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Trains And Boats And Planes

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Originally Performed by Burt Bacharach

Bacharach and David wrote the song at a time when they had achieved great popular success, and Bacharach in particular was traveling widely to record and promote his songs. The pair intended the song to be recorded by Gene Pitney, who had had several hits with earlier Bacharach and David songs including "Only Love Can Break a Heart" and "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa". However, Pitney declined to record it, telling Bacharach "it's not one of your better ones". Bacharach then recorded it, in London, with an orchestra, chorus, and uncredited vocals by female session singers The Breakaways. His version was issued on the album Hit Maker!: Burt Bacharach plays the Burt Bacharach Hits in 1965, and as a single. According to writer Serene Dominic, the Breakaways' "dispassionate delivery blends perfectly with Hal David's haunted verses, which give all the responsibility for coming and going to the transportation and not the passengers ... Trains and boats and planes are capable of bringing back someone they took away, if the person they left behind prays hard enough for their return."

    Release Date: 1965


Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & Hal David : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999131123 : 0793598397 : 00313112

Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & Hal David

23 beloved songs by this talented team: Alfie - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Anyone Who Had a Heart - (They Long to Be) Close to You - Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Look of Love - Magic Moments - Make It Easy on Yourself - One Less Bell to Answer - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Trains and Boats and Planes - Walk On By - What the World Needs Now Is Love - more.

Songlist: Walk On By, Alfie, (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, The Look Of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The April Fools, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Don't Make Me Over, A House Is Not A Home, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Magic Moments, Make It Easy On Yourself, Message To Michael, One Less Bell To Answer, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, This Guy's In Love With You, Trains And Boats And Planes, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin', Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)

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Voicing: Solo | 20270b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG

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