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reputation
Wasn't Born To Follow


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Posted - 05/01/2008 :  14:28:41  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
Depending on which website you check, (i.e. Amazon or Play.com) )who have January & February respectively for the release date there is a new 2cd compilation which also features some of Dusty's later recordings.

The title is highly original "Gold", that was used two years ago on an American release, still it's good to see another release from our girl.

reputation
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Posted - 06/02/2008 :  10:09:28  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
Play.com are now showing the sleeve to the forthcoming "Gold" cd, a nice b/w pic that hasn't been used on an album before.
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Janie
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Posted - 06/02/2008 :  18:36:35  Show Profile Send Janie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by reputation

Play.com are now showing the sleeve to the forthcoming "Gold" cd, a nice b/w pic that hasn't been used on an album before.



I'll have a fiddle and get it on the thread later tonight . Thanks for heads up on this Karl.

Janie x54
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Janie
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Posted - 06/02/2008 :  19:06:16  Show Profile Send Janie a Private Message
Dusty Springfield GOLD

You must be logged in to see this link. release date 030308 £10.99 free delivery UK

You must be logged in to see this link. release date 030308 £8.99 (free deliveryon orders over £15)





Track List

Disc One

1.I Only Want To Be With You
2.Stay Awhile (Single Version)
3.Wishin' And Hopin' (Mono Version)
4.I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
5.All Cried Out (Single Version)
6.Losing You (Single Version)
7.Guess Who?
8.Live It Up
9.Your Hurtin' Kinda Love
10.In The Middle Of Nowhere
11.Some Of Your Lovin'
12.Little By Little (Single Version)
13.You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Single Version)
14.Goin' Back
15.All I See Is You (Single Version)
16.I'll Try Anything (To Get You) (Single Version)
17.Give Me Time (Single Version)
18.The Look Of Love (Single Version)
19.What's It Gonna Be (Single Version)
20.I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
21.If You Go Away
22.Magic Garden
23.I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten
24.I Will Come To You
25.Love Power
26.Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart
27.I Think It's Gonna Rain Today

Disc 2

1.Son Of A Preacher Man
2.Don't Forget About Me
3.Breakfast In Bed
4.I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
5.The Windmills Of Your Mind
6.Am I The Same Girl
7.In The Land Of Make Believe
8.Brand New Me
9.Silly, Silly Fool
10.I Want To Be Free Girl
11.Lost
12.How Can I Be Sure
13.Spooky
14.What Good Is I Love You?
15.Haunted
16.I Believe In You
17.I Wish That Love Would Last
18.What Have I Done To Deserve This (2001 Version)
19.Nothing Has Been Proved
20.In Private
21.Reputation
22.Arrested By You
23.Wherever Would I Be?
24.Roll Away

Janie x54
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Pablito
Wishing And Hoping



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Posted - 06/02/2008 :  20:18:22  Show Profile  Click to see Pablito's MSN Messenger address Send Pablito a Private Message
This looks really nice....and I like the cover photo too.

The track-listing is quite 'strange'...all the single-releases from I Only Want To Be With You up to What's It Gonna Be are sequenced chronologically...then it breaks for album tracks. Good selection though.

Paul.
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Sara
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Posted - 06/02/2008 :  22:56:41  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message
Yes, this is the one I linked to on another thread.
I love the cover too

Sara x
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reputation
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Posted - 07/02/2008 :  11:54:03  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
A lot of the album tracks on disc 2 were released as singles in the States, either a or b sides.
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Vera
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Posted - 07/02/2008 :  19:17:19  Show Profile  Click to see Vera's MSN Messenger address Send Vera a Private Message
I love - Love Power - good it's on the compilation....

Thanks for putting the focus on this!

V x
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Musicat
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  13:47:45  Show Profile Send Musicat a Private Message
Hi everyone. I'm Wayne and I'm new to these boards. I work (whenever I can) as a music consultant for record companies. I am delighted to tell you that my most recent project is the upcoming 2-CD Dusty Springfield Gold which will be released by Universal UK on March 3rd.
There are many Dusty collections but I wanted to do one that reflected Dusty's singles success in both the UK and the USA. Unfortunately, a lot of material from the 70's and 80's was unavailable due to licensing issues. That is why there is nothing from Cameo for example. Nonetheless I am delighted with what I have been able to do and I thought I would give you a detailed track listing ...

