Dionne Warwick

Definitive Collection

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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny

Although the title might be stretching it a bit, Definitive Collection is nevertheless a solid overview of Dionne Warwick's storied career. Its greatest strength is that it encompasses the full breadth of the singer's catalog, assembling material not only from her peak-era Scepter tracks but also from her later hits on Arista. The vintage Burt Bacharach/Hal David-composed smashes have lost none of their lustre in the passing years, and many -- "Walk on By," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Don't Make Me Over" and "Anyone Who Had a Heart" -- are presented here in their definitive readings; Warwick's subsequent recordings can't help but suffer in comparison, although hits like "I'll Never Love This Way Again" and the Barry Gibb duet "Heartbreaker" possess a certain charm.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dionne Warwick 03:08 Amazon
2 Dionne Warwick 03:22 Amazon
3 Dionne Warwick 02:56 Amazon
4 Dionne Warwick 03:07 Amazon
5 Dionne Warwick 02:45 Amazon
6 Dionne Warwick 03:06 Amazon
7 Dionne Warwick 03:18 Amazon
8 Dionne Warwick 02:56 Amazon
9 Dionne Warwick 03:02 Amazon
10 Dionne Warwick feat: The Spinners 03:57 Amazon
11 Dionne Warwick 03:28 Amazon
12 Dionne Warwick 05:07 Amazon
13 Dionne Warwick 04:02 Amazon
14 Dionne Warwick 03:28 Amazon
15 Dionne Warwick 04:17 Amazon
16 Dionne Warwick feat: Luther Vandross 03:28 Amazon
17 Dionne Warwick 05:30 Amazon
18 Dionne Warwick feat: Kenny G / Jeffrey Osborne 04:34 Amazon
19 Dionne Warwick feat: Kashif 04:23 Amazon
20 Dionne Warwick feat: Elton John / Gladys Knight / Stevie Wonder 04:14 Amazon
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