Several months ago I read articles on the Dusty In Memphis cd reissues and it seems to be widely accepted that the 1992 Rhino issue is the best sounding one. Earlier this year I posted the 1999 Rhino Deluxe Edition which came in second to this one. I always thought that they were the same mastering but it seems that I was wrong. I just got this out-of-print mint cd last week on eBay and I wanted to share it with you guys.
Sometimes memories distort or inflate the quality of recordings deemed legendary, but in the case of Dusty in Memphis, the years have only strengthened its reputation. The idea of taking England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music she had mastered was an inspired one. The Jerry Wexler/Tom Dowd/Arif Mardin production and engineering team picked mostly perfect songs, and those that weren't so great were salvaged by Springfield's marvelous delivery and technique. This set has definitive numbers in "So Much Love," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Breakfast in Bed," "Just One Smile," "I Don't Want to Hear About It Anymore," and "Just a Little Lovin'" and three bonus tracks: an unreleased version of "What Do You Do When Love Dies," "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" and "That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)." It's truly a disc deserving of its classic status.
"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a 2003 special issue of American magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005. The lists presented were compiled based on votes from selected rock musicians, critics, and industry figures, and predominantly feature British and American music from the 1960s and 1970s. From 2007 onwards, the magazine published similarly titled lists in other countries around the world.
Dusty’s final album from 1995, of which she stated, “This is an album that I feel truly proud of”
A selection of Dusty Springfields performances at the BBC from 1961 to 1995. Dusty was one of Britains great pop divas, guaranteed to give us a big melody in songs soaring with drama and yearning.
Capable of bone-shaking R&B soul vocals or a smooth, pop-styled Motown sound, turned versatility into a 40-year career in which she showed time and time again that she was among the best song interpreters in pop music. This single-disc compilation covers the whole journey, from her earliest hits with () to her solo hits () and her collaboration with the (). While Rhino's three-disc is still probably the best comprehensive introduction to on the market, this one has the added advantage of including three early tracks from , as well as tracks featuring her later orchestrated adult contemporary style.