Traincha covers Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello songs

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Traincha covers Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello songs

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:51 am

Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis (called "Traincha" in the rest of the world) has recorded a Burt Bacharach Songbook album with the Metropole Orchestra.

The album features her version of This House Is Empty Now. It's a great version and a great album.

Listen here:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSt ... 2&s=143446
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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:04 am

Thanks ' Punch , the extract you can hear via this -

http://www.freerecordshop.com/pages/pro ... 81&navid=2

- sounds great.

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:35 am

B.B. has this note on the sleeve -

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It’s not often that you hear of an artist doing all of your music in one album. I’ve always approached it with some trepidation and anxiety. This album by Trijntje exceeds my wildest expectations. This all started with a disc & a DVD sent to me by her record company thru my music publisher. I watched the DVD, listened to the disc and I was blown away, my kids were blown away She wanted to come to LA and asked me to play on 2 tracks, my choice. I picked Waiting For Charlie To Come Home (an old hit of Etta James) and This House Is Empty Now, a song written with Elvis Costello for the Painted From Memory album. She was in total agreement. I loved recording with her , she is so damn good and so musical. The album is finished. Pat Williams and Vince Mendoza wrote glorious arrangements, Al Schmitt, one of our greatest engineers in the world, flew out to record and mix it — how great is that? I am very proud of the work, Trijntje should be. She is shining thru. Consider her a national treasure.


Burt Bacharach

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Postby sweetest punch » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:04 am

Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis is working on a second album with Burt Bacharach. It will contain God Give Me Strenght.

http://www.bluenote.nl/page/artiest/3768/

Trijntje Oosterhuis en Burt Bacharach bundelen voor een tweede maal de krachten op het nieuwe album van Trijntje Oosterhuis: Who’ll Speak For Love (Burt Bacharach Songbook II). Het album, dat op 30 november a.s. verschijnt, is Trijntje’s derde Blue Note album. De twee eerdere albums, The Look Of Love (2006) en Strange Fruit (2004) zijn beiden met dubbelplatina bekroond.

The Look Of Love stond acht weken lang op nummer 1 in de albumlijsten. Toen al voelde Trijntje dat ze aan het begin stond van haar vertolking van het legendarische Bacharch repertoire; een tweede album kon dan ook niet uitblijven toen de meester haar een liedje op het lijf schreef. Trijntje zegt hierover: “Hij was enorm trots op ons eerste album en beiden merkten we op dat de magie nog lang niet was uitgewerktâ€
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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:54 am

Thanks Punch - I've just ordered a copy via the Free Shop link used earlier in this thread for the last album. Trijntje version of This House Is Empty Now is vastly superior to Elvis 'n Burts'. When I first played it last year I listened , for the first time in a while , to PFM . It has not aged well. Elvis' vocal is , for the most part, way to high pitched and there is far too much use of keyboards. There are some great tunes on it , waiting to be more ably performed. In getting Trijntje to perform This House.. Burt is , perhaps, admitting this.

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Postby sweetest punch » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:02 pm

This site has the tracklisting: (Painted From Memory is also included!)
http://www.nl.bol.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP. ... 4005651870

1. Any Day Now
2. Love's Still The Answer
3. What The World Needs Now
4. One Less Bell To Answer
5. In Between The Heartaches
6. This Girl's In Love
7. God Give Me Strength
8. Who Will Speak For Love
9. Stronger Than Before
10. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
11. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
12. Don?t Make Me Over
13. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
14. Painted From Memory
15. On My Own
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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:53 pm

sweetest punch wrote:This site has the tracklisting: (Painted From Memory is also included!)
http://www.nl.bol.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP. ... 4005651870

1. Any Day Now
2. Love's Still The Answer
3. What The World Needs Now
4. One Less Bell To Answer
5. In Between The Heartaches
6. This Girl's In Love
7. God Give Me Strength
8. Who Will Speak For Love
9. Stronger Than Before
10. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
11. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
12. Don?t Make Me Over
13. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
14. Painted From Memory
15. On My Own


The above site now has audioclips. GGMS and PFM sound great.

