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One of the last of the great Brill Building pop-song craftsmen has passed on. Burt Bacharach, who died on February 8, has often been unjustly dismissed as a facile mass producer of musical confections—and indeed many of his tunes seem like melodic cotton candy, as airy and ephemeral as they are sweetly addictive: for example, More

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