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DUSTY IS GOLD - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, I'M GOING BACK
on 31 March 2008
This is a bit of a cheat because of course I don't have this collection. But I have all the tracks and more. This is an excellent compilation. One of the best I would say. Dusty's catalogue is excellent and so there will always be gaps even on a 2 cd set like this (and because tracks are spread across different record labels) but the compilers have done a good job here. Every compilation should include Carole King's and Gerry Goffin's 'Some of your Lovin' and 'Going Back'; they are included here.
The inclusion of `Live it Up' is inspired ( I would say this - just after she passed away, this is the track that made me say `Wow, she's got it' and go on to buy all her albums). You have here Dusty's greatest chart hits and a smaller selection of her great album tracks. You don't have a decent collection of her post Memphis USA tracks and pre-Pet Shop Boys `come back' albums - these are available on high price deleted CDs.
This collection is a great place to hear Dusty's different voices and the high quality of her productions (some done by herself). If you're really interested buy yourself 'Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty' and 'Dusty in Memphis' both available here at bargain prices. Dusty really is the best singer artist this country has ever produced. She's a soul singer through and through - soul meaning emotional soul to soul contact. She can break your heart and then make you dance and then even make you love folk music. As Aretha Franklin once said to this Irish girl from Kentish Town... 'Go Girl!'