Just received official word that Burt’s tour of Japan, which was set to begin on April 1, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. No word yet on if or when they will be rescheduled. As always, check out the On Tour pages for the latest official news on Burt’s live performance schedule.
If there’s a sliver of a silver lining in these uncertain times, it’s music – from free virtual concerts to suggested playlists. One of the most inspiring efforts we’ve seen this week comes from a virtual performance of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music.
Over the course of a career that’s now touched down in eight decades, composer Burt Bacharach has crafted songs with a raft of stellar creative partners.
Burt Bacharach, composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and singer, is considered one of the world’s most important contemporary composers. His hits include Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head, Arthur’s Theme, Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, I Say A Little Prayer, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Walk On By, and What The World Needs Now Is Love.
Look Now, the Elvis Costello & the Imposters album that features three songs co-written by Costello and Burt Bacharach, won the Grammy tonight for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
The 2020 Grammy Awards are underway, with early awards going to Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Vampire Weekend, Tanya Tucker and others. Alicia Keys is hosting the live ceremony from Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Lakers fans have also congregated to mourn the late Kobe Bryant.
You can purchase or stream Burt and Melody’s just-released song at the link below.
Over the course of six decades of songwriting, Burt Bacharach has teamed with an impressive cadre of collaborators, most notably Hal David but also ex-wife Carole Bayer Sager and Elvis Costello, among others. Joining the illustrious list now is Melody Federer, a Seattle-based singer-songwriter who co-wrote the just-released “Bridges” with Bacharach.
The great boutique label Krizerland has announced an encore release of its long-out-of-print London cast recording of Promises, Promises, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s much loved 1968 Broadway musical. The London production, which opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1969, features Tony Roberts, Betty Buckley and Jack Kruschen reprising his role as Dr. Dreyfuss from the musical’s source, the 1961 Billy Wilder film The Apartment. It’s been out of print on CD since Kritzerland’s original pressing of 1,000 sold out.
This encore version of the London cast album is being released in a limited run of 300 CDs, so if you missed out 10 years ago, don’t delay.
Kritzerland is proud to present our new limited edition CD: PROMISES, PROMISES Original London Cast Album Music by Burt Bacharach Lyrics by Hal David Yes, after our wham bang success with our two CD Promises, Promises Original Cast Album (which included the original LP mix on CD 1 and our
The Guild of Music Supervisors has announced that Burt Bacharach will recieve its Icon Award at the guild’s 10th annual award ceremony. The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in movies, television, games, advertising, and trailers. This year’s ceremony will take place Feb. 6 at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.