B. Scott | New York, NY United States | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had this 1985 album on cassette and had simply played it one time too many. I was so glad to see this out on CD and depsite the price, it is well worth it because every song on here is a winner!!
It opens with "No One In The World," which was released shortly before Anita Baker's version. Dionne's however, held it's own and remains one of the best covers of the song to date. Track # 2 "Without Your Love," has a great feel to it with nice harmony. It's the type of song you like to listen to while driving along the Paciffic Coast Highway in a convertible. The third track, one of my favorites, is a duet with Barry Manilow called "Run To Me,", which is simply brilliant in every sense of the word. Dionne's voice is powerful, melodic and blends perfectly with Barry's.
Tune # 4 "Finders of Lost Loves" was used for the televsion show with the same name by Aaron Spelling, and was#6 and #2 on the Billboard Charts for R&B and Pop respectively. This duet between Dionne and newcomer (at the time) Glen Jones was phenomenal. The song is packed with raw emotion and really good singing, with each singer complementing the other. Track #5 "Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore" is another favorite of mine. Dionne really belts this song out with such vocal dynamics, letting you know in no uncertain terms that you are listening to an accomplished vocalist.
"It's You" is a Stevie Wonder song that has Stevie's trademark of great harmony, wonderful words and terrific arrangement. There's no going wrong with this tune. Track # 7 "It's Love" is another work of art that clearly depicts a woman walking into a room and cathing everyone's eye as she falls in love with that special guy as soon as she sees him; great use of words and imagery. "Bedroom Eyes" gives us chance to slow things down a little, but this Barry Manilow song is no sleeper and allows Dionne to provide us with her sultry melodic tones along with Barry Manilow's timeless orchestration.
Track # 9 "Weakness," is another duet with Stevie Wonder from the motion picture "The Woman in Red," which was a big hit in the 80's. The final song on this album "You Made Me Want To Love Again," is also a favorite of mine. Dionne sings this song like there is no tomorrow. Her impeccable range and her ability to change dynamics mid song is excpetional. There is no better way to close an album but on a high note, and Dionne does not fail in this attempt.
Dionne recorded a lot of great songs with Arista and this album is a oerfect example of ture musicianship. Every Dionne Warwick fan should have this album in their collection. I also recommend the album "Legends which is a 3 cd collection of Dionnes work from the 80's to 90's. So what are you waiting for? Order these CDs without question, you won't regret it!"