|Studio album by|
|Genre||Pop, Adult Contemporary|
|Dionne Warwick chronology|
|Singles from Dionne|
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
Dionne is a 1979 album by the vocalist Dionne Warwick. It was recorded during the winter of 1978–79, and was released in the spring of 1979. The LP was originally issued as number AB-4230 in the Arista Catalog. The album stands as the biggest selling album of Warwick's career, being certified Platinum in the U.S. for sales in excess of 1 million copies.
The album's lead single was the track "I'll Never Love This Way Again" written by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings, and originally recorded by Cheryl Ladd. It became a major hit, reaching number five in the U.S.
The LP would then yield Warwick's next big hit, "Deja Vu", written by Isaac Hayes and Adrienne Anderson (U.S. #15, AC #1). "After You" was also released as a single and became her third Top 10 single from the album on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.
"Feeling Old Feelings" was an additional single released only in Japan. Her performance of the song earned Warwick the grand prize at the Tokyo Music Festival for song of the year - the equivalent of the Japanese Grammy.
The album was produced by Barry Manilow, who was paired with Warwick by Arista Records founder Clive Davis. "I'll Never Love This Way Again" was certified gold by the RIAA, and both it and "Deja Vu" were Grammy winners in 1980. The album was Warwick's first album to be certified platinum.
|1.||"Who, What, When, Where, Why"||Rupert Holmes||3:15|
|2.||"After You"||Doug Frank, Doug James||4:02|
|3.||"The Letter"||Wayne Carson Thompson||3:11|
|4.||"I'll Never Love This Way Again"||Richard Kerr, Will Jennings||3:33|
|5.||"Déjà Vu"||Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Anderson||4:06|
|6.||"Feeling Old Feelings"||Danny Hice, Chip Hardy||4:03|
|7.||"In Your Eyes"||Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman||3:43|
|8.||"My Everlasting Love"||Rick Sandler, Jeanne FitzSimmons, Con Cowan||4:23|
|9.||"Out of My Hands"||Cissy Houston, Alvin Fields, Frank||3:17|
|10.||"All the Time"||Manilow, Marty Panzer||4:06|
- Dionne Warwick - vocals
- Mitch Holder - guitar
- Will Lee - bass guitar
- Bill Mays - keyboards
- Barry Manilow - piano
- Rick Shlosser - drums
- Alan Estes - percussion
- Sid Sharp - concertmaster
- Artie Butler, Gene Page, Greg Mathieson, Jimmie Haskell - orchestration
- Wynn, Ron. "Dionne > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- Dionne Warwick captures grand prize at the 1980 Tokyo Music Festival, April 3, 1980