Bacharach, Burt - Make It Easy On Yourself 1962 (Mega Blowout Sale)
Was there a finer, more sophisticated (and successful!) pop composer in the 60s than Burt Bacharach? Maybe Jimmy Web gives him a run for his money, but he wasn't as ubiquitous as Burt was. Or as rhythmically nuts, while selling millions of copies!
This is Burt as a successful composer, but before he reached his pinnacle of his 60s work with Dionne Warwick.
"The advantages of Bacharach's personal supervision was evidenced by such memorable hits as Jerry Butler's 'Make It Easy On Yourself' which reached number 20 on the Billboard Top100, Chuck Jackson's Any Day Now , and the first recording of the beautiful 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself' performed by former Flamingos vocalist Tommy Hunt. 'Love of A Boy' by Timi Yuro, The Shirelles, 'It's Love That Really Counts (In The Long Run)' and 'Forgive Me (For Giving You Such a Bad Time)' by Babs Tino, were other Burt Bacharach - Hal David compositions that charted that year. Beside the hits, our edition also contains a number of Bacharach rarities; the only known recording of Marlene Dietrich performing a Bacharach song, Kleine Treue Nachtigall (Small True Nightingale), soon to be more widely known as Message to Michael ; a French version of Too Late to Worry (Donne-Moi Ma Chance), sung by Sophia Loren, and the Drifters' Mexican Divorce , a classy but obscure flip-side session, where, among the backing singers, Bacharach encountered for the first time a certain Dionne Warrick (Warwick). 1962 found the duo that would revolutionise popular songwriting, establishing their style and getting into their stride. Within months they would commit to working together exclusively."
"There's lots of great tracks on this compilation (71.01mins long) which all come from 1962. This is the year that I think really kicks Burt's career off. There's so many classics on here it's easy to disregard them or not pay them their dues - there's 'Make it easy on yourself' by the ever great Jerry Butler, 'I just don't know what to do...' by one of the greatest soul singers Tommy Hunt and there's 'Another tear falls' by Gene McDaniels to name a few. As well as the great tracks there are some poor one's too (perhaps not my listening bag) by Jane Morgan, Jack Jones and The Russells. The booklet is ok, the type is a little small and the line length too long to read effectively. Sound quality is very good overall. 8/10."