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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Dusty Springfield (Millennium Collection)
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
There are many facets to Dusty Springfield's career, and this brief set tells only part of the story. But for as much as it takes on--Springfield's hits from the start of her solo career up to (but not including) her trium... more »
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There are many facets to Dusty Springfield's career, and this brief set tells only part of the story. But for as much as it takes on--Springfield's hits from the start of her solo career up to (but not including) her triumphant soul album, Dusty in Memphis--it shows an artist of immense talent, range, and self-assurance. From the start, Springfield was very selective about her material, but the songs that she did choose she was able to make utterly her own--"I Only Want to Be with You," an homage to the great girl-group records produced by Phil Spector; her ultra-sultry reading of Bacharach/David's "The Look of Love"; her dynamic, sexually direct take on "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." The Very Best of Dusty Springfield offers a more generous selection of cuts for a few extra bucks, but there's much to recommend this one, too. --Daniel Durchholz
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Not complete by a long shot
Jadepearl | Wandering, USA | 04/11/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is not a bad CD but it is not great either. The most glaring omission is Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man". The sound is standard so there are no glaring flaws though it could be argued that it should have been enhanced from the analog stream.I think for the few extra dollars if you do not want to shell out for the 3 CD Boxset is to get the Very Best of Dusty which has 20+ tracks and is more representative of her work."
LOUSY SOUND QUALITY
jerry grigsby | Cincinnati Ohio USA | 06/10/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While I have no problem with the selection of songs (it contains all her great hits from Philips), I can't believe that this was remastered at all judging from the lousy sound quality. With the technology out there today, they should be ashamed to even put this out.I give it 3 stars only because it's better than nothing."
Redgecko | USA | 03/18/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Very poor sound quality. For example, if you compare Stay Awhile & I Only Want To Be With You on this recording to the originals on the album: "Stay Awhile--I Only Want To Be With You" or the album: "OOOOEEEEE!" you will find that these are muddy renditions with the highs muffled and the very life of the songs squashed. I have several different CDs of many of the songs and I know.