DISC ONE

1. I Only Want To Be With You (Single Version) (2.35)
(Mike Hawker/Ivor Raymonde)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1292
#4 (11/63)
U.S. Philips Single 40162
#12 (1/64)
Mono
P) 1963 Mercury Records Limited.

2. Stay Awhile (Single Version) (1.54)
(Mike Hawker/Ivor Raymonde)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1313
#13 (2/64)
U.S. Philips Single 40180
#38 (3/64)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

3. Wishin’ And Hopin’ (Single Version) (2.53)
(Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
Produced by John Franz
U.S. Philips Single 40207
#6 (6/64)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

4. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Single Version) (2.59)
(Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1348
#3 (7/64)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

5. All Cried Out (3.02)
(Buddy Kaye/Philip Springer)
Produced by John Franz
U.S. Philips Single 40229
#41 (9/64)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

6. Losing You (Single Version) (2.59)
(Tom Springfield/Clive Westlake)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1369
#9 (10/64)
U.S. Philips Single 40270
#91 (3/65)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

7. Guess Who (Single Version) (2.27)
(Gary Klein/Arthur Kornfield)
Produced by Shelby S. Singleton, Jr.
U.S. Philips Single 40245
#109 (12/64)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

8. Live It Up (Single Version) (2.19)
(Leon Huff)
Produced by Shelby S. Singleton, Jr.
U.S. Philips Single 40245
#128 (1/65)
Mono
P) 1964 Mercury Records Limited.

9. Your Hurtin’ Kinda Love (Single Version) (2.39)
(Mike Hawker/Ivor Raymonde)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1396
#37 (2/65)
Mono
P) 1965 Mercury Records Limited.

10. In The Middle Of Nowhere (Single Version) (2.59)
(Beartrice Verdi/Buddy Kaye)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1418
#8 (7/65)
U.S. Philips Single 40303
#108 (7/65)
Mono
P) 1965 Mercury Records Limited.

11. Some Of Your Lovin’ (Single Version) (3.02)
(Gerry Goffin/Carole King)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1430
#8 (9/65)
U.S. Philips Single 40319 (9/65)
Mono
P) 1965 Mercury Records Limited.

12. Little By Little (Single Version) (2.25)
(Beartrice Verdi/Buddy Kaye/Eddie Gin)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1466
#17 (1/66)
U.S. Philips Single 40371 (B-Side, 5/66)
Mono
P) 1966 Mercury Records Limited.

13. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Single Version) (2.48)
(Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini/Vicki Wickham/Simon Napier-Bell)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1482
#1 (3/66)
U.S. Philips Single 40371
#4 (5/66)
Mono
P) 1966 Mercury Records Limited.

14. Goin’ Back (Single Version) (3.29)
(Gerry Goffin/Carole King)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1502
#10 (7/66)
Mono
P) 1966 Mercury Records Limited.

15. All I See Is You (Single Version) (3.21)
(Clive Westlake/Ben Weisman)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1510
#9 (9/66)
U.S. Philips Single 40396
#20 (9/66)
Mono
P) 1966 Mercury Records Limited.

16. I’ll Try Anything (Single Version) (2.27)
(Mark Barkan/Victor Milrose)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1553
#13 (2/67)
U.S. Philips Single 40439
#40 (3/67)
Mono
P) 1967 Mercury Records Limited.

17. Give Me Time (Single Version) (3.04)
(Melfa-Atmo/Peter Callendar)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1577
#24 (5/67)
U.S. Philips Single 40465
#76 (7/67)
Mono
P) 1967 Mercury Records Limited.

18. The Look Of Love (From “Casino Royale”) (Single Version) (3.29)
(Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
Produced by John Franz
U.K. Philips Single BF 1577 (B-Side, 5/67)
U.S. Philips Single 40465
#22 (7/67)
Mono
P) 1967 Mercury Records Limited.

