Album of the Day
Dionne Warwick's THE WINDOWS OF THE WORLD opens a window on one of the all-time great collaborations between a singer and songwriting team. The 1967 Scepter set was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who penned 6 of these selections, including the title number, “(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me” and “I Say a Little Prayer” - a track Bacharach nearly rejected that became a Top 10 hit. Dionne's voice is just as impressive on the stage and film songs that fill out the collection; her version of West Side Story's “Somewhere” is particularly inspired. THE WINDOWS OF THE WORLD is proof that great records emerged from the Summer of Love that weren't psychedelic; we'll give the album another spin to wish Dionne Warwick a happy birthday.