that Apple's iTunes store has the album, so you can cherry-pick just those songs you're interested in. Amazon Resellers has the CD itself for under $6.

-Dennis Webb

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Re: Let's Pretend We're Grown Up

Postby Tom Bragg » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:33 pm

Thanks, Dennis.
I have found it.

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Postby nymusicalsguy » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:41 pm

Hey Dennis (& all)!

The three songs you mention are actually cut songs from the Broadway production. "What Am I Doing Here?" was actually covered at the time by Eydie Gorme despite not making it to Broadway. The other cut songs that haven't materialized yet in any recorded form are "Hot Food" and "Loyal, Resourceful and Cooperative". I believe these only exist on a demo recorded by Bacharach & David themselves, not the demo singers (Bernie Nee & Rosemarie Jun) heard on the BROADWAY: FIRST TAKE demo.

"Seconds", as recorded by Gladys Knight, is one of the tracks Burt wrote with Neil Simon for the proposed movie version (which Liz Smith reported at one time was to star Barry Manilow)! Other titles, though not confirmed as being for PROMISES, may be "Plastic City", "And Then You Know What He Did", "And Then He Walked Through The Door ". All three were recorded at Warner Bros. with Dionne in 1974 (the same year as "Seconds") and remain locked in the Warner vaults. The last two titles especially sound like they could have been theatrical songs intended for a PROMISES movie. I'd give my right arm to hear these....!

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olá Tom

Postby helcio mazzuco » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:54 am

Olá Tom,
Peço desculpa pela demora em te responder, quase não entro no meu
e-mail do MSN. Mandei a musica para vc, mas o e-mail retornou !
Qualquer coisa me escreva,

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