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Here Where There Is Love: Edsel Repackages Sixteen Dionne Warwick Albums In Four Sets

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Presenting Dionne EdselFollowing last year’s series of 23 expanded reissues of Dionne Warwick’s Scepter and Warner Bros. catalogue from WEA Japan, the U.K.’s Edsel label is revisiting 16 of those very albums on four new, multi-CD sets.  Each one of Edsel’s sets will contain four original stereo albums in chronological sequence, with two of the new titles adding singles and retaining bonus tracks originally introduced on Rhino Handmade’s expanded reissues.  The titles, due in stores on January 13, are as follows:

  1. Presenting Dionne Warwick (1963) / Anyone Who Had a Heart (1964) / Make Way for Dionne Warwick (1964) / The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick (1965) (2 CDs)
  2. Here I Am (1965) / Dionne Warwick in Paris (1966) / Here Where There is Love (1966) / On Stage and in the Movies (1967) (2 CDs)
  3. The Windows of the World (1967) / In the Valley of the Dolls (1968) / Promises, Promises (1968) / Soulful (1969) (Includes bonus tracks, 3 CDs)
  4. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (1970) / Very Dionne (1970, with bonus tracks) / Dionne (1972) / Just Being Myself (1973) (Includes bonus tracks, 2 CDs)

Edsel’s series does not include 1967’s The Magic of Believing, 1969’s Dionne Warwick’s Greatest Motion Picture Hits, the Scepter anthologies The Dionne Warwicke Story: A Decade of Gold (1971) and From Within (1972), or any of Warwick’s Warner Bros. albums post-Just Being Myself.  [Motion Picture Hits, The Dionne Warwicke Story and From Within all made their CD debuts in Japan and still await U.S. or U.K. reissue.]  What will you find on these new editions?  The full contents of Rhino Handmade’s 2003 reissue of Soulful are replicated, while other bonus material has been drawn from non-LP singles and Handmade’s expanded editions of The Windows of the World/In the Valley of the Dolls, Promises, Promises/I’ll Never Fall in Love Again and Very Dionne.  In addition, two tracks appear to make their CD debuts outside of Japan, “Amanda” and “He’s Moving On” from the film The Love Machine.  It’s unclear as of this writing whether these will be presented in mono or stereo; the mono single versions were included on the 2013 Japanese remaster of The Dionne Warwicke Story: A Decade of Gold but the stereo versions have never appeared on CD anywhere.

Dionne in Paris EdselThese new reissues also eliminate the duplicated songs heard on Warwick’s second and third albums.  In addition, the new Very Dionne seems to drop the 1970 live recording of “The Look of Love” from the otherwise all-studio original album.  (This track, recorded at New Jersey’s Garden State Arts Center, was joined by nine more tracks – most previously unissued – from the same performance on Handmade’s Very Dionne.  The balance of the concert was scheduled for reissue on an expanded edition of On Stage and in the Movies.  When Handmade abandoned the Warwick series, those four songs remained in the vaults.  One hopes a full standalone release of this dynamic show will arrive soon.)

In summary, all of the bonus tracks from the Rhino Handmade and WEA Japan campaigns have not been reprised by Edsel, but all of the bonus tracks on Edsel’s series do appear on the Japanese discs.  (The lone exceptions would be “Amanda” and “He’s Moving On” if Edsel includes them in stereo.)  We hope to provide further details soon on the remastering and liner notes for this upcoming series, so watch this space.  (And don’t forget to check out The Second Disc’s 2013 Gold Bonus Disc Awards, in which a title from Ms. Warwick and Real Gone Music took home a Reissue of the Year recognition!)

In the meantime, this series promises to deliver an affordable way to acquire the core of Dionne Warwick’s monumental catalogue, much of it crafted in tandem with Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  It’s an alternative to acquiring the costly Japanese reissues or hunting down the out-of-print and pricey album reissues on labels including Sequel, Collectors’ Choice Music and Rhino Handmade.  All four sets, encompassing sixteen albums, are due from Edsel on January 14, and you can pre-order below.

After the jump, you’ll find pre-order links and a complete discography for all titles! 

Dionne Warwick, Presenting Dionne Warwick (1963) / Anyone Who Had a Heart (1964) / Make Way for Dionne Warwick (1964) / The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick (1965) (Edsel. 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1

  1. This Empty Place
  2. Don’t Make Me Over
  3. I Cry Alone
  4. Wishin’ and Hopin’
  5. I Smiled Yesterday
  6. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
  7. Make the Music Play
  8. If You See Bill
  9. It’s Love That Really Counts
  10. Unlucky
  11. Make It Easy on Yourself
  12. The Love of a Boy
  13. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  14. Shall I Tell Her
  15. Getting Ready for the Heartbreak
  16. Oh Lord What Are You Doing to Me
  17. Any Old Time of Day
  18. Mr. Heartbreak
  19. Put Yourself in My Place
  20. I Could Make You Mine
  21. Please Make Him Love Me

