Published on May 17th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Dionne Warwick On Her New Album “She’s Back,” Career Goals & What’s Coming Up For Her
Last week, legendary GRAMMY Award winner Dionne Warwick released her first new album in five years, She’s Back. Produced by her son Damon Elliot, She’s Back was released via Elliot’s label Kind Music in conjuction with Entertainment One (also known as “eOne”). The lead-off single is an updated version of Bacharach/David’s “What The World Needs Now,” which Dionne recorded during the 1960s.
In addition to 10 tracks of new songs, as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, She’s Back was packaged with a (remastered) bonus disc of Ms. Warwick’s 1998 album, Dionne Sings Dionne. She’s Back includes duets with Kenny Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?”), and Bone, Thugs & Harmony co-founder Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”). She’s Back is ultimately Ms. Warwick’s 36th full-length studio recording, and her first dedicated R&B/soul album in 50 years.
Also of note is that Ms. Warwick was one of several legends to be chosen to receive one of the Grammy Awards’ highest honors this year: the Lifetime Achievement Award. She joined music greats such as George Clinton, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, and Sam & Dave.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Warwick by phone last month, and highlights from that interview are embedded below from the most recent edition of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast. More on Dionne Warwick can be found online at www.dionnewarwick.us.