Surprisingly unsuccessful at the time, the album has thankfully become a monument to the unique soulfulness of one of Britain’s finest-ever voices.
From the Jazz Age through to modern rock, great songwriting partnerships have provided some of popular music’s finest moments. Here are eight of the best…
The 1968 album 'Dusty...Definitely' was the first to be co-produced by the singer herself.
The Godfather of Soul met the coming disco era head-on, with a subtly updated groove and a top 20 R&B hit.
As the former pop idol adjusted his sound to suit more adult tastes, 'Dream Weaver' was one of his singles that missed the US bestsellers.
In July 1970, the seven-year-old Burt Bacharach & Hal David song 'Close To You' gave the siblings their first US No. 1.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.
The LP marked the star's debut at his new home of Decca Records.
Following the phenomenal success their album Close to You, Richard and Karen Carpenter notched another No.2 album with their self-titled album Carpenters.
After initial top ten hits written by Jagger/Richards and by Jackie DeShannon, the teenage pop star's next success came with a John D. Loudermilk song.
A small selection from the stunning archives of a truly great record label.
'Hit Maker! completely missed the US charts, but became a significant success in the UK, where Burt recorded it.
Remembering the vocal stylist and songwriter's second solo sojourn.
With her first two hits already secured, anticipation was high for Springfield's album debut.
The 24-year-old chart-topper Halsey will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction on 13 June.