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.
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.
This April, Burt Bacharach hits the road again, returning to Japan for the first time since a series of dates in 2014. This year, Burt will appear at Billboard Live Osaka on April 1 & 4. He’ll appear at Billboard Live Tokyo on April 6, 7, 9 and 10. And he’ll appear at Billboard Live Yokohama on April 12, 14 and 15.
As always, for the most up-to-date concert listings, check out the On Tour page.
Nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and included in that number is Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ album titled Look Now, which was nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category.