Dusty the woman was often lonely and insecure; we'd hear it sometimes in her voice. Life for Dusty Springfield the singer was filled with adventure, variety and the fight to make music on her own terms. Session-men disliked the fact that, on stepping into the studio, Dusty had a clear vision of what her music should sound like. We should be gratefull for her persistance. This glorious collection illustrates - even more than the brilliant 'Something Special' compilation (another great download by the way) - why she's still our greatest female Popular music singer. Dusty's passion, sometimes even rage to create so much more that just 'tracks' makes this studio/performance history fascinating and revealing.
Dusty fearlessly promoted black music - particularly Motown - on Ready Steady Go and on her own TV series. Her soul medleys are terrific, full of passion and brio. We know already that Dusty was always a supreme balladeer - and the listener is in for even more surprises!
This really is a fabulous collection, worth every penny as a download. Along with 'Something Special', we learn so much more about our wonderfull Dusty. While missing her, we should still explore and celebrate her multi-faceted brilliance. Enjoy!