19. What’s It Gonna Be (Single Version) (2.11)
(Jerry Ragovy/Mort Shuman)
Produced by Jerry Ragovy
U.K. Philips Single BF 1608 (9/67)
U.S. Philips Single 40498
#49 (11/67)
Mono
P) 1967 Mercury Records Limited.

20. I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face (2.41)
(Jerry Ragovy/Chip Taylor)
Produced by John Franz
From the album “Where Am I Going”
U.K. Philips Album BL 7820 (11/67)
Mono
P) 1967 Mercury Records Limited.

21. If You Go Away (3.49)
(Jacques Brel/Rod McKuen)
Produced by John Franz
From the album “Where Am I Going”
U.K. Philips Album BL 7820 (11/67)
Mono
P) 1967 Mercury Records Limited.

22. Magic Garden (3.26)
(Jim Webb)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
Cancelled 1968 U.K. Philips Single
Later issued on the E.P. “If You Go Away”
U.K. Philips E.P. BE 12605 (8/68)
Mono
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.

23. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (Single Version) (3.10)
(Clive Westlake)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
U.K. Philips Single BF 1682
#4 (7/68)
U.S. Philips Single 40553
#122 (9/68)
Mono
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.

24. I Will Come To You (Single Version) (3.11)
(Clive Westlake)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
U.K. Philips Single BF 1706 (9/68)
Mono
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.

25. Love Power (2.09)
(Vann)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
From the album “Dusty … Definitely”
U.K. Philips Album SBL 7864 (11/68)
Stereo
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.

26. Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart (2.36)
(Bems/Pagovoy)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
From the album “Dusty … Definitely”
U.K. Philips Album SBL 7864 (11/68)
Stereo
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.

27. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today (3.15)
(Randy Newman)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
From the album “Dusty … Definitely”
U.K. Philips Album SBL 7864 (11/68)
Stereo
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.


DISC TWO

1. Son-Of-A Preacher Man (Single Version) (2.27)
(John Hurley/Ronnie Wilkins)
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
U.S. Atlantic Single 2580
#10 (11/68)
U.K. Philips Single BF 1730
#9 (12/68)
Mono
P) 1968 Mercury Records Limited.

2. Don’t Forget About Me (Single Version) (2.48)
(Gerry Goffin/Carole King)
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
U.S. Atlantic Single 2606
#64 (3/69)
Mono
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

3. Breakfast In Bed (Single Version) (2.53)
(Eddie Hinton/Dionne Fritts)
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
U.S. Atlantic Single 2606
#91 (4/69)
Mono
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

4. I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore (Single Version) (3.07)
(Randy Newman)
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
U.S. Atlantic Single 2623
#105 (4/69)
Mono
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

5. The Windmills Of Your Mind (Single Version) (3.49)
(Alan Bergman/Michel Legrand/Marilyn Bergman)
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
U.S. Atlantic Single 2623
#31 (5/69)
Mono
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

6. Am I The Same Girl (Single Version) (2.59)
(William Record/Eugene Sanders)
Produced by B. Landis
U.K. Philips Single BF 1811
#43 (9/69)
Mono
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

7. In The Land Of Make Believe (Single Version) (2.29)
(Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
U.S. Atlantic Single 2673
#113 (10/69)
Mono
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

8. Brand New Me (2.26)
(Ken Gamble/Thom Bell/Jerry Butler)
Produced by Ugene Dozier and Roland Chambers for Gamble-Huff Productions
U.S. Atlantic Single 2685
#24 (11/69)
U.K. Philips Single BF 1826 (11/69)
Stereo
P) 1969 Mercury Records Limited.

9. Silly, Silly Fool (2.30)
(Ken Gamble/Leon Huff)
Produced by Ugene Dozier and Roland Chambers for Gamble-Huff Productions
U.S. Atlantic Single 2705
#76 (2/70)
Stereo
P) 1970 Mercury Records Limited.

