Dusty Springfield

Dusty: The Original Pop Diva

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Released in conjunction with the opening of the Australian musical Dusty early in 2006, this solid collection of Dusty Springfield originals is a wonderful introduction to the full sweep of this marvelous singer's career. Although it isn't arranged chronologically -- following instead the order of the songs as they appear in the musical -- it still covers the whole journey, from her earliest hits with the Springfields ("Silver Threads and Golden Needles") to her solo hits ("Wishin' and Hopin," "Son of a Preacher Man") and her collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys ("What Have I Done to Deserve This"). While Rhino's three-disc Anthology is still probably the best comprehensive introduction to Springfield on the market, Dusty boils it all down to a generous single disc of the key high points.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:38
2 3:31
3 3:31
4 2:19
5 2:14
6 2:50
7 4:33
8 2:56
9 3:34
10 1:57
11 3:25
12 3:04
13 3:51
14 2:26
15 3:13
16 3:52
17 3:03
18 3:05
19 3:16
20 4:16
21 2:55
22 3:23
23 3:18
24 2:49
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