Review of Burt Bacharach – Anyone Who Had A Heart: The Best Of (Universal Music Canada)

BacharachOne of the most prolific songwriters of the 20th Century, Burt Bacharach’s stature in pop music cannot be disputed. As seen on this 40-track collection, his songwriting also knows few bounds, having had the likes of Dionne Warwick (Anyone Who Had A Heart), Aretha Franklin (I Say A Little Prayer), Tom Jones (What’s New Pussycat?), Christopher Cross (Arthur’s Theme), Neil Diamond (Heartlight), Elvis Costello (Toledo) and Elvis Presley (Any Day Now) all give voices to his songs. These songs capably show why Bacharach is destined for songwriter immortality alongside the likes of George Gershwin.