The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection [2-CD 30 Tracks]

The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection [2-CD 30 Tracks]

by Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach

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Even the most conscientious pop connoisseurs are bound to find surprises on THE LOOK OF LOVE: THE BURT BACHARACH COLLECTION, a three-CD box set tracing the composer's extraordinary four-decade-plus career. Predictably, most of the best-known and best-loved interpretations of Bacharach's work are included here -- Jackie DeShannon's radiant "What the World Needs Now," Dusty Springfield's buoyant "Wishin' and Hopin'," B.J. Thomas's wistful "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," Tom Jones's brassy "What's New Pussycat?," Bobby Vinton's sentimental "Blue on Blue," the Carpenters' beatific "Close to You," Herb Alpert's pining "This Guy's in Love with You," the Fifth Dimension's haunting "One Less Bell to Answer," and, of course, almost anything by Dionne Warwick. (Bacharach himself sings or plays on several tracks as well.) But this collection also includes some notable rarities, curiosities, and curve balls. In lieu of Warwick's classic version of "Alfie," for instance, this set features British songbird Cilla Black's relatively stiff rendition of what many consider Bacharach and lyricist Hal David's signature tune. More obscure still are a young Tony Orlando's moonstruck "To Wait for Love" and then-TV heartthrob Richard Chamberlain's "Blue Guitar." Of course, the sublime far outweighs the ridiculous on this 75-track collection, which evidences Bacharach's distinctive and enduring gift for blending hope, heartbreak, and humor into melodies that are as sophisticated as they are deliciously accessible.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2001
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 0685738838424
catalogNumber: 288384
Rank: 62443

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Burt Bacharach   Primary Artist
Marty Robbins   Track Performer
Perry Como   Track Performer
Bobby Vinton   Track Performer
Dionne Warwick   Track Performer
Herb Alpert   Track Performer
Elvis Costello   Track Performer
Christopher Cross   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Track Performer
Elton John   Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Track Performer
Patti LaBelle   Track Performer
Michael McDonald   Track Performer
Gene Pitney   Track Performer
Shirelles   Track Performer
Dusty Springfield   Track Performer
Stylistics   Track Performer
Sandie Shaw   Track Performer
Walker Brothers   Track Performer
Jackie DeShannon   Track Performer
B.J. Thomas   Track Performer
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Composer
Hal David   Composer

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