How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye

How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye

by Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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In the early '80 Warwick experienced a career renaissance thanks to "Déjà Vu" and her singing to Arista, a label seemed to be more sympathetic to her needs. This 1983 album pairs her with producer Luther Vandross. Vandross, who also produced Aretha Franklin's Jump To It in 1982, is a much better teaming of singer and producer. Although "Got a Date" and "I Do It 'Cause I Like It" are both disposable pop-based filler, this album has phenomenal versions of some of Vandross' unsung gems. The poignant title track is a duet with Vandross and Warwick, and finds their voices blending extremely well. The gentle "So Amazing" and the gossamer and touching "What Can a Miracle Do" have Warwick's all-encompassing and raspy vocals cohering in Vandross' trademark lush surroundings. She also tackles Michael McDonald's grade A weeper "I Can Let Go Now" and brings a deeper sense of longing and hurt than the great original. In the same vein, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" shows up as a reflective ballad featuring the Shirelles. This album features arguably Vandross' best players, including Nat Adderley, Jr. on keyboards, drummer Yogi Horton, bassist Marcus Miller, and great emotive synth work by Skip Anderson. While a few tracks fall short of the mark, the best here makes How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye an absolute necessity for fans of Warwick and Vandross.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2014
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 0810736021305
catalogNumber: 12805648
Rank: 43689

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dionne Warwick   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Peter Frampton   Guitar,Soloist
Shirelles   Background Vocals
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Skip Anderson   Synthesizer
Phillip Ballou   Background Vocals
Dámaris Carbaugh   Background Vocals
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Michelle Cobbs   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Sammy Figueroa   Conga
Diana Grasselli   Background Vocals
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Yogi Horton   Cymbals,Drums
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Synthesizer,Bass
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Brenda White   Background Vocals
Louise Bethune   Background Vocals
Alfa Anderson   Background Vocals
Beverley Lee   Background Vocals
Nat Adderley   Keyboards
Abe Laboriel   Bass
Cliff Branch   Clavinet
Doris Jackson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dionne Warwick   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Michael McDonald   Composer
Luther Vandross   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Don Grolnick   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ray Bardani   Engineer
Carl Beatty   Engineer
Michael Brauer   Engineer
Michael Christopher   Engineer
Doug Epstein   Engineer
Steve Goldman   Composer
Marcus Miller   rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Paul Riser   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
William Miller   Composer
Nat Adderley   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Donn Davenport   Art Direction
Gordon Pogoda   Reissue Coordinator
Bill Stein   Engineer
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Jeff James   Reissue Coordinator
Denilson Miller   Composer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Randy Mahon   Interview Coordinator

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