LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Dionne Warwick has announced her first album in five years, She’s Back, to be released May 10.
The project, which includes a bonus disc of 1998 LP Dionne Sings Dionne, kicks off today with the release of a new rendition of “What The World Needs Now.”
Produced by her son Damon Elliot, the album will be released via his Kind Music and Entertainment One (eOne). 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 ten tracks of new songs as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of Ms. 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”) .
“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 Dionne’s stellar 1969 Scepter LP, Soulful, which she co-produced in Memphis with the late Chips Moman (who’d manned the boards for Dionne’s then-label mate, B.J. Thomas).
Warwick will begin a concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4.