September 20, 2001

This just arrived in the mail…


ALONG WITH Lennon & McCartney, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David are legends in popular music. To celebrate their timeless songs, Aviva International and Direct Video Distribution are delighted to announce the release of a stunning tribute concert. Available from 22 October (the DVD version will be released on 19 November) ?A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David÷ joins the songwriters and a host of stars on the stage of The Royal Albert Hall. Filmed in June 2000, this spectacular gala occasion is hosted by Radio 2÷s Johnnie Walker and features such stellar performers as Petula Clark, Elvis Costello, Sacha Distel, Leo Sayer, Edwin Starr and of course Dionne Warwick, plus many more. Bacharach and David have been cited as perhaps the most universally acclaimed songwriters ever, responsible for such timeless classics as Walk On By, Say A Little Prayer, There÷s Always Something There To Remind Me, What the World Needs Now and 24 Hours From Tulsa to name but a few. Four decades into their career, their music continues to set industry records and trends, with contemporary artists such as Oasis, REM and Ben Folds Five paying them homage in interviews and recordings. The concert was organised by and in support of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. Supported by artists such as Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Elton John and Robbie Williams, the charity raises much needed money to help improve the lives of handicapped children through music therapy.

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Multi award winner Burt Bacharach is simply one of the most accomplished composers of the 20th century. He revolutionised the music of the 1960s and remains one of America÷s most popular and versatile songwriters, with compositions ranging from rock, jazz and soul to highly polished Broadway show scores. With an amazing 52 Top 40 hits to his credit, few writers can match his success record during the 20th century. Hal David is one of the most successful lyricists in the music business and has been the recipient of every major music award including 20 gold records, an Academy Award for Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and a Grammy for Promises Promises. He has been elected to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the Nashville Hall Of Fame International. The DVD is presented in Dolby Digital Surround Sound.

Track Listing


Close To You (Instrumental)
2. Alfie (Instrumental)
3. Do You Know the Way To San Jos?? (Instrumental)
4. Raindrops Keep Fallin÷ On My Head (Instrumental)
5. Wives & Lovers ? Kenny lynch
6. One Less Bell To Answer ? Lucie Silvas
7. Don÷t Make Me Over ? Lynden David Hall
8. Reach Out For Me ? Brian Kennedy
9. You÷ll Never Get To Heaven – Yazz
10. Raindrops Keep Fallin÷ On My Head ? Sacha Distel
11. This Guy÷s In Love With You ? Paul Carrack
12. A House Is Not A Home ? Petula Clark
13. Wishin÷ and Hopin÷ ? Petula Clark
14. Close To You ? Petula Clark
15. (There÷s) Always Something There To Remind Me ? Leo Sayer
16. Alfie ? Sumudu Jayatilaka
17. I÷ll Never Fall In Love Again ? Brian Kennedy
18. What÷s New Pussycat? ? Brian Conley
19. 24 Hours From Tulsa ? Brian Conley
20. I Just Have To Breathe ? Teish O÷Day
21. Make It Easy On Yourself ? Edwin Starr
22. The Look Of Love ? Linda Lewis
23. I Just Don÷t Know What To Do With Myself ? Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
24. Walk On By ? Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach
25. I Say A Little Prayer For You – Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach
26. Do You Know the Way To San Jos?? – Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach
27. Anyone Who Had A Heart – Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach
28. What the World Needs Now Is Love – Ensemble
29. What the World Needs Now Is Love (Instrumental)