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Format: CD
Sku: 60463912
UPC: 081227672126
UPC 14: 00081227672126
Release Date: 3/6/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Baby It's You - (with The Shirelles) ~ Burt Bacharach
2. Only Love Can Break A Heart - (with Gene Pitney) ~ Burt Bacharach
3. Anyone Who Had A Heart - (with Dionne Warwick) ~ Burt Bacharach
4. Always Something There To Remind Me, (There's) - (with Sandie Shaw) ~ Burt Bacharach
5. Walk On By - (with Dionne Warwick) ~ Burt Bacharach
6. What The World Needs Now Is Love - (with Jackie DeShannon) ~ Burt Bacharach
7. Alfie - (with Dionne Warwick) ~ Burt Bacharach
8. What's New Pussycat - (with Tom Jones) ~ Burt Bacharach
9. I Say A Little Prayer - (with Dionne Warwick) ~ Burt Bacharach
10. Look Of Love, The - (with Dusty Springfield) ~ Burt Bacharach
11. Do You Know The Way To San Jose - (with Dionne Warwick) ~ Burt Bacharach
12. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - (with B.J. Thomas) ~ Burt Bacharach
13. I'll Never Fall In Love Again - (with Dionne Warwick) ~ Burt Bacharach
14. One Less Bell To Answer - (with The 5th Dimension) ~ Burt Bacharach
15. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - (with Christopher Cross) ~ Burt Bacharach
16. That's What Friends Are For - (with Dionne Warwick/Elton John/Gladys Knight/Stevie Wonder) ~ Burt Bacharach
 
Currently celebrating over four decades of musical success, Burt Bacharach also provided a practically uninterrupted musical background to the 60s and 70s, with his intricate melodies and the lyrics of his primary collaborator, lyricist Hal David, defining an era. Now, the landmark Bacharach tunes--and the recording artists who made them famous--are featured in the Rhino Records collection The Very Best Of Burt Bacharach. All told there are 16 cuts, featuring vocals by Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By", "I Say A Little Prayer", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and others), B.J. Thomas ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"), Christopher Cross (Arthur's Theme: "The Best That You Can Do") and more.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Patrick Milligan & Alec Cumming.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Andrew Garver & Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Andrew Garver; Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Larry Wilcox; Bob Alcivar; Bill Holman; Bones Howe; Burt Bacharach; Carole Bayer Sager.
Muze PNote A handy single-disc consolidation of the three-disc box set THE LOOK OF LOVE, THE VERY BEST OF BURT BACHARACH drops the rarities and oddities for a 16-track blast of nothing but the biggest hits, over a third of which are sung by Bacharach and Hal David's premier vocal partner, Dionne Warwick. Other singers include Gene Pitney, the Shirelles, Dusty Springfield, and Christopher Cross, all of them performing some of the finest songs of their careers. Best of all for the most easy-listening-averse fans--none of the songs come from Bacharach's 1960s and '70s albums for A&M Records, on which it's made clear that the best songwriters are not always the best singers. Only the lack of Warwick's "Promises, Promises," perhaps the trio's most exemplary work together, keeps THE VERY BEST OF BURT BACHARACH from being perfect.

Producer: Stephen Paley; Chris Andrews; Aaron Schroeder; John Franz; Luther Dixon; Michael Omartian; Peter Sullivan; Wally Gold; Hal David; Bill Inglot; Bones Howe; Burt Bacharach; Carole Bayer-Sager; Patrick Milligan (Compilation)

Artist Overview

Co-author (with lyricist Hal David) of an extensive string of hits in the '60s, Burt Bacharach is one of the most respected composer/producers in pop history. In Dionne Warwick, Bacharach found a perfect vehicle for his innovations, which fused uncommon rhythms, creative arrangements, and gorgeous melodies, often bringing the sophistication of classical music and jazz to the Top 40 charts. In the '90s, years after the hits dried up, the burgeoning "lounge" music movement provided him with a resurgence in popularity. His late-'90s collaborations with admirer Elvis Costello were widely lauded.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Just For The Record
Muze Music Compilations Dance
Muze Music Compilations Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach
Muze Music Compilations Arthur
Muze Music Compilations What Love Can Do
Muze Music Compilations A m 50:Anniversary Collection
Muze Music Compilations Brazil Beats The Carnival House & Lat
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations X2
Muze Music Compilations One Amazing Night
Muze Music Compilations Wods Ultimate Christmas Album Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations At Last... The Duets Album

Associated Artists and Works

The Very Best Of Burt Bacharach ~ Artists, Various
Burt Bacharach Orchestra & Chor
Painted From Memory ~ Costello, Elvis
The Sweetest Punch: The Songs of Costello and Bach ~ Costello, Elvis
Four Seasons (The)
The Sweetest Punch: The Songs of Costello and Bach ~ Frisell, Bill
Getz, Stan
Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach ~ Isley, Ronald
Keating, Ronan
Original Cast
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid ~ Original Soundtrack
Lost Horizon [Bell] ~ Original Soundtrack
Richard Balcombe
Lost Horizon [Bell] ~ Tiomkin, Dimitri
One Amazing Night ~ Various Artists
The Very Best of Burt Bacharach [Rhino] ~ Various Artists
Warwick, Dionne

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/06/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 76721
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227672126

Bio

Certainly one of the dominant figures of pop music during the 60s and 70s, Burt Bacharach wrote an incredible 52 top 40 hits during this period, and is still going strong after more than four decades of success. Born in 1928, Burt Bacharach grew up in New York City as the son of a syndicated newspaper columnist and a mom who insisted that he study music. As a teen, he used to sneak into the jazz clubs that lined 52nd Street at the time, to see the legendary musicians, and eventually started a band that played at resorts in the Catskills and on army bases. He studied music and composition, and served in the Army from 1950-52 in various music-related functions, where he met a young singer named Vic Damone and became Damone's accompanist upon leaving the service, getting professional seasoning working shows and clubs with Damone and other stars of the era. Musical history was made when Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David in 1957, and the pair found almost instant success with hits for Marty Robbins ("The Story Of My Life") that year and Perry Como ("Magic Moments") in 1958. Bacharach and David continued their collaboration, and also worked with others. In 1962, Burt met a 20-year-old back-up singer for the Drifters named Marie Dionne Warwick (the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston, who later had a daughter named...well, you know the story). Warwick immediately clicked with Burt's demanding vocal compositions, and the Bacharach-David-Warwick triumvirate ultimately were responsible for 20 top 40 hits over a ten-year period. Bacharach and David collaborated on the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Promises, Promises in 1968. The show ran for nearly 1,300 performances. In the early 70s the Bacharach-David-Warwick alliance broke apart midst suing and counter suing, and Burt went into semi-retirement, emerging in the 80s with songs including the theme from Arthur, with lyricist and wife-to-be Carole Bayer Sager, more records with Warwick and other music greats. After his divorce from Sager in 1991, Bacharach kept a low professional profile for a few years, but in 1993 reunited with Hal David and Dionne Warwick for "Sunny Weather Love", along with other projects. Although he's never really been away, the 70+-year-old composer has enjoyed renewed popularity of late, in TV concerts and live concert performances...even making a cameo appearance with Elvis Costello in Mike Myers' comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. His latest compilation album, The Very Best Of Burt Bacharach, featuring vintage Bacharach tunes sung by the stars who made them famous, proves that Burt's music truly has timeless popularity.

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