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Complete A and B Sides 1963-1970

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
It's practically a cliché to say that Dusty Springfield was the greatest white soul singer to ever come out of the U.K., but like most clichés, it's a commonplace wisdom that's based in an obvious fact. While most blue-eyed soul belters sounded as if they were determined to worry a song into submission though brute force and melismatic torture, Springfield's gift was a superb instrument and the wisdom to do its work with a careful balance of emotional force and instinctive restraint perhaps the product of her fondness for jazz and smart pop as well as rock and R&B. Springfield was also a gifted songwriter who was a shrewd judge of material, and she knew how to match her...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
It's practically a cliché to say that Dusty Springfield was the greatest white soul singer to ever come out of the U.K., but like most clichés, it's a commonplace wisdom that's based in an obvious fact. While most blue-eyed soul belters sounded as if they were determined to worry a song into submission though brute force and melismatic torture, Springfield's gift was a superb instrument and the wisdom to do its work with a careful balance of emotional force and instinctive restraint perhaps the product of her fondness for jazz and smart pop as well as rock and R&B. Springfield was also a gifted songwriter who was a shrewd judge of material, and she knew how to match her voice to either Phil Spector-esque bombast or a more subtle and elegant production, and anyone looking for a perspective on just how sure Springfield's instincts in the studio were should give a listen to this set. Complete A and B Sides 1963-1970 is just what its title says it is -- every U.K. single Dusty released during this eight-year stretch is included except for a stray Yuletide release, with all the A-sides on disc one and the flip sides on disc two except for the B-side to "Morning Please Don't Come," which was a solo track from her brother Tom Springfield and subsequently left by the wayside. The consistent quality of these recordings is truly a wonder -- there are no throwaway B-sides, no major artistic missteps, and every tune appears to been crafted as if Springfield and her studio helpers were convinced it could be a hit and in a wiser alternate universe, perhaps they all were. While American fans will notice that a number of Springfield's biggest U.S. hits are missing remarkably, "I Only Want to Be with You," "Wishin' and Hopin'," and "All Cried Out" were never released as singles in Great Britain, as a document of Dusty performing at the top of her game during her golden era, this set is all but flawless, assembled with care and boasting superb audio, and anyone who loves her music will find much to revel in. Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne contributes a fine and informative essay on Dusty Springfield in the 1960s to the liner notes.
The Guardian - Chris Salmon
It's like meeting up with some dear old friends and then being introduced to some fascinating new ones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2006
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498385289
  • Catalog Number: 9838528
  • Sales rank: 43,330

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dusty Springfield Primary Artist
Peter Knight Conductor
Garry Sherman Conductor
Wally Stott Conductor
Paul Kelly Lauto
Bobby Richards Musical Direction
Technical Credits
Jerry Butler Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Dusty Springfield Composer, Producer
Mort Shuman Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Madeline Bell Composer
Lesley Duncan Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Kander Composer
Simon Napier-Bell Composer
Buddy Buie Composer
Peter Callander Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Roland Chambers Composer, Producer
Ted Daryll Composer
Hal David Composer
Ugene Dozier Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Arnold Goland Composer
Reg Guest Direction
Isaac Hayes Composer
John Hurley Composer
Buddy Kaye Composer
David Porter Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Ivor Raymonde Composer, Direction
Tom Springfield Composer
Marcel Stellman Producer
Derek Wadsworth Direction
Cynthia Weil Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
Vicki Wickham Composer
Ronnie Wilkins Composer
Georges Garvarentz Composer
John Franz Producer
Keith Mansfield Direction
Wally Stott Direction
Amedeo Tommasi Composer
Mike Shapiro Composer
Dan White Composer
Mark Barkan Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
Theresa Bell Composer
Beatrice Verdi Composer
Clive Westlake Composer
Vito Pallavicini Composer
Bob Stanley Liner Notes
Mike Hawker Composer
Harry Middlebrooks Composer
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