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Complete BBC Sessions
     

Complete BBC Sessions

by Dusty Springfield
 
This 22-track CD isn't exactly the "complete" group of sessions Dusty Springfield recorded for the BBC. It's just all of the ones that have survived in good sound quality; there were some others, sadly, that the radio network didn't preserve (including her first solo session in November 1963, and performances of some songs she never put on her official record releases

Overview

This 22-track CD isn't exactly the "complete" group of sessions Dusty Springfield recorded for the BBC. It's just all of the ones that have survived in good sound quality; there were some others, sadly, that the radio network didn't preserve (including her first solo session in November 1963, and performances of some songs she never put on her official record releases). Fortunately, the 22 that do remain (including three she recorded in July 1962 in a pop-folk style as part of the Springfields) make for a good and lengthy disc. True, it's a little short on the prime bonuses that 1960s BBC rock comps usually offer, namely songs that were never included on standard releases. But there are a half dozen of those, all of them quality covers that suit her style, including Bobby Lewis' "Tossin' and Turnin'," Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)," Dee Dee Warwick's "We're Doing Fine," the Rascals' "Good Lovin'," Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)," and the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody." The other tracks include BBC renditions of some of her hits ("Wishin' and Hopin'," "Little by Little," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "Son of a Preacher Man," "I Just Don't Know What to with Myself," "Little by Little"), though there are just as many lesser-known tunes from her '60s releases (including two notably different versions, oddly enough, of Betty Everett's "I Can't Hear You [No More]"). In common with many BBC releases, the arrangements and performances of the songs she also cut for records aren't too different from the studio versions; in fact, since Springfield habitually employed pretty elaborate orchestral production, they're noticeably thinner. But they're still good, and detectably different from their more familiar official counterparts. That's what you want from a BBC collection, and in some ways it's actually a more consistent listen than most of Springfield's non-best-of albums, since almost every song is a soulful pop number that suits her strengths.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0602498435625
catalogNumber:
9843562

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Dusty Springfield   Arranger
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Ritchie Adams   Composer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Inez Foxx   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
John Hurley   Composer
Gary Jackson   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Horace Ott   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Tom Springfield   Composer
Vicki Wickham   Composer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Sylvia May   Composer
Kay Rogers   Composer
Richard Ahlert   Composer
Beatrice Verdi   Composer
Henry Crosby   Composer
Clive Westlake   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Paul Howes   Liner Notes
Arthur Resnick   Composer
Malou Rene   Composer

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