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    Just in Time for Christmas

    Burt Bacharach links up with Dr Dre

    Burt Bacharach is working on a new album with hip-hop producer Dr Dre in an unlikely collaboration.

    Dre, best known for his own gangsta rap and for producing Eminem's records, has supplied the beats for three tracks on Bacharach's next album, reports MTV.

    Bacharach, the 76-year-old king of easy listening, said: "It's a challenging, freeing feeling to take an existing format - like these rigid, four-bar loops - and to see what you can write on top of it.

    "It's hard and challenging too, because it does have some restrictions."

    Bacharach, who launched his songwriting career more than 50 years ago, is best known for writing hits for the likes of Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, the Carpenters and Neil Diamond.

    His new project, due out next year, came about when his UK label approached him about doing a "cutting-edge record."

    "I had got together with Dre about a year and a half ago and talked about doing something for the album that we never did," Bacharach said.


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    My Mom loves Burt Bacharach. Think I should get this album for her?