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Artist Dionne Warwick Only Trust Your Heart Vocals Product Type

Attributes: Discs:1. Label: Mpca ( MPCA ). Product Type: Compact Disc. Catalog : 25732. UPC: 653738257323. Configuration: D: CD. Like many other veteran pop singers, at a certain point Dionne Warwick stopped following popular musical trends in search of hits and gave up making “regular” albums in favor of specialty or “event” recordings. It might be argued that 2011’s Only Trust Your Heart is her first “regular” album since 1993’s Friends Can Be Lovers, even though she hasn’t been absent from recording studios in between, coming up with a Brazilian album (Aquarela Do Brazil); an album of re-recordings of her old hits (Dionne Sings Dionne); a Christmas album (My Favorite Time of Year); an album of duet re-recordings of her old hits (My Friends & Me), and a gospel album (Why We Sing). Actually, Only Trust Your Heart is, in a sense, another specialty album in that it is devoted to the work of a single songwriter, Sammy Cahn. It is not, however, billed as such, like 1990’s Dionne Warwick Sings Cole Porter. Cahn may be the most underrated lyricist of his time (that time stretching from the 1930s to the 60s), in part because lyricists don’t tend to get as much attention as composers; in part because he wrote more for Hollywood than for Broadway; in part because he worked with many composers, and in part because of his sheer versatility. That versatility is on display on this collection, which largely eschews Cahn’s better-known works. Warwick gives the songs a variety of musical settings, starting with the bossa nova arrangement of the title song and going on to small jazz bands, big string orchestras, solo piano accompaniments, and even a blues reading (“Keep Me in Mind”).