The Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Is Ultimate Collection the best Springfield collection? Well, no; it's missing several of her '60s British hits, like "Losing You," "In the Middle of Nowhere," "Some of Your Lovin'," "Little by Little," "Goin' Back," and "I'll Try Anything." Those are all found on Polygram's The Very Best of Dusty Springfield, the wholly '60s-oriented anthology that remains a superior overview of her best material. If you want something that extends a little wider chronologically, though, this 20-track set is still fine. Her biggest Transatlantic '60s hits are here, as are her one American early-'60s hit as part of the Springfields, "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"; some small hit...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Is Ultimate Collection the best Springfield collection? Well, no; it's missing several of her '60s British hits, like "Losing You," "In the Middle of Nowhere," "Some of Your Lovin'," "Little by Little," "Goin' Back," and "I'll Try Anything." Those are all found on Polygram's The Very Best of Dusty Springfield, the wholly '60s-oriented anthology that remains a superior overview of her best material. If you want something that extends a little wider chronologically, though, this 20-track set is still fine. Her biggest Transatlantic '60s hits are here, as are her one American early-'60s hit as part of the Springfields, "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"; some small hit American singles that don't always make it into her best-ofs, like "What's It Gonna Be?" and "The Windmills of Your Mind"; a few '70s songs, including a cover of Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey" with an additional verse not contained on Morrison's version; and her big 1987 hit with the Pet Shop Boys, "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" The liner notes include detailed commentary on each track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2001
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 731458563426
  • Catalog Number: 585634
  • Sales rank: 26,505

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dusty Springfield Primary Artist, Vocals
Pet Shop Boys Track Performer
Reg Guest Accompaniment
Ivor Raymonde Accompaniment
Garry Sherman Conductor
Wally Stott Accompaniment
Technical Credits
Michel Legrand Composer
Richard Carpenter Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Roy Thomas Baker Producer, Audio Production
Steve Barri Producer
Simon Napier-Bell Composer
Thom Bell Arranger
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Roland Chambers Producer
Ugene Dozier Producer
Tom Dowd Producer
Stephen Hague Producer
Dennis Lambert Producer
Chris Lowe Composer
Arif Mardin Producer
Brian Potter Producer
Jerry Ragovoy Producer, Audio Production
Neil Tennant Composer
Trevor Veitch Arranger
Jerry Wexler Producer, Audio Production
Vicki Wickham Composer
Allee Willis Composer
William D. "Smitty" Smith Arranger
Jim Pierson Liner Notes
John Franz Producer, Audio Production
Suha Gur Mastering
Ilene Weingard Art Direction
Pamela Phillips-Oland Composer
Jeff Willens Mastering
Giuseppe Donaggio Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Vito Pallavicini Composer
Paul Howes Track Notes
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