Promises, Promises (Dionne Warwick album)

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Promises, Promises
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Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released November 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Pop, R&B, soul
Length 33:33
Label Scepter
Producer Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Dionne Warwick chronology
Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls
(1968)Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls1968
Promises, Promises
(1968)
Soulful
(1969)Soulful1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Promises, Promises is a 1968 album by Dionne Warwick, and her 11th studio album. Like many of her previous albums, it was produced by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The album includes three songs from the musical Promises, Promises, for which Bacharach and David wrote the music, and which would premiere a month after the album was released: the title song, "Whoever You Are (I Love You)" and "Wanting Things". The album also includes two other Bacharach/David compositions, "This Girl's in Love With You" (which had originally been recorded by Herb Alpert as "This Guy's in Love with You" earlier that year) and "Who Is Gonna Love Me".

The album includes songs from two other musicals of the time: "Where Is Love?" from Oliver!, and "Where Am I Going?" from Sweet Charity.

The title track reached the Top 20 during November 1968. "This Girl's in Love with You," the follow-up single, reached number seven in February 1969.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Promises, Promises"   2:57
2. "This Girl's in Love with You"   4:13
3. "Little Green Apples" Bobby Russell 3:55
4. "Where Is Love?" Lionel Bart 2:48
5. "Who Is Gonna Love Me"   3:11
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Whoever You Are, I Love You"   3:18
7. "Where Am I Going?" Peter Matz, Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields 2:05
8. "Wanting Things"   2:22
9. "Lonely in My Heart" David Williams, Peter Matz 2:56
10. "Yesterday I Heard the Rain" Armando Manzanero, Gene Lees 2:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Dionne Warwick: Promises, Promises > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved November 7, 2012.

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