New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:24 am

http://theseconddisc.com/2016/08/22/tas ... ptember-9/

A Taste of Honey: 25 Herb Alpert Albums Come to CD on September 9e

Herb Alpert is about to release his latest studio album, Human Nature, on September 30, and it looks to be an exciting set even by the high standards of the eternally youthful trumpeter. His fourth album in three years, Human Nature features five original songs plus reworkings of Steve Porcaro and John Bettis’ “Human Nature” (the 1983 Michael Jackson hit), Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Alfie” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” and a world premiere composition from Bacharach and Elvis Costello, “Look Up Again.” But before that, Alpert is taking his deepest-ever dive into his back catalogue with a reissue program featuring 25 titles, many of which are long out-of-print or have never previously been released on compact disc! All albums are due from the Herb Alpert Presents label on September 9.
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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:53 pm

Registered in 2014 , according to this -


viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6908&p=7712864&hilit=ASCAP#p7712862

And No Coffee Table » Mon Feb 03, 2014

ASCAP lists 10 newly registered songs written by EC and Burt Bacharach:

DON'T LOOK NOW (Work ID: 886324240)
EVERYONE'S PLAYING HOUSE (Work ID: 886324275)
HE'S GIVEN ME THINGS (Work ID: 886324374)
I LOOKED AWAY (Work ID: 886324406)
I'VE ALWAYS HAD MEN (Work ID: 886324414)
LOOK UP AGAIN (Work ID: 886324539)
PHOTOGRAPHS CAN LIE (Work ID: 886324695)
SHAMELESS (Work ID: 886324806)
TAKEN FROM LIFE (Work ID: 886324880)
YOU CAN HAVE HER (Work ID: 886325003)

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby bambooneedle » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:21 am

Great, now get them out on an album before Burt kicks the bucket (he's quite getting on agewise...) or something else -- eg. the curse of Elvis - messes with its long due release.

Can't believe it's almost 20yrs since Painted From Memory.

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat May 12, 2018 2:14 pm

Elvis wishes Burt a happy 90th birthday:

Happy Birthday Burt!!!
This picture is the way we feel about it too.
We love you. E.C. and Diana (and your studio pals, Pete, Davey and Steve)

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I am quite possibly reading too much into this, but the reference to the Imposters makes me wonder if Burt participated in (or at least visited) EC's recent recording sessions. Burt worked with Steve on Painted From Memory and the accompanying tour, but I'm not aware of Burt ever working with Pete or Davey.

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sweetest punch » Sat May 12, 2018 3:33 pm

This makes me dream of Painted From Memory, volume 2!
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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby erey » Sat May 12, 2018 5:49 pm

I'm too lazy to go hunt for it now, but I do remember Elvis saying, in an interview that came out shortly before news of the new album broke, that he was itching to record some of the new songs he'd written with Burt.

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby Neil. » Sat May 12, 2018 6:27 pm

Bring it on! With THE IMPOSTERS!!!

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Postby sweetest punch » Sat May 12, 2018 7:58 pm

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Postby sulky lad » Sun May 13, 2018 5:20 am

Hey Neil, don't you think the Imposters might be a bit too "rocky" for PFM V2 - I'd rather have Burt's orchestrations and Steve's piano in this instance and the new Imposters album being like Momofuku ! And yes, you're right about Lovable - I hadn't absorbed those lyrics like I probably should have but it's one of the less memorable tunes on KOA :wink: That's my excuse, I'm sticking with it !

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sweetest punch » Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 am

The Imposters did play on ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’ (a ballad with big orchestrations): viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11052&start=50#p7733060
But I agree, they didn’t leave their typical footprint on that recording. :)

One last speculation: Elvis said in the concerts in Port Chester that he hoped to have a new album, but that plans got changed. Could it be that in stead of a new Imposters album, he recorded a new album with Burt?
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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby Neil. » Sun May 13, 2018 12:22 pm

sulky lad wrote:Hey Neil, don't you think the Imposters might be a bit too "rocky" for PFM V2 - I'd rather have Burt's orchestrations and Steve's piano in this instance and the new Imposters album being like Momofuku !


True - but maybe with things being as they are in the record industry (i.e. no dosh) they decided to just do the songs as a 4-piece band. We know the boys are great at playing ballads.

