Album of the Day
Make Way for Dionne Warwick
The three confident poses on the cover of MAKE WAY FOR DIONNE WARWICK show a performer ready for stardom, and this set put Dionne on the pop album chart for the first time. The 1964 Scepter collection (her third) was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the legendary team supply all but three of the dozen songs here. “You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart),” “Reach Out for Me” and the iconic “Walk On By” were all successful singles for Warwick, and if her versions of “Wishin' and Hopin'” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You” are less famous than those by Dusty Springfield and The Carpenters, they're still beautifully sung and arranged. Any fan of female '60s pop records needs to MAKE WAY FOR DIONNE WARWICK.