No Night So Long
|No Night So Long|
|Studio album by Dionne Warwick|
|Released||July 18, 1980|
|Genre||Pop, Adult Contemporary, Light R&B|
|Dionne Warwick chronology|
No Night So Long is a 1980 album by the vocalist Dionne Warwick. It was her second album for the Arista label (originally issued as number AL 9526). The album was recorded during the spring of 1980 and was released that July. It has sold over 500,000 copies in the US alone.
The album has been reissued as an expanded edition by Soul Music Records and Sony Legacy.
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The album's title track, "No Night So Long" was written by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings, the same team that wrote Warwick's 1979 comeback hit "I'll Never Love This Way Again". Isaac Hayes and Adrienne Anderson contributed another song, "We Never Said Goodbye" (the duo had provided Warwick with "Deja Vu" in 1979 from her previous album Dionne).
This album was reissued on CD by Nippon/Phonogram-Arista in Japan in 1986, but only 500 copies were pressed. Until March 2010, no other CDs were produced. In 2005, six of the ten tracks from the original LP were reissued on Warwick's Legends three-CD import set in the UK.
A CD reissue with new liner notes by David Nathan and quotes by Warwick herself was released in March 2010 by soulmusic.com with three bonus tracks: "Dedicate This Heart" from Warwick's 1981 live album Hot! Live and Otherwise (a cut that has been omitted from all CD releases of that album), the Michael Masser-produced "This Time is Ours" (a B-side from the 1981 single, "Some Changes Are For Good"), and "Only Heaven Can Wait" from the same sessions (previously released only on a 2007 soulmusic.com compilation CD titled Dedicated to Soul). This is the first time the track "This Time Is Ours" has been released on CD.
In the 2010 CD liner notes, author David Nathan indicates that there were three additional songs from the No Night So Long sessions that did not make it onto the original album; "This Is What I've Wanted All My Life", "Now That The Feeling's Gone" and "Starting Tomorrow", and could not be licensed for inclusion on the 2010 CD and may one day be released on another CD. In 2014, Funkytowngroves released a Remastered Expanded Edition and this now includes the previously mentioned tracks - two versions (Piano Version /Full Mix) of "This Is What I've Wanted All My Life" plus "Now That The Feeling's Gone" and "Starting Tomorrow".
|1.||"Easy Love"||Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Randy Cate||3:15|
|2.||"No Night So Long"||Richard Kerr, Will Jennings||3:26|
|3.||"It's the Falling in Love"||Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster||3:23|
|4.||"When the World Runs Out of Love"||Chris Christian, Robbie Patton||3:44|
|5.||"We Never Said Goodbye"||Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Anderson||3:41|
|6.||"How You Once Loved Me"||Allee Willis, Bruce Roberts||3:33|
|7.||"Reaching for the Sky"||Peabo Bryson||4:28|
|8.||"Sweetie Pie"||Eric Mercury, William Smith||2:30|
|9.||"Somebody's Angel"||David Lasley, Peter Allen||3:44|
|10.||"We Had This Time"||Melissa Manchester, Larry Weiss||3:44|
- Dionne Warwick — vocals
- Larry Byrom, Steve Buckingham — guitar
- Tom Robb — bass
- Randy McCormick — keyboards
- Isaac Hayes — organ
- Joe Neil — synthesizer
- James Stroud — drums
- Mickey Buckins — percussion
- Jay Scott — alto sax solos
- Tower of Power Horn section — Greg Adams (arranged by), Mic Gillette, Lenny Pickett, Steve Kupka, Emilio Castillo
- Julia Waters, Kim Carnes, Mark Piscitelli, Maxine Waters, Nick Uhrig — background vocals
- Jimmy Getzoff — concertmaster