CD 2

  1. A House is Not a Home
  2. People
  3. They Long to Be Close to You
  4. The Last One to Be Loved
  5. In the Land of Make Believe
  6. Reach Out for Me
  7. You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
  8. Walk On By
  9. Get Rid of Him
  10. Make the Night a Little Longer
  11. Unchained Melody
  12. Who Can I Turn To
  13. How Many Days of Sadness
  14. Is There Another Way to Love You
  15. Where Can I Go Without You
  16. You Can Have Him
  17. Wives and Lovers
  18. Don’t Say I Didn’t Tell You So
  19. Only the Strong, Only the Brave
  20. Forever My Love
  21. That’s Not the Answer

CD 1, Tracks 1-12 from Presenting Dionne Warwick, Scepter LP 508, 1963 (Original LP in different sequence)
CD 1, Tracks 13-21 from Anyone Who Had a Heart, Scepter LP 517, 1964 (Drops repeated tracks “Don’t Make Me Over,” “I Cry Alone” and “This Empty Place”)
CD 2, Tracks 1-10 from Make Way for Dionne Warwick, Scepter LP 523, 1964 (Drops repeated tracks “Wishin’ and Hopin’” and “I Smiled Yesterday”)
CD 2, Tracks 11-21 from The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick, Scepter LP 528, 1965

Dionne Warwick, Here I Am (1965) / Dionne Warwick in Paris (1966) / Here Where There is Love (1966) / On Stage and in the Movies (1967) (Edsel, 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1

  1. In Between the Heartaches
  2. Here I Am
  3. If I Ever Make You Cry
  4. Lookin’ with My Eyes
  5. Once in a Lifetime
  6. This Little Light
  7. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
  8. Window Wishing
  9. Long Day, Short Night
  10. Are You There (With Another Girl)
  11. How Can I Hurt You?
  12. I Loves You, Porgy
  13. I Love Paris
  14. C’est Si Bon
  15. Message to Michael
  16. A House is Not a Home (French Version)
  17. Walk On By
  18. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah
  19. The Good Life
  20. La Vie en Rose
  21. You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) (French Version)
  22. What’d I Say

CD 2

  1. Go with Love
  2. What the World Needs Now is Love
  3. I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself
  4. Here Where There Is Love
  5. Trains and Boats and Planes
  6. Alfie
  7. As Long as He Needs Me
  8. I Wish You Love
  9. I Never Knew What You Were Up To
  10. Blowin’ in the Wind
  11. Summertime
  12. You’ll Never Walk Alone
  13. My Favorite Things
  14. Something Wonderful
  15. One Hand, One Heart/With These Hands
  16. The Way You Look Tonight
  17. He Loves Me
  18. I Believe in You
  19. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  20. Anything You Can Do
  21. My Ship

CD 1, Tracks 1-12 from Here I Am, Scepter LP 531, 1965
CD 1, Tracks 13-22 from Dionne Warwick in Paris, Scepter LP 534, 1966
CD 2, Tracks 1-10 from Here Where There is Love, Scepter LP 555, 1966
CD 2, Tracks 11-21 from On Stage and in the Movies, Scepter LP 559, 1967

Dionne Windows Edsel

Dionne Warwick, The Windows of the World (1967) / In the Valley of the Dolls (1968) / Promises, Promises (1968) / Soulful (1969) (plus bonus tracks) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1

  1. I Say a Little Prayer
  2. Walk Little Dolly
  3. The Beginning of Loneliness
  4. Another Night
  5. The Windows of the World
  6. (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me
  7. Somewhere
  8. You’re Gonna Hear from Me
  9. Love
  10. What’s Good About Goodbye
  11. As Long As There’s An Apple Tree
  12. Up, Up and Away
  13. You’re My World
  14. (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls
  15. Silent Voices
  16. Do You Know the Way to San Jose
  17. For the Rest of My Life
  18. Let Me Be Lonely
  19. Where Would I Go
  20. Walking Backwards Down the Road

CD 2

  1. Taking a Chance on Love
  2. For the Rest of My Life (Dedicato All Amore)
  3. Silent Voices (Lo Volce di Silenzio)
  4. Promises, Promises
  5. This Girl’s in Love with You
  6. Little Green Apples
  7. Where is Love
  8. Who is Gonna Love Me
  9. Whoever You Are, I Love You
  10. Where Am I Going
  11. Wanting Things
  12. Lonely in My Heart
  13. Yesterday I Heard the Rain
  14. Dream Sweet Dreamer
  15. The April Fools
  16. Slaves
  17. Odds and Ends
  18. Our Ages or Our Hearts
  19. If You Let Me Make Love to You, Then Why Can’t I Touch You

CD 3

  1. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
  2. I’m Your Puppet
  3. People Got to Be Free
  4. You’re All I Need to Get By
  5. We Can Work It Out
  6. A Hard Day’s Night
  7. Do Right Woman – Do Right Man
  8. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  9. People Get Ready
  10. Hey Jude
  11. The Weight
  12. Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever
  13. The Love of My Man
  14. Hurts So Bad
  15. Someday We’ll Be Together
  16. Everyday People
  17. Stand
  18. Games People Play
  19. MacArthur Park
  20. Reach Out and Touch/All Kinds of People
  21. Give a Damn
  22. To Be Young, Gifted and Black
  23. Put a Little Love in Your Heart