Hope we get some clarity soon!

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby cwr » Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 pm

I personally would love to hear The Imposters be the main band on any new EC/BB album. I'd also love it if EC had a heavier hand in some of the orchestrations.

One of my favorite Imposters tracks is the NORTH bonus track, "Impatience" which shows off a side of The Imposters that he hasn't leaned into very often, except for occasional tracks like "Harry Worth" and YSLAMTW.

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:54 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:Elvis wishes Burt a happy 90th birthday:

Happy Birthday Burt!!!
This picture is the way we feel about it too.
We love you. E.C. and Diana (and your studio pals, Pete, Davey and Steve)

Image


I am quite possibly reading too much into this, but the reference to the Imposters makes me wonder if Burt participated in (or at least visited) EC's recent recording sessions. Burt worked with Steve on Painted From Memory and the accompanying tour, but I'm not aware of Burt ever working with Pete or Davey.

Apparently, Burt came to visit the recording sessions for the new album, so no Painted From Memory Volume 2 yet: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11109&p=7735352#p7735352
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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sulky lad » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:50 pm

After the Edinburgh gig, Elvis said that Burt came to the recording studios for the new album and brought his case with him and worked with the Imposters and Elvis on two songs,being totally professional and calling Elvis out for not singing the line properly. Elvis re-enforced the idea that this album was a recording of The Imposters at the peak of their powers and that Burt was as intense as ever in the recording process. So maybe not a full album of Costello/Bacharach songs but a start at least !

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby jardine » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:42 pm

great news. just listening this afternoon to PFM and it is currently top of the list for me. loving singing along in the car with the windows rolled up. my singing range is such that i can hit all the notes without falsetto, but none, i repeat, NONE of the notes are anything but me bellowing far too loud and with little expression or nuance.

so glad a new collection of songs is coming...

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sulky lad » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:36 am

jardine wrote
"loving singing along in the car with the windows rolled up. my singing range is such that i can hit all the notes without falsetto, but none, i repeat, NONE of the notes are anything but me bellowing far too loud and with little expression or nuance."


But that's the joy of so many Elvis albums - in your head you're the next backing singer he's always been looking for and the joy of just singing your heart out lifts the spirit ! Good on you I can imagine you getting some glances from other road users but you continue undaunted .

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:29 pm

Interview with Burt Bacharach includes:


After he and David parted ways, Bacharach teamed with songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (whom he married, then divorced), as well as Neil Diamond, R&B veteran Ronald Isley, Paul Anka, Ray Parker Jr. and even England’s erstwhile angry young man Elvis Costello (Bacharach calls their song “Painted From Memory” “one of the best things I ever did”).


...and...


In addition to writing and performing, one other scenario that interests Bacharach is a theatrical production built on his songs, something the alignment with Primary Wave may help realize.

“That’s a distinct possibility,” he replied. “But it would have to have a real story behind it. If it gets away from the jukebox musical formula of songs just strung together, that could be interesting. I’ve been through that kind of thing maybe twice, of somebody trying it in New York.

“I remember sitting in a theater years ago for one that was just a series of songs without much plot,” he said. “On one side of me was Elvis Costello, and on the other was [actor-comedian] Mike Myers. They’re my friends, and they were suffering like I was suffering, elbowing my ribs.

“But a show with a good story line could be created around it,” he said of his extensive song catalog. “I’m excited about it.”

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Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

Postby sweetest punch » Tue May 12, 2020 12:09 pm

https://www.elviscostello.com/#!/news/299150

THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST BURT BACHARACH SONGS THAT REALLY HIT HOME WITH ME AS A KID AND IT WAS ONE THE ATTRACTIONS AND I SLIPPED INTO THE FURIOUS AND NOT OVERLY FANCY SETS OF 1977.

(...)
Since writing "God Give Me Strength" together in 1995, Burt and I have written a song for every one of the years since, including the album "Painted From Memory" to which we added another ten songs for a stage musical adaptation of that album, several of which featured on the 2018 album release, "Look Now" and the remainder of which we hope to bring to you before too very long. It is typical of Burt's approach to music and life that we should be discussing our next possible recording session, just as the world was being locked inside.
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