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Dusty in Memphis [VINYL] Import

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  • Vinyl (9 Sept. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 4 Men With Beards
  • ASIN: B000069AUA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ask any musician over a certain age to name the greatest albums of all time and he/she won't rattle off too many titles before he/she gets to "Dusty In Memphis". That's the kind of awe and respect this album inspires in us who make our living in Music; and, we're a pretty musically jaded lot. It is utter perfection - singer; musicians; producers; material - all four come together for an musical experience which is right up there with "Sgt. Pepper" and "Pet Sounds". I do not exaggerate when I say "Dusty In Memphis" is one of the 3 greatest albums of all time!
Sure, many will say "Son Of A Preacher Man" is the centerpiece of this gem. I beg to differ with popular sentiment. The Goffin/King composition "No Easy Way Down" is the one track which takes this album from the great to the sublime. Dusty never sang a song better before or after recording this soul/gospel-tinged treasure. For a woman who aspired to be a soul singer, Dusty realises that goal in this song more than any other song she ever recorded. The close second would be "I Believe In You" from her "Brand New Me" album. The great white girl singer was truly blessed with a black soul.
The production values put into this album by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd are the stuff of legends. Not unlike a great director with an actor, Wexler used every trick in the book to extract the very finest singing performance Dusty was ever to record. This is no hype - this album is THAT good. Why it took the world and the record industry another 18 years(thanks to the Pet Shop Boy) to "rediscover" Dusty Springfield just boggles the mind.
If you purchase no other album from the late 1960's, do yourself a favour and add "Dusty In Memphis" to your collection. You will not be disappointed. It's Dusty immortal gift to all music lovers everywhere! Thank you, Ms. O'Brien.
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If you think soul singing is about wailing up and down the scales (as seems to be the current trend), just listen to this album. Her voice embraces and caresses each song. Just one listen will convince you that Dusty was the best female singer the UK ever produced. Not only that, here she is backed by the cream of 60s Atlantic R&B players. The typically modest Dusty didn't believe she deserved to be in such company. As another great female artist once said, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone". Your collection isn't complete without 'Dusty In Memphis'.
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Dusty in Memphis is already a legend. This import contains many additional tracks from a second set of Atlantic sessions, most sadly not released during Miss Springfield's lifetime. Listening to her now you can only wonder at the soul in her voice and be glad that at least now, 30 years later, you have the chance to hear it.
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I was just listening to `Welcome Home' from Dusty Springfield's `Where am I Going' album. It's a lovely soulful song and you can tell from sides like this, and even the album title, that she had to leave the UK to sing soul (which was all she wanted to do by 1967-8) and try to crack the USA market where she belonged. She was going to Memphis and New York where she recorded this great album while wracked with self-doubt, knowing she was risking her career to do what she loved. It didn't work. `Dusty in Memphis' bombed and helped ruin her confidence. The album was deleted and unavailable for a long time; it became a hard to get connoisseur's classic.

Listen to Dusty laying her heart on the line. Listen to those breathtaking notes, the great music, recording quality and the fantastic Sweet Inspirations. This is a master-class. The first 6 tracks and 10-11 are amazing and sublime. The rest is gorgeous icing. This album should always be available. Whatever you pay, it's an absolute steal for this totally classic album.

Dusty sounds like she's not earthbound any more like Memphis has released her soul and its floating free at last. Dusty totally lives the lyrics and exposes a deeply intelligent, sensual sensibility. She reaches into a deep sadness and vulnerability too. You get a little of this on some of her other albums but its totally realized on 'Memphis'. There's a raw, yet controlled, emotional quality that astonishes at every listen. Listen at night with the lights turned down, relax, just give in and make contact. Everything will disappear and it will just be you, ethereal Dusty, and your emotions in free fall.

On`So Much Love' she takes my breath away every time she sings `You show your love in so many ways, I'm gonna love you for the rest of my days...
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An amazing album which deserves it's accolades as a piece of magical timless music, and this new remaster has a clear edge over the previous Rhino 1990 version. However one star docked in dedication to the eejit (Paul Reidy?) who decided we would rather have eight repeat mono tracks of lower quality sound rather than the three contemporary and tasty additional songs which appeared on the 1990 Rhino edition. Go figure. Those 1990 tracks added to the original collection; these mono mixes just disappoint.
Nonetheless, this is a superb original album, along with engaging sleeve notes and a better sound than ever realised before. If you have the 1990 Rhino version, you may need to keep both editions, courtesy of another careless record company decision.
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