- 349 Pages
- Released: May 1, 2003
Description by OLDIES.com:
Comprehensive list of over 600 Bacharach songs as filed with the Library of Congress, "missing" songs which were never commercially released, and even snippets of his work that have been sampled and used in the works of contemporary artists such as Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z. Also includes and exclusive interview with Burt discussing the genesis of 50 years of hit songs for radio, film, and television.
Best known as the composer (with lyricist Hal David) of such 1960s hits as Dionne Warwick s Walk On By, Dusty Springfield s The Look of Love, and the Carpenters' Close to You, Burt Bacharach wrote the music for over 700 published songs, which have been recorded by some 2,000 artists - from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to the Beatles and the Supremes. Song By Song is a witty, cheeky song-by-song journey through Bacharach s vast recorded oeuvre, from Nat King Cole s little-known 1952 version of Once in a Blue Moon to Burt s recent collaborations with Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett and Chicago.