On the next website you can see a late night show where Trijntje Oosterhuis is interviewed. You can see also a short video of Trijntje working with the 80-year old Burt Bacharach. In this interview she tells that the title song is a new song that Burt has written for her (lyrics are by Tim Rice).
The fragment starts at 19:15 minutes into the show.
http://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/terug ... start=true
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:57 pm

http://tinyurl.com/38zunr

The Look Of Love-Burt Bacharach/
Trijntje Oosterhuis ( 2006)

http://tinyurl.com/2nrhv9

Who'll Speak for Love

Trijntje Oosterhuis ( 2007)


Trijntje Oosterhuis has, yet again , totally resuscitated two PFM songs. GGMS is delivered in a very even manner , the vocal having just that right amount of jadedness to make you believe the songs message. Whereas Elvis' original works best , usually live , if you engage with the song from the start , building up to the shrieked 'hurt' , this version has a more subtle approach.

The real highlight is Painted From Memory. Starting with swirling strings, arranged by Vince Mendoza , it eases into a gorgeous harp, played by Joke Schonewille , piece and another world weary vocal. Yet again it totally revives the song. Elvis' version is blighted by a ridiculously high pitched vocal and swamped by a syrupy string arrangement by Johnny Mandel. I've just played it for the first time in a while and it is just awful compared with this. Interestingly, Bill Frisell's Sweetest Punch version ( just Bill on guitar with Cassandra Wilson's vocal) seems , also on a re-listen,like a template for Ms Oosterhuis's recording.

What with Burt's involvement , along with past Costello collaborators The Metropole Orkest ( and being mixed by My Flame Burns Blue's Al Schmitt) this disc has to have had , however indirect, Elvis' involvement. That we are , just like her version ( with similar imput) last year of This House Is Empty Now, getting such radical re-interpretations probably means that he has accepted the deficiencies of the PFM album and is glad to facilitate this, partial, remake.

I see it's recorded at ' MCO , Hilversum' ; somewhere near/ the same as Get Happy!! 's Wisselloord , perhaps?

By the way, the album's final track 'On My Own' really stirred up some ghosts for me. I had no idea Burt wrote ( with Carole Bayer Sager ) this 1980's hit ( by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald). Trijntje's version is , again restrained , not much more than a vocal with guitar ( by Peter Tiehuis) . Listening to it I was , however, just awash with memories of fall down drunk nights in tacky Dublin nightclubs, drinking to forget a job I hated. The song is just about saved this time , serving to re-enforce my present good fortune.

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:02 pm

I can't stop listening to this album. The version of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head is radically different to any other performance I've heard. It's sung in a very low key and very slowly , bringing out a pathos I've never heard in it before.

Here are some links for ordering the albums -


http://tinyurl.com/38zunr

The Look Of Love-Burt Bacharach/
Trijntje Oosterhuis ( 2006)

http://tinyurl.com/2nrhv9

Who'll Speak for Love
Trijntje Oosterhuis ( 2007)

.....and a pic. of Trijntje and B.B. -

http://trijntje.nl/news.php?option=com_ ... &Itemid=32



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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:02 am

I sent my comments to Trijntje's site ; this ,uh, curious response came back -

How wonderfull to have somebody in Dublin listening to my stuff!
And getting drug over good music!
How great is that?
Good luck to you.
Greatings Trijntje


http://trijntje.nl/blog.php?option=com_ ... &Itemid=35

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Postby snapyou » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:34 am

[quote="johnfoyle"]I can't stop listening to this album. The version of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head is radically different to any other performance I've heard. It's sung in a very low key and very slowly , bringing out a pathos I've never heard in it before.

It reminds me a bit of Ron Isley's version on Ron Isley Sings Burt Bacharach: Here I Am

Both are great albums by her:thanks for letting me know !

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Re: Traincha covers Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello songs

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:52 pm

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Re: Traincha covers Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello songs

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:16 pm

Traincha (Trijntje) has a live CD and live DVD out in a few days: It's acoustic, with just voice and guitar. The BB/EC songs that are included here are: Painted From Memory and This House Is Empty Now.

http://www.nl.bol.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP. ... _Section=1

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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:23 pm

johnfoyle wrote:I sent my comments to Trijntje's site ; this ,uh, curious response came back -

How wonderfull to have somebody in Dublin listening to my stuff!
And getting drug over good music!
How great is that?
Good luck to you.
Greatings Trijntje


http://trijntje.nl/blog.php?option=com_ ... &Itemid=35

And getting drug over good music?? She problably means to say: And getting DRUNK LISTENING TO good music.
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:17 pm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Girls-Love ... 294&sr=1-1

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This Girl's in Love
~ Traincha


1 Jun 2009


A U.K. edition of this has appeared, a selection from both of the Dutch albums, including This House Is Empty Now and God Give Me Strength , therefore, sadly, excluding Painted From Memory.

