P483 Teletext 483 Oct30 21:01:11  . .   .  ——————————————————————————  ELVIS AND BURT BACHARACH  .  . Any artist entering the studio with Burt Bacharach would feel daunted. Was it a master and pupil relationship for Elvis Costello? Elvis explains: "I prefer master and young master! I learned a lot but in any collaboration both people must have something to contribute. We had mutual respect. "It wasn't a case of me writing the words and Burt writing the melodies. The tunes, apart from one, have equal input from both of us." ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— 'Zine Life 142 Voidiness 482 ELVIS AND BURT LIVE! p484 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct30 21:03:10  . .   .  ——————————————————————————  ELVIS AND BURT BACHARACH  .  . "I wouldn't have ruled out working with Burt in the punk days," says Elvis. "In '78 I became a bit bored with music and I started listening to Burt's tunes and they gave me a lot of inspiration. "Although in '77 our US label asked us to put strings on Alison to make it a hit, we put the cheesiest synth strings on and it bombed, so we told them we'd never put strings on our songs again. "But there's a difference between using synth-strings and working with Burt!" ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— 'Zine Life 142 Voidiness 482 REALLY COSMIC NEWS p481 Reviews Charts News Full guide
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P483 Teletext 483 Oct30 21:01:00  . .   .  ——————————————————————————  ELVIS AND BURT!  .  . Hailed as the marriage of uneasy-meets- easy listening, purists baulked at the news that abrasive former punk Elvis Costello was teaming up with '60s king of cool, Burt Bacharach. But the resulting album, Painted From Memory, is a perfect synthesis of Burt-smooth and Elvis-counter-pop. With a recent triumphant performance at London's Royal Festival Hall, we spoke to Elvis and Burt about putting the schwing back into swing. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Your Voidy rants 482 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct30 21:00:00  . .   .  ——————————————————————————  ELVIS AND BURT BACHARACH  .  . "I wasn't in to Elvis' punky material," says Burt Bacharach, "but the Almost Blue country album, his jazz stuff and the Brodsky Quartet album were incredibly brave and innovative. "I'm stunned that the record company even agreed to release the Brodsky album. It had no backbeat at all! "When Elvis was a punk I was into black urban music — Philadelphia and Memphis soul. Rock 'n' roll? Bill Haley? It meant nothing to me!" ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— 'Zine Life 142 Voidiness 482 REALLY COSMIC NEWS p481 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct30 21:00:12  . .   .  ——————————————————————————  ELVIS AND BURT BACHARACH  .  . "I think a record is made up of peaks and valleys," says king of '60s swing Burt Bacharach. "I like conversational, intimate records that are low-key. "A lot of singers today have a one- dimensional power and fury about them that eventually burns out. But Elvis's voice is powerful and soft too." "Yeah, I learned a lot about using silence in a record with Burt," says Elvis. "In a rock band you tend to fill any void, but Burt doesn't do that." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— 'Zine Life 142 Voidiness 482 REALLY COSMIC NEWS p481 Reviews Charts News Full guide