10. I Wanna Be A Free Girl (Single Version) (2.54)
(Thom Bell/Linda Creed/Ken Gamble/Leon Huff)
Produced by Staff for Gamble-Huff Productions
U.S. Atlantic Single 2729
#105 (5/70)
Stereo
P) 1970 Mercury Records Limited.

11. Lost (2.23)
(Ken Gamble/Leon Huff/Jerry Butler)
Produced by Ugene Dozier and Roland Chambers for Gamble-Huff Productions
U.S. Atlantic Single 2739 (8/70)
Stereo
P) 1970 Mercury Records Limited.

12. How Can I Be Sure (Single Version) (2.44)
(Felix Cavaliere/Eddie Brigati)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
U.K. Philips Single 6006 045
#36 (9/70)
Mono
P) 1970 Mercury Records Limited.

13. Spooky (Single Version) (2.40)
(Harry Middlebrooks/Mike Shapiro)
Produced by John Franz and Dusty Springfield
U.K. Philips Single 6006 045 (B-Side, 9/70)
Mono
P) 1970 Mercury Records Limited.

14. What Good Is I Love You (Single Version) (2.55)
(Ellie Greenwich/Michael Rashkow)
Produced by Ellie Greenwich and Mike Rashkow, A Pineywood Production
U.S. Atlantic Single 2771 (1/71)
Stereo
P) 1971 Mercury Records Limited.

15. Haunted (Single Version) (2.25)
(Jeff Barry/Bobby Bloom)
Produced by Jeff Barry
U.S. Atlantic Single 2825 (8/71)
Stereo
P) 1971 Mercury Records Limited.

16. I Believe In You (Single Version) (3.09)
(Jeff Barry)
Produced by Jeff Barry
U.S. Atlantic Single 2841 (11/71)
Stereo
P) 1971 Mercury Records Limited.

17. I Wish That Love Would Last (Single Version) (3.19)
(David Lasley/Allee Willis)
Produced by Andre Fischer
U.S. 20th Century Single TC-2457 (B-Side, 7/80)
Reissued as A-Side (8/80)
Stereo
P) 1980 Mercury Records Limited.

18. What Have I Done To Deserve This PET SHOP BOYS WITH DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (4.17)
(Neil Tennant/Chris Lowe/Allee Willis)
Produced by Stephen Hague
U.K. Parlophone Single R 6163
#2 (8/87)
U.S. EMI-Manhattan Single 50107
#2 (12/87)
Stereo
P) 1987 EMI Records LTD.

19. Nothing Has Been Proved (From “Scandal”) (4.31)
(Neil Tennant/Chris Lowe)
Produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn
U.K. Parlophone Single R 6207
#16 (2/89)
U.S. Enigma Single 775042-7 (1989)
Stereo
P) 1989 EMI Records LTD.

20. In Private (4.14)
(Neil Tennant/Chris Lowe)
Produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn
U.K. Parlophone Single R 6234
#14 (12/89)
Stereo
P) 1989 EMI Records (UK) LTD.

21. Reputation (4.10)
(Brian Spence)
Produced by Andy Richards
U.K. Parlophone Single R 6253
#38 (5/90)
Stereo
P) 1990 EMI Records (UK) LTD.

22. Arrested By You (Single Version) (3.49)
(Rupert Hine/Jeannette Obstoj)
Produced by Paul Staveley O’Duffy
U.K. Parlophone Single R 6266
#70 (11/90)
Stereo
P) 1990 EMI Records (UK) LTD.

23. Wherever Would I Be DUSTY SPRINGFIELD & DARYL HALL (3.52)
(Dianne Warren)
Produced by Tom Shapiro
U.K. Columbia Single 662059 2
#44 (6/95)
Stereo
P) 1995 Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

24. Roll Away (4.11)
(W. Jennings/M. Lebow)
Produced by Tom Shapiro
U.K. Columbia Single 662368 2
#68 (11/95)
Stereo
P) 1995 Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

The main point of this compilation is to recreate what it would have been like if you collected Dusty's US and UK 45's in the 60's and early 70's which is why the original Mono versions have been used wherever possible. Disc One features a few album tracks that I believe deserve to be represented. Although many of the mono mixes recently turned up on Classics & Collectibles, Complete A & B Sides and the UK deluxe Dusty In Memphis, they have never been chronologised together before. The Mono versions of Guess Who, Live It Up and If You Go Away are also here, making their CD debut.
Disc Two largely covers her USA Atlantic singles. I Believe In You (Dusty's final Atlantic A-side) makes it's UK CD debut here. The collection ends with all of Dusty's hits from Reputation and A Very Fine Love. I am glad to say that I am happy with the sound quality on the release.

