Pop genius Burt Bacharach: ‘You don’t win everything’

Burt Bacharach at piano

Pop genius Burt Bacharach: ‘You don’t win everything’

Burt Bacharach doesn’t mind a few raindrops fallin’ on his head. The 93-year-old songwriter, who is considered one of the most important composers of pop music, has seen enough to be unconcerned about the ups and downs of the music business.

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Burt Bacharach, Steven Sater album attracts Broadway stars

Burt Bacharach Steven Sater

Burt Bacharach, Steven Sater album attracts Broadway stars

NEW YORK — One of musical theater’s most exciting new writing partnerships started with a breakup song. Composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Steven Sater bonded while creating “Ready to Be Done With You,” cementing a collaboration that has now produced a 13-track concept album sung by some of Broadway’s best.

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Exclusive Interview: Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater on Creating Their Concept Album ‘Some Lovers’

Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater

Exclusive Interview: Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater on Creating Their Concept Album Some Lovers | TheaterMania

“He had a wish list,” the legendary composer Burt Bacharach says with a laugh, “and one wish was to find me, right?” “That’s completely right,” says Steven Sater, no slouch in his own right.

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Watch Ramin Karimloo Record ‘Welcome to My World’ From New Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater Musical

Ramin Karimloo

 

Watch Ramin Karimloo Record ‘Welcome to My World’ From New Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater Musical | Playbill

Cast Recordings & Albums Watch Ramin Karimloo Record ‘Welcome to My World’ From New Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater Musical Released by Broadway Records, the Some Lovers concept album features Christy Altomare, Jennifer Holliday, Derek Klena, Ethan Slater, Tracie Thoms, and more.

 

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Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Klena, Christy Altomare & More Featured on Burt Bacharach & Steven Sater’s SOME LOVERS

Some Lovers album cover

Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Klena, Christy Altomare & More Featured on Burt Bacharach & Steven Sater’s SOME LOVERS

Broadway Records announced today the release of the world premiere concept recording of SOME LOVERS – a concept recording written by six-time Grammy and three-time Academy Award Winner Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Grammy, two-time Tony, and Olivier Award Winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening, Alice By Heart).

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Burt and Daniel Tashian nominated for Grammy

Burt Bacharach and Daniel TashianBurt Bacharach and songwriter/producer Daniel Tashian have been nominated for a 2021  Grammy in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Bacharach and Tashian received the nominaation for their collaboration Blue Umbrella, which was released in July on Big Yellow Dog Music.

To see all of this year’s nominees, visit the link below.

2021 GRAMMYs: Complete Nominees List

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now! Find out who is nominated in each of the 83 categories in the full nominees list below. Use the links to jump to a desired field.

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Bacharach-Tashian’s Blue Umbrella under Grammy consideration

Blue Umbrella

Blue Umbrella by Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian is under Grammy consideration in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. The first round of voting for the 63rd Recording Academy is under way. If you’re a voting member,  you can vote at Grammy.com!
Blue Umbrella:
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Q&A with Burt Bacharach: How the 92-year-old composer has kept working during the pandemic

Q&A with Burt Bacharach: How the 92-year-old composer has kept working during the pandemic

Every Friday, national arts reporter Geoff Edgers hosts The Washington Post’s first Instagram Live show from his barn in Concord, Mass. He has interviewed, among others, comedian Tiffany Haddish, basketball icon Kareem Abdul- ­Jabbar, singer Annie Lennox and broadcaster Dan Rather. Recently, Edgers chatted with legendary 92-year-old composer Burt Bacharach.

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‘Bridges’ by Burt Bacharach and Melody Federer makes it into First Round of Grammy voting

Bridges“Bridges,” the new song co-written by Burt Bacharach and Melody Federer, has made it into the First Round of voting for the 63rd Recording Academy/GRAMMYs.
If you’re a voting member, you can vote for it in the ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ category right now at Grammy.com.
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Burt Bacharach releases new song today, ‘The Great Divide’

Burt Bacharach Releases New Song Today, ‘The Great Divide’

On Sunday, Bacharach will be performing “A Concert For Democracy”. In February, when his tour in Japan was canceled, he went into the studio to write the new track and when asked recently why he decided to put pen to paper his response was simple, “I’m worried about the future for my kids.

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