The Ultimate Collection: Dusty Springfield

The Ultimate Collection: Dusty Springfield

by Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield


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Is Ultimate Collection the best Springfield collection? Well, no; it's missing several of her '60s British hits, like "Losing You," "In the Middle of Nowhere," "Some of Your Lovin'," "Little by Little," "Goin' Back," and "I'll Try Anything." Those are all found on Polygram's The Very Best of Dusty Springfield, the wholly '60s-oriented anthology that remains a superior overview of her best material. If you want something that extends a little wider chronologically, though, this 20-track set is still fine. Her biggest Transatlantic '60s hits are here, as are her one American early-'60s hit as part of the Springfields, "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"; some small hit American singles that don't always make it into her best-ofs, like "What's It Gonna Be?" and "The Windmills of Your Mind"; a few '70s songs, including a cover of Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey" with an additional verse not contained on Morrison's version; and her big 1987 hit with the Pet Shop Boys, "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" The liner notes include detailed commentary on each track.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2001
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731458563426
catalogNumber: 585634
Rank: 43732


  1. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  2. I Only Want to Be With You
  3. Stay Awhile
  4. Wishin' and Hopin'
  5. I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
  6. All Cried Out
  7. You Didn't Have to Say You Love Me
  8. Oh No, Not My Baby
  9. All I See Is You
  10. The Look of Love
  11. What's It Gonna Be?
  12. Son of a Preacher Man
  13. Breakfast in Bed
  14. The Windmills of Your Mind
  15. A Brand New Me
  16. Tupelo Honey
  17. Mama's Little Girl
  18. A Love Like Yours
  19. Something in Your Eyes
  20. What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pet Shop Boys   Track Performer
Reg Guest   Accompaniment
Ivor Raymonde   Accompaniment
Garry Sherman   Conductor
Wally Stott   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Michel Legrand   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer,Audio Production
Steve Barri   Producer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Thom Bell   Arranger
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Roland Chambers   Producer
Ugene Dozier   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Stephen Hague   Producer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Brian Potter   Producer
Jerry Ragovoy   Producer,Audio Production
Neil Tennant   Composer
Trevor Veitch   Arranger
Jerry Wexler   Producer,Audio Production
Vicki Wickham   Composer
Allee Willis   Composer
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Arranger
Jim Pierson   Liner Notes
John Franz   Producer,Audio Production
Ilene Weingard   Art Direction
Pamela Phillips-Oland   Composer
Giuseppe Donaggio   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Paul Howes   Track Notes

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