Picks and Pans Review: From the Vaults

updated 10/23/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/23/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Dionne Warwick

Long before she became the reigning diva of TV's campy Psychic Friends Network, Dionne Warwick was best known for possessing one of the more distinct voices in pop music. She brought fame to composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David in the early 1960s with her silky-smooth vocal presentations of their tunes, including "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk On By." From the Vaults, however, goes beyond those instantly recognizable classics and brings us obscure, lustrous pearls from Warwick's albums that were released between 1963 and 1966. Songs like "The Last One to Be Loved" and "In Between the Heartaches" embody the perfect pairing of singer and material. After listening to this collection, you won't need a psychic to see that these impassioned performances will long outlast Warwick's uninspired recordings of recent years.(Ichiban/Soul Classics)

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