Sunday, January 23, 2011

45. Burt Bacharach - At This Time (2005)

45 years, 45 LPs, 45 days...
At This Time (2005)
At This Time was my favorite album of 2005. In '05 our country was dealing with a horribly corrupt administration that misled us into an illegal and unjust war. With At This Time Bacharach boldly addressed this state of affairs with a brave and original work that also served as a musical reminder of what made him a living legend in the first place.

In an 11/11/05 blog entry I wrote:
"Bacharach's use of horns and strings is so smooth, like mayonnaise on Wonder bread. Only a handful of artists have an original sound that is so unmistakenly theirs, artists like The Beatles, The Ramones, Manilow, and Burt Bacharach. All of the classic sonic elements are on this album, plus a few new ones, such as beats from Dr. Dre which are used on a handful of tracks. Overall, this is a very classy and poignant album from the king of the swingers."
Below: pics of Leo and myself at the pumpkin patch, Fall 2005

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