Make It Easy on Yourself
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||Promises, Promises||Burt Bacharach||2:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'll Never Fall in Love Again||Burt Bacharach||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Knowing When to Leave||Burt Bacharach||2:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Any Day Now||Burt Bacharach||3:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Wanting Things||Burt Bacharach||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Whoever You Are, I Love You||Burt Bacharach||3:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Make It Easy on Yourself||Burt Bacharach||3:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Do You Know the Way to San Jose?||Burt Bacharach||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pacific Coast Highway||Burt Bacharach||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||She's Gone Away||Burt Bacharach||3:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||This Guy's in Love With You||Burt Bacharach||4:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Make It Easy on Yourself is a puzzling record. Some tracks are instrumental, some feature session vocalists, and Bacharach himself sings only one track. Still, the album is a lesson in great songwriting. Bacharach's charm is his skill in dealing with abstracts. Songs that aren't immediately pleasing to the ear grow on the listener. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" are great songs that solidify Bacharach as a master of quirk.
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Alan Singley gave me this record as a wedding present, and from the first note, I always have to keep listening. The opening riff on "Promises, Promises" is worth the price of admission alone. Put this on as a prelude to an upbeat, sophisticated dinner party, or you know, if you are just at home alone and wanna rock, in a brass-orchestra kinda way.
Born: May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, MO
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s