Songwriter Hal David died at the end of 2012. He was the man who added the words to the music of his song-writing partner, Burt Bacharach. In the sixties, together they wrote an incredible string of hit songs the majority of which were sung by their muse, Dionne Warwick. “She has a tremendous strong side and a delicacy when singing softly-like miniature ships in bottles,” according to Bacharach. This talent allowed the singer (1940) to become one of the greatest hitmakers of all time: she has sold over 100 million albums. Aretha Franklin is the only female singer who surpasses her in this respect. Even after she broke with David and Bacharach in 1972, Warwick remained a permanent fixture on the charts, due in part to her collaborations with pop greats like Barry Manilow and Barry Gibb. On her latest album Now (2012) she performs new versions of classic Bacharach/David songs, as well as four new numbers.