Anyway, I hope you have found my waffling interesting and I hope you enjoy the CD, should you choose to buy it. Please tell everyone on all of the other Dusty websites - there are so many! If you buy it online, be aware that there was a USA release in the same Universal Gold series that has 28 tracks. This is not the same release.
Love, Wayne.

Wayne
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Janie
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  14:34:53  Show Profile Send Janie a Private Message
Wayne, I'm thrilled that you have come on to the DSN to give us this wonderful insight into the rationale behind your latest project. Just as well we had already highlighted its release otherwise I might just have been tempted to seek out some advertising fees from you so as we could donate some monies to The Royal Marsden ......you'll get to know me Wayne, I'm a cheeky little chappy (chappess really! ).

Seriously though, it is always interesting to read the logic behind such a compilation. As you will be so aware, there have been many, and it is often impossible to glean why something has been released with a particular content - also interesting to read why there are certain omissions e.g from Cameo (one of my favourite albums as it happens but hey, that won't stop me buying the CD's associated with this project of yours. )

Btw, I think you'll find that most of the main Dusty boards have already cottoned on to the release but certainly we will do our bit of 'networking'............which leads me on to something you might care to do as well? You are already of course a Dusty Springfield Networker! I will be so bold as to divert your attention to this thread! Happy Networking Musicat and the very best of luck with your project

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Musicat
Brand New Me



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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  14:42:33  Show Profile Send Musicat a Private Message
Thanks Janie! Just for the record, I would have included Who Gets Your Love, Mama's Little Girl and Learn To Say Goodbye on there is I could have!

Wayne
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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  14:45:46  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Musicat



The main point of this compilation is to recreate what it would have been like if you collected Dusty's US and UK 45's in the 60's and early 70's which is why the original Mono versions have been used wherever possible. Disc One features a few album tracks that I believe deserve to be represented. Although many of the mono mixes recently turned up on Classics & Collectibles, Complete A & B Sides and the UK deluxe Dusty In Memphis, they have never been chronologised together before. The Mono versions of Guess Who, Live It Up and If You Go Away are also here, making their CD debut.
Disc Two largely covers her USA Atlantic singles. I Believe In You (Dusty's final Atlantic A-side) makes it's UK CD debut here. The collection ends with all of Dusty's hits from Reputation and A Very Fine Love. I am glad to say that I am happy with the sound quality on the release.





Really interesting, Wayne. Thanks for explaining the thoughts behind this latest compilation! It might make an interesting 'bookend' to compliment my first GOLD compilation.

Linda
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Janie
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  15:00:07  Show Profile Send Janie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Musicat

Thanks Janie! Just for the record, I would have included Who Gets Your Love, Mama's Little Girl and Learn To Say Goodbye on there is I could have!

Wayne



Gawd love us Wayne...you'll have me in tears making me think of those tracks .

Btw, I do so hope you are voting for Katy Setterfield on the BBC 1's 'The One and Only' Saturday evening show? It could well be that Katy may help sales of this latest venture of yours - certainly since her involvement with the show as a Dusty tribute act, one or two of Dusty's albums have done much better in the Amazon Adult Contemporary charts! Last week for a while she was at no 1 and no 2. Good timing for you I think you may find - the final is next Saturday and currently Katy is the favourite to win!

