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“THE SOUND OF BACHARACH”, issued by the venerable British label Pye International in 1965, was the first ever Bacharach compilation album. Thirty-five years later, Westside Records asked us to take that LP and revamp it for the CD age. Unfortunately, the end result was lost amid a wall of Burt Bacharach & Hal David compilations. Here's an exclusive chance to read the contents of that CD’s booklet . . .
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The Hitmaker ArchiveTrains and Boats and Planes

"The Hitmaker Archive with 1482 artists who have recorded 631 songs written by Burt Bacharach, plus 101 songs produced and/or arranged by Bacharach written by others...."
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Parking cars and pumping gas Burt Bacharach Profile

"With a hit-single track record spanning four decades, Burt Bacharach became one of the most important composers of popular music in the 20th century, almost equal to such classic tunesmiths as George Gershwin or Irving Berlin. His sophistocated yet breezy productions borrowed from cool jazz, soul, Brazilian bossa-nova and traditional pop to virtually define and undoubtedly transcend the staid forms of Brill Building adult-pop during the 1960s..."
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"Burt Bacharach is, quite simply, one of the most accomplished composers of the 20th Century. In the 1960s and '70s, Bacharach was a dominant figure in popular music, writing an astounding 52 Top 40 hits. In their musical and emotional sophistication, Bacharach compositions stood apart from much of the popular music of the era. Bacharach songs typically boast soaring melodies, unconventional time signatures and striking chord changes. Lyricist Hal David, Bacharach's primary collaborator, supplied a dash of Tin Pan Alley craft and melodrama to the pop charts with bittersweet lyrics that often contrasted with Bacharach's lilting melodies... "
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Parking cars and pumping gas The Burt Bacharach MP3 Archive
Listen to some great songs from the Bacharach/David catalog, including Make It Easy On Yourself (Burt Bacharach), This Guy's In Love With You (Herb Alpert), The Story of My Life ( Marty Robbins), I Say A Little Prayer For You (Aretha Franklin).
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"Though never credited with bringing about any social, political or fashion revolutions, Bacharach and David's music was as much a part of the decade as the Beatles, the Stones or Dylan. Burt Bacharach grew up in New York and studied music and composition at McGill University in Montreal and the Mannes School Of Music in the early '50s. He later worked as an pianist and arranger and served as Marlene Deitrich's musical director from 1956 to 1958. he subsequently teamed with Lyricist Hal David, who had been writing lyrics since 1943..."
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One less egg to fry Hal David & Casa David

"The official website of Hal David, lyricist for such standards as Raindrops Keep Falling on Your Head...Close to You...I'll Never Fall in Love Again..."Raindrops" garnered an Academy Award for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In addition, What's New Pussycat, Alfie, and The Look of Love received Oscar nominations. Hal David's other million-sellers include Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By, What The World Needs Now is Love, and To All the Girls I've Loved Before -- all of which have become pop standards. Enjoy your stay - peruse the song catalog, or get to know Hal David personally in the Words from Hal David section."
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"b. 12 May 1928, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As a composer and arranger, Bacharach is rightly regarded as one of the most important figures in contemporary pop music. Although his father was a journalist, it was music rather than lyrics that was to prove Bacharach's forte..."
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The Box Set The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection - Review

"With this three-CD set, Rhino Records gathers 75 original recordings spanning Burt Bacharach's recording career. With definitive performances by such artists as Gene Pitney ("The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence"), Dusty Springfield ("The Look of Love"), and Jackie DeShannon ("What the World Needs Now is Love"), the collection reflects Bacharach's cool and sophisticated songwriting style.

Though pop music has always been his forte, Bacharach's first number hit was a 1957 country song, "The Story of My Life," recorded by Marty Robbins. Bacharach's collaboration in the 1960's with lyricist Hal David led to a dominant place on the pop charts and fame for singer Dionne Warwick with songs like "Walk on By" and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."

Bacharach was a New York native, and even during his recorded heyday, commuted from California to New York for recording sessions. Explains Bacharach, "Remember, these records were cut live. We'd normally do three songs in a three-hour session."

All of the hits are on The Look of Love, performed by the original artists. Thus, the collection includes "Blue on Blue" by Bobby Vinton, Chuck Jackson performing "Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)," Tom Jones' million seller, "What's New Pussycat?", and "Close to You" by the Carpenters..." >>>presented by Fresno Online

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