Love Songs

Love Songs

by Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield

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Overview

Rhino's Love Songs series usually features unimaginative anthologies of romantic-minded tunes from a star's catalog. Whether through an act of sneaky subversion or not, Dusty Springfield's entry in the series is quite the worthwhile exception. It focuses almost wholly on rarities that will be an appreciated supplement to the library of even the dedicated Springfield collector. All of the tracks date from 1967-71, and only two of them -- the hits "Son-of-a Preacher Man" and "The Look of Love" -- could be considered familiar and easily obtainable. The rest are an assortment of songs that were not released in the U.S. at that time, whether they appeared only on U.K. albums or singles, or on the now hard-to-find The Legend of Dusty Springfield box set. Over half of the 16 tracks were previously unissued in the U.S., and three songs from her early 1970 sessions with Gamble-Huff appear here for the first time anywhere. Most important of all, the music is worthwhile, and pretty much up to the standard of her better material from the late 1960s and early 1970s, widely available or otherwise. It's pretty diverse as well, taking in quality soul covers (Barbara Acklin's "Am I the Same Girl"), Gamble-Huff originals (from the discarded 1970 sessions), lush orchestrated pop ("The Colour of Your Eyes"), cool jazz (David Frishberg's "Sweet Lover No More"), pop ("Spooky"), and even bossa nova (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation") and pop-folk ("Morning Please Don't Come," a 1970 single with her brother Tom Springfield).

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/2001
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227998523
catalogNumber: 79985
Rank: 55552

Tracks

  1. The Look Of Love
  2. Am I The Same Girl
  3. Morning Please Don't Come
  4. The Richest Girl Alive - (previously unreleased)
  5. Summer Love - (previously unreleased)
  6. Bring Him Back
  7. The Colour Of Your Eyes
  8. Sweet Lover No More
  9. Mr. Dream Merchant
  10. Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do
  11. Ooh Child
  12. Son Of A Preacher Man
  13. Something For Nothing
  14. Spooky
  15. Meditation (Meditacao)
  16. Goodbye

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tom Springfield   Background Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Peter Knight   Arranger
Dusty Springfield   Producer
Jimmy Horowitz   Arranger
Buddy Buie   Composer
Tom Dowd   Arranger,Producer
Reg Guest   Director
Bill Inglot   Audio Production
Arif Mardin   Producer
Derek Wadsworth   Orchestra Director
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
Alan Tew   Director
Jim Pierson   Liner Notes
James Cobb   Composer
John Franz   Producer
Keith Mansfield   Director
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Shawn Amos   Editorial Coordinator
Bobby Richards   Musical Director

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