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Dusty Springfield Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield [album]

Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield “The world would have
  been a sadder place not
  to have experienced the
  stunning vocals of one
  of the UK’s best female
  singers ever to have
  graced the music charts;
  a statement reinforced
  by the posthumous
  release of Goin
Back:
  The Definitive Dusty
  Springfield
...”


THE LATE DUSTY SPRINGFIELD established herself as a unique and diverse artiste with an extraordinary musical range. Often referred to as The White Soul Queen, the talented and timeless singer's career began in the late 1950s when she sang with The Lana Sisters before forming The Springfields with her brother Dion and a friend, Tim Field.

“Happy sounds that lift
your spirits:
the fabulous Son Of A
Preacher Man
; the
sweetly-sung How Can I
Be Sure;
the delightful
Oh No, Not My Baby;
and the gorgeous
Goin
Back.
Dusty excels; exercising
her vocal range
effortlessly as she rises
to the challenge...

— Maggie Woods
Her solo career began in 1963 with the release of I Only Want To Be With You. Still singing in 1987, she released What Have I Done To Deserve This as a collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys. By 1994, after a difficult time which saw her conquer a serious health problem, Dusty resumed her career after Tarantino featured her Son Of A Preacher Man in his hit movie Pulp Fiction.

Sadly, on 2 March 1999, just short of her sixtieth birthday, Dusty Springfield lost her battle with cancer. Over a decade later, the release of an exceptional album and box set showcases her work — Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield is laden with classics, rarities and unreleased material.

Hailed as one of the best female rock artistes ever, Dusty's brand of pop, soul and a touch of gospel was heavily influenced by American music and one of her greatest ventures was Dusty In Memphis. Her voice was distinctive with remarkable control; raw, sensual, emotional and poignantly Dusty — ably demonstrated by the fabulous box set Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield.

This landmark collection celebrates one of the world's greatest female vocalists of the Twentieth Century. A work of art, it's a fitting tribute to the singer and has been carefully created by experts, aficionados and Dusty's associates.

Beautifully packaged, the pink box holds four themed CDs containing her hits, the rarities, BBC recordings and her work for stage and screen. There are also three full DVDs containing a host of rare footage that capture Dusty performing at her talented best. In all there are 92 Tracks on CD (22 Previously Unreleased; 10 Issued only in the US; 5 previously unreleased on CD) and 93 Performances on DVD, 32 of which have never before been released on DVD.

This amazing set offers more than just terrific music and visuals. Also included is content compiler Paul Howes' acclaimed book The Complete Dusty Springfield and a new hard-backed sixty-page book with an essay by Dusty's manager and friend Vicki Wickham that bears the testimonies of artistes such as Sir Tom Jones, Carole King, Annie Lennox, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant and Smokey Robinson. Another essay is by Mojo writer and renowned soul historian Lois Wilson and the set includes rare photographs.

Fans will also be treated to an exclusive, 'stripped-down' recording of the Dusty classic Goin' Back and a new vocal mix of The Look Of Love, freshly crafted from the precious master tapes at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by producer Tris Penna that intimately exploit the full glory of Dusty's astonishing voice. In short, everything Dusty's admirers and lovers of music history could possibly wish for.

Several tracks see their first-ever airing on CD and every single song is creditable in its own right. The vibrant Dusty had a wonderful voice: clear, beautiful vocals alive with emotion and sensuality; breathily husky yet undeniably strong.

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me is always evocative; In The Middle Of Nowhere lively and passionate. Dusty has an excess of stamina, effortlessly singing her heart out and putting any difficulties she may have had in her personal life far behind her.

Happy sounds that lift your spirits: the fabulous Son Of A Preacher Man, the sweetly-sung How Can I Be Sure, the delightful Oh No, Not My Baby and the gorgeous Goin' Back. Dusty excels; exercising her vocal range effortlessly as she rises to the challenge.

Reminiscent of sunny beaches and gentle waves, Goodbye is sung seductively; followed by the fantastic Higher And Higher. We particularly liked Spooky, a musically-intriguing track that sends shivers down your spine. Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield is an awesome album and the set is the ultimate collection to re-establish the late Dusty Springfield's standing in the music world.


Her voice was distinctive with remarkable control; raw, sensual, emotional and poignantly Dusty — ably demonstrated by the fabulous box set Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield. — Maggie Woods, MotorBar


Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield is released by Universal Music on 12 December 2011 at an RRP of 119.99 — the career-spanning Super Deluxe box set contains 4 CDs + 3 DVDs + 2 Hardback Books + 4 Photo Prints.

A strictly-limited Collector's Edition is also available with a beautiful, exclusive hand-numbered canvas print of Dusty Springfield (only from The Universal Box Set Store).

Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield tracklistings:

CD DISC 1: The Hits — 1 I Only Want To Be With You (mono) | 2 Stay A While (mono) | 3 Wishin' & Hopin' | 4 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (mono) | 5 All Cried Out (mono) | 6 Losing You (mono) | 7 Your Hurtin' Kinda Love | 8 In The Middle Of Nowhere (mono) | 9 Some Of Your Lovin' | 10 Little By Little (mono) | 11 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me | 12 Goin' Back | 13 All I See Is You | 14 I'll Try Anything (mono) | 15 Give Me Time | 16 The Look Of Love (US Stereo Mix) | 17 What's It Gonna Be? | 18 I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten | 19 Son Of A Preacher Man | 20 Am I The Same Girl | 21 A Brand New Me | 22 How Can I Be Sure | 23 What Have I Done To Deserve This? | 24 In Private (vinyl single version) | 25 Reputation (vinyl single version) | 26 Wherever Would I Be (duet with Daryl Hall: CD single version).

