Go Ask Shakespeare

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  • Burt Bacharach's At This Time album found him linking up with singer-songwriter Tonio K and Hip-Hop producer Dr. Dre, the man behind many of Eminem and 50 Cent's beats. This song, for instance, found Dre supplying the drum and bass loops. Tonio K recalled to us in a 2013 interview: "He contributed the loops prior to there being any music in existence. And then Burt took those loops and lived with them and worked with them and wrote with them, and a few weeks later came back with these tracks. Very unusually formatted and arranged stuff, but very cool."
  • The song features vocals by Rufus Wainwright. The pair performed the song along with "Kentucky Bluebird" on an episode of Later...with Jools Holland.
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