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Stay Awhile: Dusty Springfield Box Set Packed With Rarities, Due This Month In Two Editions

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UPDATE 10/6: We’re just a few short weeks away from the release of Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield, a super deluxe box set by any standards.  With its four CDs, three DVDs and two hardback books, Goin’ Back may be the ultimate holiday gift for the Dusty diehard.  Of its 92 audio tracks, 22 are previously unreleased, 10 are making their U.K. debut and five are appearing for the very first time on CD.  Of its 98 video performances, a full 32 are premiering on DVD.

But if Goin’ Back offers too much Dusty for you (is such a thing possible?), Universal is accompanying its release with that of a more compact set.  The Magic of Dusty Springfield distills the larger box set into a 3-CD/1-DVD format, including The Hits, Rarities and Stage and Screen CDs but jettisoning the BBC disc.  (Exclusive mixes of “Goin’ Back” and “The Look of Love” can be heard on both boxes.)  Only one of the three DVDs from the mega-collection has been retained, Dusty Springfield – Live at the BBCThis set appears to be in the hardback book format of recent Universal box sets such as the Jim Capaldi anthology Dear Mr. Fantasy and Steve Winwood retrospective Revolutions.  Lois Wilson’s historical essay and a number of photographs are included.

With the retailer SpinCDs listing a price tag of £35.99 for The Magic of Dusty Springfield vs. £101.99 for Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield, the decision for many just might come down to dollars and cents.  SpinCDs is listing the box sets for October 31, while Amazon U.K. shows October 24 as the date for The Magic Of.  (Amazon has no listing yet for Goin’ Back.)  Spin has even appropriated The Second Disc’s original post for the “Product Details” for the super box!  But whichever box set you choose, it should prove a fitting reminder of the legend of Dusty Springfield.

You can reacquaint yourself with that original post, below, including the complete track listing for Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield with discographical annotation!


I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you/How long I have waited/Waited just to love you, now that I have found you/Don’t ever go…

Dusty Springfield’s breathy plea lingers in the air like a plume of smoke, her tones sultry, sensual and sophisticated.  Who could resist?  In her all-too-short 59 years, Springfield became a white soul queen, gaining entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, notching eighteen singles in the Billboard Hot 100 and recording one all-time classic LP, 1969’s Dusty in Memphis.  Perpetual insecurities and substance abuse problems couldn’t derail the former Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, who continued to produce music of great beauty and depth even in her lean years.  She was finally rewarded with a 1980s comeback courtesy of her admirers, The Pet Shop Boys, as well as an OBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II immediately before her death from cancer in 1999.  Springfield’s enormous legacy will be celebrated with the release of Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield, a 4-CD/3-DVD deluxe box set from Universal’s U.K. arm.

A “singer’s singer” and renowned interpreter of the works of Goffin and King, Bacharach and David, Jerry Ragovoy, Randy Newman and countless others, Springfield has already been celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic with countless compilations (many containing unique mixes and edits) plus two career-spanning box sets.  The Legend of Dusty Springfield was a 2,000-copy limited edition 1994 box from Philips, containing previously unreleased material and grouped into four volumes:  Hits and Bits, Pearls and Rarities, Downright Dusty and The Look of Love.  2000’s Simply Dusty was another four-disc anthology, compiled by Paul Howes and Mike Gill on the Mercury label, and containing new-to-CD mixes and live tracks.  One of the true keepers of the Springfield flame, Howes (author of the indispensable, exhaustive discography The Complete Dusty Springfield from Reynolds and Hearn Ltd.) has compiled the new box set which again will introduce material both new to CD and never-before-released.

Hit the jump to find out exactly what you can expect from the new box, including the complete track listing with discographical annotation!

Like the original Dusty box set, The Legend of Dusty Springfield, Goin’ Back is arranged thematically rather than chronologically.  The box contains four compact discs: The Hits, Rarities, At the BBC and Stage and Screen, plus three DVDs.  The CDs total 92 tracks, 22 of which have never been released.  (We have confirmed 20 of those tracks to the best of our knowledge, below, with a few more likely possibilities for the remaining two songs.)  A further five tracks are making their CD debuts.  As for the three packed DVDs, a full 32 performances have never been commercially available.

