Singles+

The Singles+

by Dusty Springfield
     
 

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There are a seemingly infinite number of compilations featuring the blue-eyed soul and R&B of vocalist Dusty Springfield. What separates The Singles+ (2003) from many of the others is being able to find one package with all the hits as well as enough key album tracks to suffice for those wanting a thorough yet compact collection. For starters, it should be

Overview

There are a seemingly infinite number of compilations featuring the blue-eyed soul and R&B of vocalist Dusty Springfield. What separates The Singles+ (2003) from many of the others is being able to find one package with all the hits as well as enough key album tracks to suffice for those wanting a thorough yet compact collection. For starters, it should be noted that there is no material from the folk-driven trio the Springfields. Nor are there tunes from her return to the spotlight in the '80s and early '90s. What can be found on this two-disc anthology are 40 of her most celebrated solo songs at the absolute peak of her reign as England's A-list diva during the '60s -- this despite being legally blind and suffering from severe bouts of personal shyness and insecurity. However, as soon as the spotlight was cast, Mary O'Brien (her birth name) turned into a sexy and sultry vocalist with whom there are but few to compare. With equal measures of Brit-pop, hip-grinding R&B, and lushly scored ballads, Springfield became a household name and musical icon on both sides of the Atlantic. Her string of hits ranged from the upbeat and cheery "I Only Want to Be With You" and "Stay Awhile" to a host of Burt Bacharach and Hal David compositions such as "Wishin' and Hopin'," "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself," "The Look of Love," and "In the Land of Make Believe." She also drew deeply from the well of Brill Building writers Gerry Goffin and Carole King, with seminal covers such as "Some of Your Lovin'," "Goin' Back" (which was played at Springfield's funeral in 1999), and the lesser-known "Don't Forget About Me." As one might anticipate, The Singles+ also sports her timeless readings of "Every Day I Have to Cry," "My Colouring Book," "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Breakfast in Bed," and the Philly soul of Gamble & Huff's "A Brand New Me" and "Silly, Silly Fool," as well as a haunting rendition of the Rascals' "How Can I Be Sure." To be sure, this is a fine compendium for all but the most complete-minded enthusiast.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Br Music Holland
UPC:
8712089813823
catalogNumber:
8138

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Only Want to Be With You
  2. Once Upon a Time
  3. Stay Awhile
  4. Wishin' and Hopin'
  5. Every Day I Have to Cry
  6. I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
  7. My Colouring Book
  8. All Cried Out
  9. Guess Who?
  10. Losing You
  11. The Summer Is Over
  12. Your Hurtin' Kind of Love
  13. In the Middle of Nowhere
  14. Some of Your Lovin'
  15. Little by Little
  16. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  17. Goin' Back
  18. All I See Is You
  19. I'll Try Anything
  20. The Look of Love

Disc 2

  1. Give Me Time
  2. What's It Gonna Be?
  3. Sweet Ride
  4. I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
  5. Son of a Preacher Man
  6. Don't Forget About Me
  7. Breakfast in Bed
  8. The Windmills of Your Mind
  9. I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore
  10. In the Land of Make Believe
  11. Willie and Laura Mae Jones
  12. Am I the Same Girl
  13. A Brand New Me
  14. Morning Please Don't Come
  15. Silly, Silly Fool
  16. I Wanna Be a Free Girl
  17. How Can I Be Sure
  18. Spooky
  19. Yesterday When I Was Young
  20. Who Gets Your Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Alexander   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Dusty Springfield   Composer,Producer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Eugene Record   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Charles Aznavour   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Steve Barri   Producer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Herb Bernstein   Producer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Peter Callander   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Roland Chambers   Producer
Linda Creed   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ugene Dozier   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer,Producer
John Hurley   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Gary Klein   Composer
Dennis Lambert   Composer,Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Vic Millrose   Composer
Brian Potter   Composer,Producer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer,Producer
Ivor Raymonde   Composer
Sonny Sanders   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Tom Springfield   Composer
Marcel Stellman   Producer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Vicki Wickham   Composer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
Philip Springer   Composer
James Cobb   Composer
John Franz   Producer
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Mark Barkan   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Eddy Tomassi   Composer
Skip Voogd   Liner Notes
Theresa Bell   Composer
Beatrice Verdi   Composer
Giuseppe Donaggio   Composer
Clive Westlake   Composer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Michael Hawker   Composer
Bil Landis   Producer

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