Hot! Live and Otherwise

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Hot! Live and Otherwise
Live album / studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released May 20, 1981
Recorded 1981 at Harrah's Casino, Reno, Nevada
Genre Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label Arista
Producer Steve Buckingham, Michael Masser
Dionne Warwick chronology
No Night So Long
(1980)
Hot! Live and Otherwise
(1981)
Friends in Love
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Hot! Live and Otherwise is a combination live and in-studio album by American singer Dionne Warwick, released in 1981 on Arista Records. The LP was originally issued as number A2L 8605 in the Arista Catalog.

An extended version of this album is available having been issued on CD in 2007.

History[edit]

The live portion of the albums was recorded over several dates at Harrah's Casino in Reno, Nevada in the spring of 1981. The original 2-LP release featured three sides of live recordings, plus a fourth side of studio recordings, including the pop and AC hit "Some Changes Are for Good". Three of those studio recordings were produced by Michael Masser and the other two were produced by Steve Buckingham.

The album was reissued on CD in 2007 with new liner notes from David Nathan, a slightly amended track listing (missing the live track "We Never Said Goodbye" and one of the studio tracks "Dedicate This Heart"), and added two previously unissued studio bonus cuts, "When the Good Times Come Again" and "Right Back." The former song was written by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings – the same writing team that provided Warwick with her gold-selling comeback hit, "I'll Never Love This Way Again" in 1979.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What You Won't Do for Love" / "In the Stone" (medley) Bobby Caldwell, Alphonse Kettner / Maurice White, David Foster, Allee Willis 6:53
2. "Don't Make Me Over"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 3:04
3. "Alfie"   Bacharach, David 3:40
4. "One in a Million You"   Sam Dees 4:30
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Hit Record Medley" ("Walk On By / Anyone Who Had a Heart / You'll Never Get to Heaven / A House Is Not a Home / Message to Michael / Trains and Boats and Planes / The Look of Love / Close to You / Do You Know the Way to San Jose / Valley of the Dolls / There's Always Something There to Remind Me / Make It Easy on Yourself / Promises, Promises / What the World Needs Now / Then Came You") Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / André Previn / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Bacharach, David / Phillip Pugh, Sherman Marshall 20:30
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Déjà Vu"   Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Anderson 4:40
7. "Easy Love"   Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Randy Cate 2:56
8. "No Night So Long"   Richard Kerr, Will Jennings 3:43
9. "We Never Said Goodbye"   Hayes, Anderson 3:44
10. "I'll Never Love This Way Again"   Kerr, Jennings 5:46
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "There's a Long Road Ahead of Us"   Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin 3:48
12. "Dedicate This Heart"   Michael McDonald, Paul Anka 4:04
13. "Some Changes Are for Good"   Masser, Carole Bayer Sager 3:58
14. "Even a Fool Would Let Go"   Kerry Chater, Tom Snow 3:18
15. "Now We're Starting Over Again"   Masser, Goffin 3:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Dionne Warwick - vocals
  • Lee Ritenour, Lee Valentine, Tim May - guitar
  • Lee Sklar, Ralph Rost - bass
  • Joe Kloess, Michael Masser, Stuart Levin - keyboards
  • Randy Goodrum - Fender Rhodes
  • Mel Lee, Rich Shlosser - drums
  • Harold Alexander - percussion
  • Darlene Love, Eunice Peterson - background vocals
  • The John Carlton Orchestra
  • Larry Wilcox - arrangements
  • Gene Page - string arrangements
  • Dick Bogart, Joe Neil, Mike Leitz - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Hot! Live and Otherwise > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.

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