Producer: Burt Bacharach.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Includes liner notes by Joseph A. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Doug Schwartz (Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, California).
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Audio Remixer: Doug Schwartz.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burt Bacharach collects a dozen mostly instrumental versions of some of the pop composer's best-known works, including "The Look of Love," "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and "I Say a Little Prayer." The lush '60s arrangements make this album a collection of retro mood music of the highest order, but anyone expecting a distillation of The Look of Love box set -- i.e., a collection of the definitive vocal performances of Bacharach's songs -- from this compilation will be disappointed. Still, the album delivers first-rate instrumental pop, reaffirming that Bacharach's music works equally well with or without vocals. ~ Heather Phares