Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Sara D » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:23 am

Posted on Youtube by Rumer herself, here's the illustrated video with lyrics of 'The Balance of Nature'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcCfNcXzAKk

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby blueonblue » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:21 am

Sara D wrote:Posted on Youtube by Rumer herself, here's the illustrated video with lyrics of 'The Balance of Nature'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcCfNcXzAKk


Sara,
An absolute delight ! :D

Thank you for posting.

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Djalma Junior » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:11 pm

Sara D wrote:Posted on Youtube by Rumer herself, here's the illustrated video with lyrics of 'The Balance of Nature'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcCfNcXzAKk


This performance was beautiful!

Thanks for reporting!

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Martin Johnson » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:55 am

The Balance of Nature has never been a particular favourite of mine but I like Rumer's version, especially the vocal harmonies and the fact it's slightly less ponderous than the previous recordings of the song. The decision to repeat the bridge was a masterstroke too. 

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby blueonblue » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:01 am

A lot of the credit must surely go to Rob Shirakbari, his arrangement and production are perfect and very faithful to Burt's original for Dionne in 1972.

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Nicko » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:59 am

Here is Rumer's 'Walk on by' which had its world premiere on Radio 2 today

http://youtu.be/ssUcI_iFEWI

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Martin Johnson » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:29 am

Nicko wrote:Here is Rumer's 'Walk on by' which had its world premiere on Radio 2 today

http://youtu.be/ssUcI_iFEWI



Thanks Nicko. I'm glad they've kept all the original arrangement hooks for Walk On By as they're such an integral part of the song. If the remaining nine tracks are up to the standard of the three already out in the public domain then this will be a pretty special album.
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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby blueonblue » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:19 am

Nicko wrote:Here is Rumer's 'Walk on by' which had its world premiere on Radio 2 today

http://youtu.be/ssUcI_iFEWI


Absolutely Superb ! :D

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby pljms » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:00 pm

Rumer's 'Walk On By' shows that you can be very faithful to the original and still add something fresh to it. Love the fade-out.
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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Djalma Junior » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:28 pm

Nicko wrote:Here is Rumer's 'Walk on by' which had its world premiere on Radio 2 today

http://youtu.be/ssUcI_iFEWI


Walk on by (don't stop)
Walk on by (don't stop)
Walk on by

Don't stop, Rumer!
Because I can't stop listening to your voice!

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Sara D » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:45 am

The excerpt taken from BBC Radio 2 no longer appears to be accessible on YT so here's the video posted by Rumer herself of 'Walk On By'.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jjcBYyd80ag

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby pljms » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:22 pm

Bacharach quoted re Rumer's imminent album of his and Hal David's songs:

"When you are gifted by an artist doing an album of your music you accept that as a compliment but then you get to hear it and it's so damn good. The lady has a golden voice and the vocals are clean and clear with great sincerity and Hal David's lyrics shine through. There are some songs I'd almost forgotten about and Rumer has given them new life. I thank you for this gift Rumer, it's special."
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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Martin Johnson » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:26 pm

The release date for this album has now been pushed back five weeks to November 25th. It's those men in suits again obviously thinking about the Christmas market but in the meantime no doubt pissing off her fans and, judging by her reaction to the news, Rumer herself.

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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby pljms » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:32 am

Martin Johnson wrote:The release date for this album has now been pushed back five weeks to November 25th. It's those men in suits again obviously thinking about the Christmas market but in the meantime no doubt pissing off her fans and, judging by her reaction to the news, Rumer herself.


How very tiresome and yet at the same time unsurprising knowing how calculating record company executives are. Far from maximising its commercial potential, in my opinion by putting the release back the album has now more chance of getting lost in the Christmas rush.

I wonder if Rumer at any time considered recording this gem for her Bacharach & David album? This song is one of the loveliest they ever wrote and yet it remains virtually unknown to the general public. That it would have suited Rumer's intimate vocal style goes without saying.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tdbHOL3i1y4
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Re: Update on Rumer - This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook

Postby Martin Johnson » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:33 am

Rumer interviewed for Soul, Jazz and Funk:

http://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/interviews.html


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