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Superior early career retrospective...
on 24 May 2013
One Day Music DAY2CD205
This 2 CD set covers the formative years of Dusty Springfield through her recordings as part of The Lana Sisters (CD2) and as a member of the trio The Springfields.
CD1 concentrates on recordings from 1961 & 1962. She signed to the Philips label in May 1961 and this resulted in a number of albums and EPs from the group and it is these that provide the music for the first CD. The Springfield LPs are Kinda Folksy and then Silver Threads and Golden Needles plus singles from 1961/62. The song Island of Dreams was to chart at number 5 in the UK in 1963 the year the trio disbanded.
CD2 has the A&B sides of the singles output of The Lana Sisters who recorded for the Fontana label in 1958. The group had plenty of television exposure and success but it was not the musical direction that Dusty wanted to stay within.
The liner notes for this set are from Helen Akitt and the visual presentation of the packaging is excellent with a colour image of The Springfields on the cover and numerous smaller images of Dusty with both The Lana Sisters and the Springfields and solo. The sound transfers are excellent throughout. Running times 64.41 for CD1 & 33.09 for CD 2.