Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits

The Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits

by Dionne Warwick
     
 
Rhino's The Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits is the best Warwick collection on the market, culling 24 tracks from her '60s prime. Although it doesn't cover her entire career, it does feature nearly all of her very best material, and it's all in the style that made her famous; top to bottom, it's a stronger, more

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Rhino's The Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits is the best Warwick collection on the market, culling 24 tracks from her '60s prime. Although it doesn't cover her entire career, it does feature nearly all of her very best material, and it's all in the style that made her famous; top to bottom, it's a stronger, more consistent listen than anything else out there. This was the period when she established herself as the premier interpreter of Burt Bacharach's music, and pulled off the neat trick of appealing to both R&B and easy listening audiences. Warwick was soulful without necessarily singing soul music per se; her smooth, light delivery and polished technique meshed very well with the sophisticated pop of the Bacharach/Hal David team, who co-composed all but one of the songs included here. No other singer navigated Bacharach's deceptively tricky compositions with such effortless grace; the ease she projects on the rhythmically complex "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Promises, Promises" is startling. It's no wonder her versions of Bacharach's songs often became the definitive ones. This compilation doesn't cover Warwick's later hits, like the Spinners' duet "Then Came You," "That's What Friends Are For," or her late-'70s/early-'80s adult contemporary fare; for those, look to Arista's The Definitive Collection, which touches on every phase of her career, or the more specific Greatest Hits (1979-1990). But for a sparkling demonstration of everything that made Warwick great, there's no better buy than The Dionne Warwick Collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1989
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227110024
catalogNumber:
71100
Rank:
58020

Tracks

  1. Don't Make Me Over
  2. This Empty Place
  3. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  4. Walk on By
  5. You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
  6. A House Is Not a Home
  7. Reach out for Me
  8. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
  9. Looking with My Eyes
  10. Are You There (With Another Girl)
  11. Message to Michael
  12. Trains and Boats and Planes
  13. I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
  14. Another Night
  15. Alfie
  16. The Windows of the World
  17. I Say a Little Prayer
  18. Theme from Valley of the Dolls
  19. Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
  20. (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
  21. Promises, Promises
  22. The April Fools
  23. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  24. The Green Grass Starts to Grow

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