Due In-Stores on November 3, Three-CD Box Set Salutes Legendary PopSongwriter With Original Hits Performed byDionne Warwick, Tom Jones, The Carpenters and more
Rhino Records, the world's leading pop culture label, proudlyannounces the November 3 release of the THE LOOK OF LOVE: THE BURTBACHARACH COLLECTION, featuring original artists performing hits by thelegendary popular music composer.
The new box set features 75 tracks on three CDs, including hits recordedfrom 1957 to 1996 by such greats as Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, The 5thDimension, Gene Pitney, Dusty Springfield, and B.J. Thomas. A definitivecareer retrospective of one of pop's most revered craftsmen, THE LOOK OFLOVE: THE BURT BACHARACH COLLECTION will be available at retail stores fora suggested list price of $49.98 as well as through RhinoDirect at1-800-432-0020 or .
Rhino's tribute to the real King of Pop has been a painstaking processmore than five years in the making. "I've tried to be as objective aspossible," says Patrick Milligan, Rhino's Director of A&R. "I tried tolocate the original versions of each song, trying whenever possible tofeature the version that Burt was most associated with in aproducer-and-arranger role, because his compositions are totally unique andthe complexities and subtleties of his arrangements are sublime."
The packaging will feature celebrity tributes, extensive liner notes, andphotos. Spanning all phases of Bacharach's career, THE LOOK OF LOVEincludes his biggest hits and hidden gems. Among the tracks featured are"Magic Moments" (Perry Como), "Please Stay" (The Drifters), "Baby It's You"(The Shirelles), "[The Man Who Shot] Liberty Valance" (Gene Pitney), "AnyDay Now [My Wild Beautiful Bird]" (Chuck Jackson), "Blue On Blue" (BobbyVinton), "Wishin' And Hopin'" (Dusty Springfield), "Walk On By" (DionneWarwick), "What The World Needs Now" (Jackie DeShannon), "What's NewPussycat" (Tom Jones), "I Say A Little Prayer" (Dionne Warwick), "CasinoRoyal" (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass), "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On MyHead" (B.J. Thomas), "[They Long To Be] Close To You" (The Carpenters),"One Less Bell To Answer" (The 5th Dimension), "That's What Friends AreFor" (Dionne Warwick), and "God Give Me Strength" (Burt Bacharach & ElvisCostello).
Bacharach revolutionized the sound of the '60s and continues to be one ofthe world's most popular composers. Along with his various songwritingpartners (Hal David, Carol Bayer-Sager, and most recently Elvis Costello),Bacharach's body of work spans the country, jazz, and pop genres. Inaddition to dozens of Top 10 hits, Bacharach has earned six #1 hits, threeAcademy Awards, and four Grammy Awards. Recently, Bacharach and Costellobegan recording a new album for Mercury Records. The yet-untitled projectwill be in-stores on September 29.