July 20, 2012 – 4:31 am

Vintage seasoned crooner in fine form.

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Salzburg 2011 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Jazzherbst, Grosses Fesspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria; November 5, 2011. Excellent FM stereo.

Although touring in support of her new album at the time, Only Trust Your Heart, Dionne relied heavily on the songs that made her famous - the Bacharach-David compositions. Frankly, that’s what all the fans ever want to hear. She rolls them out one-by-one.

She’s still got a steady alto and enough control to handle difficult melodies and emotions sweetly. On a couple of tracks, she shows her age, all of 70 years. That said, these are live versions done with great respect to the originals. The only exception is a revised version of I Say A Little Prayer. This is the 2006 arrangement that first appeared on My Friends & Me. Burt has nothing to worry about.

This recording was shared by swisstapes at DIME. It was taken from an FM broadcast on OE1 Austria. An excellent recording captured by swisstapes. Thank you for this special moment with a true singing legend.

- The Little Chicken

Technics ST-GT550 > Soundcard Realtek ALC888 HD > Audacity > CD-Wave Tracksplitting > Flac

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Track 01. Walk On By (7.2MB)
Track 02. Anyone Who Had a Heart (6.2MB)
Track 03. You’ll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart (1.3MB)
Track 04. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (3.6MB)
Track 05. Message To Michael (2.4MB)
Track 06. This Girl’s In Love With You (3.4MB)
Track 07. I Say a Little Prayer (11.6MB)
Track 08. Alfie (6.9MB)
Track 09. Heartbreaker (10.6MB)
Track 10. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (4.7MB)
Track 11. Aquarela Do Brasil (8.8MB)
Track 12. Do You You Know the Way To San Jose? (10.2MB)
Track 13. Only Trust Your Heart* (6.9MB)
Track 14. I’ll Never Stop Loving* (8.7MB)
Track 15. I’ll Never Love This Way Again (7.4MB)
Track 16. What The World Needs Now Is Love (9.5MB)
Track 17. That’s What Friends Are For (10.3MB)
TT: 75:03m

* Two songs that can be found in studio versions on her last album, Only Trust Your Heart.

Todd Hunter - keyboards
Rob Shrock - keyboards
Roger Wade - bass
Kathy Rubbico - piano
Renato Brasa - drums

Her latest album is Only Trust Your Heart, released last year. Buy it here.

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  1. 5 Responses to “FINE WINE”

  2. “Ladies and gentlemen… Mr. Burt Bacharach!”

    By Adam on Jul 20, 2012

  3. Thanks. She has always been a favorite. She still sounds great. Have a nice day. Jimg

    By Jimg on Jul 20, 2012

  4. What a grand list of beautiful hits. She solidified them all.

    By Timmy on Jul 20, 2012

  5. What a very quietful music,soul meditation

    By easynow on Jul 21, 2012

  6. you know how when you are a kid and really affected by music, so much in fact it stays with you a lifetime , well there are a couple of songs that I can never delete from my psyche from my childhood .some silly, some not but they have a way of inhabiting your soul..every music lover has them and a lot of these songs are probably guilty pleasures, ones you don`t want anyone to know about.
    I digress,”Anyone who had a heart ” , the original version had a mind blowing low note in it from some instrument that sounded like a lonely foghorn.I fell in love with that note all those years a go.

    By sluggo on Jul 26, 2012

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