On Sept. 29, Friday Music released Burt Bacharach’s 1981 motion picture soundtrack Arthur for the very first time on CD in the U.S. This new version, remastered from the original Warner Music source tapes and featuring brand new liner notes, contains some of Burt’s finest work of the period, including the No. 1 hit “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” performed by Christopher Cross.
Burt’s new CD, Burt Bacharach Live at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is scheduled to be released on Oct. 20. To promote its release, Burt will appear on QVC on Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. (Eastern Time).
On Oct. 22, Burt will perform at the Roundhouse in London as part of the 2008 BBC Electric Proms music festival. For the Roundhouse performance, Burt will be joined by vocalists Adele, Beth Rowley and Jamie Cullum.