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This Girl's In Love (A Bacharach & David Songbook)
Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Rumer has a voice tailor-made for pop classics, and she brings her singular talent to bear on a dozen of them on the new THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE (A BACHARACH & DAVID SONGBOOK). Recorded at the renowned Capitol Studios with arranger, composer and orchestrator Rob Shirakbari (longtime musical director for Dionne Warwick as well as Rumer's husband), the collection includes an appearance by Burt Bacharach himself on piano. “In some cases I said, 'Forget all the other versions - what is the song about?,'” notes Rumer, who gives such favorites as “The Look Of Love” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You” a melancholia that gets right to the emotive core of Bacharach's melodies and Hal David's lyrics. THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE also includes straighter interpretations (“Walk On By”) and more obscure gems (“Land of Make Believe”), and every performance adds a new gleam to this timeless music.