CD 1, The Hits, covers most of the major successes for Springfield both in America and the United Kingdom, dating between 1963 and 1995.  (As this disc focuses on her solo hits, “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” by The Springfields is absent, though the group appears numerous times on later discs.)  CD 2, Rarities, may be the most coveted disc by collectors, kicking off with Kay Swift and Peter James’ “Can’t We Be Friends” as recorded by a teenage Dusty and Peter Miles.  A brace of live and alternate tracks from The Springfields follows, and then we plunge into a number of alternate takes and mixes.  This disc is capped off by two mixes created especially for this collection.  Tris Penna has remixed “The Look of Love” and “Goin’ Back” at Abbey Road Studios to emphasize Springfield’s vocals in a stripped-down setting.

The third disc of BBC Sessions offers more exceedingly rare live material.  Some tracks have been reprised from the privately-pressed discs once available through The Dusty Springfield Bulletin while others still are making their first appearance anywhere.  These tracks are particularly exciting as Springfield often covered songs in her live appearances that she never tackled in a studio setting.  (One of these tracks is Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “I Say a Little Prayer.”  Though Dusty may be the single most admired performer of the Bacharach/David catalogue following Dionne Warwick, she only recorded ten of their songs in the studio.  Thankfully her performances of many more of their songs have been preserved, and “I Say a Little Prayer” makes its first-time debut here, while “Knowing When to Leave” from the musical Promises, Promises premieres on the DVD portion.  Still in the vaults awaiting release are live versions of Bacharach/David classics like “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me,” “Wives and Lovers” and “A House is Not a Home” with Bacharach accompanying.)  There’s a rare jazz medley performed with Mel Torme, and a soulful medley dating from 1969 where Dusty incorporates such diverse songs as The Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing,” The Rascals’ “People Got to Be Free,” the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody” and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” all with absolute conviction.

CD 4, Stage and Screen, offers some of Dusty’s own soundtrack performances (including the original film versions of “The Look of Love” from Casino Royale and Lee Hazlewood’s title song for The Sweet Ride) in addition to songs originally written for film and stage productions, and songs later rediscovered in films.  Among the harder-to-find tracks on this disc are her first-ever soundtrack performance for 1967’s The Corrupt Ones (U.K. title: The Peking Medallion) and Michel Legrand’s “Sea and Sky” from 1972’s Paris Was Made for Lovers, titled Time for Loving in the United Kingdom.  Her final soundtrack performance, “Nothing Can Be Proved” from 1989’s Scandal, is also included.  (Two notable omissions to this disc are “Bits and Pieces,” Dominic Frontiere and Norman Gimbel’s 1980 theme to The Stunt Man, and the 1980 re-recording of Randy Newman’s “I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore” for the 1980 film Love and Money.  While the former has been released on CD, the latter remains unavailable despite Dusty’s comment that “in some ways I like it better than the one on [Dusty in] Memphis”

What’s missing from this staggering set?  There’s no material from Dusty’s early stint as a member of The Lana Sisters, though that group’s complete output has just been compiled by RPM.  Many fan favorites are absent due to the set’s organization; there was no place for “Just a Little Lovin’,” “Breakfast in Bed” or the original “I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore.”  There are still many, many unreleased songs languishing in the vaults, and it’s hard to single out any particularly egregious omissions.  In no particular order, though, this author would love to have seen release of the 1980s-era Joel Dorn-produced remake of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” a duet mix with B.J. Thomas of David Gates’ “The Other Side of Life,” her 1970 performance of Tony Hatch’s rare song “Messing About on the River,” the 1973 performance of frequent concert opener “But Alive” from the Charles Strouse/Lee Adams score to Applause (“I feel twitchy and bitchy and manic/Calm and collected and choking with panic/But alive!”) and BBC takes of The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With.”  Despite their mutual admiration, Springfield only performed one complete Beatles song, a 1989 version of “All You Need is Love” which was recorded for a Japan-only Panasonic commercial.  She also recorded a Beatles medley for a television special with Burt Bacharach, Juliet Prowse and Mireille Mathieu; wouldn’t either of those have been something to hear!  Similarly, she only sang one Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition, and “Take Me to the Pilot” remains  commercially unavailable.

