Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick album)

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Heartbreaker
Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released October, 1982
Recorded April to May 1982
Middle Ear Studio
(Miami Beach, Florida)
Media Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
Criteria Studios
(Miami, Florida)
Genre Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label Arista
Producer Barry Gibb, Karl Richardson, Albhy Galuten
Dionne Warwick chronology
Friends in Love
(1982)
Heartbreaker
(1982)
How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars1

Heartbreaker is a 1982 album by Dionne Warwick, her fourth for the Arista label. It was for the most part written by the members of the Bee Gees, and produced by Barry Gibb with Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten; Gibb and Galuten also served as musicians on the album. Heartbreaker is one of the most successful albums of Warwick's career. It is her most successful international album, having sold an estimated three million copies worldwide. In the United States, the album was certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. It also stands as Warwick's biggest success in the United Kingdom, where it reached #3 in the UK Albums Chart2 and was certified Platinum.

The title track, which was the album's lead single, hit the Pop Top 10 as well as #1 Adult Contemporary in the United States and was a global smash. Follow-up singles "Take The Short Way Home" and "All The Love In The World" were also successful.

Production

The songs of Heartbreaker, with the exception of the final track, a cover of "Our Day Will Come", were initially recorded by Barry Gibb in February 1982 as a set of demos for the album. (These demo recordings were eventually released in 2006 as the album The Heartbreaker Demos.) Warwick recorded the songs during the spring of 1982, and the album was released to massive acclaim and success that fall.

The LP was originally issued as number AL-9609 in the Arista Catalog.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Heartbreaker"   4:16
2. "It Makes No Difference" (B. Gibb, Albhy Galuten) 4:26
3. "Yours"   4:58
4. "Take the Short Way Home" (B. Gibb, Galuten) 3:47
5. "Misunderstood"   4:07
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "All the Love in the World"   3:25
7. "I Can't See Anything (But You)"   3:24
8. "Just One More Night" (B. Gibb, Galuten) 3:51
9. "You Are My Love"   3:50
10. "Our Day Will Come" (Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson) 3:47

Personnel

The Heartbreaker Demos

The Heartbreaker Demos
Demo album by Barry Gibb
Released 10 October 2006
Recorded February 1982
Criteria Studios, Miami
Genre Pop
Length 36:48
Producer Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb chronology
"The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos"
(2006)
"The Heartbreaker Demos"
(2006)

The Heartbreaker Demos is a demo version of the album by Barry Gibb. Originally circulating on tape among collectors and later also on CD the album saw a legitimate and wide release on iTunes in October 2006.3 The album does not include the non-Gibb composition Our Day Will Come.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Heartbreaker"   4:32
2. "It Makes No Difference" (B. Gibb, Albhy Galuten) 4:26
3. "Yours"   5:01
4. "Take the Short Way Home" (B. Gibb, Galuten) 4:07
5. "Misunderstood"   3:56
6. "All the Love in the World"   3:43
7. "I Can't See Anything (But You)"   3:19
8. "Just One More Night" (B. Gibb, Galuten) 3:52
9. "You Are My Love"   3:52

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Dionne Warwick: Heartbreaker > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive
  3. ^ "Barry Gibb - The Heartbreaker Demos". iTunes Apple. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 

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