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|3.5 great|| | September 29th 13|
someone pls review this
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|0.0 ||Brody shaw | April 17th 19|
She really is a beautiful singer. I don't know anything about her as a musician or heard anything else, but fuck I love her.
|4.5 superb||Britch2tiger | July 22nd 16|
Need to look further into this soul genre before I can discern the "excellent" nature of such albums, but DAMN this is (at least) an excellent sounding album...
|3.0 good||Robbit | May 5th 16|
Dusty Springfield was undeniably an gifted and emotive interpreter of songs. While best known for her early "Girl Group" era pop
hits, Dusty was also something of a novelty for being a British female vocalist who could convincingly deliver R&B and Soul styled
The DUSTY IN MEMPHIS project looked great on paper, but Springfield herself was quite dissatisfied with the song selections offered
to her by the producers. In fact, she really only approved two of the songs ("Just A Little Lovin'" and "Son Of A Preacher Man"),
with the majority of the selections being penned by Brill Building song factory teams like Goffin & King and Weil & Mann.
In retrospect, Springfield was dead on with her assessment of this project. DUSTY IN MEMPHIS was not a commercial success at the time,
but was hailed later on by many music critics as one of the best albums ever. As much as I love Dusty's voice and performances here,
many of these songs seem ill chosen or unmemorable to me. There's no doubt that she sells even the lesser tracks with the warmth of
The hit single "Son Of A Preacher Man" deserves all of the glory it has reaped and is an example of what this album could have been.
The mood throughout is fairly sedate and Dusty's delivery is silky smooth. I'm not a big fan of strings, which could be some of the
reason that some tracks come off as a bit too sappy for my taste. It's a nice record for what it is, but seems to be enjoying a good
dose of hype in some critics circles.
Highlights: "Just A Little Lovin'" and "Son Of A Preacher Man".
|4.5 superb||Emi | February 16th 19|
|4.0 excellent||spur55 | December 10th 18|
|5.0 classic||Josh | June 19th 18|
|4.0 excellent||NateMa | April 2nd 18|
|4.5 superb||Denis | August 9th 17|
|4.5 superb||TwigTW | July 28th 16|
|4.0 excellent||p4p | July 12th 16|
|4.0 excellent||matteok | June 10th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Yotimi | May 1st 16|
|4.5 superb||Handers | January 29th 16|
|3.0 good||manosg STAFF | October 24th 14|
|4.0 excellent||KILL | July 16th 14|
|5.0 classic||Lilt98 | April 20th 14|
|4.5 superb||Hoppip | January 14th 13|
|4.0 excellent||arcane | December 30th 12|
|5.0 classic||Muzix | May 25th 11|
|5.0 classic||cvrcmrc | September 1st 10|
|5.0 classic||robstar | October 16th 09|
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