Dionne Warwick 23 Japanese Mini-LP Sleeves of Scepter/Warner Bros. catalogue in 07/2013

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  1. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    From CDJapan:

     
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  2. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

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    I hope that these releases will help her financially, although it'd be nice if it were a world-wide release. Looking forward to this.
     
  3. Sounds extremely promising! Complete Scepter (except for the Greatest Hits comps and the mostly studio Live in Paris), mono tracks, and the 1st CD issue of the 2-LP live comp Dionne Warwicke Story (featuring some great performances). Also great to see her underrated post-Bacharach 70s LPs get some love. Really looking forward to this...
     
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  4. Marry a Carrot

    Marry a Carrot Senior Member

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    Details from HMV Japan and Google Translate:

    Presenting Dionne Warwick: album in stereo and mono

    Anyone Who Had A Heart: album in stereo and mono

    Make Way For Dionne Warwick: album in stereo and mono plus 3 bonus tracks:
    Walk On By (German single version)
    You'll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart (German single version)
    A House Is Not A Home (French version)

    The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick: album in stereo and mono

    Here I Am: album in stereo and mono, plus 1 bonus track:
    Message To Michael

    Dionne Warwick In Paris: album in stereo and mono

    Here Where There Is Love: album in stereo and mono

    On Stage And In The Movies: album in stereo and mono

    The Windows Of The World: album in stereo and mono plus 3 bonus tracks:
    Taking A Chance On Love
    The Windows Of The World (Italian single version)
    Walk Little Dolly (Italian single version)

    The Magic Of Believing: album in stereo and mono

    Valley Of The Dolls: album in stereo and mono plus 2 bonus tracks:
    Dedicato All'Amore (Italian single)
    La Voce Del Silenzio (Italian single)

    Promises, Promises: album (in stereo only from this point on) plus 8 bonus tracks:
    Dream Sweet Dreamer (stereo)
    Odds And Ends (stereo)
    Who Is Gonna Love Me? (mono single version)
    Promises, Promises (mono single version)
    Whoever You Are, I Love You (mono single version)
    This Girl's In Love With You (mono single version)
    Dream Sweet Dreamer (mono single version)
    Odds And Ends (mono single version)

    Soulful: 2 bonus tracks:
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (mono single version)
    I'm Your Puppet (mono single version)

    Greatest Motion Picture Hits: 6 bonus tracks:
    He's Moving On
    Amanda
    The April Fools (mono single version)
    Slaves (mono single version)
    Amanda (mono single version)
    He's Moving On (mono single version)

    I'll Never Fall In Love Again: 6 bonus tracks:
    I'll Never Fall In Love Again (mono single version)
    Let Me Go To Him (mono single version)
    Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (mono single version)
    The Wine Is Young (mono single version)
    Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (mono single version)
    Knowing When To Leave (mono single version)

    Very Dionne: same track listing as Rhino Handmade CD

    Dionne Warwicke Story: A Decade Of Gold (2 CDs):
    It doesn't look like there are any bonus tracks, but it's hard to be sure because HMV's website seems to have the track listing garbled with "This Girl's In Love With You" and "Promises, Promises" listed twice and "Taking A Chance On Love" and "Try To Remember" not listed at all.

    From Within (2 CDs): 1 bonus track:
    Put A Little Love In Your Heart

    Dionne: 2 bonus tracks:
    If We Only Have Love (mono single version)
    Close To You (mono single version)

    Just Being Myself: 4 bonus tracks:
    Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You (single version)
    I Think You Need Love (single version)
    You're Gonna Need Me (single version)
    Just Being Myself (single version)

    Then Came You: 3 bonus tracks:
    Just As Long As We Have Love (with the Spinners)
    Sure Thing (mono promo single version)
    Take It From Me (mono promo single version)

    Track Of The Cat: 10 bonus tracks:
    I Didn't Mean To Love You (single version)
    He's Not For You
    Once You Hit The Road (mono single version)
    Once You Hit The Road (stereo single version)
    Once You Hit The Road (special disco mix)
    Once You Hit The Road (12-inch single version)
    Once You Hit The Road (12-inch single instrumental version)
    I Didn't Mean To Love You (promo mono single version)
    I Didn't Mean To Love You (12-inch single full version)
    I Didn't Mean To Love You (12-inch single instrumental version)

    Love At First Sight: 3 bonus tracks:
    Keepin' My Head Above Water
    Don't Ever Take Your Love Away (stereo promo single edit)
    Don't Ever Take Your Love Away (mono promo single edit)
     
  5. Wow! All I can say is it's about time, and long overdue. Whoever's responsible must be a serious Dionne obsessive, cause they've got everything here - all the mono mixes and live stuff, picking up the orphaned singles (on the chronologically correct LPs, no less), you name it.

