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Dionne Sings Dionne
Dionne Warwick
Dionne Sings Dionne
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

The legendary diva's return to recording after a four-year break is an opportunity for young music buyers to rediscover some of Warwick's classic hits in totally different musical settings and for faithful fans to enjoy th...  more »


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All Artists: Dionne Warwick
Title: Dionne Sings Dionne
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Platinum Ent.
Release Date: 10/6/1998
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Soul, Oldies & Retro, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751416143125

The legendary diva's return to recording after a four-year break is an opportunity for young music buyers to rediscover some of Warwick's classic hits in totally different musical settings and for faithful fans to enjoy the warmth of Warwick's vocals on some strong new material. While Burt Bacharach and Hal David songs like "Walk On By" and "I Say a Little Prayer" don't have the punch of the original '60s versions, Warwick's zesty take on "Always Something There to Remind Me" is worth the price of the whole album. With South African singer-guitarist Jonathan Butler as a guest, the much-recorded tune becomes a festive celebration. Equally upbeat is a salsa version of "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" complete with Latin-music giants Celia Cruz and Pete Escovedo. An R&B-slanted take on "Reach Out for Me," another of Warwick's '60s classics, features the Emotions and El DeBarge. Warwick aficionados will love glorious new ballads like "High upon This Love" and "Love Begins with You." A diverse album that marks a delightful return for the pop and soul songstress. --David Nathan

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having never owned a Dionne Warwick album and only listened to a few of her hits I discovered this album while cruising my Big Lots store. Hours later I popped the album into my cd player and boy was i shocked at how much Dionne has changed and her style is very unique unlike many artists. Here's my review of Dionne Sings Dionne,
1. Walk On By,
This version sounds exactly to a T like Melissa Manchester's version that she recorded on her 1989 album Tribute but in my mind love the 90's version of it and Dionne does an nice job,
2. Love Begins With You,
Wonderful new ballad that Dionne wrote herself that is very very nicely sung,
3. Reach Out For Me ,
Featuring El Debarge De Barge and The Emotions. Dionne's version of this song is nicely written and has good lyrics but the one thing that bothers me is that this version sounds too darn much like El Debarge's 80's hit The Rhythm of The Night but who can argue,
4. High Upon This Love,
This fantastic ballad also serves as the love theme from CBS's The Bold and The Beautiful and who better than Dionne to sing a soap opera love theme. Even though i'm not a Soap Opera fanatic this song appeals to me much,
5. I say a little Prayer,
Dionne turns this Hal David classic into r&b flavor by giving it her all another hit from her that you will actually hear the real Dionne,
6. Always something there to remind me,
A duet with African jazz artist Jonathan Butler. Dionne takes on this classic and complete with a Keb'Mo like sound and Jonathan's African lilt makes this song click. Little did I know that this song was an 80's hit made me surprised.,
7. If I Want To,
A song about not giving up and having your faith in you when can't try. Dionne sings with passion in every word and that is why it's one of my favorite songs,
8. Aquarela Do Brazil,
Sung In Portuguese and English Dionne performs this Brazillian Anthem with soothing vocals and unique beats. I myself do not know Portuguese but I still like this track,
9. I promise you,
This new ballad written exclusively for the cd is so nicely done by Dionne and she and the DWB are so talented,
10. Be my neighbor,
This wonderful ballad marks the Debut of singer Tyrese and he and Dionne make a good pair singing together,
11. All Kinds of people,
Dionne sings this song with goodness about caring about other people. However the only thing about this song is the Reach Out bridge at the end gives me a headache,
12. What the world needs now,
WEAK WEAK WEAK Dionne does an horrible version of this song with a ton of rappers and to me they are the stars of this version not Dionne. This track I skip and am not pleased with,
13. Do You know the way to San Jose,
Featuring the late Celia Cruz Dionne turns this classic into a fun salsa beat. I don't know why I love this song so much but it ranks as my favorite Dionne song And Celia's vocals are a laugh. The main reason to buy this album. AZUCAR,
14. Humbly I Pray,
Power gospel a first gospel hit for Dionne,
Dionne followed this with Dionne Sings Dionne II that is released only in Japanese Markets and Asian countries. It's really a shame that Dionne hasn't had a new cd since. But until listen with your heart"
Unbelievably BAD
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 02/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"There has never EVER been a song remake superior to its original Top 40 hit. This axiom applies to the rehashed DIONNE SINGS DIONNE album. Where once Warwick's lightly delicate voice easily scaled the musical heights Burt Bacharach set for her, she now labors in a husky wheeze to just reach the notes. Her musical range has dropped at least half an octave or more, and she's become shaky. It's sad to hear a formerly great voice go to seed.

Stick to Dionne's mid Sixties SCEPTER recordings. You cannot go wrong with the originals.

(Thanks to M. Messina for help with this review)"