WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW Big Deal Recording Artists Perform the Songs of Burt Bacharach | EW.com

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What the World Needs NowWhat the world needs now is another pop songwriter of Bacharach's magnitude. For now, we can revisit his songbook. These covers too often trade in...What the World Needs NowWhat the world needs now is another pop songwriter of Bacharach's magnitude. For now, we can revisit his songbook. These covers too often trade in...1998-01-23
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What the World Needs Now

Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Big Deal

What the world needs now is another pop songwriter of Bacharach’s magnitude. For now, we can revisit his songbook. These covers too often trade in garage-minded scrappiness for the smart plushness of the originals and miss the point. Still, rugged charm bubbles up from Shonen Knife’s ”Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and the dream-lounge air of the Wondermints’ ”Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” The real stars are the tunes themselves.