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Back To Bacharach

27 May 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 27 May 2008
  • Release Date: 27 May 2008
  • Label: KOCH Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Koch Records
  • Total Length: 53:44
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  • ASIN: B001N7MPXO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,281 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Koch Records presents "BACK TO BACHARACH" -- Steve Tyrell spent four decades as a songwriter, producer and performer. He was only 19 years old when he first began producing with music greats Burt Bacharach and Hal David. He worked on several Dionne Warwick hits such as The Look of Love, and Alfie. Together with B.J. Thomas, they made the Bacharach-David song, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head into a 1969 Oscar winner for Best Song From A Movie (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). He has lent his musical expertise to over 40 films and countless television projects.

Steve Tyrell is an American jazz musician. Born in Texas, he moved to New York City at the age of 18, where he was made head of A&R and promotion at Scepter Records. His contributions to the film industry include Mystic Pizza, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, Father of the Bride and The Brady Bunch Movie. Since the end of the 1990s, he has made several albums based on jazz, holiday and Disney standards. He was married to the late Stephanie Tyrell, a long-time partner.

Delivering the standards (such as I've Got A Crush On You, Georgia On My Mind and You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To) in his uniquely soulful manner, Tyrell brings an invigorating freshness to his interpretations of American classics. "We don't think it's right if we can't bring something fresh to these wonderful songs that some of the greatest artists of all time have already done definitive versions of," Tyrell says, explaining his approach to the music.

This is his latest album, BACK TO BACHARACH, but was delayed for decades as the project was previously delayed by his wife's passing.
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Another excellent album from Steve Tyrrell. He is a very laid back singer and I find his slightly gravelly voice very agreeable. He also always has the best backing you could wish for from his friends in the jazz world. If you have heard Steve before you will need no urging to acquire this album. If you haven't heard him before - now is the time. Alan T
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By Mr. G. T. King on 11 Dec. 2014
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The Best Vocal and Band record ever
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By S. A. Pereira on 23 July 2014
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was recommended and was good
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Warmly seductive. 24 Jun. 2008
By luc_doc7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Back To Bacharach" continues Tyrell's foray into pop standards and remains quite close to the winning formula he developed on his previous albums.
Virtually all the songs on the album are so well-known that it would be difficult not to compare them to the originals; the only difficulty would be knowing exactly which artist did record the original, since all of them had been so well-covered both by famous and not quite so famous singers.
Steve possesses a pleasantly husky voice, but has limited range.
He put this quality to good use in his version of "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head".
However, tracks like "Walk on By", "Always Something There to Remind Me", and "This Guy's in Love with You" find Tyrell straining to reach the high notes.
There is nothing to stretch the imagination here, Steve's versions are all impeccably performed, perfectly in tune, very pleasant, no chance of alienating any existing fan.
On "I Say A Little Prayer" and "Don't Make Me Over", he duets gracefully with Patti Austin, who, along with Regina Belle, remains one of the best duet partners of all time. Patti nicely complements, but never overshadows Steve's voice.
Mostly Tyrell sticks close to Bacharach's original arrangements, although "The Look of Love" uses bass and guitar lines to give it more of a rock feel.
The result is always pleasant, yet Tyrell's takes very rarely leave a lasting mark in a listener's ear.
Many guest artists: Herb Alpert, vocalists Patti Austin and Lynne Fiddmont, Bob Mann, with Bacharach lending a hand as pianist on Bacharach and David's anthem, "What the World Needs Now is Love," a song Steve Tyrell believes is "more relevant now than it ever was." Bacharach's piano glues together the whole affair which features superguests Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Martina McBride and Dionne Warwick along with Tyrell.
The album debuts at # 3 of Billboard Top Jazz Albums and # 181 of The Billboard 200 (July 12, 2008)

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A Perfect Partnership 5 July 2008
By Ellie Kligman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Steve is my favorite singer and interpretator of the great American Songbook compositions so I had trepidations as to whether I would enjoy this new endeavor of his tribute to Bacharach's music. I heard him give a preview of this new CD at his concert in Malibu and was thoroughly blown away. I loved it. There is a soft jazz approach to the tunes and the integrity of the music is completely maintained. The use of backup singers adds to the feel of today's music sound.Back to Bacharach

There are fourteen tracks in the album with duets shown in parentheses: Walk on By, The Look of Love, This Guy's in Love (Herb Alpert and Burt Bacharach), One Less Bell to Answer, What the World Needs Now (Rod Stewart, James Taylor, and Dionne Warwick), Reach Out for Me, I say A Little Prayer for You (Patti Austin), I Just don't know What To Do with Myself (Burt Bacharach), Always Something There to Remind Me, Don't Make Me Over (Bacharach and Austin), Close to You, A House Is Not A home, Alfie, and Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head. Bob Mann and Steve produced this (winning formula) with Jon Allen cooproducing.

