Burt Bacharach (his dad’s the syndicated columnist) is talented, youthful, versatile, hand-some, amiable, respected by his colleagues and married to a beautiful movie star (Angie Dickinson). He’s internationally known as a top notch composer, a skilled conductor and arranger, a creative producer of records and a singer-per-former with enough artistry and charisma to make it very big. He is already one of the largest talents on the contemporary music scene, and – despite his remarkable multiple successes – just about everybody seems to like him, even his very gifted lyric writing partner. Bacharach wrote his first song at twenty-one while studying music at McGill University in Montreal, and later – after a military career as a “concert pianist” in the Army in Korea – mooed into the “pop” world via successes as a pianist in top New York clubs. In Manhattan, he began to collaborate with Hal David and today Bacharach and David seem to write almost nothing but hits for stage(Promises, Promises), screen (What’s New Pussycat?, Alfie and Butch Cassidy – for instance) and disks (too numerous to list). They’ve won all the prizes and awards – Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
Label: GNP Crescendo GNPS 2059