Burt Bacharach is, quite simply, one of the most accomplished composers of the 20th Century. In the ’60s and ’70s, Bacharach was a dominant figure in popular music, writing a remarkable 52 Top 40 hits. In terms of musical sophistication, Bacharach’s compositions differed from much of the pop music of the era. Bacharach songs typically boasted memorable melodies, unconventional and shifting time signatures, and unique chord changes. Combining elements of jazz, pop, Brazilian music and rock, Bacharach created a unique new sound that was as contemporary as it was popular. Lyricist Hal David, Bacharach’s primary collaborator, infused Bacharach’s music with tart, melodramatic lyrics worthy of the best Tin Pan Alley composers. David’s bittersweet, unsentimental lyrics were often in striking contrast to Bacharach’s soaring melodies. While in the late 1970s Bacharach’s name became synonymous with elevator music (due in great part to its sheer familiarity), a closer listening suggests that his meticulously crafted, technically sophisticated compositions are anything but easy listening.
WHEN I COME BACK TO LIFE I WANT BURT’S MUSICAL ABILITIES AND BARBRA’S VOICE!! CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE QUITE USED TO REGULARLY VISITING ELEVATORS SHOULD BE PARTICULARLY FAMILIAR WITH HIS WORK(S)! ENJOY FOR YOUR EASY LISTENING PLEASURE(S)! 🙂 WINK
Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach – Close to you
Barbra Streisand “One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home” (Burt Bacharach)
Burt Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
The Carpenters Bacharach Medley Live At The BBC 1971