How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye

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How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released September 29, 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, Smooth R&B, Adult Contemporary
Label Arista
Producer Luther Vandross
Dionne Warwick chronology
How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
Finder of Lost Loves
(1985)Finder of Lost Loves1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye is an album recorded by Dionne Warwick, her sixth for the Arista label. It was recorded during the spring of 1983 and was released that fall. The LP was originally issued as number AL 8-8104 in the Arista Catalog.

Despite strong reviews, it was a commercial disappointment, stalling at number 57 on Billboard's album chart. Two singles came from the album, 'How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye?' (a duet with album producer Luther Vandross) which hit #4 Adult Contemporary and #27 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Got a Date which hit #45 on Billboard's R & B chart.


The album was produced by R&B singer and songwriter Luther Vandross and included the hit title track, which was a duet with Vandross. The title track was also featured on Vandross' own Busy Body album. The album includes the original version of the song "So Amazing", which Vandross would record later for his Give Me the Reason album. In 2014 a Remastered Expanded Edition was released by Funkytowngrooves.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Got a Date"Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller5:17
2."So Amazing"Vandross3:43
3."I Do It 'Cause I Like It"Vandross, Miller5:00
4."How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (duet with Luther Vandross)Steve Goldman3:27
Side two
5."What Can a Miracle Do"Vandross, Don Grolnick4:39
6."Two Ships Passing in the Night"Dionne Warwick5:11
7."I Can Let Go Now"Michael McDonald2:53
8."Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (featuring The Shirelles)Carole King, Gerry Goffin5:26

Funkytowngrooves 2014 re-issue bonus tracks 09 Got A Date (7 ” Version) 10 Got A Date (Special Remix) 11 Got A Date (Instrumental) 12 Got A Date (Single Version) 13 Two Ships Passing In The Night (Instrumental) (previously unreleased) 14 How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (Instrumental)


  1. ^ Elias, Jason. "Dionne Warwick: How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.

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