Dionne Warwick released an album called Dionne in 1972. It was her first album for Warner Bros. Records, after leaving Scepter Records in 1971. The album was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who had written many of her biggest hits for Scepter.
The album was a commercial success, reaching number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 2 on the R&B chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA.
The album spawned three Top 40 singles: “I Just Have to Breathe”, “If You Never Say Goodbye”, and “One Less Bell to Answer”. “One Less Bell to Answer” reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The album was a critical success as well, with many critics praising Warwick’s vocals and the lush arrangements. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
The album is considered one of Warwick’s best albums, and it helped to establish her as a major star on Warner Bros. Records.