The set’s three DVDs represent a treasure trove for longtime collectors.  The first DVD appears to replicate the contents of Dusty Springfield – Live at the BBC, a 2007 collection with over 2-1/2 hours of footage drawn primarily from Springfield’s BBC television programs of 1966 and 1967, plus selected bonus material.  The second DVD offers 1961 performances from The Springfields plus Dusty’s performances on Top of the Pops (1978 and 1979), They Sold a Million (1973) and The Rolf Harris Show (1971) , and interviews on The Old Grey Whistle Test (1978) and Wogan (1985).  The third and final DVD contains performances from the 1988 BPI Music Awards plus videos of favorite late-era tracks like Dusty’s collaboration with Richard Carpenter, “Something in Your Eyes,” her duet with Daryl Hall on “Wherever Would I Be” and collaborations with The Pet Shop Boys.

Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield is housed in a deluxe box measuring 250mm x 200mm x 100mm.  In addition to the four CDs and three DVDs, the pink box contains two hardback books and four photo prints of the star.  The first book reprints Howes’ truly comprehensive Springfield discography and the second is a new collection of essays by Dusty’s manager and friend Vicki Wickham and Mojo writer Lois Wilson plus testimonials by artists like Sir Tom Jones, Carole King, Annie Lennox, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant and Smokey Robinson.  Plenty of photographs are also contained of the singer, a true British Invasion fashion icon with her immortal beehive!

Until a Complete Recordings box set comes along to straighten out the many discrepancies in Springfield’s U.K.-vs.-U.S. albums and singles catalogues, Goin’ Back may indeed be the next best thing!  (That said, wouldn’t further releases of the existing BBC performances described in Paul Howes’ book be warranted?)  This lavish testament to the enduring music of Dusty Springfield is in stores overseas on November 4, and we’ll be sure to add pre-order links as soon as they become available.

Dusty Springfield, Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield (Universal, 2011)

CD 1: The Hits

  1. I Only Want To Be With You (mono) (Philips single BF-1292-A, 1963)
  2. Stay Awhile (mono) (Philips single BF-1313-A, 1964)
  3. Wishin’ and Hopin’ (Philips (U.S.) single 40207-A, 1964)
  4. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (mono) (Philips single BF-1348-A, 1964)
  5. All Cried Out (mono) (Philips EP BE-12564, 1964)
  6. Losing You (mono) (Philips single BF-1369-A, 1964)
  7. Your Hurtin’ Kinda Love (Philips single BF-1396-A, 1965)
  8. In the Middle of Nowhere (mono) (Philips single BF-1418-A, 1965)
  9. Some of Your Lovin’ (Philips single BF-1430-A, 1965)
  10. Little By Little (mono) (Philips single BF-1466-A, 1966)
  11. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (Philips single BF-1482-A, 1966)
  12. Goin’ Back (Philips single BF-1502-A, 1966)
  13. All I See Is You (Philips single BF-1510-A, 1966)
  14. I’ll Try Anything (mono) (Philips single BF-1553-A, 1967)
  15. Give Me Time (Philips single BF-1577-A, 1967)
  16. The Look of Love (US mono mix) (Philips (U.S.) single 40465-B, 1967)
  17. What’s It Gonna Be? (Philips single BF-1608-A, 1967)
  18. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (Philips single BF-1682-A, 1968)
  19.  Son-of-a Preacher Man (Philips single BF-1730-A, 1968)
  20. Am I the Same Girl (Philips single BF-1811-A, 1969)
  21. A Brand New Me (Philips single BF-1826-A, 1969)
  22. How Can I Be Sure (Philips single 6006-045-A, 1970)
  23. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (with the Pet Shop Boys) Parlophone single R-6163-A, 1987)
  24. In Private (vinyl single version) (Parlophone single R-6234-A, 1989)
  25. Reputation (vinyl single version) (Parlophone single R-6253-A, 1990)
  26. Wherever Would I Be (duet with Daryl Hall) (CD single version) (Columbia 662059-2/662059-5, 1995)

