Dionne Warwick

Hidden Gems: The Best of Dionne Warwick, Vol. 2

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Hidden Gems: The Best of Dionne Warwick, Vol. 2 Review

by Alex Henderson

Turning the spotlight on various rarities, B-sides, and album cuts, Hidden Gems reminds us that some of Dionne Warwick's best work with the prolific Burt Bacharach/Hal David team received little or no radio airplay. In retrospect, it's hard to believe that Warwick's versions of "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "The Look of Love" (also recorded by Isaac Hayes, Anita Baker, and countless others), and "Make It Easy on Yourself" (a smash for Jerry Butler) weren't major hits. They certainly deserved to be, as did the hauntingly pretty "Any Old Time of the Day" ("Walk on By"'s B-side) and "They Long to Be (Close to You)." For those who might have overlooked this fine material, Hidden Gems is quite a revelation.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dionne Warwick 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
2 Dionne Warwick 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
Dionne Warwick 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
4 Dionne Warwick 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
5 Dionne Warwick 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
6 Dionne Warwick 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
7 Dionne Warwick 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
8 Dionne Warwick 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
9 Dionne Warwick 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
10 Dionne Warwick 03:26 Amazon
11 Dionne Warwick 04:01 SpotifyAmazon
12 Dionne Warwick 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
13 Dionne Warwick 02:10 SpotifyAmazon
14 Dionne Warwick 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
15 Dionne Warwick 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
16 Dionne Warwick 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
17 Dionne Warwick 04:13 SpotifyAmazon
18 Dionne Warwick 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
19 Dionne Warwick 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
20 Dionne Warwick 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
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