CD Universal Masters Collection [Burt Bacharach] (CD 887926),
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Universal Masters Collection [Burt Bacharach]

  • 1. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
    2. Look of Love, The
    3. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
    4. Do You Know the Way To San Jose?
    5. What the World Needs Now is Love
    6. Alfie
    7. Reach Out For Me
    8. Promises, Promises
    9. (They All Long To Be) Close To You
    10. Make It Easy On Yourself
    11. I Say a Little Prayer
    12. April Fools, The
    13. Any Day Now
    14. Pacific Coast Highway
    15. House is Not a Home, A
    16. Wives and Lovers
    17. Living Together Growing Together
    18. Knowing When To Leave
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 490550

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Daryl Easlea.
    The thing about Burt Bacharach's own versions of his songs, the best of which he wrote with co-composer Hal David, is that Bacharach seems to think he's in a lounge playing background music for people as they dine, trying carefully not to intrude on anyone's conversation, and his songs are way too good, vibrant, and breezy to be served like that. The best way to really get these songs is in their cover versions, starting, of course, with Dionne Warwick's marvelous interpretations. That said, even with Bacharach smoothing things to the edge of blandness here with his own renditions of songs like "The Look of Love," "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "Make It Easy on Yourself," and "I Say a Little Prayer," the lilting melodies of these songs still come through. Mostly instrumental (Bacharach does sing on occasion here, and sometimes it's good that he does and sometimes it isn't), the tracks in this collection are pleasant to the point of actually vanishing into the wallpaper. Even so, the songs are still tentatively beautiful. ~ Steve Leggett

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