Dionne Warwick I'll Never Fall In Love Again 1970 Smash Hit





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Dionne Warwick's hit single I'll Never Fall In Love Again, written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David was released in December 1969 and raced into the Billboard and Cashbox Top 10 in January 1970 peaking at # 6 on the Hot 100 and at #1 on the Billboard AC chart. The tune was also featured in Dionne's album of the same name, which won the Grammy Award for 1970 for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female at the Grammy Awards ceremony held in February 1971. The tune was written for the Bacharach/David Broadway Musical Promises, Promises and was one of five tunes from the show Bacharach arranged and produced for Warwick. Writes Nick Tosches, the renowned writer, music journalist, novelist, biographer and poet in the January 7, 1972 issue of the rock magazine FUSION; "The best Warwick album, the one that should be copped as an introductory taste of the artist in question is I'll Never Fall In Love Again (along with Golden Hits Part 1 and Part 2), which not only has the great title tune of the same name but also the great "The Wine Is Young," which trucks such mustard as The wine is young/our dreams are old/and it hurts me more than I can bear/to go on. This stuff is nifty; getting into Dionne Warwick is like finding buried treasure. The Bacharach/David repertoire which milady chooses to sing is so fascinatingly cynical / fatalistic / stoical / emotional / happy, simultaneously! It's pure emotion. There is a whole lot more to emotion than some rock punk bursting his dexedrine-staved blood vessels by screaming "Baby I need you baby" into a microphone. Dionne Warwick is not a rock and roll singer. She's not a jazz singer either. Rhythm and blues? Nope. A pop singer? No way. Did you ever tongue-kiss with someone who barfed a Singapore Sling bolus into your mouth, and then four years later you're with someone else and you feel good and you realize how beautiful it all was and then it's all melancholy/happiness, sort of? That's the kind of singer Dionne Warwick is. She's beautiful. Dionne, paired with Bacharach's string/horn/reed arrangements, comes up as a lyric mezzo-sopranoid par-excellence, melodious/expressiveness-wise. If you've never gotten into her, you ought to. Get hep to Dionne Warwick. For your own sake."

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