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Only Trust Your Heart [Dionne Warwick]


  • 1. Only Trust Your Heart
    2. You I Love
    3. I'm a Fool to Want You
    4. Wonder Why
    5. If You Can Dream
    6. Second Time Around, The
    7. Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
    8. I'll Never Stop Loving You
    9. Some Other Time
    10. I Fall in Love Too Easily
    11. Keep Me in Mind
    12. And Then You Kissed Me
    13. Pocketful of Miracles
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPCA25732

  • Credits
    ProducerJerome Bunke; Michael Mangini
    EngineerHowie Beno

    Personnel: Raymond Angry (piano); Cindy Blackman (drums).
    Liner Note Authors: Cindy Blackman; Dionne Warwick; Neil Jason.
    Photographer: David Vance.
    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"). She ignores previous interpretations, making each song her own. Cahn may have written "I'm a Fool to Want You" for Frank Sinatra (perhaps with Ava Gardner in mind), but Warwick, with her understated alto, gives it some of her typical sense of empowerment. Bing Crosby may have given "The Second Time Around" a jaunty tone after Cahn wrote it for him, but Warwick calms it down, working only with a piano and strings, reflecting on the theme of aging. If she never really put both feet into any one genre of music, that has turned out to serve her well on a late album like this, on which she demonstrates a mastery of several classic pop styles, just as Cahn was able to switch gears as a lyricist-for-hire throughout his distinguished (if often unheralded) career. ~ William Ruhlmann

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (p.90) - "Warwick delivers the genuine goods....An ever-so-slight fraying has finally appeared at the edges of Warwick's pure, powerful voice, lending it a welcome vulnerability."
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  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: MPCA MPCA25732
  • Distributor: BDG
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • Released: 3/15/2011
  • UPC: 653738257323
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