Here I Am (Dionne Warwick album)

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Here I Am
Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released December 21, 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre R&B
Label Scepter
Producer Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Dionne Warwick chronology
The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick
(1965)
Here I Am
(1966)
Dionne Warwick in Paris
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Here I Am, the fifth album by Dionne Warwick, was recorded during the summer and fall of 1965 and released in December 1965 by Scepter Records. The LP was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. This album, as was usually the case until 1968, was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York.

History[edit]

The album's lead single, the title track "Here I Am", was featured in the film "What's New, Pussycat?". Despite this, the single failed to make the Top 40 in the United States. The follow-up, "Looking With My Eyes", was prominently featured on the dance show "Hullabaloo", but did not make the chart either.

The third single from the album, "Are You There With Another Girl?" was released in December, 1965, and became a hit, making the Top 40.

Several early copies of the album had errors in the album cover, listing tracks such as "It's Love That Really Counts" that were not included on the album itself. Other notable songs featured on the album are the bouncy "Window Wishing", the hauntingly beautiful "If I Ever Make You Cry" and "This Little Light" which featured Warwick herself on the piano.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "In Between the Heartaches"   2:50
2. "Here I Am"   2:50
3. "If I Ever Make You Cry"   3:07
4. "Lookin' with My Eyes"   2:55
5. "Once in a Lifetime" (Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse) 2:54
6. "This Little Light" (Traditional) 2:10
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"   2:21
8. "Window Wishing"   2:31
9. "Long Day, Short Night"   2:18
10. "Are You There (With Another Girl)"   2:50
11. "How Can I Hurt You"   2:42
12. "I Love You Porgy" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) 1:45

Charts[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
positions
Billboard Top LPs[2] 45
Billboard Hot R&B LPs[2] 3

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
US
[2]
US
R&B

US
A/C

[2]
1965 "Here I Am" 65 11
"Looking with My Eyes" 64 38
"Are You There (With Another Girl)" 39 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dionne Warwick: Here I Am > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Dionne Warwick". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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