Label: A&M Records - SP 3501 • Format: Vinyl LP, Promo Gatefold • Country: Canada • Genre: Pop • Style: Easy Listening, Vocal
Freefall - Burt Bacharach - Burt Bacharach mark. Quick links. Did Burt do a spot of parachuting Do I Like - Various - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie his younger days perhaps?
I posed this very question on the forum way back in Jan Burt could not recall it so I attempted to hum the first bar or 2 of the melody.
He then recalled it instantly. So there you have it. I wish I had asked him more about what influenced him to write such Freefall - Burt Bacharach - Burt Bacharach piece. Is that birdsong I can hear briefly early on in the piece? And is the final trumpet chord some kind of sustain effect? The only tinge of regret I have is that a piece that can still resonate for me - the listener - after all these years has been all but forgotten by the composer himself.
It was, after all, written hundreds of songs ago. It never charted, was probably never played live, and the sheet music Burt wrote for the piece was probably discarded a long time ago!
I still love it with a passion though! As you might have gathered No, it's not always the obvious Bacharach tunes we love the most and 'Freefall' still makes for fascinating listening even after all these years. However, If there is a Jobim influence it wouldn't have been 'The Waters of March' because that was first recorded a year or so later. If it's true that BB doesn't listen to his old albums then he really ought to and he might just be inspired.
I realised this some time ago but then forgot all about that fact! But there are probably several! Martyn, Great commentary revealing about this beautiful song! You're right. Best regards, Djalma Jr. Thanks for posting this, blue! It lets me marvel at BB's brilliance anew!
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