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VA - Let The Music Play (Black America Sings Bacharach & David) (2014)

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VA - Let The Music Play (Black America Sings Bacharach & David) (2014)

VA - Let The Music Play (Black America Sings Bacharach & David) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 392 MB | 01:14:16
Soul | Label: Ace Records

2014 collection. The Black America Sings brand of Ace's acclaimed Songwriter Series continues with a volume that salutes the songwriting genius of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The most prolific performer of Bacharach/David songs is Dionne Warwick and it's no surprise that so many other black American artists should also have dipped into their catalog down the years. LET THE MUSIC PLAY offers an engrossing cross-section of these, ranging from the Drifters, Jerry Butler and Dionne herself to '70's Soul superstars such as Bobby Womack, Gloria Gaynor and Isaac Hayes. The tracks featured provide a remarkable tribute to two men who, for more than a decade, wrote classic after classic.

Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2017, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid SACD, Audio CD Layer]

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Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2017, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid SACD, Audio CD Layer]

Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (1998)
Mastered by Rod LoVerde, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2193 | Time: 00:52:38
Baroque Pop, Ballad, Easy Listening

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach first collaborated on "God Give Me Strength," a sweeping ballad that functioned as the centerpiece in Allison Anders' Grace of My Heart. It was a stunning song in the tradition of Bacharach's classic '60s work and it was successful enough that the composers decided to collaborate on a full album, Painted from Memory. Wisely, they chose to work within the stylistic parameters of Bacharach's '60s material, but Painted from Memory never sounds like a stylistic exercise. Instead, it's a return to form for both artists. Bacharach hasn't written such graceful, powerful melodies since his glory days, and Costello hasn't crafted such a fully realized album since King of America. It's a testament to both that even if the album is clearly in Bacharach's territory, it feels like a genuine collaboration.

Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008

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Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008

Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | Label: Vocalion | # CDLK 4353 | Time: 01:16:18

This two-fer from Dutton Vocalion features a pair of out of print Ronnie Aldrich LPs: The World of Burt Bacharach and Webb Country, originally issued in 1972 and 1977, respectively. These 21 tracks are dominated by Muzak versions of popular songs of the era written by Bacharach and Hal David and include "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "This Guy's in Love with You." The remaining tunes are from the songbook of Jimmy Webb and include "MacArthur Park," "Wichita Lineman," and "Up, Up and Away." This is an enjoyably relaxing reissue from Aldrich's deleted catalog on London Records.

Burt Bacharach - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burt Bacharach (1999)

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Burt Bacharach - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burt Bacharach (1999)

Burt Bacharach - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burt Bacharach (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:40
Pop, Easy Listiening, Lounge | Label: A&M Records, Interscope Records

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burt Bacharach collects a dozen mostly instrumental versions of some of the pop composer's best-known works, including "The Look of Love," "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and "I Say a Little Prayer." The lush '60s arrangements make this album a collection of retro mood music of the highest order, but anyone expecting a distillation of The Look of Love box set – i.e., a collection of the definitive vocal performances of Bacharach's songs – from this compilation will be disappointed. Still, the album delivers first-rate instrumental pop, reaffirming that Bacharach's music works equally well with or without vocals.

Live From Abbey Road: Making Music History (2007) [2 x DVD-9]

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Live From Abbey Road: Making Music History (2007) [2 x DVD-9]

Live From Abbey Road: Making Music History (2007)
2xDVD-9: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6 ch & 2 ch
Rock | ~ 384 min | ~ 13.97 Gb

~ Paul Simon, Corinne Bailey Rae, Primal Scream, Kasabian, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, David Gilmour … ~

Trijntje Oosterhuis - Who'll Speak For Love: Burt Bacharach Songbook II (2007)

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Trijntje Oosterhuis - Who'll Speak For Love: Burt Bacharach Songbook II (2007)

Trijntje Oosterhuis - Who'll Speak For Love: Burt Bacharach Songbook II (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 403 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 159 MB | 01:01:29
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: Blue Note

Who'll Speak for Love features Trijntje Oosterhuis singing at her very best; she breathes new life into these songs. When Trijntje sings, you listen–and you listen closely, too because what she does is truly incredible. It always amazes me just how sensitive Trijntje gets when she delivers fine ballads like the ones on this album. This CD gives us a lot of great material performed by Trijntje whose name in German is Traincha. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done.