Sunday, June 23, 2013


I first heard about Burt Bacharach when he made onscreen performance at Austin Powers movies. Since then, he was one of my favorite oldie singers. Here's an article/release material from MCA about Mr. Bacharach.

The Legendary Composer & Songwriter
Celebrates his 85th Birthday with the release of
“Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Art of the Songwriter”

This year, legendary composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach celebrates his 85th birthday with the release of a “Anyone Who Had A Heart: The Art of the Songwriter” --- a 40-track, 2-CD set with various artists performing his memorable writing collaborations. The complete collection is also available on iTunes ---

Dating from his first pop hit on the charts and especially his work with longtime writing partner and lyricist Hal David, who helped the duo create an amazing streak of classics, to those songs of recent years when Bacharach ventured out on his own to write with Carole Bayer Sager and Elvis Costello among others, the collection celebrates the work of Bacharach and how the combined efforts of talented songwriters, majestic melodies, unforgettable lyrics and great vocalists can yield timeless pop classics and be interpreted in unique ways.

Along with Lennon and McCartney, Burt Bacharach is one of the most celebrated and legendary song-writers of the twentieth century. His work is recognized around the globe and the respect he has from his peers and fans alike has made him a true living legend.



1. I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin) 
2. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (B.J. Thomas) 
3. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Dusty Springfield) 
4. Waiting For Charlie To Come Home (Etta James) 
5. The Story Of My Life (Marty Robbins) 
6. The Look Of Love (Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66) 
7. A House Is Not A Home (Brook Benton) 
8. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)(Christopher Cross) 
9. Baby It's You (Smith) 
10. Tower Of Strength (Gene McDaniels) 
11. Magic Moments (Perry Como) 
12. Take A Broken Heart (Rick Nelson) 
13. Wishin' And Hopin' (Brenda Lee) 
14. Don't Make Me Over (Sybil) 
15. Any Day Now (Elvis Presley) 
16. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa (Gene Pitney) 
17. I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Isaac Hayes) 
18. Love's (Still) The Answer (Ronald Isley) 
19. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Dionne Warwick) 
20. What The World Needs Now (Jackie Deshannon


1. What's New Pussycat? (Tom Jones) 
2. Alfie (Barbara Streisand) 
3. Make It Easy On Yourself (The Walker Brothers) 
4. This Guy's In Love With You (Herb Alpert) 
5. Message To Michael (The Marvelettes) 
6. One Less Bell To Answer (The Fifth Dimension) 
7. Walk On By (Gloria Gaynor) 
8. Trains And Boats And Planes (Astrud Gilberto) 
9. Let The Music Play (Diana Ross & The Supremes) 
10. You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)(The Stylistics) 
11. Wives And Lovers (Jack Jones) 
12. Love Is My Decision (Chris De Burgh) 
13. Keep Me In Mind (Patti Page) 
14. On My Own (Patti Labelle And Michael McDonald) 
15. Nikki (Burt Bacharach) 
16. My Little Red Book (Manfred Mann) 
17. Overnight Success (Gladys Knight & The Pips) 
18. Toledo (Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach) 
19. That's What Friends Are For (Kevin Eubanks) 

"Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Art of the Songwriter" is now available in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked or online via iTunes | For more information about this release, visit  

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