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Back to Bacharach


Download links and information about Back to Bacharach by Steve Tyrell. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 53:49 minutes.

Artist: Steve Tyrell
Release date: 2008
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 14
Duration: 53:49
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No. Title Length
1. Walk On By 3:28
2. The Look of Love 4:57
3. This Guy (feat. Herb Alpert) 3:42
4. One Less Bell to Answer 3:17
5. What the World Needs Now (feat. Burt Bacharach, Martina McBride, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Dionne Warwick) 4:50
6. Reach Out for Me 3:45
7. I Say a Little Prayer for You (feat. Patti Austin) 3:24
8. I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself (feat. Burt Bacharach) 3:16
9. There's Always Something There to Remind Me 3:43
10. Don't Make Me Over (feat. Patti Austin) 3:19
11. Close to You 3:42
12. A House Is Not a Home 3:53
13. Alfie 4:43
14. Raindrops 3:50



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."