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Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick album)

Heartbreaker is a 1982 album by American singer Dionne Warwick, her fourth for the Arista label. It was largely written by 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
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1982
RecordedApril–May 1982
Middle Ear Studio
(Miami Beach, Florida)
Media Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
Criteria Studios
(Miami, Florida)
GenrePop, R&B
LabelArista
ProducerGibb-Galuten-Richardson
Dionne Warwick chronology
Friends in Love
(1982)
Heartbreaker
(1982)
How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Heartbreaker sold an estimated three million copies worldwide. In the United States, the album was certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. In the United Kingdom, it reached No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart[2] and was certified Platinum.

The title track, which was the album's lead single, hit the US Pop Top 10 as well as No. 1 Adult Contemporary in the United States, and No. 2 in the UK. The following two singles were "Take the Short Way Home" (US Billboard No. 41, Cash Box No. 32)[3] and "All The Love in the World" (the latter reaching the UK Top 10). In the UK, "Yours" was also released as a single.

Contents

ProductionEdit

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 that fall.

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

Track listingEdit

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

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heartbreaker" 4:16
2."It Makes No Difference"Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten4:26
3."Yours" 4:58
4."Take the Short Way Home"Barry Gibb, Galuten3:47
5."Misunderstood" 4:07
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."All the Love in the World" 3:25
7."I Can't See Anything (But You)"Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Galuten3:24
8."Just One More Night"Barry Gibb, Galuten3:51
9."You Are My Love" 3:50
10."Our Day Will Come"Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson3:47

PersonnelEdit

The Heartbreaker DemosEdit

The Heartbreaker Demos
Demo album by
Released10 October 2006
RecordedFebruary 1982
Criteria Studios, Miami
GenrePop
Length36:48
ProducerBarry 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 wide release on iTunes in October 2006.[4] The album does not include the non-Gibb composition Our Day Will Come.

Track listingEdit

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

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heartbreaker" 4:32
2."It Makes No Difference"Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten4:26
3."Yours" 5:01
4."Take the Short Way Home"Barry Gibb, Galuten4:07
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"Barry Gibb, Galuten3:52
9."You Are My Love" 3:52

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Dionne Warwick: Heartbreaker > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive
  3. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles, April 16, 1983
  4. ^ "Barry Gibb - The Heartbreaker Demos". iTunes Apple. Retrieved 8 June 2013.

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