‘NOW’ CD Review

Editor's Picks
on December 2, 2012

Dionne WarwickCD ($9.99)

The renowned pop vocalist celebrates the 50th anniversary of her career by revisiting some of her biggest hits, specifically the chart-topping magic she found in the compositions of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Here she puts new twists on 12 familiar numbers from her catalog, including her 1962 debut hit single “Don’t Make Me Over,” plus “I Say A Little Prayer,” “There’s Always Something There to Remind Me,” “Reach Out” and “Make It Easy On Yourself,” and also four Bacharach/David originals new to her. Warwick, the New Jersey-born daughter of a Pullman porter, saw her singing career blossom into movies and TV (did you catch her on TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011?), and she was even appointed U.S. ambassador for world health in the 1980s. But “NOW” brings her full circle, appropriately, back to where she started: the music.

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