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Old 3rd February 2007
engineer / producer / mixer
Kevin Killen's Avatar

Burt Bacharach is truly one of the great producers and arrangers.

He and Elvis had worked on the songs for over a year before the band was assembled. He had wriiter very detailed charts for all the players and routined them in the studio to the exact detail, nothing was overlooked, although he also encouraged their input. As takes were recorded he distilled the arrangemnet ever more. He provided an wonderful backdrop for Elvis to get his lead vocal on the backing track.

During overdubs he would do the same thing, always distilling his wonderful arrangements to their essence.When you though it was not ossible to improve on it he would, right through the mix process.

I learnt to listen in a different way and embrace a more spare production style