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Hidden Gems: Best of 2
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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A great companion to the 1st Rhino set
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Warwick is an elegant, wistful singer with a flexible voice and an expansive sensibility. Some of her finest performances are captured on this set. Her original versions of "Close To You" and "Wishin'and Hopin'" are great and stand up next to more famous versions by Dusty Springfield and The Carpenters.Her creamy voice also brings out the romantic essence of familiat pop classics "In The Land of Make Believe", "The Look of Love" and "This Girl's In Love With You".Rarities like "I Smiled Yesterday" and "Unlucky" are just as interesting as her biggest hits managing to be both melodically adventurous and lyrically interesting. "Slaves" is a charged performance and "This Little Light of Mine" is delightful. A few of the songs have a generic girl-group sound--but hey that was the sound of the times.I would purchase her All Time Greatest Hits Colelciton (issued by Rhin oin 1989) because that gives you her best. This is an excellent companion giving a fuller picture of her impressive artistry. File her next to Aretha, Dusty, Janis, Nina, Brenda Lee, Laura, Jackie, Barbra and Joni as an essential '60s female voice."
david lincoln brooks | boerne, tx United States | 10/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dionne was, and always will be, the best interpreter of Bacharach/David 's music. These songs are MUST-HAVES for any Dionne or BB fan. The album is worth getting, if only for the songs "Let Me Be Lonely" and "Who Is Gonna Love Me", which are just brilliant. This album proves that even Burt's "throwaway" or "album filler" songs are brilliant, memorable tour-de-forces in themselves. May I also add that Rhino's album design for this anthology is gorgeous, too. The only time I ever did drag was in Halloween, 1994: and I was Dionne as she appears on this CD cover... Enjoy!"
BRILLIANT WORK BY A BRILLIANT ARTIST!
david lincoln brooks | 09/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whenever Dionne Warwick steps up to a microphone, you can be sure that magic will be made. This collection is a sampling of some of her sixties work that is often overlooked on other compilations, and what a treat! The selections are great, especially "Who's Gonna Love Me?" and "Let Me Go to Him." Ms Warwick's vocals were in great shape, and she covered a wide variety of material, from bouncy tunes like "I Smiled Yesterday" to cool, relaxed tunes like "The Look of Love" to powerful ballads like "Let Me Be Lonely." A great collection. But there is one curious selection for a package called "Hidden Gems": the inclusion of "This Girl's In Love With You." All Warwick fans know that song was a TOP - TEN HIT! I wouldn't exactly call that "hidden," but it's a great song nonetheless."