Dionne Warwick

Definitive Collection

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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
1 3:08
2 3:22
3 2:56
4 3:07
5 2:45
6 3:06
7 3:18
8 2:56
9 3:02
10
feat: The Spinners
3:57
11 3:28
12 5:07
13 4:02
14 3:28
15 4:17
16 3:28
17 5:30
18 4:34
19
feat: Kashif
4:23
20 4:14
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