4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2013
I grew up listening to the likes of Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach's beautiful melodic music, so this is a lovely compilation of greatest hits for both. Dionne has a beautiful haunting voice and is certainly one of a kind. I would definitely recommend this album to anyone who enjoys Bacharach's music.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2012
It arrived on time and without any damage to the CD and the packaging. The tracks on it are great, everyone who loves the warm and melodic voice of Dionne Warwich singing the many love songs from the greatest song writers of all times Burt Bacharach/Hal David and the Gibbs brothers, is a must to have CD.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2013
I have always loved her when I heard her songs on the radio etc, so decided to buy a one off," Best Of" type of collection, and was delighted with this one, all her hits are there, you wont be disappointed!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2010
Go on treat yourself to a good cd album too chill out with, Dionne Warwick is one classy singer that should please your listning pleasure here, all her major tracks are here plus duets
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2011
This budget greatest hits compilation is probably all most people will want, or can stand, of Dionne Warwick! There are many Dionne compilations, but not many include her lovely song "Deja Vu", and this one does!
Her best songs are all here, "Walk on by", "Do you know the way to San Jose", "Deja Vu", "Heartbreaker" and "All the love in the world"; yet this album shares a common problem with all the other Dionne compilations: it sounds like her songs are surrounded by covers of other people's hits! Here we have Dionne's versions of "Say a little prayer" which we know by Aretha Franklin; "Close to you" by The Carpenters; "I'll never fall in love again" by Bobbie Gentry; "Anyone who had a heart" by our own Cilla; and songs by Dusty Springfield and others too!
In fact in many cases it was Dionne, and not the other artists, who originally sang the songs. And yet its not her versions that we remember! The question begs why and how did this happen? Dionne herself is on record of being furious about this, especially regarding Cilla Black. To get back at Cilla, she even covered Cilla's "Alfie" ... but again it is Cilla's version we remember, not Dionne's. For me, the fact is that the other artists listed have more distinctive and/or powerful voices than Dionne's.
So, back to this collection. It is named "The Love Collection" but all of Dionne's songs are love songs. The cover is a tired photo which has been used so many times before (and since) with sugary pink branches and hearts superimposed over the top. It misses out on her US No.1 single with the Detroit Spinners but its not a familiar song to the UK public and even Dionne herself made a face when she first heard it, and also misses out her minor hit "Trains and Boats and Planes".
Unfortunately there isn't one of the many Dionne compilations which include these two songs and the superior "Deja Vu". Considering Dionne has been making hits since the early 60s this is perhaps a surprise, leaving us to assume its a marketing ploy so you are tempted to buy not one, but at least two, compilations! No thanks Mister! In my opinion, if you are going to buy one compilation by Dionne Warwick to complete your collection of soul divas (as I wanted to do) on balance this is the one to go for in terms of value and music quality.