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||Walk On By||Steve Tyrell||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Look of Love||Steve Tyrell||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Guy (feat. Herb Alpert)||Steve Tyrell||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||One Less Bell to Answer||Steve Tyrell||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What the World Needs Now (feat. Burt Bacharach, Martina McBride, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Dionne Warwick)||Steve Tyrell||4:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Reach Out for Me||Steve Tyrell||3:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Say a Little Prayer for You (feat. Patti Austin)||Steve Tyrell||3:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself (feat. Burt Bacharach)||Steve Tyrell||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||There's Always Something There to Remind Me||Steve Tyrell||3:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Don't Make Me Over (feat. Patti Austin)||Steve Tyrell||3:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Close to You||Steve Tyrell||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A House Is Not a Home||Steve Tyrell||3:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Alfie||Steve Tyrell||4:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Raindrops||Steve Tyrell||3:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|BookletDigital Booklet - Back to Bacharach||Steve Tyrell||--||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Nearly every jazz or pop singer who grew up between the '60s and the '80s has a Burt Bacharach songbook in them waiting to get out. If Steve Tyrell's Bacharach album was positively screaming to be released, it's understandable; few artists of his caliber were looking on while Bacharach, Hal David, and others created nearly all of the classics that fill the names Bacharach/David with such panache. (While still a teenager, Tyrell landed a job with Scepter Records, and witnessed much of Bacharach's best work.) The genesis of Tyrell's Back to Bacharach came during 2002, when he and Burt Bacharach himself began recording and planning for it, but the illness of his wife forced a temporary postponement. Two Bacharach tracks were included on his 2003 album, This Guy's in Love, and Tyrell later returned to complete the project, including five tracks with arrangements or piano (or both) by Bacharach. Classy and polished to a degree that Bacharach himself would appreciate, Back to Bacharach works well, the smooth arrangements and occasional synth work providing a fine complement to Tyrell's rough-hewn vocals. Granted, no one's going to confuse him with Dionne Warwick in her prime. He has to strain for some notes, but like his friend and fellow Bacharach associate Herb Alpert, he's able to turn those inconsistencies into strengths in the interpretations of each song. Aside from Bacharach, friends appear on several tracks, including the signature trumpet and hum vocal of Alpert on "This Guy's in Love with You" and Patti Austin as a duet partner on two songs, "I Say a Little Prayer for You" and "Don't Make Me Over." Best of all is "What the World Needs Now Is Love," featuring a parade of vocalists — Dionne Warwick, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Martina McBride — with more combined star power than the performing world has seen since "That's What Friends Are For."
Steve Tyrell All Aces Again!
Burt Bacharach songs have never been sung better than on this album with the ever rising Jazz Songster, Steve Tyrell. I'll just copy Steve's words; he's always stated that he graduated from the University of Bacharach and this album proves it. I particulary love Steve's tenderest portrayal of "A House Is Not A Home." Steve, I'll see you in Jazz Alley in Seattle on Thursday, July 10 and my butterflies are all a-twitter with anticipation. Thank you for another super-hits album!
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Bacharach songs never sounded better than by Steve Tyrell...I've heard these songs sung by many, but this album is the best!
what a voice!
Old standards finally sound new again! With those unique pipes, Steve can make anything sound good. I first heard Steve over a sound system in a liquor store. I overheard the customer in front of me say "it's so relaxing and good for the soul" and I pointed to a bottle and said "what, this?" Ah, I knew she meant that voice! I asked who it was, went home, got on iTunes, and bought my first set of Tyrell tunes. Drive, clean, work, bathe...it's all good if Steve is there with you. You're the best! (So sorry for your loss!)
Born: December 19, 1944 in Palo Pinto County, TX
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s