CD 2: Rarities

  1. Can’t We Be Friends (duet with Peter Miles) (rec. c. 1950s) (previously unreleased)
  2. Breakaway (The Springfields) (live) (previously unreleased)
  3. Bambino (The Springfields) (live) (previously unreleased)
  4.  Goodnight Irene (The Springfields) (alternate take) (rec. 1962, previously unreleased)
  5. Silver Dollar (The Springfields) (alternate take) (likely rec. 1962, previously unreleased)
  6.  I Only Want To Be With You (stereo) (rec. 1963, from Stay Awhile – I Only Want to Be with You/Dusty, Taragon TARCD-1025, 1997)
  7. You Don’t Own Me (stereo) (rec. 1964, from Stay Awhile – I Only Want to Be with You/Dusty, Taragon TARCD-1025, 1997)
  8. Can I Get A Witness (stereo) (rec. 1964, stereo mix from A Girl Called Dusty, Mercury CD 534 520-2, 1996 or Stay Awhile – I Only Want to Be with You/Dusty, Taragon TARCD-1025, 1997)
  9. Here She Comes (mono) (Philips (U.S.) single 40270-B, 1965)
  10. Oh No! Not My Baby (alternate take) (rec. 1965, previously unreleased)
  11. That’s How Heartaches Are Made (alternate take) (likely rec. 1965, previously unreleased)
  12. I Had A Talk With My Man (alternate take) (likely rec. 1965, previously unreleased)
  13. Chained To A Memory (alternate vocal) (likely rec. 1967, previously unreleased)
  14. I’ve Got A Good Thing (alternate take) (rec. 1966, from The Look of Love, Mercury CD 314 538 912-2, 1999)
  15. Sweet Ride (new stereo mix) (rec. 1967, previously unreleased)
  16. What Do You Do When Love Dies (without orchestral overdubs) (rec. 1968, from Dusty in Memphis, Rhino CD 71035, 1992)
  17. Something For Nothing (rec. 1970, from Love Songs, Rhino CD R2-79985, 2001)
  18. The Richest Girl Alive (rec. 1970, from Love Songs, Rhino CD R2-79985, 2001)
  19. Summer Love (rec. 1970, from Love Songs, Rhino CD R2-79985, 2001)
  20. Goodbye (rec. 1970, from Dusty in Memphis: Deluxe Edition, Rhino CD R2-75580, 1999)
  21. I Believe In You (Atlantic single 2841, 1971)
  22. All The King’s Horses (rec. 1971, from Dusty in Memphis: Deluxe Edition, Rhino CD R2-75580, 1999)
  23. Goin’ Back (Abbey Road vocal mix by Tris Penna) (rec. 1966, previously unreleased)
  24. The Look Of Love (Abbey Road vocal mix by Tris Penna) (rec. 1967, previously unreleased)

CD 3: At the BBC

  1. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa (likely rec. September 1, 1966, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  2. I Don’t Want To Go On Without You (rec. September 8, 1966, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  3. Won’t Be Long (likely rec. January 30, 1971, from Heart and Soul, Varese Sarabande CD 302 066 299-2, 2002)
  4. I’ll Never Stop Loving You (rec. September 8, 1966, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  5. The Water Is Wide (rec. August 15, 1967, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  6. Medley: Can’t We Be Friends, Pick Yourself Up, Let’s Get Away From It All (duet with Mel Tormé) (rec. August 22, 1967, previously unreleased on CD)
  7.  Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream (rec. August 29, 1967, previously unreleased on CD)
  8. Peel Me A Grape (rec. August 29, 1967, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  9. I Wish You Love (rec. September 12, 1967, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  10. It Was Easier To Hurt Him (rec. September 12, 1967, previously unreleased on CD)
  11. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (rec. September 12, 1967, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  12. Nowhere To Run (rec. September 19, 1967, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  13. My Lagan Love (rec. September 19, 1967, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)
  14. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (possibly rec. April 16, 1966, from The BBC Sessions, Zone CD X002, 1999 or rec. April 12, 1966 from The Complete BBC Sessions, Mercury CD 9843562, 2007)
  15. Soul Medley ‘69: It’s Your Thing, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), To Love Somebody, People Got To Be Free (rec. July 5, 1969 or September 9, 1969 – previously unreleased)
  16. The Windmills Of Your Mind (rec. September 23, 1969 or May 2, 1970 – previously unreleased)
  17. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (rec. September 30, 1969, previously unreleased)
  18. Angel of the Morning (rec. October 7, 1969, previously unreleased)
  19. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (likely rec. January 18, 1970, from The BBC Sessions, Zone CD X002, 1999)
  20. I Say A Little Prayer (rec. October 21,1969, previously unreleased)
  21. I’m Coming Home Again (likely rec. April 7, 1979, from Good Times, Zone CD X003, 2001)

