Back To Bacharach

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Nearly every jazz or pop singer who grew up between the '60s and the '80s has a Burt Bacharach songbook in them waiting to get out. If Steve Tyrell's Bacharach album was positively screaming to be released, it's understandable; few artists of his caliber were looking on while Bacharach, Hal David, and others created nearly all of the classics that fill the names Bacharach/David with such panache. While still a teenager, Tyrell landed a job with Scepter Records, and witnessed much of Bacharach's best work. The genesis of Tyrell's Back to Bacharach came during 2002, when he and Burt Bacharach himself began recording and planning for it, but the illness of his wife forced a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Nearly every jazz or pop singer who grew up between the '60s and the '80s has a Burt Bacharach songbook in them waiting to get out. If Steve Tyrell's Bacharach album was positively screaming to be released, it's understandable; few artists of his caliber were looking on while Bacharach, Hal David, and others created nearly all of the classics that fill the names Bacharach/David with such panache. While still a teenager, Tyrell landed a job with Scepter Records, and witnessed much of Bacharach's best work. The genesis of Tyrell's Back to Bacharach came during 2002, when he and Burt Bacharach himself began recording and planning for it, but the illness of his wife forced a temporary postponement. Two Bacharach tracks were included on his 2003 album, This Guy's in Love, and Tyrell later returned to complete the project, including five tracks with arrangements or piano or both by Bacharach. Classy and polished to a degree that Bacharach himself would appreciate, Back to Bacharach works well, the smooth arrangements and occasional synth work providing a fine complement to Tyrell's rough-hewn vocals. Granted, no one's going to confuse him with Dionne Warwick in her prime. He has to strain for some notes, but like his friend and fellow Bacharach associate Herb Alpert, he's able to turn those inconsistencies into strengths in the interpretations of each song. Aside from Bacharach, friends appear on several tracks, including the signature trumpet and hum vocal of Alpert on "This Guy's in Love with You" and Patti Austin as a duet partner on two songs, "I Say a Little Prayer for You" and "Don't Make Me Over." Best of all is "What the World Needs Now Is Love," featuring a parade of vocalists -- Dionne Warwick, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Martina McBride -- with more combined star power than the performing world has seen since "That's What Friends Are For."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923507024
  • Catalog Number: 5070
  • Sales rank: 11,394

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Tyrell Primary Artist
Herb Alpert Trumpet, Humming
Patti Austin Background Vocals
Lew Soloff Flugelhorn
Burt Bacharach Piano, Keyboards
Darryl Tookes Vocals, Background Vocals
Abe Appleman Violin
Kenny Ascher Piano
Dave Bargeron Baritone Horn
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Lynne Fiddmont Vocals, Background Vocals
David Finck Bass
Barry Finclair Violin
Matt Fronke Flugelhorn
John Guerin Drums
LaTanya Hall Vocals, Background Vocals
Dorian Holley Background Vocals
Zev Katz Bass
Karl Kawahara Violin
Will Lee Bass
Warren Luening Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bob Mann Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, fender rhodes, Basque String Drum
Guy Moon Organ, Soloist
Allan Schwartzberg Percussion, Drums
Richard Sortomme Violin
Fred White Vocals, Background Vocals
Carol Webb Violin, Soloist, Concert Mistress
Leland Sklar Bass
Roger Shell Cello
Karen Ritscher Viola
Shinwon Kim Violin
Lauren Tyrell Vocals, Background Vocals
Anne Leathers Violin
Vince Lionti Viola
Quinn Johnson Piano
Lyman Medeiros Bass
Jon Allen Keyboards
Jonathan Dinklage Violin
Semyon Fridman Cello
Springhurst Elementary School Harmonaires Vocals
George Swietlicki Lead
Technical Credits
Alan Broadbent String Arrangements
Burt Bacharach Arranger, Composer, Producer
Kenny Ascher String Arrangements
Jon Cobert Engineer
Hal David Composer
Doug Epstein Engineer
Bob Mann Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Dave O'Donnell Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Steve Tyrell Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Lawrence Azerrad Art Direction
Jon Allen Producer, Engineer
Doug Saxx Mastering
Darwin Best Engineer
Darius Fong Digital Editing
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A must have for Bacharach fans

    I so enjoy this CD....the songs are all classic and with Steve Tyrell's arrangements it all sounds new again! I love playing this on my stero and just singing along and enjoying every beat! If you like Bacharach, you'll love this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love This Album

    I recently had the pleasure of seeing Steve Tyrell perform here in Los Angeles. When he launched into the Burt Bacharach song set, I was smitten. That's music of my teenage life and boy it brought back some great memories. I went out and bought two copies of this c.d.--one for me and one for my mom.

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