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Dusty In Memphis Deluxe Edition

Dusty Springfield
Dusty In Memphis Deluxe Edition

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Config/Selection: A / ROGV-089

Units per set: 2

UPC #: 081227910471

Release date: 3/6/20

SRP: $31.98

 

·       Remastered for maximum fidelity

·       Expanded to a 2LP set that includes many tracks making their debut on vinyl

·       Pressed on 2-180g vinyl records and comes in a deluxe old-school tip-on style gatefold jacket with an insert and new liner notes.

 

Biography

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, professionally known as Dusty Springfield was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. She was given the nickname “Dusty” for playing football with boys as a youngster and was described as a tomboy. With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound she was an important singer of blue-eyed soul and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, heavy make-up and flamboyant performances made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties. As a fan of US soul music, she brought many little-known soul singers to the attention of a wider UK record-buying audience by hosting the first national TV performance of many top-selling Motown artists beginning in 1965. Although she was never considered a Northern Soul artist in her own right, her efforts contributed a great deal to the formation of the genre. She was the first UK singer to top the New Musical Express readers’ poll for Female Singer. To boost her credibility as a soul artist, she went to Memphis to record “Dusty In Memphis,” an album of pop and soul music with the Atlantic Records production team. Released in 1969, it has been ranked among the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone and in polls by VH1 artists, and NME readers. The album was also awarded a spot in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Despite its recognition, the album did not sell well upon release. After the album was released, Dusty relocated to America where she experienced a career slump for several years. However, in collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys, she returned to the Top 10 of the UK and US charts in 1987 with “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” Two Years later she had two other UK hits on her own with “Nothing Has Been Proved” and “In Private.” In the mid-1990s, owing to the inclusion of “Son Of A Preacher Man” on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, interest in her early output was revived. ROG is reissuing this classic and expanding it to include a second LP of bonus tracks making their debut on vinyl.

 

Track Listing

Side A

1 Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In the Morning) 2:15

2 So Much Love 3:28

3 Son Of A Preacher Man 2:19

4 I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore 3:06  

5 Don’t Forget About Me 2:49 U

6 Breakfast In Bed 2:54

Side B

1 Just One Smile 2:37  

2 The Windmills Of Your Mind 3:48

3 In The Land Of Make Believe 2:28  

4 No Easy Way Down 3:08  

5 I Can’t Make It Alone 3:47

Side C (bonus tracks)

What Do You Do When Love Dies 2:42

2 Willie & Laura Mae Jones 2:49

3 That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho) 2:59

 4 Cherished 2:38

5 Goodbye 2:33

(6 Make It With You 3:12

7 Love Shine Down 2:22

8 Live Here With You 2:44

Side D (bonus tracks)

1 Natchez Trace 2:58

2 All The King's Horses 3:10  

3 I'll Be Faithful 3:01  

4 Have A Good Life Baby 3:09

5 You've Got A Friend 5:28

6 I Found My Way 3:12