The Singles+

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Br Music Holland
  • EAN: 8712089813823
  • Catalog Number: 8138
  • Sales rank: 91,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Only Want to Be With You (2:37)
  2. 2 Once Upon a Time (1:53)
  3. 3 Stay Awhile (1:56)
  4. 4 Wishin' and Hopin' (2:55)
  5. 5 Every Day I Have to Cry (2:28)
  6. 6 I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself (3:03)
  7. 7 My Colouring Book (3:03)
  8. 8 All Cried Out (3:04)
  9. 9 Guess Who? (2:33)
  10. 10 Losing You (3:08)
  11. 11 The Summer Is Over (3:44)
  12. 12 Your Hurtin' Kind of Love (2:39)
  13. 13 In the Middle of Nowhere (2:46)
  14. 14 Some of Your Lovin' (3:03)
  15. 15 Little by Little (2:18)
  16. 16 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (2:49)
  17. 17 Goin' Back (3:30)
  18. 18 All I See Is You (3:22)
  19. 19 I'll Try Anything (2:26)
  20. 20 The Look of Love (3:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Give Me Time (3:07)
  2. 2 What's It Gonna Be? (2:27)
  3. 3 Sweet Ride (2:42)
  4. 4 I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten (3:09)
  5. 5 Son of a Preacher Man (2:25)
  6. 6 Don't Forget About Me (2:52)
  7. 7 Breakfast in Bed (2:52)
  8. 8 The Windmills of Your Mind (3:49)
  9. 9 I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore (3:07)
  10. 10 In the Land of Make Believe (2:30)
  11. 11 Willie and Laura Mae Jones (2:47)
  12. 12 Am I the Same Girl (3:00)
  13. 13 A Brand New Me (2:29)
  14. 14 Morning Please Don't Come - Tom Springfield (2:29)
  15. 15 Silly, Silly Fool (2:31)
  16. 16 I Wanna Be a Free Girl (2:53)
  17. 17 How Can I Be Sure (2:45)
  18. 18 Spooky (2:40)
  19. 19 Yesterday When I Was Young (3:40)
  20. 20 Who Gets Your Love (3:13)
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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
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 Jr. 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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