DIONNE WARWICK SONGS THE WARNER BROS. RECORDINGS CD
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9:05AM
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  • Dionne Warwick Signed to Warner Bros. in 1971 and Brought Her Long-Time Songwriting and Production Team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with Her

  • During Her Five Years on the Label, She Also Worked with Such Legends as Ashford & Simpson, Thom Bell, Jerry Ragavoy, and Holland-Dozier-Holland

  • Despite Their High Quality, Dionne’s Warner Bros. Recordings Have Been Largely Neglected

  • This 2-CD Set Offers Both Her Complete Singles for Warner Bros. and a Collection of Sides That Did Not Appear on LP or on Singles

  • Liner Notes by Paul Howes

  • The Missing Chapter in the Dionne Warwick Story 

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    Dionne Warwick: The Warner Bros. Recordings (2-CD Set)

    When Dionne Warwick signed to the Warner Bros. label in 1971 (bringing her legendary songwriting and production team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with her), success seemed preordained for probably the greatest pop-soul singer of all time. However, like so many other ‘60s superstars, Dionne fell prey to the changing tastes of the ‘70s marketplace and exited the label five years later sans her production team or any major chart hits. Subsequent anthologies have, understandably, focused on the Scepter label hits she recorded with Bacharach and David during the ‘60s and the more contemporary smashes she recorded for Arista with during the in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, while roundly ignoring her Warner Bros. sides. Now, with this 2-CD set containing with two separate collections of Warwick’s complete Warner Bros. singles and previously unreleased tracks recorded for the label, Real Gone Music is at last shining a light on a body of work that, despite its lack of commercial prowess, ranks as some of the finest this pop-soul diva’s nonpareil career has to offer. The singles collection includes all 21 of the “A” and “B” stereo single sides that Warwick recorded for Warner Brothers featuring such tracks that hit Billboard's Hot 100, R&B and Easy Listening charts as "Once You Hit The Road" and "If We Only Have Love." The rarities package, meanwhile, presents 19 tracks that never came out on LP or as singles, and present Warwick working with such legendary producers as Ashford & Simpson, Thom Bell, Jerry Ragavoy and Holland-Dozier-Holland. Paul Howes supplies the liner notes to these missing chapters of the Dionne Warwick story!

    Disc 1:

    1.   If We Only Have Love

    2.   Close to You

    3.   I Think You Need Love

    4.   Don’t Let My Teardrops Bother You

    5.   (I’m) Just Being Myself

    6.   You’re Gonna Need Me

    7.   Sure Thing

    8.   Who Knows

    9.   Take It from Me

    10. It’s Magic

    11. Once You Hit the Road

    12. World of My Dreams

    13. His House and Me

    14. Ronnie Lee

    15. I Didn’t Mean to Love You

    16. He’s Not for You

    17. Do You Believe in Love at First Sight

    18. Do I Have to Cry

    19. Keepin’ My Head above Water

    20. Livin’ It Up Is Startin’ to Get Me Down

    21. Don’t Ever Take Your Love Away 

    Disc 2:

    1.  Too Far Out of Reach   

    2.  You Hurt Me So          

    3. Give A Little Laughter  

    4. You Are the Sunlight and I Am the Moon 

    5. The Laughter & the Tears 

    6. We Need To Go Back 

    7. Someone Else Gets The Prize 

    8. And Then You Know What He Did 

    9. Plastic City 

    10. He Walked Right Through the Door

    11. Meant to Be 

    12. One Last Memory 

    13. I Found Someone Else 

    14. Make a Little Love to Me 

    15. Am I Too Late? 

    16. Rest Your Love on Me 

    17. I'll Never Make It Easy 

    18. Keep Me Warm 

    19. Room Enough  

     

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