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Format: CD
Sku: 63659840
UPC: 685738838424
UPC 14: 00685738838424
Release Date: 10/31/2008
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Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This deluxe three disc set includes an 89-page book including rare photos and liner notes by Burt Bacharach, Patrick Milligan, Bill De Main, Paul Grein, Alec Cumming.
Muze PNote Producers include: Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Phil Ramone, Bones Howe, George Martin.
Muze PNote Compilation Producer: Patrick Milligan.
Muze PNote Performers include: The Carpenters, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, B.J. Thomas, Christopher Cross.
Muze PNote Contains 30 tracks.
Muze PNote If you're at a loss for context, think of Bacharach as the American Jobim. Like his Brazilian counterpart, he combined the influences of jazz and 20th Century classical music with a penchant for odd harmonies and meters, all made palatable by an uncanny gift for infectious melodies. Again like Jobim, Bacharach was more a composer than a performer, and he usually left the singing to professionals (we won't get into the Astrud Gilberto/Dionne Warwick parallels).
Muze PNote The Bacharach tunes presented on this three-disc retrospective are the original hit versions as sung by the likes of Warwick, Tom Jones, the Carpenters and others. Over the course of this set, what becomes clear (besides the ungodly bankroll Burt must have amassed via these compositions) is the consistent merging of innovation with pure pop appeal. Perhaps only the Beatles ever pulled off that combo with equal panache.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Elvis Costello
Muze Guest Artist Herb Alpert
Muze Guest Artist Brook Benton
Muze Guest Artist Cilla Black
Muze Guest Artist The Drifters
Muze Guest Artist The Carpenters
Muze Guest Artist Perry Como
Muze Guest Artist Dusty Springfield

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Just For The Record
Muze Music Compilations Dance
Muze Music Compilations Arthur
Muze Music Compilations What Love Can Do
Muze Music Compilations X2
Muze Music Compilations A m 50:Anniversary Collection
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations Brazil Beats The Carnival House & Lat

Associated Artists and Works

The Very Best Of Burt Bacharach ~ Artists, Various
Burt Bacharach Orchestra & Chor
Costello, Elvis
Four Seasons (The)
Frisell, Bill
Getz, Stan
Isley, Ronald
Keating, Ronan
Original Cast
Original Soundtrack
Lost Horizon [Bell] ~ Original Soundtrack
Richard Balcombe
Lost Horizon [Bell] ~ Tiomkin, Dimitri
The Very Best of Burt Bacharach [Rhino] ~ Various Artists
Warwick, Dionne

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/20/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1998
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 58
Music Label Name Label : WEA (Distributor)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : DDD
Music UPC UPC : 00685738838424

Professional Reviews

Spin (1/99, p.92)
- Ranked #10 in Spin's list of the "Ten Best Reissues Of 1998."

Entertainment Weekly (12/11/98, pp.74-76)
- "...As familiar as you may be with these songs, THE LOOK OF LOVE makes you feel as if you've uncovered a treasure chest that was before your eyes the whole time." - Rating: A-

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