My Friends & Me (2006) Warwick pretty much owns the familiar Burt Bacharach-Hal David songs that dominate My Friends & Me . But she shares them with singers from all… 2006-11-07 Dionne Warwick Pop
Music Review

My Friends & Me (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2006; Lead Performance: Dionne Warwick; Genre: Pop

Warwick pretty much owns the familiar Burt Bacharach-Hal David songs that dominate My Friends & Me. But she shares them with singers from all walks of pop. Her son, producer Damon Elliott, tinkers with each, adding rap rhythms and neo-soul effects, to mixed results. ''Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head,'' with Kelis, muddies the original. But ''Wishin' and Hopin''' with Olivia Newton-John is fun. Best is a salsa take on ''Do You Know the Way to San Jose,'' with the late Celia Cruz: two deep-voiced divas, digging in and having fun.

Originally posted Nov 03, 2006 Published in issue #906 Nov 10, 2006 Order article reprints