    Hopefully they did a good job with the audio. Even though I have all this in some form or another already, I'll happily welcome any upgrades. And if they stop here I won't mind at all - IMHO Dionne was great until she hit Arista and Manilow - basically jumping the shark at that point...
     
  6. Chief

    Chief Over 10,000 Served

    Something like this in the US and UK would be great for her reputation, particularly if the releases picked up some publicity from the UK music mags.
     
  7. Torontotom

    Torontotom Forum Resident

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    Wow. This is fabulous news. Some of the CCM reissues were horrible sounding, especially the Paris album. And the Rhino reissues are out-of-print.

    This is a great way to revive interest in her music.
     
  8. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

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  9. I Love Music

    I Love Music Forum Resident

    This could be interesting because most of Dionne's hit songs have only been available on CD in stereo. The product description also mentions the inclusion of single mixes where applicable.
     
  10. jjhunsecker

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  11. Torontotom

    Torontotom Forum Resident

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    I am excited about these reissues.

    I will be seeing Dionne on Monday night as part of the "Unique Lives & Experiences" lecture series in Toronto.
     
  12. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

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    Well, the CDs will contain both the stereo and mono version of the albums. They are short enough.
     
  13. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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    'bout time !
     
  14. Looking forward to this...it's what Apple should have done with the Beatles catalog 4 years ago...release BOTH original mono & stereo mixes of their albums on the same disc as two-fers!!!
     
  15. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    Japan only? I suppose they're going to be costly.
     
  16. leshafunk

    leshafunk Forum Resident

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    23 albums = get ready to part with $500+.

    And a compilation is also coming together with the albums.
     
  17. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Forum Resident

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    Wow! Hopefully a company like Ace will get the rights to these at some point.
    Also, are the mono album mixes for her hits definitely the same as the 45 mixes?
     
  18. houston

    houston Forum Resident

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    she's underage, go away now, and I promise not to tell her father :D

    I think it's a little late for the Dionne Warwick releases, outside of a niche market, I can't see that anyone would care
     
  19. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

  20. Andreas

    Andreas Forum Resident

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    One question is: Are better tapes available than what was used for the Collector's Choice Music reissues from a few years ago? Those were of miserable sound quality.
     
  21. throbbin tower

    throbbin tower Forum Resident

    Dionne remains the best interpreter of Bacharach/David material....I can't think of them without thinking of her....
     
  22. houston

    houston Forum Resident

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    I'm trying to reply, but I can't see you? where did you go? ;)

    I see your thread didn't last very long, and this one will die soon...unless Jackasses, such as myself, keep it going with ridiculous inane comments :cool:
     
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  23. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Andreas, I've got a few of those old SEQUEL discs of her material, some of which are mono, some are stereo and some mix both and they also have sound problems. The ONLY time that I've heard Dionne's stuff sound top notch on CD, was on the "SCEPTER RECORDS STORY" box set (where are the master tapes they used for this, I ask?) and on some of Bill Inglot's discs on Rhino, but, many of those tracks were remixed! I certainly welcome the "idea" of both the Mono/Stereo full albums on CD, (although I will probably only buy a few real favorites of mine, thanks to the high prices of these Japanese discs) and I'm hopeful that they will be of high quality sound, but, I've certainly got my doubts, with past experience, that they will be?
     
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  24. I Love Music

    I Love Music Forum Resident

    Yes, I know stereo versions will be included on the CDs as well and that is a nice bonus given the short lengths of the albums. However, as you know, the stereo versions of many of Dionne's songs, in both the original mixes and as remixes, have been available for years. The real interest for me is having mono versions of some of her songs in digital format. I've heard several of her songs in mono and there are a few I actually prefer in mono (her lesser known single You Can Have Him is one).

    Regarding the stereo mixes, I was struck by this wording in the product description: "Following Valley of the Dolls, each album is heard in its original stereo LP mix." Perhaps I'm reading too much into this but I wonder if this suggests that the stereo versions that will be presented on the earlier albums will include remixes.
     
  25. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

    Location:
    Arizona
    Where?
     
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