Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick album)

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Heartbreaker
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Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released September 28, 1982
Recorded April–May 1982
Middle Ear Studio
(Miami Beach, Florida)
Media Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
Criteria Studios
(Miami, Florida)
Genre Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label Arista
Producer Gibb-Galuten-Richardson
Dionne Warwick chronology
Friends in Love
(1982)Friends in Love1982
Heartbreaker
(1982)
How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
(1983)How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Heartbreaker is a 1982 album by American singer Dionne Warwick, her fourth for the Arista label. It was largely written by the Bee Gees, and produced by Barry Gibb with Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten; Gibb and Galuten also served as musicians on the album.

Heartbreaker sold an estimated three million copies worldwide. In the United States, the album was certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. In the United Kingdom, it reached No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart[2] and was certified Platinum.

The title track, which was the album's lead single, hit the US Pop Top 10 as well as No. 1 Adult Contemporary in the United States, and No. 2 in the UK. The following two singles were "Take the Short Way Home" (US Billboard No. 41, Cash Box No. 32)[3] and "All The Love in the World" (the latter reaching the UK Top 10). In the UK, "Yours" was also released as a single.

Production[edit]

The songs of Heartbreaker, with the exception of the final track, a cover of "Our Day Will Come", were initially recorded by Barry Gibb in February 1982 as a set of demos for the album. (These demo recordings were eventually released in 2006 as the album The Heartbreaker Demos.) Warwick recorded the songs during the spring of 1982, and the album was released that fall.

The LP was originally issued as number AL-9609 in the Arista Catalog.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heartbreaker"   4:16
2. "It Makes No Difference" Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten 4:26
3. "Yours"   4:58
4. "Take the Short Way Home" Barry Gibb, Galuten 3:47
5. "Misunderstood"   4:07
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "All the Love in the World"   3:25
7. "I Can't See Anything (But You)" Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Galuten 3:24
8. "Just One More Night" Barry Gibb, Galuten 3:51
9. "You Are My Love"   3:50
10. "Our Day Will Come" Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson 3:47

Personnel[edit]

The Heartbreaker Demos[edit]

The Heartbreaker Demos
Demo album by Barry Gibb
Released 10 October 2006
Recorded February 1982
Criteria Studios, Miami
Genre Pop
Length 36:48
Producer Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb chronology
The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos
(2006)The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos2006
The Heartbreaker Demos
(2006)

The Heartbreaker Demos is a demo version of the album by Barry Gibb. Originally circulating on tape among collectors and later also on CD the album saw wide release on iTunes in October 2006.[4] The album does not include the non-Gibb composition Our Day Will Come.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heartbreaker"   4:32
2. "It Makes No Difference" Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten 4:26
3. "Yours"   5:01
4. "Take the Short Way Home" Barry Gibb, Galuten 4:07
5. "Misunderstood"   3:56
6. "All the Love in the World"   3:43
7. "I Can't See Anything (But You)"   3:19
8. "Just One More Night" Barry Gibb, Galuten 3:52
9. "You Are My Love"   3:52

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