'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:37 pm

sweetest punch wrote:http://variety.com/2017/music/news/elvis-costello-film-interview-1202637190/

On the backburner...

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“Burt and I have about 20 songs we wrote for two musicals that have not been produced,” he says, including an expanded dramatic adaptation of the “Painted from Memory” album that’s gone on the back burner.
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They should just do a Painted From Memory II before Burt croaks.
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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby sulky lad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 pm

Looking at that most recent photo of Elvis and Burt, I thought perhaps he already had !

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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:57 pm

stricttime81 wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:http://variety.com/2017/music/news/elvis-costello-film-interview-1202637190/

On the backburner...

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“Burt and I have about 20 songs we wrote for two musicals that have not been produced,” he says, including an expanded dramatic adaptation of the “Painted from Memory” album that’s gone on the back burner.
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They should just do a Painted From Memory II before Burt croaks.


If the songs are all written, then Elvis should get in the studio and get cracking! He wrote the orchestral arrangement for "You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way" so he can do the same for these new songs, with or without Burt. Then hit the road with Steve and orchestra. Easy-peasy.

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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby sulky lad » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:40 am

A tour with Steve and orchestra would also give Elvis the chance to play more from A Face In The Crowd in the arrangement he's probably got in his head !

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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby bronxapostle » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:57 pm

sulky lad wrote:Looking at that most recent photo of Elvis and Burt, I thought perhaps he already had !


Now, now....play nice boys. Lol

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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:19 pm

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... -interview

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Is there another album of music coming from you and Burt?

We wrote 10 more Painted From Memory songs for a Painted From Memory musical, which got as far as one workshop and then it seemed to run out of steam because it’s a very difficult proposition to put so many slow, sad songs into a theatrical evening. I believe those and a couple of other songs we wrote for another musical project are some of the most beautiful melodies Burt has ever written.

Are they coming out?

I will make sure they damn well do, the best of them that suit me for singing. Not every song obviously suits being heard outside of the context.
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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby jardine » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:00 pm

(thnks, s.p.,for moving this and a face... over to these threads).

I like the "damn well" vehemence of this because i agree, these songs and others he's been writing and hoarding/holding back, or whatever this odd time has been... well, yes, let them out into the world and let them free range, and free yourself from them. it would make the world a very wee bit better, and, re: Burt, he deserves another accolade, especially given this: "some of the most beautiful melodies Burt has ever written." Even in our joking everyone is quite right. Burt is very old and should have this wee sit in the sun while he can. I'm ready.

Elvis, like you've called such things before, make another beautiful object -- maybe even couple these new songs with the original pfm remaster just released, or a small short 10 song thing, or some other odd configuration.

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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:30 am

jardine wrote:Elvis, like you've called such things before, make another beautiful object -- maybe even couple these new songs with the original pfm remaster just released, or a small short 10 song thing, or some other odd configuration.


Or put the new songs onto a CD or vinyl and place them in random copies of Painted from Memory...
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Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:51 am

Promo interview of Burt for his Italian concerts: https://www.positanonews.it/2018/06/la- ... i/3250362/
He says that the musical Painted From Memory is almost finished!

La leggenda della musica Burt Bacharach progetta il futuro a 90 anni “Voglio vedere Amalfi”

