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Burt Bacharach

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Burt Bacharach: 'Time Is My Enemy'

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, September 1964

"I JUST DON'T get enough time to cram everything in," top U.S. songwriter, arranger and producer Burt Bacharach told me, during a two-day visit last ...

'Money Means Nothing To Me' says Bacharach

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, April 1965

ISN'T IT weird how people who make a living out of a particular talent often have personalities quite different from that you might expect? A ...

Burt Bacharach: Portrait In Music (A&M)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, March 1971

REMEMBER HOW far-out 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' sounded in '63? All those cliff-hanging stops and starts, and that incredible arrangement... almost as weird as ...

Back to the Brilliance of Bacharach

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, August 1990

Anyone who has a heart, including a new generation of British youngsters, is still falling for the magical Sixties music of Burt Bacharach, says Barney ...

Bacharach to the Future

Profile and Interview by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, October 1995

As grey-haired, 67-year-old composers go, Burt Bacharach is pretty f***ing cool. Paul Lester interviews the melodic inspiration behind Oasis, Stereolab and Pulp. ...

"Do you know the Way to Monterey? Santa Fe? Whitley Bay?"

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeMain, MOJO, March 1996

Thankfully, Messrs Bacharach and David got there in the end, polishing yet another pop gem and putting an unremarkable California city on the map forever. ...

Burt Bacharach: See You Later, Elevator!

Profile and Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, July 1996

Imprisoned in music's metaphorical lift for years, Burt Bacharach has emerged on to a mezzanine packed with thousands of dewy-eyed disciples. "It's sensational news," he ...

What's It All About, Bacharach?

Special Feature by Bill DeMain, Switch, June 1997

"WHERE IS that whistling coming from?" ...

Anyone Who Had A Heart: The Songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Platts, DISCoveries, December 1997

AS THE 1960s sped from Beach Blanket Bingo through Beatlemania to Psychedelia, Vietnam and beyond, the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David played on ...

Burt Bacharach: The Look Of Love

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1997

Three-CD box packing 75 examples of highly-crafted pop magic and spanning four decades. The gang’s all here — Dionne, Dusty, Cilla — with only Aretha’s ...

Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach: Painted From Memory

Review and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, October 1998

Two years in the making, the full-on follow-up to ‘God Give Me Strength’, their collaboration from the soundtrack to Grace Of My Heart. ...

Pop Go Costello And Bacharach Onstage

Live Review by Frank Tortorici, sonicnet.com, October 1998

New-wave pioneer and '60s-pop tunesmith open their tour at Radio City Music Hall. Contributing Editor Frank Tortorici reports ...

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach: Painted From Memory

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, November 1998

ONLY FIVE years ago in the UK, it needed to be reaffirmed that Burt Bacharach is one of the greatest popular musicians of the second ...

We're In Love With This Guy: Hal David

Interview by Terry Staunton, music365.com, May 2000

Lyrical legend HAL DAVID has just become the first non-Briton to be honoured with a prestigious Ivor Novello Award by the British Academy Of Composers ...

The Backpages Interview: Burt Bacharach

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, October 2005

RBP: What exactly did Sony BMG's Rob Stringer say that prompted you to try something so different with At This Time? ...

At This Time: Burt Bacharach

Report and Interview by Gene Sculatti, ICE, November 2005

AFTER 40-PLUS YEARS, one of America's greatest songwriters finally has something to say. Which is not to suggest that songs like 'Close to You' or ...

Déjà Vu: The Unstoppable Dionne Warwick

Retrospective and Interview by Kirk Silsbee, Arroyo Monthly, June 2010

You could be a good singer from now 'til hell and back and if you haven't got material, you're just standing there with your mouth ...

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