Reviewed here -
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/m/article.php?id=33662

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Postby sweetest punch » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:37 pm

Traincha (or Trijntje Oosterhuis) released a live album, a live DVD and Bluray DVD called "The Best of Burt Bacharach Live". This House Is Empty Now and God Give Me Strenght are included.
http://www.freerecordshop.nl/music/best ... 9960702623
http://www.freerecordshop.nl/music/trij ... 9960702791
http://www.freerecordshop.nl/music/trij ... 9960702692

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Of-Burt-Ba ... 345&sr=1-3
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:18 pm

Thinking about this -


http://www.rte.ie/presspack/2014/10/10/ ... mber-2014/


RTÉ Concert Orchestra New Year’s Eve Gala with Vince Mendoza
Wednesday 31 December, 10pm
National Concert Hall
RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band
Vince Mendoza conductor
Trijntje Oosterhuis vocalist


An annual standout concert, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Gala is by now something of an institution.

This year one multi-Grammy-winner pays tribute to another as Vince Mendoza conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band in a celebration of Burt Bacharach.

Bacharach is a legend of popular music. He and lyricist Hal David created many of the classic songs that provided the soundtrack to our lives over the past 50 years. An extraordinary career has been marked by 48 Top 10 hits, nine number 1 songs, three Academy Awards and seven Grammy Awards (including the 1997 Trustees Award with Hal David).

Composer-arranger-conductor Vince Mendoza is one of the most highly regarded figures on the international music scene today, and has written arrangements for artists including Joni Mitchell (for whom he arranged the the Grammy-winning album Both Sides Now in 2000), Sting, Melody Gardot, Elvis Costello, Björk, John Scofield and Charlie Haden. In 2006 he and top Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis recorded an album of Bacharach covers as a homage. Mendoza did the orchestral arrangements and Bacharach himself played piano for two of the tracks. The album, The Look of Love, was certified platinum on the day of release.

Tonight Vince Mendoza and Trijntje Oosterhuis join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band to bring the album to life with timeless songs like The Look of Love, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Walk On By, Close to You and Anyone Who Had a Heart.

A classy way to see in the New Year.

Ticket price includes complimentary glass of bubbly.

Tickets go on sale Friday 24 October – limited to 4 per person.

Tickets: €34.50‒€69.50 (conc. €31.50‒€62.50)
Booking: 01 417 0000, nch.ie or rte.ie/co
No booking fees apply. 10% discount for groups of 10 or more.

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:07 am

At a New Year's eve show here in Dublin I was lucky enough to see Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis with a orchestra doing Burt Bacharach songs. The conductor was Vince Mendoza, Elvis's arranger for his shows and recording's with the Metropole Orkest. They did thrilling versions of Painted From Memory & God Give Me Strength. Adding to the glamour and the glitz of the occasion a temporary power failure meant Trijntje had to sing part of The Look Of Love without amplification , which she did brilliantly, A great start to the New Year!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ysByGVy6o4

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Postby sweetest punch » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:53 am

Hopefully this will include some EC/BB songs:

https://www.welingelichtekringen.nl/anp ... ch-opnemen

Trijntje gaat nieuw materiaal van Burt Bacharach opnemen

Trijntje Oosterhuis heeft nog steeds contact met componist Burt Bacharach en wil zelfs een nieuwe plaat met hem gaan opnemen. De Nederlandse zangeres maakte al meerdere zeer succesvolle albums met de Amerikaanse muzikant en vergezelde hem ook tijdens een van zijn wereldtournees.

"Hij schrijft nog steeds nieuwe liedjes en heeft mij recentelijk weer wat nummers opgestuurd", vertelde Trijntje in een interview op NPO Radio 5. "Die ben ik aan het beluisteren en wil ik eigenlijk weer gaan opnemen." De zangeres omschrijft de nummers als "heel bijzonder, het is een heel andere stijl dan wat hij vroeger schreef".

Oosterhuis nam vijftien jaar geleden twee albums met werk van Bacharach op nadat hij contact met haar had gelegd omdat hij haar zo goed vond zingen. Sindsdien hebben de twee altijd contact gehouden. "De laatste keer dat ik hem gezien heb was op North Sea Jazz afgelopen zomer, toen hebben we samen opgetreden", vertelde Trijntje op NPO Radio 5.