CD DISC 2: Rarities — 1 Can't We Be Friends (duet with Peter Miles) | 2 Breakaway (Springfields: live) | 3 Bambino (Springfields: live) | 4 Goodnight Irene (alternate take) | 5 Silver Dollar (alternate take) | 6 I Only Want To Be With You (stereo) | 7 You Don't Own Me (stereo) | 8 Can I Get A Witness (stereo) | 9 Here She Comes (mono) | 10 Oh, No, Not My Baby (alternate take) | 11 That's How Heartaches Are Made (alternate take) | 12 I Had A Talk With My Man (alternate take) | 13 Chained To A Memory (alternate vocal) | 14 I've Got A Good Thing (alternate take) | 15 Sweet Ride (new stereo mix: previously unreleased) | 16 What Do You Do When Love Dies (without orchestral overdubs) | 17 Something For Nothing | 18 The Richest Girl Alive | 19 Summer Love | 20 Goodbye | 21 I Believe In You | 22 All The King's Horses | 23 Goin' Back (stripped down mix by Tris Penna) | 24 The Look Of Love (Abbey Road vocal mix by Tris Penna).

CD DISC 3: At The BBC — 1 Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa | 2 I Don't Want To Go On Without You | 3 Won't Be Long | 4 I'll Never Stop Loving You | 5 The Water Is Wide | 6 Medley: Can't We Be Friends, Pick Yourself Up, Let's Get Away From It All (with Mel Torme) | 7 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream | 8 Peel Me A Grape | 9 I Wish You Love | 10 It Was Easier To Hurt Him | 11 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave | 12 Nowhere To Run | 13 My Lagan Love | 14 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me | 15 Medley: It's Your Thing, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), To Love Somebody, People Got To Be Free | 16 The Windmills Of Your Mind | 17 I Heard It Through The Grapevine | 18 Angel Of The Morning | 19 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher | 20 I Say A Little Prayer | 21 I'm Coming Home Again.

CD DISC 4: Stage And Screen — 1 If I Was Down And Out (Springfields) | 2 Little Boat (Springfields) | 3 The Corrupt Ones | 4 The Look Of Love (Casina Royale soundtrack version) | 5 Sweet Ride (soundtrack version) | 6 Sea And Sky | 7 Give Me The Night | 8 Nothing Has Been Proved | 9 Getting It Right/Wherever Would I Be? (Walter A mix) | 10 Anyone Who Had A Heart (mono) | 11 Spooky (mono) | 12 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)? | 13 Come Back To Me | 14 Where Am I Going? | 15 Time After Time | 16 Second Time Around | 17 Windmills Of Your Mind | 18 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? | 19 It goes Like It Goes | 20 Someone To Watch Over Me.

DVD 1 — Dusty's BBC Series: 1 Series One, September 1966, includes: Poor Wayfaring Stranger; The Mood I'm In; Call Me Irresponsible; I'll Never Stop Loving You; Gonna Build A Mountain | 2. Series 2, August/September 1967, includes: If You Go Away (not transmitted); The Beautiful Land; Soulville; You Can Have Him; Sunny; It Ain't All Honey And It Ain't All Jam; If My Friends Could See Me Now | 3 How Can I Be Sure, The Morcambe & Wise Show, August 1970 | 4 I Am Woman & Since I Fell For You, Tom Jones, BBC 1, December 1972 | 5 Coming Home Again, Saturday Night At The Mill, BBC1, April 1979 | 6 Jukebox: Includes: I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself & How Can I Be Sure.

DVD 2: BBC Television — 1 The Springfields, July 1961, includes: The Green Leaves Of Summer & Yellow Bird | 2 The Springfields, July 1961, includes: Ciolito Linda, Melodie D'Amour; Lonesome Traveller | 3 They Sold A Million, January 1973, includes: Stepping Out With My Baby & A Brand New Me and You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, both performed by The Young Generation | 4 The Rolf Harris Show (ZDF), July 1971: Knowing When To Leave & Up On The Roof | 5 Top Of The Pops, February 1978: A Love Like Yours | 6 TOTP, April 1979: I'm Coming Home Again | 7 Wogan, August 1985: Interview with Terry Wogan; Sometimes Like Butterflies | 8 The Old Grey Whistle Test, February 1978: Interview with Anne Nightingale.

DVD 3 — 1 Dusty Springfield & Richard Carpenter: Something In Your Eyes (1987) | 2 Pet Shop Boys with Dusty: What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1987) | 3 Dusty Springfield: Nothing Has Been Proved (1989) | 4 In Private (1989) | 5 Reputation (1990) | 6 I Want To Stay Here (1990) | 7 Dusty Springfield & Daryl Hall: Wherever Would I Be (1995) & Roll Away (1995) | 8 BPI Music Awards (BBC1): Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield: What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1988).

The entire tracklisting of the DVDs contains an enormous amount of wonderful songs, too numerous to mention here, but including: Breakaway & Bambino, Live At The Lido, Gateshead; A new mix of Goodnight Irene, Silver Dollar, That's How Heartaches Are Made; Eliot Goshman remixes of I Only Want To Be With You, You Don't Own Me and Can I Get A Witness (stereo remix); Original vocal takes of Richest Girl Alive & Summer Love; Live At The BBC, 1966: Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa & Won't Be Long; Live At The BBC, 1967: I Wish You Love & Peel Me A Grape; Decidedly Dusty from 1969: Angel Of The Morning & I Say A Little Prayer; Wimoweh (The Springfields), Brazilian Nonsense & Ballin' The Jack.