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A Girl Called Dusty
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Digitally remastered 1997 reissue, in full stereo, of her 1964 debut plus eight bonus tracks, 'I Only Want To Be With You' (Alternative Mix), 'Can I Get A Witness', 'Every Day I Have To Cry', 'Once Upon A Time', 'He's Got... more »
Digitally remastered 1997 reissue, in full stereo, of her 1964 debut plus eight bonus tracks, 'I Only Want To Be With You' (Alternative Mix), 'Can I Get A Witness', 'Every Day I Have To Cry', 'Once Upon A Time', 'He's Got Something', 'All Cried Out', 'I Wish I'd Never Loved You' & 'Summer Is Over'. 20 tracks total. A Mercury release. The original album was released on Philips.
I just want to rate it high
(5 out of 5 stars)
"it's interesting to hear this album after some of her later works. for a 60s female debut album, this has some excellent tracks that can and has stood the test of time. dusty's voice is huge on most of these tracks, and although at this point she hasn't gained full control of her voice, it's still great to listen to because it captures a dusty springfield that is younger, more innocent and giddy, quite lovable actually, although even at this point her interpretation of songs are generally considered beyond her years (she was 25 when she recorded this album). in any case, there are some really swinging tunes in this one. personal fave is "mockingbird" (where she kind of duets with herself) and the 4th track with the really long name. it's very swingin'."
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 01/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After leaving the Springfield's in the early 60's, Dusty Springfield sought out to make her own brand of blue eyed soul and the result is her debut album A GIRL CALLED DUSTY, which was released in 1964. I have no problem saying this is certainly the best pop album of that decade. It set the stage for Dusty, showing a soulful woman with much talent. Highlights among the album include the strong and upfront first single "I Only Want To Be With You". She does a wonderful cover of Carole King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", the lighthearted "Wishin' and Hopin", a country tinged "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa", and dramatic songs like "I Wish I'd Never Loved You", "All Cried Out", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", and more. There's also a few remixes and some bonus tracks for added value, but its the true album which is the gem, and definately a good jumping point to start your Dusty Springfield collection, to get a feeling of where her solo career began."
Jake Z | Canada | 01/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the 1997 remaster of Dusty Springfield's breakthrough 1964 debut A GIRL CALLED DUSTY. The album features many bonus tracks, which were recorded around the same time as the album. Some of the bonus tracks are more contemporary like "Everyday I Have to Cry," " "Can I Get a Witness," and "All Cried Out," along with slightly less familiar songs such as the "I Wish I'd Never Loved You," "Once Upon a Time," and "Summer Is Over." Those songs, coupled with the original album tracks, make for an impressive release. The big hit from the album was "I Only Wanna Be With You", which was Dusty's first hit. The album features a diverse group of cover songs including "My Coloring Book" (Barbra Streisand), "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa" (Gene Pitney), "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Carole King), and others.The songs on this album are timeless, and Dusty made them her own. Some highlights include "I Only Wanna Be With You", "Mockingbird", "You Don't Own Me", "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa", "Nothing", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and many others. Her first album, and one of the best of her entire career."