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Love Songs of Burt Bacharach
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Love Songs of Burt Bacharach
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Something of a miniature version of the three-CD Look of Love box, this single disc is on firm ground with classic takes by Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, and other '60s and '70s artists who helped render these tunes e...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Love Songs of Burt Bacharach
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 6/1/1999
Release Date: 6/1/1999
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Soul, Quiet Storm, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076744016621, 076744016645

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Something of a miniature version of the three-CD Look of Love box, this single disc is on firm ground with classic takes by Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, and other '60s and '70s artists who helped render these tunes eternally fresh. A few offbeat choices of covers (Isaac Hayes's transformation of "Walk On By," Naked Eyes' "Always Something There to Remind Me") work, while later songs such as "Arthur's Theme" and "On My Own" show Bacharach's efforts becoming mired in the middle of the road. That he still had more to offer, though, is amply demonstrated by the inclusion of "This House Is Empty Now," a stunner from the Elvis Costello-Bacharach album Painted from Memory. --Rickey Wright

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Classic original Bachrach tunes, 1960's production
07/07/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Burt Bacharach's music is infused into the subconscious of everyone who listened to popular music in the 60's and 70's. This CD is a compilation of the airplay hit versions of Bacharach/David songs. They are interesting, but Burt is not playing on them (except for the last song w. Elvis Costello). The original production quality of many of these 60's cuts is pretty rough by today's standards. I was looking for more polished Bacharach-performed orchestrations... If you want to hear Burt play his songs, keep looking thru the CD bin. I did not enjoy Jerry Butler's version of "Make It Easy on Yourself", which I think is one of Burt's best songs ... The Naked Eyes version of "Always Something There to Remind Me" is a trite 80's jingle. Why is it so hard to find a CD with "THis Guy's in Love" on it? Jackie DeShannon does a great job with "What the World Needs Now" and Sergio Mendes cooks with "Look of Love"."
A fair sampling of classic Bacharach, but not the best
08/14/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Contrary to the last reviewer's comments, Burt was actually in the studio when many of these cuts were recorded, and whether or not he actually sat at the piano, he shaped every aspect of the arrangements he supervised. That said, this compilation is a bit of an odd mix of classic "original" versions and later versions. The Rhino Records box set has the best versions of most of these songs, and would be a much better choice if you can afford to spring for 3 CDs.As to Burt's own slick orchestral intrumental versions of his hits, I find the mid-fi 1960s radio versions infinitely more charming. Burt's reputation as the elevator music king was certainly reinforced by those mediocre solo albums he released in the 60s and 70s."
The Love Songs of Burt Bacharach
Philip Le Bas | Australia | 05/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Australian pressing (Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd - Catalouge No.541 564 2) of the above is better. It has 22 songs including "This Guy's In Love With You" - Herb Alpert, "Magic Moments" - Perry Como and some others not on the US CD. It sure brought back some memories from the 60's"