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Burt Bacharach

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: May 12, 1928    

Burt Bacharach is one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century. In the ’60s and ’70s, he was a dominant figure in pop music, responsible for a remarkable 52 Top 40 songs. In terms of musical sophistication, Bacharach’s songs differed from much of the music of the era. Bacharach compositions typically boasted memorable melodies, unconventional and shifting time signatures, and atypical 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, supplied Bacharach’s music with tart lyrics worthy of the best Tin Pan Alley composers. David’s unsentimental, bittersweet 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....
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    Anyone Who Had A Heart : The Art Of The Songwriter

    A&M Records
    2013
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    The Songs Of Burt Bacharach (60 Original Classics)

    A&M Records
    2013
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    Ο Ταλαντούχος Κύριος Burt Bucharach

    A&M Records
    2009
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    Live At The Sidney Opera House

    A&M Records
    2008
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    Colour Collection

    A&M Records
    2007
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    Burt Bacharach & Friends - Gold

    A&M Records
    2006
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    Promises, Promises - Instrumental Magic

    A&M Records
    2003
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