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Isn't She Great
     

Isn't She Great

by Burt Bacharach
 
The soundtrack for the film biography of Jacqueline Susann (portrayed by Bette Midler), the bestselling sex-and-drugs schlock novelist of the 1960s, reunites three of that period's most successful music makers: composer Burt Bacharach, lyricist Hal David, and their singing muse,

Overview

The soundtrack for the film biography of Jacqueline Susann (portrayed by Bette Midler), the bestselling sex-and-drugs schlock novelist of the 1960s, reunites three of that period's most successful music makers: composer Burt Bacharach, lyricist Hal David, and their singing muse, Dionne Warwick. Though she sings only one song, "On My Way" -- which is offered in two versions -- it's a beaut. It immediately evokes the setting of the film as well as the tasty mellowness that made "Walk on By" and all their other hits so irresistible. Indicative of the many Bacharach instrumentals here is "Love Theme (Falling in Love)," which effectively incorporates a muted trumpet. The song is deft and light, yet infused with a meditative undercurrent that causes his melodies to linger with the listener. Bacharach is a master of urban pop, no doubt about it. "Mass Love" playfully mixes beeping trumpets against strings and an easygoing singing chorus. Vanessa Williams makes the most of the closing tune, "Open Your Heart," another appealing number in Bacharach/David's quintessential and winning easy listening style.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Burt Bacharach wrote the laidback score to this biopic of Valley of the Dolls authored by Jacqueline Susann, starring Bette Midler and Nathan Lane. The album also includes two songs featuring Dionne Warwick and Vanessa Williams on vocals, written with Bacharach's lontime lyricist Hal David.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0028946698129
catalogNumber:
466981

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Performance Credits

Burt Bacharach   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Dionne Warwick   Track Performer
Vanessa Williams   Track Performer
Gary Foster   Alto Flute
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Jim Walker   Flute
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
George Doering   Guitar
Gary Grant   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Jerry MacPherson   Electric Guitar
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Dean Parks   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Rick Riccio   Whistle (Instrument)
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
George Fogie   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Producer
Keith Thomas   Programming
Mark Hammond   Programming
Dennis Sager   Engineer

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