For five decades Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for her lyrical contributions to some of the most popular songs in the English language, including "Nobody Does It Better", "A Groovy Kind of Love", "Don't Cry Out Loud", and the theme from the movie Arthur, "The Best That You Can Do" (about getting lost between the moon and New York City).
She has collaborated with (and written for) a dizzying number of stars, including Peter Allen, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand.
Her relationship with composer Marvin Hamlisch was the basis of the long-running hit musical They're Playing Our Song, for which she wrote the lyrics. And her work with composer Burt Bacharach, to whom she was also married for 10 years, produced pop standards such as "On My Own" and "That's What Friends Are For" (inspired by her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor), which raised over $2 million for AIDS research.
But while her professional life was filled with success and fascinating people, her personal life was far more difficult and dramatic. In this memoir Carole Bayer Sager tells the surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write.
They're Playing Our Song will fascinate anyone interested in the craft of songwriting and the joy of collaboration, but Carole Bayer Sager's memoir is also a deeply personal account of how love and heartbreak made her the woman - and the writer - she is.
Regular price: £21.29
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £21.29
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Rose Hunter on 04-11-16
"Amazing Work" from a new fan
Where does They're Playing Our Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What did you like best about this story?
The history of her start, body of work, collaboration's , behind the scenes stories. appreciated her candidness.
Which scene was your favorite?
No one in particular, but her life with Burt Bacharach was juicy listening, also heartfelt.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I have alway's been aware of Carole Bayer Sager, but did not realize the body of her work.There are song's of her's that I listen to today by various artist's that I did not realize she wrote.I was sad when the final chapter came to an end.I recommend this book to all women!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Rosalind on 31-10-16
A Very Interesting and Well Told Memoir
At first i was not enthralled by Carole's own voice as she read her own words, however her story was so interesting, from a childhood filled with insecurity through to her adolescents and finally the self discovery of her unique talent.
She is a most gifted woman and has led a very interesting life. i have always loved her beautiful lyrics and overall i highly recommend this work of hers. i didnt want it to end.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful