‘She’s Back’ — legendary Dionne Warwick announces first album in five years

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Legendary Grammy Award-winning songstress Dionne Warwick is set to release her first new album in five years. Produced by her son Damon Elliot, the album She’s Back will be released May 10 via Elliot’s Kind Music and Entertainment One (eOne) distribution company. 

The lead single will be an updated version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic, “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which Warwick recorded during the 1960s.

In addition to 10 tracks of new songs and remakes of pop/soul gems, She’s Back will be packaged with a bonus disc of Warwick’s 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”).

Warwick’s latest offering will be her 36th full-length studio recording, and her first dedicated R&B/soul album in 50 years, since the release of her 1969 Scepter LP, Soulful, which she co-produced in Memphis with the late Chips Moman (who 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. She joins music greats such as George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, as well as Sam & Dave.

The 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, 2019, in Los Angeles. 

Additionally, Warwick will begin a highly anticipated concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019.

Stay up-to-date with the songstress via her websitewww.officialdionnewarwick.com