Ronan meets a legend

When Ronan Met Burt

Ronan has teamed up with legendary composer Burt Bacharach to record his brand new solo album, ‘When Ronan Met Burt’, set to be released on March 21st.

A long time fan of Burt’s staggering back catalogue, Ronan was thrilled to work with one of his all-time musical heroes on this very special collaboration. The Irish superstar first contacted Burtin 2010; he was ecstatic when the iconic composer and producer agreed for them to work together.

Backed by a full orchestra, the result was a spectacular album recorded by the duo earlt in 2011. All the tracks featured are classics composed by Burt over the course of his impressive fifty year career and include instantly recognisable hits such as ‘Walk On By’, ‘The Look Of Love’, ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’ and ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’. All the tracks were recorded live with a full orchestra, ensuring that the grandeur and stature of these timeless classics was captured and conserved.

“It has been a dream come true to work with Burt on this album,” Ronan says of the collaboration. “I grew up listening to his songs and the tracks we’ve chosen to record for the album are simply some of the greatest pop masterpieces ever written, so it was an honour to sing them alongside the man himself.”

Speaking about the recording session Ronan said,

‘It was one of the hardest sessions I’ve done. It’s hard enough trying to do justice to such legendary tunes but to record them with the man himself was another level of pressure’.

Burt said of the process,

‘To do these songs with a different slant and approach on them made it very interesting for me. And too be able to work with Ronan and expose these songs to maybe a younger audience as well as my fan base. Then to be able to record it in the legendary Capitol recording studio – full orchestra live. Quite a trip we were on Ronan.’

‘When Ronan Met Burt’ is Ronan’s seventh solo album in the UK and is his first solo release in this country since  ‘Winter Songs’.

 

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  3. Message from Israel says:

    ♥WANT TO SEE YOU , BOYZONE, AT ISRAEL ON YOUR TOUR NEXT YEAR 2012 AND NO MATTER WHAT !!♥

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    Ronan, Stephen, Keith, Shane and Mikey-
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  9. Hi guys,
    i’d love to see you in Brazil!Love you all so much!

  10. Hi Ronan, I really love your new album, the songs are great, I love listening to them when writing! You sound so mature!

    Love to see you and the lads in Vienna soon, has been a while since you came for a gig (99 was the last time I saw you live – wow, such a long time, that was even before the break(up))

  11. When are Boyzone touring again? PLEASE?????????? xxxxxxx March 2012

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