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Burt Bucharach - Various Interpreters - The Look of Love - The Burt Bacharach Collection

Various Interpreters - The Look of Love - The Burt Bacharach Collection (released 1998)
EAC Rip | Accurate | FLAC tracks + M3U + LOG | no CUE (separate tracks) | HQ-Artwork (300dpi) included in packaging | 2CD 874MB
Evergreen | Pop | Label: WSM | Catalog Number: 9548-396242| RAR 3% Rec. | RS.com | Source: My collection (as usual)

Burt Bucharach - Various Interpreters - The Look of Love - The Burt Bacharach Collection

VA - Sunday Best (1998)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 10, 2017
VA - Sunday Best (1998)

VA - Sunday Best (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 433 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Downtempo / Ambient | Label: Dust 2 Dust Records | Catalog Number: SPECCD 505

This lot looks content with anything from breakbeats to Bacharach, decent beer and a tight game of Connect 4.
Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}

Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 192 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 147 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2005 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-5271 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Cool / Contemporary Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader (after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet) is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire (in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland) has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles ("Yesterday" and "If I Fell") and Burt Bacharach (including "Walk On By"). Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.

Rumer - This Girl's In Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 28, 2016
Rumer - This Girl's In Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook (2016)

Rumer - This Girl's In Love: A Bacharach & David Songbook (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 240 Mb | Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 16 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | EastWest / Warner Music UK Ltd. #0825646482313

After trying her hand at writing her own vintage-inspired material with 2014's Into Colour, singer Rumer returns to her core inspiration of covering classic '60s and '70s pop with 2016's sophisticated This Girl's in Love (A Bacharach & David Songbook). Produced by her husband and longtime collaborator Rob Shirakbari at Capitol Studios, This Girl's in Love finds Rumer applying her supple vocals and soft-focus aesthetic to songs written by the legendary team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. While Rumer has most certainly sung many of these songs in live settings, it's surprising, given her association with the time period, that she's never actually recorded any of this material in the past…
Rumer - This Girls In Love (A Bacharach and David Songbook) (2016)

Rumer - This Girls In Love (A Bacharach and David Songbook)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:12 min | 115 MB
Label: Rhino | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

The outstanding fourth album from Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Rumer, This Girl’s In Love: A Bacharach And David Songbook. The album features some of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s most memorable co-compositions and sees Rumer – described as ‘the heir to Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter’ (Q Magazine) - bring her extensive experience and singular talent to bear on her most enticing undertaking to date. Recorded at the renowned Capitol Studios with accomplished arranger, composer and orchestrator, Rob Shirakbari - This Girl’s In Love includes an appearance by Bacharach himself on piano.

Massimo Colombo - We All Love Burt Bacharach (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 7, 2016
Massimo Colombo - We All Love Burt Bacharach (2016)

Massimo Colombo - We All Love Burt Bacharach (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:58 min | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Oracle Records

One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo has formed an entirely unique tribute album of 13 Burt Bacharach’s classics with 5 instrumentals exploring the Bacharach songs moods titled ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’. Colombo has escaped the jazz album cliche by blending musical genres, featuring the likes of Weather Report drummer Peter Erskine and Yellowjackets member Bob Mintzer.

Dionne Warwick - The Very Best Of Dionne Warwick (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Sept. 12, 2016
Dionne Warwick - The Very Best Of Dionne Warwick (2016)

Dionne Warwick - The Very Best Of Dionne Warwick (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:14:41 | 171 MB
Genre: RnB, Soul, Funk, Pop | Label: San Juan Music

It is easier to define Dionne Warwick by what she isn't rather than what she is. Although she grew up singing in church, she is not a gospel singer. Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan are clear influences, but she is not a jazz singer. R&B is also part of her background, but she is not really a soul singer, either, at least not in the sense that Aretha Franklin is. Sophisticated is a word often used to describe her musical approach and the music she sings, but she is not a singer of standards such as Lena Horne or Nancy Wilson. What is she, then? She is a pop singer of a sort that perhaps could only have emerged out of the Brill Building environment of post-Elvis Presley, pre-Beatles urban pop in the early '60s. That's when she hooked up with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, songwriters and producers who wrote their unusually complicated songs for her aching yet detached alto voice. Warwick is inescapably associated with those songs, even though she managed to build a career after leaving Bacharach and David that drew upon their style for other memorable recordings, and she remains a unique figure in popular music.

VA - Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach (2004)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 20, 2016
VA - Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach (2004)

VA - Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach (2004)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 121 MB
Label: Blue Note Records | Rel: 2004

Unfortunately, the 2004 issue of Blue Note Plays Bacharach falls short of the similar (now deleted) compilation from 1999, Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker, also on Blue Note. Usually when a compilation disc is reissued, songs are added to the original program rather than omitted, which isn't the case in this instance. While Blue Bacharach originally had 14 tracks, this version has been whittled down to 12 tracks, nine of which are repeats. The three newly added songs, "The April Fools" by Earl Klugh, "One Less Bell to Answer" by Stanley Jordan, and "Any Day Now" by Lou Rawls, were recorded in 1976, 1986, and 1990, respectively, undermining the overall continuity of the '60s-based arrangements. Still, it's nice to have Bacharach standards played in a lively soul-jazz groove by Stanley Turrentine, Grant Green, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Reuben Wilson, along with Nancy Wilson's outstanding vocals on "Wives and Lovers" and "Alfie." Blue Note Plays Bacharach is a passable compilation, but keep your eyes open for a used copy of the superior Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker.
Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008

Ronnie Aldrich - Webb Country (1977) + The World of Burt Bacharach (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | Label: Vocalion | # CDLK 4353 | Time: 01:16:18

This two-fer from Dutton Vocalion features a pair of out of print Ronnie Aldrich LPs: The World of Burt Bacharach and Webb Country, originally issued in 1972 and 1977, respectively. These 21 tracks are dominated by Muzak versions of popular songs of the era written by Bacharach and Hal David and include "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "This Guy's in Love with You." The remaining tunes are from the songbook of Jimmy Webb and include "MacArthur Park," "Wichita Lineman," and "Up, Up and Away." This is an enjoyably relaxing reissue from Aldrich's deleted catalog on London Records.
Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marlene: The Best of Marlene Dietrich (2000)

Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marlene: The Best of Marlene Dietrich (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cabaret, Vocal Pop | Label: Spectrum Music | # 544 293-2 | Time: 00:45:25

La Femme Dietrich's career lasted several decades, and when she inked a deal with Decca Records in 1939, her first recording assignment was to produce an album of her "greatest hits," so already pervasive was her fame. This 16-track collection rounds up selections recorded over a 25-year period between her signing to Decca and her later recordings for Dot and Kapp, all of which parent company MCA-Universal now owns. Besides the definitive, elegant orchestral reading of 'Falling In Love Again', Marlene also puts her pipes and personality to other hits like "The Boys in the Backroom" and "You've Got That Look (That Makes Me Weak)" from the movie Destry Rides Again, as well as a batch of classy readings of "You Do Something to Me," "You Go to My Head," and uncharacteristic, almost surreal 1957 rock & roll stabs at "Near You," and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and the campy spins of her final single in 1965, "If He Swing By the String" and "Such Trying Times." All in all, a great little career overview to add to the pop vocal side of the collection.