To Hal and Bacharach

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To Hal and Bacharach
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Studio album by
Released20 April 1998
Genre Easy listening
Label Warner/WEA
Producer Kurt Luthy, Christa Mitchell, Melissa Whebell

To Hal and Bacharach is a 1998 tribute album featuring songs written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach covered by Australian artists. The idea, developed by Kurt Luthy, Christa Mitchell and Melissa Whebell, was to have a number of Australian performers cover various David/Bacharach tunes, among them: Regurgitator, Rebecca's Empire, the Whitlams, Tex Perkins, the Avalanches, Dave Graney and Frank Bennett [1]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1998 the soundtrack was nominated for Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album. [2]

Bacharach has had his songs recorded by many artists. The track listing [3] gives the original artist as well as the covering artist. It also includes timings [4]

Track listing

TrackTitleCovering ArtistFirst Recorded byTrack Length
1 Always Something There to Remind Me Rebecca's Empire Lou Johnson 4:28
2 Walk On By The Mavis's Dionne Warwick 3:15
3 This Girl's in Love with You Leonardo's Bride Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 4:48
4Trains and Boats and Planes The Dumb Earth Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas 3:23
5 The Look of Love Lisa Miller & Tex Perkins Dusty Springfield 4:22
6 Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head Cordrazine B.J. Thomas 3:42
7 What's New Pussycat Frank Bennett Tom Jones 2:11
8 I'll Never Fall in Love Again The Whitlams Jerry Orbach 3:38
9 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Regurgitator Gene Pitney 2:18
10 Do You Know the Way to San Jose The Avalanches Dionne Warwick 5:00
11 Anyone Who Had a Heart Kim Salmon and The Surrealists Dionne Warwick 2:58
12 Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa Chris Wilson Gene Pitney 4:43
13Wives and Lovers Kiley Gaffney Jack Jones 2:56
14 I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself The Earthmen Tommy Hunt 4:47
15 Make It Easy on Yourself The Blackeyed Susans Jerry Butler 4:39
16 (They Long to Be) Close to You Billy Baxter Richard Chamberlain 4:22
17 You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) Kiva Dionne Warwick 3:42
18 What the World Needs Now (Is Love) Dave Graney and Clare Moore vs Dirty Three Jackie DeShannon 4:24

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  1. artist credits from discography Archived 2006-12-06 at the Wayback Machine of Frank Bennett
  2. ARIA Award previous winners. "History Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  3. Track and original/cover artist info from SecondHandSongs
  4. timings from