Dusty in Memphis (Half Speed Master)

Dusty Springfield


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Dusty Springfield’s singing on this album is among the very best ever put on record by anyone. It is overwhelmingly sensual and self-possessed, but it is never self-regarding. Every crescendo is well judged; the performances are never showy or bombastic. The most striking impression throughout is one of honesty.

Recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, Dusty in Memphis, is her greatest LP. Dusty worked with a stellar team of musicians and producers that included Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd, conductor Gene Orloff, backing vocalists The Sweet Inspirations, bassist Tommy Cogbill, and guitarist Reggie Young.

Initial reaction and sales were disappointing on release, but the album has since been rediscovered and critically lauded as one of the greatest records of all time. In 2001, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Features songs by the cream of 20th century songwriters – Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, Goffin/King, Randy Newman & Burt Bacharach/Hal David

Includes Dusty’s classic takes on Son of a Preacher Man (a top-10 hit in the UK), Breakfast in Bed, Just One Smile, I Don’t Want to Hear About It Anymore, So Much Love and Just a Little Lovin’ – in all cases improving on the originals!

This 50th anniversary edition has been remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, London

Includes download card.

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Track Listings

Side One
1. Just A Little Lovin' 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
6. Breakfast In Bed 2:54

Side Two
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

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