Dionne (album)

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Dionne
Dionne Warwick – Dionne (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1979
Recorded1978–79
GenrePop, Adult Contemporary
LabelArista
ProducerBarry Manilow
Dionne Warwick chronology
Love at First Sight
(1977)
Dionne
(1979)
No Night So Long
(1980)
Singles from Dionne
  1. "I'll Never Love This Way Again"
    Released: July 15, 1979
  2. "Deja Vu"
    Released: November 1979
  3. "After You"
    Released: March 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]

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[citation needed], being certified Platinum in the U.S. for sales in excess of 1 million copies.[citation needed]

History[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Who, What, When, Where, Why"Rupert Holmes3:15
2."After You"Doug Frank, Doug James4:02
3."The Letter"Wayne Carson Thompson3:11
4."I'll Never Love This Way Again"Richard Kerr, Will Jennings3:33
5."Déjà Vu"Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Anderson4:06
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Feeling Old Feelings"Danny Hice, Chip Hardy4:03
7."In Your Eyes"Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman3:43
8."My Everlasting Love"Rick Sandler, Jeanne FitzSimmons, Con Cowan4:23
9."Out of My Hands"Cissy Houston, Alvin Fields, Frank3:17
10."All the Time"Manilow, Marty Panzer4:06

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Dionne > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  4. ^ Dionne Warwick captures grand prize at the 1980 Tokyo Music Festival, April 3, 1980

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