October 7, 2003

This (great) news was posted by NYMusicalsGuy in the Bacharach Discussion Forum:

Hope everyone here is aware of the latest new Bacharach offering. Following new songs for Cilla Black (“Beginnings,” BB & HD’s first show song since “Promises, Promises”) and Aretha Franklin (the slow-burn “Falling Out Of Love” from her brand new CD So Damn Happy), Burt and Dr. Dre have quietly leaked their first collaboration on jazz trumpeter Chris Botti’s new album A Thousand Kisses Deep. Entitled “The Last Three Minutes,” it’s a Miles Davis-style groove, slinking and insinuating over a hip-hop drum machine loop. Different stuff than we’re accustomed to from Bacharach or Dre (here billed as Andre Young, his real name), and rewarding precisely for that reason. The album also offers a cover of “The Look of Love,” for those interested.

The beginning of the Bacharach/Young collaboration should keep us all busy till Here I Am‘s eagerly anticipated release!!