The concept of this cd started in 2002 but was abandoned due to the passing of Steve's talented and lovely wife, Stephanie. During the last six years, the decision to complete this album was always there and finally reached its fruition in 2008. So, this particular CD holds a special meaning to Steve. In addition, Steve credits Burt as serving as his mentor and "professor."

All of the tracks are delightful to listen to and are well crafted. I consider Burt the pioneer in creating the soft jazz feeling in his compositions. The music is relaxing (never boring) and the lyrics by Hal David conveys a message that is timeless.

Steve's voice has matured as good wine does and has developed more poignancy and depth. The selection of songs used is impeccable. I loved his duos with Patti Austin. Is there a favorite track? That is a personal decision. A House is Not A Home delivers with a strong message, and One Less Bell tugs at the heart. You be the judge and jury.

Steve can do no wrong whether it be Porter, Gershwin, Disney, and now Bacharach. Interesting to note that the color scheme used on the cover and the insert are stimulating yet somber, orange and black.

This is a CD to be enjoyed and should be added to your Steve Tyrell/Burt Bacharach collection. Thank you, Steve, for never deserting this labor of love.
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Amost 5 stars... see my revised review! 8 July 2008
By Gymrome - Published on Amazon.com
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For reasons beyond the scope of this discussion, I decided to re-visit this CD to make sure I still agree with my original review. Sure as shootin', I was waaaaay off regarding the quality of the recording. While my original positive comments regarding the music & performances still apply, I've made a 180 degree turnaround regarding the recording quality. This thing sounds great .... especially in the areas of sonic clarity and soundstage/image placement... in particuler, but not necessairly limited to, track # 5. Anyone who really listens to music and utilizes a quality audio system will immediately appreciate the placement of the individual vocalists within the soundstage. Awsome. And to make things even better, this kind of care in engineering is evident throughout the recording. My rating is now a firm 4 9/10 stars (5 stars to me means perfect, but, to me, nothing in this world is perfect). Take a few minutes to read the liner notes.... I think they reflect the kind of love that is evident in this entire production.

BELOW IS MY ORIGINAL REVIEW

What a way to kill good music!! Come on... muddy, muffled, dull, soft, what ever. It's 2008... we've been doing better since the 1970's! But the music.... SUPERB!...especially Alphie, perhaps the best love song ever written. Too bad the audio quality is so poor... sounds like an AM radio. Steve... talk to me!!! You're destroying your image. Frank and Nelson would not approve. So it's 3 1/2 from me... sorry, if it sounds bad, I just can't listen to it.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Steve's soul comes through in his music 7 July 2008
By Judy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I think Steve's voice is richer and sweeter with each CD that he produces. I had the opportunity to meet Steve a couple of years ago and was impressed by the man and his music.
I play his music in my office on a regular basis and patients are constantly complementing his voice and style. Bacharach has been one of my favorites for many years and it makes sense that teaming Steve and Burt together would bring about beauty in this sometimes "not so beautiful world". Thanks for creating this CD.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
AWSOME! 10 July 2008
By C. christy - Published on Amazon.com
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THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CD'S STEVE TYRELL HAS EVER RELEASED. THE FIRST TIME I HEARD HIS VOICE WAS ON THE NBC MORNING SHOW LAST YEAR.KATIE COURIC WAS STILL THERE AND INTRODUCED HIM. I WAS HOOKED IMMEDIATELY!
I ALREADY HAVE 3 OF HIS CD'S AND HIS VOICE SENDS CHILLS UP MY SPINE.HIS VOICE SOOTHS ME TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. I HOPE HE WILL BE ON MORE SHOWS SO MORE PEOPLE WILL HEAR HIM.HE IS THE BEST!
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