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The Complete Warner Bros. Singles CD

Dionne Warwick
The Complete Warner Bros. Singles CD

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 two separate collections of Warwick’s complete Warner Bros. singles and the
unreleased tracks she 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. Paul Howes supplies the liner notes to the two
photo-festooned packages, while Jim Pierson produces these
missing chapters to the Dionne Warwick story!
DIONNE WARWICK: The Complete Warner Bros. Singles
Dionne Warwick’s singles for the Warner Bros. label not only feature a reteaming
with Burt Bacharach and Hal David but also a host of other top-drawer
collaborators, including former Motown kingpins Holland-Dozier-Holland,
Philly soul king Thom Bell, R&B legend Jerry Ragovoy, West Coast pop-rock
pioneer Steve Barri with multiple Grammy-winner Michael Omartian, and ace
Gladys Knight & The Pips producer Joe Porter. Now, for the first-time ever, the
“A” and “B” sides of all 21 of Warwick’s original Warner Brothers stereo single
sides are brought together into an album—including 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.” Although Dionne would leave Warners to
achieve new triumphs with Arista Records in 1978, these long-buried gems—
many of which have never been released on CD—reveal that her soulful pop sound and
vision remained potent and true during the ‘70s.

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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 two separate collections of Warwick’s complete Warner Bros. singles and the
unreleased tracks she 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. Paul Howes supplies the liner notes to the two
photo-festooned packages, while Jim Pierson produces these
missing chapters to the Dionne Warwick story!
DIONNE WARWICK: The Complete Warner Bros. Singles
Dionne Warwick’s singles for the Warner Bros. label not only feature a reteaming
with Burt Bacharach and Hal David but also a host of other top-drawer
collaborators, including former Motown kingpins Holland-Dozier-Holland,
Philly soul king Thom Bell, R&B legend Jerry Ragovoy, West Coast pop-rock
pioneer Steve Barri with multiple Grammy-winner Michael Omartian, and ace
Gladys Knight & The Pips producer Joe Porter. Now, for the first-time ever, the
“A” and “B” sides of all 21 of Warwick’s original Warner Brothers stereo single
sides are brought together into an album—including 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.” Although Dionne would leave Warners to
achieve new triumphs with Arista Records in 1978, these long-buried gems—
many of which have never been released on CD—reveal that her soulful pop sound and
vision remained potent and true during the ‘70s.

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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