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Best Dusty album on CD?

Discussion in 'music' started by Rockmeister, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    just that...never owned a DS album (shame, I know) so which one do I buy for definitive Dusty soul?
  2. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    That rather depends on what angle you approach from, as ever.

    As a recommendation to people in general, I would have to say Reputation. If is absolutely 100% Dusty, but a bit out of character in style - it has PSB all over it.
  3. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Purple sprouting broccoli?
    Pet shop boys?
  4. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

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  5. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    A truly beautiful album, by the way. Just very enjoyable, if you like her voice at all (and a PSB recipe/production).

    I like to think that she especially liked making it, so close to the end. Something different, and yet so totally Dusty, her last album before she became ill.
  6. MotelBlues

    MotelBlues pfm Member

    I have to plug “Dusty In Memphis” ‘cos I’m amazed nobody else has mentioned it yet (Vinny’s link excepted, obvs...).
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  7. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    For me, Dusty in Memphis, is Dusty trying too hard, perhaps almost lost. Good music, but not real Dusty.

    It was (reputedly) made to try to get her a foothold in serious soul, which I would strongly argue, she should never have aspired to. The record is good, but to me it is Dusty pushed out of her comfort zone. She did far better work following her natural style and inclination.

    Just my two penneth worth.
  8. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I’m a big fan of Dusty in Memphis.
  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Dusty in Memphis
  10. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

    Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin’
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  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Don't listen to it during a break up though.
  12. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Thanks all...will do some spotifying:)
  13. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Oh yes! What an album that is, 'I don't to hear it anymore' is definitive. Much prefer her voice to Dusty's, sorry, I'll get my coat.
  14. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I like Dusty in Memphis, but always think it is just a bit too measured and too 'samey'.

    Unless you have some sort of cultural/religious/intellectual objection to compilations, I'd argue that this is a very good intro.. It's all I have apart from DIM and includes most of her significant singles, including a couple of 'gems' such as 'Going Back', 'Wishin' and Hopin' etc, along with a couple of her early 'pseudo country' songs with the Springfields and a few from her late period and 'Reputation'.

    What's not to like?

  15. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    As compilations go this is great. One from Bob Stanley.

  16. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Dusty In Memphis.


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