The Burt Bacharach Forum is a board to discuss the music and career of composer Burt Bacharach and performers associated with his songs.
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I know that this is off topic, as Burt had no involvement, but I'm wondering what you all think about Dionne's Friends In Love album. I've always said that I don't like the album because I don't like how Dionne's voice was recorded. I thought that she sounded too slickly produced on some of the numbers, and it took away her trademark warmth. However, I've been giving it a new listen lately, and I can appreciate it now as a fresh sound for the times, with good songs to boot. It's a jazzy, breezy album that really didn't sound like a lot of what was on the radio in 1982, at least as far as I know. I know that it was not a huge seller, but I'm wondering how it was received by critics and fans, including you all, at the time. Please share!