‘Presenting Dionne Warwick’ feat. ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ is her debut album, produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and released on February 10, 1963 by Scepter.
Track Listing : 1.This Empty Place (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:55 . 2.Wishin’ And Hopin’ (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:55 . 3.I Cry Alone (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:37 . 4.Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) – 02:40 . 5.Make The Music Play (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:25 . 6.If You See Bill (Luther Dixon) – 02:58 . 7.Don’T Make Me Over (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:46 . 8.It’S Love That Really Counts (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:16 . 9.Unlucky (Lillian Shockley, Bobby Banks) – 02:25 . 10.I Smiled Yesterday (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:44 . 11.Make It Easy On Yourself (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:40 . 12.The Love Of A Boy (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 01:59
Musicians : Dionne Warwick – Vocals
Production : Produced By Burt Bacharach, Hal David . Bob Fisher – Mastering
Package : Richie Unterberger – Liner Notes
Recorded 1962 At Bell Sound Studios, New York City.
Released On February 10, 1963 By Scepter.
It was not only her first hit, but in time it likewise distinguished itself as a signature catalog entry when it crossed over onto both the pop and R&B charts, respectively. Warwick’s inviting voice was at the core of their successful working relationship, coupled with the undeniably unique and expertly crafted material, yielding a host of classics such as “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
he arrangements and song structures are mostly conventional R&B-laced pop (“I Cry Alone”), with only the melodies, some of the lyricsand Warwick taking it out of the realm of the ordinary. Thanks to the stinginess of Scepter Records, the five best tracks of the twelve here were recycled on later albumsand in addition Dionne rerecorded “Make It Easy,” so despite its historical value you probably shouldn’t pay too much for this one. […]
rosavaal @ RateYourMusic
What will the future bring? If we are to believe the experts and we do, Dionne will record hit after hit and become one of the bright stars in show business. It couldn’t happen to a nicer girl… […]