CD 4: Stage and Screen

  1. If I Was Down And Out (The Springfields) (Philips single 326 627 BF-A, 1964)
  2. Little Boat (The Springfields) (Philips single 326 577 BF-B, 1963)
  3. The Corrupt Ones (Philips single BF-1553-B, 1967)
  4. The Look of Love (Soundtrack Version) (Casino Royale, Colgems LP 5005, 1967)
  5. Sweet Ride (Soundtrack Version) (The Sweet Ride, 20th Century Fox LP S4198, 1967)
  6. Sea and Sky (Time for Loving, RCA LP 8253, 1972)
  7. Give Me the Night (United Artists single UA-X1225-Y-A, 1978)
  8. Nothing Has Been Proved (CD single version) (Enigma CD single 7 75042, 1989)
  9. Getting It Right (Parlophone 12-inch single 12RX-6253-B, 1989)
  10. Wherever Would I Be? (Walter A mix) (A Very Fine Love, Columbia CD CK 67053, 1995)
  11. Anyone Who Had A Heart (mono) (A Girl Called Dusty, Philips LP BL-7594, 1964)
  12. Spooky (mono) (Philips single 6006-045-B, 1970)
  13. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty, Philips LP 1002, 1965)
  14. Come Back To Me (Where Am I Going?, Philips LP 7820, 1967)
  15. Where Am I Going? (Where Am I Going?, Philips LP 7820, 1967)
  16. Time After Time (rec. 1967, from The Legend of Dusty Springfield, Philips 522 254-2, 1994)
  17. Second Time Around (Dusty Definitely, Philips LP SBL-7864, 1968)
  18. Windmills of Your Mind (Dusty in Memphis, Atlantic (U.S.) LP SD-8214, 1969)
  19. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (rec. 1970, from The Legend of Dusty Springfield, Philips 522 254-2, 1994)
  20. It Goes Like It Goes (20th Century Fox single TC-2457-A, 1980)
  21. Someone to Watch Over Me (rec. 1995, from Simply Dusty, Mercury 546 730-2, 2000)

DVD  1: Part 1 – LIVE AT THE BBCDUSTY BBC TV series 1

  1. 1 September 1966 : The Real Thing / Some Of Your Lovin’/ Bring Him Back / Poor Wayfaring Stranger / The Mood I’m In / Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa / Packin’ Up
  2. 8 September 1966 : Call Me Irresponsible / Tell All The World About You / I Don’t Want To Go On Without You / Won’t Be Long / I’ll Never Stop Loving You / The Real Thing
  3. 22 September 1966 : You Lost The Sweetest Boy / To Love And Be Loved / Anna / Gonna Build A Mountain / Losing You / Won’t Be Long

DVD  1: Part 2 – DUSTY BBC TV series 2

  1. 15 August 1967 : Live It Up / I’ll Try Anything / The Water Is Wide / I Only Wanna Laugh / If You Go Away [not transmitted] /Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  2. 22 August 1967 : Get Ready / The Beautiful Land / All I See Is You / Do Re Mi / Soulville
  3.  29 August 1967 : Come Back To Me/Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream / Peel Me A Grape / If You Go Away/ You Can Have Him
  4.  5 September 1967 : By Myself / Sunny / Two Brothers / Time After Time / You Better Run
  5. 12 September 1967 : Good Times / If My Friends Could See Me Now / I Wish You Love / It Was Easier To Hurt Him / (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  6. 19 September 1967 : Nowhere To Run / Sweet Lover No More / My Lagan Love / The Mood I’m In / It Ain’t All Honey And It Ain’t All Jam / You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

