Five classic albums from the great Dusty Springfield – all packaged together here in one hip set, with each CD in a tiny LP-styled cover with the original British artwork! First up is A Girl Called Dusty – classic Dusty Springfield from the mid 60s – tight, groovy, and very soulful! All cuts arranged by Ivor Raymonde – and titles include "Wishin & Hopin", "Mama Said", "You Don't Own Me", "Don't You Know", "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes", and "Anyone Who Had A Heart". Next is Everything's Coming Up Dusty – a sparkling set of early work from the great Dusty Springfield! Most of these gems were produced with a strong Brit pop soul sound by Johnny
Franz, but a few of the extra cuts were handled by legendary soul producer Shelby Singleton in the US. Tracks include "If It Don't Work Out", "Won't Be Long", "Oh No! Not My Baby", "It Was Easier To Hurt Him", "Long After Tonight Is All Over", "That's How Heartaches Are Made", "I Had A Talk With My Man", "Packin' Up", and "Doodlin'". On Dusty Definitely, Dusty's working in some of the soulful styles used on her more famous hits of the late 60s – recording with arrangers that include Peter Knight, Keith Mansfield, and John Paul Jones, with production by John Franz, the studio genius who made Scott Walker
's albums sparkle so much! Dusty's got a lot more sense of groove than Scott did though – and she makes the tunes crackle with energy and a mod unabashed sense of white girl soul! Titles include "Another Night", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Second Time Around", 'Morning", "Who (Will Take My Place)", "I Only Wanna Laugh", and "Love Power". Dusty In Memphis is a landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production by those two and Jerry Wexler, backing vocals by The Sweet Inspirations, and studio work from the likes of Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, and other talents that were huge on the Memphis scene at the time. Titles include Dusty's famous reading of "Son Of A Preacher Man", plus "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "So Much Love", "Just A Little Lovin", "In The Land Of Make Believe", and "No Easy Way Down". From Dusty With Love is a pivotal album for Dusty – proof that she was keeping her soul fire burning strong! The set was recorded in Philadelphia with the young Gamble & Huff team, the brilliant songwriting/
production powerhouse who'd recently catapulted Jerry Butler and others to great chart success. Dusty's rich range of vocal skills is a perfect match for Gamble & Huff – who work her beautiful voice with the same care they used on Jerry Butler, crafting a sublime batch of pop soul tunes that still sparkle with the same magic they had over 30 years ago! Titles include "Silly Silly Fool", "The Star Of My Show", "Let's Talk It Over", "Never Love Again", "Let's Get Together Soon", "A Brand New Me", "Joe", and "Lost".