11 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Dusty was in Memphis, visiting from the UK to record an album with the city's hottest R&B musicians, she was too nervous to lay down vocals. What she overdubbed in New York remains revelatory: "Son of a Preacher Man" is confident, innocent, and daring, and the vocals on "So Much Love" rise euphorically with the soulful strings. Those musicians were as good as advertised, easing into arrangements that entwine soft horns, careful guitar, and bass that grooves just enough to make you sway.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Dusty was in Memphis, visiting from the UK to record an album with the city's hottest R&B musicians, she was too nervous to lay down vocals. What she overdubbed in New York remains revelatory: "Son of a Preacher Man" is confident, innocent, and daring, and the vocals on "So Much Love" rise euphorically with the soulful strings. Those musicians were as good as advertised, easing into arrangements that entwine soft horns, careful guitar, and bass that grooves just enough to make you sway.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings
28 Ratings
polar bear tony ,

Pure Dusty

From the opening note to the fantastic finish, DustySpringfield's pure, sweet voice envelopes the collection of songs. A varied lineup of tunes featuring the hit "Son Of A Preacher Man" to the torch songs, Memphis soul and rockers, Dusty delivers. My favorite track is "Don't Forget About Me", but everything on this record is fantastic. The arrangements, song selection, session musicians and Dusty's clear, sweet and pure voice make this a winner. Although I've read that this was a less than success when issued, I knew a lot of people who bought it. None of them were sorry.

Singles_Only ,

Excellent listen,again and again and again

A classic album that just keeps getting better. Arguably Dusty's best, this album deserves a place in any collection. Never gets old.

GAGAGAGAfan ,

DUSTY.

I bought this record knowing nothing about Dusty. Now it is one of my favorite albums. The production, her voice, and the overall feeling of the album just make you melt away.

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