DVD 1: Part 3

  1. THE MORECAMBE & WISE SHOW (BBC 2) 26 August 1970 : How Can I Be Sure
  2. TOM JONES (BBC 1) 28 December 1972 : I Am Woman / Since I Fell For You
  3.  SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MILL (BBC 1) 7 April 1979 : I’m Coming Home Agai
  4.  JUKEBOX : You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me / I Only Want To Be With You / Son-Of-A Preacher Man / I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself / I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten / Goin’ Back / Nowhere To Run / Some Of Your Lovin’/ If You Go Away / Good Times /Get Ready / How Can I Be Sure


  1. THE SPRINGFIELDS (BBC TV) 20 July 1961 : Wimoweh / Green Leaves Of Summer / Dear John / Brazilian Nonsense / Gotta Travel On / Yellow Bird / Ballin’ The Jack
  2. THE SPRINGFIELDS (BBC TV) 27 July 1961 : Ciolito Linda / Come Back Liza / Give Me The Simple Life / (I’m Just A) Country Boy / There’s A Goldmine In The Sky / Melodie D’Amour / Eso Es El Amor / Lonesome Traveller / Skip To Ma Lou
  3. THEY SOLD A MILLION (BBC2) 28 January 1973 : Stepping Out With My Baby / Hits Medley: I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten / I Only Want To Be With You * / Wishin’ And Hopin’ / The Look Of Love / A Brand New Me * /You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (* performed by The Young Generation)
  4.  THE ROLF HARRIS SHOW (ZDF) 23 July 1971 : Knowing When To Leave / Up On The Roof
  5.  TOP OF THE POPS (BBC1) 9 February 1978 :A Love Like Yours
  6.  TOP OF THE POPS (BBC1) 19 April 1979 : I’m Coming Home Again
  7. WOGAN (BBC1) 9 August 1985: Interview with Terry Wogan / Sometimes Like Butterflies
  8. OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST (BBC2) 7 February 1978 : Interview with Anne Nightingale


  1. Dusty Springfield and Richard Carpenter : Something In Your Eyes (1987)
  2. Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield: What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1987)
  3. Dusty Springfield: Nothing Has Been Proved (1989)
  4. In Private (1989)
  5. Reputation (1990)
  6. I Want To Stay Here (1990)
  7. Dusty Springfield and Daryl Hall: Wherever Would I Be (1995) / Roll Away (1995)
  8. BPI MUSIC AWARDS: (BBC1) Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1988)

The Magic of Dusty Springfield includes CDs 1, 2 and 4, and DVD 1.

Written by Joe Marchese

October 6, 2011 at 18:30

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  1. Wow, this looks nice!

    Robert Lett

    August 10, 2011 at 01:12

  2. CD2 track 20 is in fact a previously unreleased track written by Spike Mulligan, not to be confused with the track of the same name that she recorded with Gamble and Huff. It was thought to be lost but was recently found and approved for inclusion on this upcoming set. Hurray!


    September 19, 2011 at 11:02

  3. Nice of SpinCDs to give TSD credit. A big Borat “NOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT”

    Eric Luecking

    October 6, 2011 at 19:40

  4. This reminds me of the marketing concept behind Dylan’s Tell Tale Signs. 2CDs were about $15, but to get the third CD, you had to pay $100.

    I REALLY hate this marketing concept. I believe it only encourages “bootlegging” or free uploading and downloading, rather than the other way around.


    October 12, 2011 at 11:03

  5. Got mine today, holy cow this is one big box. Thicker than a Bear Family set but rectangular. Pretty awesome.

    Robert Lett

    December 28, 2011 at 00:10

    • This set sure is a beauty, isn’t it? I, too, was surprised at its giant size! Look for some recognition in our upcoming Gold Bonus Disc Awards later this week, and (time permitting) a thorough review down the road!

      Joe Marchese

      December 28, 2011 at 01:17

  6. I bought this boxed set for the previously unreleased material, in particular the live recordings. I wonder when the BBC will finally release the duet footage from the surviving episodes of Dusty’s 1966 and 1967 series? These were sadly omitted from the DVD so the surviving footage is heavily edited. Also, I hope the 1969 series Decidedly Dusty will one day surface along with the three missing episodes from her 1966 series Dusty, though it is great to have no less than six performances from Decidedly Dusty included on CD3 in this set and in the best audio quality yet.


    March 19, 2012 at 17:41

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