CD 1, Tracks 1-10 from The Windows of the World, Scepter LP 563, 1967
CD 1, Tracks 11-20 from In the Valley of the Dolls, Scepter LP 568, 1968
CD 2, Tracks 1-3 first collected on The Windows of the World/In the Valley of the Dolls, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7859, 2004)
CD 2, Tracks 4-13 from Promises, Promises, Scepter LP 571, 1968
CD 2, Track 14 from Scepter single 12241-B, 1969, also included on Promises, Promises/I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7837, 2003
CD 2, Tracks 15-16 from Dionne Warwick’s Greatest Motion Picture Hits, Scepter LP 575, 1969
CD 2, Track 17 from Scepter single 12256-A, 1969, also included on Promises, Promises/I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7837, 2003
CD 2, Tracks 18-19 from From Within, Scepter LP 598, 1972
CD 3 replicates the contents of Soulful reissue, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7838, 2003 – Tracks 1-10 from Soulful, Scepter LP 573, 1969, Tracks 11-22 from From Within, Scepter LP 598, 1972, Track 23 first released 2003

Dionne - Never Fall Edsel

Dionne Warwick, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (1970) / Very Dionne (1970) / Dionne (1972) / Just Being Myself (1973) (Edsel, 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1

  1. The Wine is Young
  2. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
  3. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
  4. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets
  5. Something
  6. Paper Mache
  7. Knowing When to Leave
  8. Let Me Go to Him
  9. Didn’t We
  10. My Way
  11. Check Out Time
  12. Yesterday
  13. We’ve Only Just Begun
  14. Here’s That Rainy Day
  15. The Green Grass Starts to Grow
  16. They Don’t Give Medals to Yesterday’s Heroes
  17. Walk the Way You Talk
  18. Going Out of My Head
  19. I Got Love
  20. Who Gets the Guy
  21. Amanda
  22. He’s Moving On
  23. California
  24. They Say It’s Wonderful
  25. If I Ruled the World
  26. Let It Be Me

CD 2

  1. Only Love Can Break a Heart
  2. Make It Easy on Yourself – with B.J. Thomas
  3. They Don’t Give Medals to Yesterday’s Heroes – with B.J. Thomas
  4. I Just Have to Breathe
  5. The Balance of Nature
  6. If You Never Say Goodbye
  7. Close to You
  8. My First Night Alone Without You
  9. Be Aware
  10. Love Song
  11. One Less Bell to Answer
  12. If We Only Have Love
  13. Hasbrook Heights
  14. You’re Gonna Need Me
  15. I Think You Need Love
  16. You Are the Heart of Me
  17. I Always Caught in the Rain
  18. Don’t Let My Teardrops Bother You
  19. (I’m) Just Being Myself
  20. Come Back
  21. Don’t Burn The Bridge (That Took You Across)

CD 1, Tracks 1-10 from I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Scepter LP 581, 1970
CD 1, Tracks 11-19 from Very Dionne, Scepter LP 587, 1970 (original album also included a live recording of “The Look of Love” recorded on July 23, 1970 at the Garden State Arts Center)
CD 1, Track 20 from Scepter single 12309, 1971 – also included on Very Dionne, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7869, 2004
CD 1, Tracks 21-22 from Scepter single 12326, 1971 or The Love Machine, Scepter LP 595, 1971 – mono or stereo version TBD – stereo versions included on Very Dionne, WEA Japan CD WPCR-15086, 2013
CD 1, Track 23 recorded in 1970 and first released on Very Dionne, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7869, 2004
CD 1, Track 24 first released on Only Love Can Break a Heart, Musicor LP 2501, 1977 – also included on Promises, Promises/I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7837, 2003
CD 1, Tracks 25-26 & CD 2, Track 1 first released on Only Love Can Break a Heart, Musicor LP 2501, 1977 – also included on Very Dionne, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7869, 2004
CD 2, Tracks 2-3 recorded in 1969 and first released on Very Dionne, Rhino Handmade CD RHM2 7869, 2004
CD 2, Tracks 4-13 from Dionne, Warner Bros. LP BS 2585, 1972
CD 2, Tracks 14-21 from Just Being Myself, Warner Bros. LP BS 2658, 1973

Written by Joe Marchese

January 2, 2014 at 15:20

2 Responses

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  1. A great way to acquire the bulk of Dionne’s catalog, without having to spend all that money looking worldwide to build it on CD. One of the most gifted pop singers ever, one of those artists that really made you stop and actually listen to what she was singing. And what a strong variety of hits. Way to go, Edsel!

    Charles Klaus

    January 2, 2014 at 23:51

  2. Both “Amanda” and “He’s Moving On” are the mono pressings. But it’s great to have all these Dionne recordings collected together – and the liner notes and illustrations are excellent!

    Alistair Kerr

    February 8, 2014 at 04:39


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