La leggenda della musica Burt Bacharach progetta il futuro a 90 anni “Voglio vedere Amalfi” . Un bel servizio su Il Mattino di oggi a firma di Andrea Spinelli
«La prossima estate conto di regalarmi una lunga vacanza sulla costiera amalfitana». A novant’anni Burt Bacharach continua a progettare il futuro del suo tempo libero e della sua musica. «Il lavoro sul musical tratto da Painted from memory è quasi finito, anche se è difficile anticipare esattamente quando riusciremo a metterlo in scena perché uno dei due librettisti, Chuck Lorre (creatore di fortunatissimi show del piccolo schermo come «Two and a half men», «The big bang theory» o «Mike and Molly», ndr) ha una fittissima agenda televisiva» spiega l’uomo dei «magic moments» nell’attesa di tornare in concerto il 23 luglio agli Arcimboldi di Milano e il 25 al Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica. «Frattanto io ed Elvis Costello abbiamo scritto otto nuove canzoni con cui integrare quelle del disco per dare maggior sostegno alla storia. Si tratta di un musical molto serio e cupo, non proprio facile da portare in scena, ma noi ci proviamo lo stesso». E un po’ cupa, carica di ricordi, è stata anche la sua ultima colonna sonora, quella di «A boy called Po», film indipendente sul rapporto tra padre e figlio autistico, affrontata da Bacharach lo scorso anno nel ricordo della Nikki, morta suicida nel 2007 dopo una lunga convivenza con la sindrome di Asperger.
Burt, com’è la vita a novant’anni?
«Come quando erano 89, 88… o 78. Certo, quando faccio ginnastica ho qualche dolore, ma cerco di esercitarmi quotidianamente lo stesso. Cerco di lavorare con costanza perché tenere la mente attiva è molto importante».
Lei ha scritto 70 brani che hanno stazionato nella Top 40 statunitense e 52 in quella inglese, tra cui evergreen come «Walk on by», «Do you know the way to San Josè», «A look of love», «I say a little prayer», «The look of love», cantati da tanti interpreti, tra cui Dionne Warwick, la sua voce-feticcio. Oltre alla musica ha sempre avuto una grande passione per le corse dei cavalli.
«Sulla musica ho un certo controllo, mentre sugli animali no. Ho avuto 84 cavalli da corsa e le delusioni sono fioccate, ma non me ne sono mai fatto una malattia».
Ha scoperto l’Italia un po’ tardi. Rimpianti?
«No. Giro il mondo da quando facevo il pianista della Dietrich, ma con Marlene non venimmo mai in Italia. Amo il vostro paese e il vostro paese ama la mia musica. Vero il coup de foudre è arrivato in età matura, ma altrove m’è andata peggio. Non ho mai suonato in Germania, ad esempio, e aspetto con una certa impazienza il 14 luglio, quando mi esibirò per la prima volta all’Admiralspalast di Berlino».
Lei è l’ultima leggenda del grande songbook americano. Che momento sta vivendo la musica oltre oceano?
«La canzone in questo momento è una necessità per noi americani, che abbiamo sopra la testa una nuvola nera e minacciosa. In certi momenti la musica può essere anche resistenza e dobbiamo fare appello anche a lei per affrontare il quotidiano».
Parla di mister Trump?
«Continuo a pensare che è davvero incredibile quello che è accaduto dieci giorni fa in Canada; Trump ha assunto atteggiamenti inaccettabili per un presidente e alla fine gli altri lo hanno, legittimamente, escluso. Credo che abbia ragione chi non l’ha chiamato G7, ma G6+1».
Robert De Niro, alla cerimonia dei Tony Awards, l’ha mandato a quel paese in diretta tv.
«Capisco la reazione di De Niro. Trump crea solo rabbia. Bob mi è sempre piaciuto come attore e come persona, perché dice sempre le cose in faccia, senza star lì a pesare le conseguenze, anche se penso che ci si debba opporre al presidente in maniera più efficace perché ai Democratici servirà molto più di un semplice fuck per vincere le prossime elezioni».
Ma ci sono molte persone che la pensano ancora come Trump.
«Già, Trump ha ancora il 30% del paese dalla parte sua. Il vero rompicapo, però, rimane un mistero come abbia fatto ad arrivare fin lì e magari, su questo, la pista russa potrà dare qualche risposta. Frattanto io continuo a scrivere la musica per la gente e a suonarla in concerto cercando di non pensare al presidente che l’America si ritrova».

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Music legend Burt Bacharach plans the future at the age of 90
"I want to see Amalfi".


«Next summer, I will give you a long holiday on the Amalfi coast». At ninety, Burt Bacharach continues to design the future of his free time and his music. «The work on the musical from Painted from memory is almost over, even if it is difficult to anticipate exactly when we can put it on stage because one of the two librettists, Chuck Lorre (creator of very lucky small screen shows like« Two and a half men » , «The big bang theory» or «Mike and Molly», ed) has a very dense television agenda »explains the man of« magic moments »waiting to return to concert on 23rd July at the Arcimboldi in Milan and the 25th at the Teatro Roman of Ostia Antica. "Meanwhile, Elvis Costello and I have written eight new songs with which to integrate those of the album to give more support to the story. It is a very serious and gloomy musical, not really easy to bring on stage, but we try anyway ». And a bit 'dark, full of memories, was also his last soundtrack, that of "A boy called Po», an independent film about the relationship between father and autistic son, faced by Bacharach last year in memory of Nikki, dead suicide in 2007 after a long cohabitation with Asperger's syndrome.
Burt, how's life at ninety?
"Like when they were 89, 88 ... or 78. Of course, when I do gymnastics, I have some pain, but I try to practice the same every day. I try to work constantly because keeping an active mind is very important ».
She has written 70 songs that have been stationed in the US Top 40 and 52 in the English one, including evergreen as "Walk on by", "Do you know the way to San Jose", "A look of love", "I say a little prayer »,« The look of love », sung by many performers, including Dionne Warwick, her voice-fetish. In addition to music he has always had a great passion for horse racing.
"On the music I have some control, while on the animals I do not. I've had 84 racehorses and the disappointments are flawed, but I've never been sick. "
He discovered Italy a little late. Regrets?
"No. I've been around the world since I was a Dietrich pianist, but we never came to Italy with Marlene. I love your country and your country loves my music. True, the coup de foudre arrived in the mature age, but elsewhere it got worse. I have never played in Germany, for example, and I am rather impatient on July 14, when I will perform for the first time at Admiralspalast in Berlin. "
She is the latest legend of the great American songbook. What moment is music playing overseas?
"The song right now is a necessity for us Americans, who have a black and menacing cloud over their heads. At times, music can also be resistance and we must also appeal to you to face the daily ".
Are you talking about Mr. Trump?
"I still think it's really incredible what happened ten days ago in Canada; Trump has assumed unacceptable attitudes to a president and eventually others have legitimately excluded him. I think he's right who did not call him G7, but G6 + 1 ».
Robert De Niro, at the Tony Awards ceremony, sent him to that country on live TV.
"I understand De Niro's reaction. Trump only creates anger. Bob always liked me as an actor and as a person, because he always says things in the face, without weighing the consequences, even though I think that we must oppose the president more effectively because the Democrats will need much more than a simple fuck to win the next election ».
But there are many people who still think like Trump.
"Yeah, Trump still has 30% of the country on his side. The real puzzle, however, remains a mystery as he did to get there and maybe, on this, the Russian track will give some answers. Meanwhile, I continue to write music for people and play it in concert, trying not to think about the president that America finds ".
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