Kleedkamer

"In de kleedkamer hebben we toen gekletst: zullen we een deel 3 gaan maken? De wens is er. Maar het is even afwachten hoe dat nu met de coronasituatie gaat. Misschien moeten we het op afstand doen, allebei in onze eigen studio." Bacharach geldt als een van de belangrijkste levende Amerikaanse componisten. Hij schrijft al meer dan zeventig jaar liedjes voor alle grote artiesten op aarde: van Dionne Warwick tot Dusty Springfield, van Tom Jones tot de Carpenters. Bacharach heeft kasten vol prijzen voor klassiekers als That's what friends are for, Raindrops keep falling on my head en The Look of Love.
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Google translation:

Trijntje (Traincha) will record new material by Burt Bacharach

Trijntje Oosterhuis is still in contact with composer Burt Bacharach and even wants to record a new record with him. The Dutch singer has already made several very successful albums with the American musician and also accompanied him on one of his world tours.

"He is still writing new songs and recently sent me some songs again," said Trijntje in an interview on NPO Radio 5. "I am listening to them and I actually want to start recording again." The singer describes the songs as "very special, it is a very different style from what he used to write".

Oosterhuis recorded two albums with work by Bacharach fifteen years ago after he made contact with her because he liked her to sing so well. Since then, the two have always kept in touch. "The last time I saw him was at North Sea Jazz last summer, when we performed together," said Trijntje on NPO Radio 5.

Dressing room

"In the dressing room we chatted then: shall we make part 3? The wish is there. But we have to wait and see how the corona situation is going now. Maybe we should do it remotely, both in our own studio." Bacharach is one of the most important living American composers. He has been writing songs for all of the great artists on Earth for over seventy years: from Dionne Warwick to Dusty Springfield, from Tom Jones to the Carpenters. Bacharach has cabinets full of prizes for classics like That's what friends are for, Raindrops keep falling on my head and The Look of Love.
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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:29 am

https://www.festivalinfo.nl/news/49788/ ... -Downtown/

Trijntje Oosterhuis met Metropole Orkest zijn toegevoegd aan het programma van NN North Sea Jazz Downtown toegevoegd. Onder de titel ‘Burt Bacharach Songbook’ brengen Oosterhuis en het orkest onder leiding van Vince Mendoza op vrijdag 9 juli een speciaal programma met nummers van de meestercomponist.


Traincha will play the “Burt Bacharach Songbook” with the Metropole Orkest on Friday July 9 at the North Sea Jazz Downtown. It will also be streamed on line.

She already recorded two Burt Bacharach Songbook albums and is planning a third. The first two included some EC/BB covers.
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Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:12 am

Traicha’s third Burt Bacharach Songbook album contains her cover of ‘I Still Have That Other Girl’:
https://platenzaak.nl/products/trijntje ... cd?lang=en

Trijntje Oosterhuis | Everchanging Times (CD)

Release Datum: 17 September, 2021

Everchanging Times is Trijntje Oosterhuis’ derde album met Burt Bacharach composities. Naast beroemde en tijdloze klassiekers telt het album enkele nieuwe composities van de meester zelf.
Het album is opgenomen met het fantastische Metropole Orkest en is geproduceerd door Vince Mendoza. Het bevat een duet met Gregory Porter.
Everchanging Times wordt uitgebracht op het legendarische Blue Note label op CD en op “Blue Note-blauw” vinyl.

TRACKLIST:
Every Other Hour
You’ll Never Get To Heaven
Let Me Go To Him
Making Love (Duet With Gregory Porter)
Make It Easy On Yourself
Be Aware
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Everchanging Times
Heartlight
A Thousand Things That Were You
I Still Have That Other Girl
Maybe
Always Something There To Remind Me
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Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:45 pm

Available on vinyl: https://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/tr ... Oc5cC1Ucgo

Everchanging Times is Trijntje Oosterhuis' 3rd album of Burt Bacharach compositions. Besides some well-known and timeless classics, the albums also includes some brand new songs from the maestro himself. The album was recorded with the renowned Metropole Orkest and produced by Vince Mendoza, and features a duet with Gregory Porter.

180 gram audiophile vinyl
Gatefold sleeve
Trijntje's brand new and third album of Burt Bacharach compositions, including the single “Making Love” featuring Gregory Porter and “Always Something There To Remind Me” a.o.
Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on “Blue Note” Transparent Blue vinyl
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