Janie x54
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Musicat
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  15:03:49  Show Profile Send Musicat a Private Message
Lol Linda. Good point! I hope this one is different enough for longtime fans to be interested. Having said that, what excites me about it is that when people who aren't experts like us pick it up, they will hear Dusty's singles as they actually sounded at the time instead of the stereo mixes that are usually about. I remember when I first heard Little By Little and In The Middle Of Nowhere. I didn't especially like them. When I eventually heard the Mono versions it suddenly all made sense. Because Gold is a very successful mainline series, I hope that new fans enjoy the songs more than they might have done otherwise. Those scratchy Mono mixes have an intensity to them that you can't beat!

Wayne
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Musicat
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  15:07:07  Show Profile Send Musicat a Private Message
Cheers Janie,
I've not seen The One And Only as I work Saturdays but a friend of mine is addicted and has been voting for Katy like mad. She says that she is amazing. I'm off next Saturday so you know what I will be doing then!

Wayne
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reputation
Wasn't Born To Follow



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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  17:55:31  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
Good post from Wayne but surely a more original title could have been used as we've already had "Gold" !
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Carole R.
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  18:25:50  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Brilliant insights Wayne...

Reputation asks a question which may be in other people's minds.

How comes you chose the title 'Gold'?...

Carole R xx
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Sara
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  21:12:12  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message
Because 'Gold' sells?
Thanks for this, Wayne! I wondered about the 70s stuff... This explains why they're hardly ever on any compilations. Damn licensing issues!
I definitely agree about the difference in some of the Mono versions, they just have a whole different, better sound I'm really looking forward to hearing this
Also, I'm glad 'I Wish That Love Would Last' is included as this one doesn't make many compilations..

Sara x
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Vera
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Posted - 11/02/2008 :  00:22:43  Show Profile  Click to see Vera's MSN Messenger address Send Vera a Private Message
Just spotted the latest developments on this thread.

It's great to have such an insider on the boards and I always wondered about the 70s stuff. Cameo is such a beautiful album! It's a shame that many tracks have licensing issues these days. Reminds me of Janis Joplin - every year there is another Platinum compilation of Pearl with another bonus track on it - how many copies of those albums will one have to buy until the Joplin family has released all hidden tracks?

Anyway - thanks so much for explaining the background of this compilation, Wayne! I will order a copy. Maybe you can give me an autograph on it?

Love, Vera

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Musicat
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Posted - 11/02/2008 :  14:49:10  Show Profile Send Musicat a Private Message
Thanks, everyone. Why is it called Gold? Time for me to waffle again! Here goes ...

As we all know, everything is about branding these days. Universal (USA) decided to launch a series called Gold a few years back. What this meant was that they could market a branded series for all of their catalogue artists in a simple 2-CD chronological format. The idea is that if you buy one and enjoy it, you may be more likely to choose that series when you see another artist of interest in it.

Why are there two Dusty ones?
In the USA, the retail laws are quite strange. If they put out a forty track compilation, they have to charge more for it than a thirty track compilation. In the case of the USA Dusty Springfield Gold there were only 28 tracks on it so that they could sell it quite cheaply and hopefully interest the most casual of buyers. Although Universal UK often release the same edition, I guess they felt that it wasn't appropriate in this case. We don't have any retail laws governing how many tracks there are on a CD and Dusty had way too many hits here that were not covered on the US release.

I have wanted to do a Dusty 2-CD for ages and I realised that suggesting it for the Gold series meant that it was more likely to happen. They released three different Dusty 2-CD compilation within one year in recent times so you can see why I thought that another would be a hard sell! Thankfully they agreed to let me do a new one for the Gold series. To me, the most important aspect of that is how many new fans it might create when they see it on the shelves and decide to take a chance on it because they have a few others in the series that they enjoyed. That said, I also had the fans in mind and made sure it was different enough to previous releases by having all those Mono mixes and covering the Atlantic material more thoroughly than usual. Hope this helps. Thanks for showing so much interest. Wx

Wayne
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treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



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Posted - 11/02/2008 :  18:11:33  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message
Thanks for the explanation as to why it is called Gold.

I too love the mono recordings--so I shall buy this CD.

I love the cover you have chosen Wayne and thinks its a real eye catcher. If Katy wins you will have timed this release so well

So tell us your all time favourite tracks on Side 1 and then side 2.

Trek

Also known as Carole.
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