Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker

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"This world may end, not you and I..."

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  1. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    God I love this song. It's so CLASSY. We'll skip over the fact that she was probably stoned out of her gourd while recording it. :rusty:

     
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  2. Frozen

    Frozen I Play The Streetlife

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    I like it but as far as Bee Gees & female vocals go, it's no match for
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  3. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    And even that glorious moment pales in comparison to "Guilty" and "What Kind Of Fool" :disco:
     
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    I love both the songs in here. I'm not sure I even KNOW 'What Kind Of Fool' - who is it?
     
  5. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    It's the other BABS 'n' BARRY duet from Guilty that isn't the title track.

    Get your boyfriend to sort you out with the whole album, it's 9 tracks of sheer heaven. The Bee Gees wrote all the songs and did the production over the course of a fair old number of months, then Babs came in, laid down the vocals on the first or second take for every song and was done in about 4 hours tops :D

    You'd never know to listen to it - it's bloody fantastic.
     
  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    It's a complete no brainer. Their songwriting was ridiculously good during the 80s, wasn't it? Or at least through until and including 'You Win Again'. After that I'm not sure what they did do.
     
  7. Frozen

    Frozen I Play The Streetlife

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    Some of the tracks they did for Diana Ross were pure GUFF, Oh Teacher for instance
     
  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Oh I'm only talking the hits, really. But WHAT HITS :disco:
     
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    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Just looking at everyhit, and it appears they didn't have a Top 40 single between 1980 and 1987. I assume they were just writing for others then.
     
  10. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I really do adore "For Whom The Bell Tolls" too which was early 90s I think. The odd looking twin that didn't have the beard really has a very emotive voice and Barry let him have the lead vocal on the chorus for this one and it works gloriously.
     
  11. Frozen

    Frozen I Play The Streetlife

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    I presume the lack of hits in the period lolly mentioned was due to the disco backlash in the early 80s?

    I love the story in Babs' biography on the making of Guilty where the mean old bitch wouldn't pay to have all three work on the album and just worked with Barry :D
     
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  12. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    The Heartbreaker album is the latest to get the BBR re-issue treatment, though with rather scant bonus material.

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    1. Heartbreaker
    2. It Makes No Difference
    3. Yours
    4. Take The Short Way Home
    5. Misunderstood
    6. All The Love In The World
    7. I Can t See Anything (But You)
    8. Just One More Night
    9. You Are My Love
    10. Our Day Will Come
    11. Take The Short Way Home (Single Version)
    12. Heartbreaker (Single Version)

     
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    God I love hearing this loop round daily on the playlist at work. One of the BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME, surely?
     
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  14. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    HOW CAN I LOVE YOU WHEN
    YOU AIN'T AROUND
    OH OH OH
     
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    Sharla The Resistance

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    Literally one of the best songs in the history of songs.
     
  16. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    God I adore this croaky old stoner.

    ”SUDDENLY EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED
    HAS PASSED ME BY
    THIS WORLD MAY END
    NOT YOU AND I... :(
     

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