Dionne Warwick

Love Songs [Warner Brothers]

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A fine 12-track compilation of some of Dionne Warwick's best singles from her 1960s Bacharach/David era, LOVE SONGS includes a couple of under-anthologized tracks. For instance, Warwick's first hit, "Don't Make Me Over," was a bit more R&B-oriented than the sophisticated pop with which she would make her name. It's often omitted from Warwick's 1960s anthologies, but it sounds perfectly at home here.

Tracks like "Walk on By" and "Promises, Promises," are both included, as well as a soulful version of Dan Penn's oft-recorded "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." There are more complete Warwick anthologies out there, but LOVE SONGS succeeds admirably in sustaining a mood throughout, and you can't go wrong with the material.

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