|Released in November
2005, Burt Bacharach's disc At This Time garnered plenty of
attention, if not praise, from critics who had a hard time believing that
the dean of soft-pop love-song tunesmiths would do an album full of
political-protest lyrics. Many of those lyrics were contributed by none
other than Tonio K., who's credited on the following songs:
The original version of the disc was one of about 50 Sony/BMG titles containing a spyware program that would install itself on any computer used to play the CD. Someone oughta write a protest song about that! Furthermore, Tonio observes, At This Time "actually won a Grammy ... for best instrumental album. Some career I'm having, eh?"