Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

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Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Postby pljms » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:32 pm

Anyone who has seen a production of Promises, Promises will know just how brilliantly funny Neil Simon's book is.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... s-45316069
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Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Postby blueonblue » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:20 pm


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Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Postby Martin Johnson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:34 am

'Seconds' is my personal favourite post-60s Bacharach song and it's a shame that it appears to be his one and only collaboration with Neil Simon. As for recordings of the song, I much prefer the version found on Bacharach's 'Futures' album featuring Joshie Armstead posted by Blue in this thread to Gladys Knight's original.

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Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Postby nymusicalsguy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:45 pm

Neil Simon also wrote the (excellent) lyrics for "And Then He Walked Right Through the Door." Like "Seconds," it was originally intended for a proposed film adaptation of PROMISES, PROMISES. Dionne Warwick's long-unreleased recording was finally made available in 2013 on Dionne's WE NEED TO GO BACK: THE UNISSUED WARNER BROS. MASTERS from Real Gone Music.

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Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Postby Sara D » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:39 am

nymusicalsguy wrote:Neil Simon also wrote the (excellent) lyrics for "And Then He Walked Right Through the Door." Like "Seconds," it was originally intended for a proposed film adaptation of PROMISES, PROMISES. Dionne Warwick's long-unreleased recording was finally made available in 2013 on Dionne's WE NEED TO GO BACK: THE UNISSUED WARNER BROS. MASTERS from Real Gone Music.


Thanks for the info, nymusicalsguy, and I really believe we need to go back.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OHjKyHMb-EI

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Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Postby Djalma Junior » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:35 am

Too sad.
Great loss for music.

RIP Neil Simon


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