Back To Bacharach
Steve Tyrell's "Back To Bacharach" makes the case for adding Burt Bacharach to the roster of all-time great creators of the previous generation of American Songbook immortals - Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, and Ellington. And it does so with supreme style, taste, and expertise.
Steve has a personal stake in these classic songs. As a young man breaking into the record business in the 1960s, he became head of A&R and Promotion at Scepter Records, the history-making independent label that released the famous hits written by Bacharach and his lyricist partner Hal David, and recorded by the great Dionne Warwick. Tyrell was present at the creation of standards like "Walk On By," "Alfie," "I Say A Little Prayer," and many others. Moreover, he produced B.J. Thomas' Oscar-winning recording of Bacharach-David's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head."
One can only categorize Tyrell's performances on "Back To Bacharach" as definitive. His supporting cast includes the top session players on two coasts, as well as guest collaborators Herb Alpert, Patti Austin, Dionne Warwick, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, and Martina McBride. Steve's own singular vocal style, drenched in the Texas tones of his sophisticated R&B approach, is perfectly suited to these great hits. He sings the songs exactly the way everyone wants to hear them. To top it all of, Maestro Bacharach himself appears on three tracks as a performer and two as co-producer.
1. Walk On By
2. The Look Of Love
3. This Guy's In Love (featuring HERB ALPERT)
4. What The World Needs Now (featuring ROD STEWART, JAMES TAYLOR, MARTINA MC BRIDE, DIONNE WARWICK, and BURT BACHARACH)
5. Reach Out For Me
6. One Less Bell To Answer
7. I Say A Little Prayer (with PATTI AUSTIN)
8. I Just Don't know What To Do With Myself (featuring BURT BACHARACH)
9. Always Something There To Remind Me
10. Don't Make Me Over (featuring PATTI AUSTIN)
11. Close To You
12. A House Is Not A Home
14. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head