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The Best Of Burt Bacharach (rerelease)
 
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The Best Of Burt Bacharach (rerelease)

10 Feb. 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1996
  • Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 A&M Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:05:29
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  • ASIN: B001KV0FG2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,351 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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This is not clear in the item listing, but this CD comprises intrumental versions of the Bacharach classics. Still good though, easy listening wise.
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Burt Bacharach, whose songs in their hit versions were generally performedby other artists, also released several albums under his own name.Spanning the second half of the 60's and the early 70's, these albumscontained particularly sophisticated, often lushly orchestrated versionsof his songs. Some versions were instrumental, some contained vocals byothers, and some featured Bacharach's own, often exemplary vocals.
This collection contains twenty of his very best songs in recordings takenfrom these albums released under his own name. A particular highlight isBurt's own vocal version of "Make it easy on yourself", but this entirecompilation is a delight.
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As the reviews were very varied I decided to take a chance on this C.D. I agree with D. Hackett though. The inconsistency in recording the first two tracks at least was very bad, especially considering this was entitled 'The Best' AND this was the music of Burt Bacharach. However, I do like compilation recordings that give you variety of music or artists or both. So although I wish it was a better quality recording (the strings were a little tinny, and the singing could have been better - this is Burt Bacharach after all - it will do as background music in the kitchen in the mornings to accompany the washing-up and breakfast preparation, etc.! Preferable to a lot of inane chat on the radio at this time of day!
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I have to take issue with those that think that this isn't Burt Bacharach. These are original Burt Bacharach tracks some that appear on his 1969 "Make It Easy On Yourself" Masterpiece Album. If you want an introduction to one of the worlds greatest songwriter performing his own material then this album is an essential purchase.

Then I would recommend having a listen to the 2005 release "At This Time" which shows his genius is still alive and well in the noughties with contributions from Elvis Costello, Chris Botti, Dr Dre drum loops and Rufu Wainwright.
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Bought this in the supermarket as I've always fancied some BB in my CD collection. All the good ones appeared to be on the disc. However, its just a collection of the instrumentals of his songs (therefore should it not be the 'music' of BB?). And to add insult to wallet injury the instrumentals are inferior to the original classics.

Totally misleading packaging.
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I'm afraid the arrangements of these classic songs rather trivialise this master of music. Most of the tracks seem to demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of Bacharach's intentions in song. Remember most of these are instrumental too so don't be expecting arrangements ans vocals you recognise.
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A very pleasant collection of music but the volume is rather inconsistent, some tracks much quieter than others which means adjusting the volume several times during playing., It is very much a cheap CD.
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The absolute joy of this album is that this is purely and simply Bacharach at his very best.

If you're looking for a 'various artists' or 'songs from the movies' compilation, this isn't it; this is for the Bacharach connoisseur - for those who want to hear the music orchestrated, performed and directed by the man himself, presented as he wants it to be heard. Those who have appreciated the special mellow sound that only Bacharach's own orchestral interpretation of his work can produce will instantly recognise this as the album they have been searching the record stores for. Short of tracking down the original vinyls, you won't do better than this.

These tracks are selected from those difficult-to-get-hold-of original albums, and are definitely an excellent representative selection of the best of the best.

Don't lend it out!
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