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Inspiring - and always appropriate!,
This review is from: Painted From Memory (Audio CD)
I had high hopes for this album and was initially dissapointed. However, I've always found that the more reluctant an album is to give up it's secrets, the more worthwhile it turns out to be. This is certainly one of those - not the easiest to get to know, but once you're there it's an awe inspiring masterpiece. Bacharach and Costello have fused their two unique songwiting tallents together to produce an album that shows them both of in the best of all lights - the vocals are angst ridden, they're loving, they're sung from the heart, and the music is the perfect partner. This album is recommended to anyone who can appreciate musical tallent, but not recommended to people who want accessable packaged pop.
p.s. listen out for the flugel horn solo - class!