Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick has a new album, “She's Back," due on May 10 via Kind Music/Entertainment One. It was produced by her son Damon Elliot. The lead-off single will be an updated version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic, “What The World Needs Now Is Love”, which Dionne recorded during the 1960s.
In addition to 10 new remakes of pop/soul songs, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of her 1998 album, “Dionne Sings Dionne”, which features her greatest hits, remastered for this package. “She’s Back” also includes duets with Kenny Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?) as well as Bone, Thugs & Harmony’s Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”).
“She’s Back” is Ms. Warwick’s 36th full-length studio recording, and her first dedicated R&B/soul album in fifty years, since the release of the 1969 Scepter LP, Soulful, which she co-produced in Memphis with Chips Moman (who’d manned the boards for Dionne’s then-label mate, B.J. Thomas).
Warwick is one of several legends to be chosen to receive one of the Grammy Awards’ highest honors this year – the Lifetime Achievement Award. Honorees were mentioned in the Grammy Awards live telecast earlier this month. A separate award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held the day after the release of She’s Back, on May 11 in Los Angeles.
Additionally, Dionne will begin a concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4.