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A Girl Called Dusty

Dusty Springfield

1964

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A Girl Called Dusty

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3.4

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Alright, so here's an album that was released in the mid-60s but sounds like it's from the 50s for the most part. A lot of the records on this list are ahead of their times but that's not the case here. Dusty gets points for some really great recordings of really great songs but they're mostly rips of other people's work. That was common for the time (especially among white performers covering songs by black artists) but it still makes me wonder why this was included in the list. It was enjoyable but nothing groundbreaking. Hence the 3 star rating.

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A perfect Sunday listening album!

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Wow, what a woman!

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I'm a sucker for the chanteuse who can make covering any song sound so easy. This album is but a foretaste of the feast to come regarding Dusty. But overall this one still grabs me, even if no one can really agree on song sequencing or even which songs appear on which version (American or British). The first time I ever heard of Dusty Springfield was when the Pet Shop Boys song, "What Have I Done To Deserve This" came on the car radio, and one of my high school friends said, "Ooh! Dusty!" and turned up the radio. I'm still not completely convinced he had any idea who Dusty Springfield was. Or the Pet Shop Boys for that matter.

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Classic oldie. Some great songs.

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Love this!

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Loved Dusty ever since that scene in Pulp Fiction - Go make yourself a drink and I'll be down in two shakes of a lambs tail. Summer Is Over makes me feel like I'm riding off into a desert sunset after victory at a high noon duel.

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Sounds massively modern for 1964. A blueprint for all modern female soul/pop/RnB singers. Think Adele but in the 60s. This album must have been a revelation at the time. Best song: When the love light starts shining thru his eyes.

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This was really, really, really good! Her voice is just amazing, the songs are all good and there’s some absolute belters in there too that I didn’t even know was Dusty! Absolutely tremendous album and will definitely be purchased in the future! Loved it!

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The last Dusty album we reviewed  ]had "Son of a Preacher Man" which is a song that can positively influence your rating and cover up a lot of blemishes. For this LP,  we will find out what we really think of her. When this starts, I can't help but think she was influenced by white musicians from the Bobby Sox era. There are some songs where she tries to embrace Motown influences but she sure does sound white when she does this. If she wants to venture to Motown, shouldn't she get a guitar player and someone who can play either the trombone or sax rather than continuing with the orchestra?  It's hard to pull off a Motown sound when you're relying on a dude in a suit with a baton.  For perspective, this LP was released in 1964 and the Beatles didn't release albums with their first covers of Smokey Robinson until 1963/64 so it's not like there was a lot of guidance on how to adopt the sound. While I can cut her a bit of slack, there is no excuse for the baton still being in the house.  Side 1: Anyway, "You Don't Own Me" is a very good song and there is no denying how good her voice is. The LP then moves onto the second tier songs. "Do Re Mi" and "When the Love Light . . ." have decent melodies although it's hard not to label Do Re Mi a weiner song. "My Colouring Book" put me to sleep but "Mockingbird" is fun.  Side 2: The song "Nothing" is quite good and demonstrates she can sing songs that are uptempo and loud (by Dusty standards). "Wishing and Hoping" validates my point on her needing to move on from the suit with the baton. "Don't Ya Know", the Ray Charles cover that concludes the album,  is fabulous and the best song on the LP.  She is accompanied by band that can play this type of music and they sound like they are having a whack of fun.  Final thought: She wasn't born with the name "Dusty Springfield"; she picked it and it's an incredibly cool name. How could she pick a name that cool and a hairstyle that lame?  Ringo looked cool with that hairstyle but Dusty, not so much.  My feelings about this album are really mixed. She has a great voice and I really want to like her more.

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Great!

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Good stuff

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Great.

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Soulful, liked it much better than I expected. Favorite songs were You Don't Own Me, Summer is Over

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It was really good!! I don’t know I expected less. But I found this super.

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5

That was fun. Love Dusty Springfield.

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Dusty slaps 5/5

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Classic. Love it.

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Love Dusty! Almost forgot how many hits she had back in the 60s. But her joint project with the Pet Shop Boys was the best.

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Loved this, even better than the other album even though that has the most well known tune. could listen again and again

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5

This album was a treat. It contains all of the Dusty Springfield songs I already knew, plus some additional gems.

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Chill

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2nd album 03022021

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I just cannot get enough of this. The album is not a 5 Its very repetitive and the closing tracks are a little dull But god I'm all for that cute 60s love music. You Don't Own Me and My Colouring Book are really good

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30th album of 1001 challenge. (Oct.11, 2021). Great!

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What a wonderful album and I want to do a cross reference on which of these were covers or originals. Beautiful songs in here and her voice is marvellous

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PopR&Bblue-eyed soul. You Don't Own Me

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love!

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I listened to this album on headphones during the car ride from Buffalo to Chicago, which was the perfect way to hear the buttery quality of Dusty's voice. I've heard a few of the songs before, but it was special to listen to a whole album of her. I haven't thought of the song "You Don't Own Me" in awhile and think its a beautiful mix of sweet and creepy. I loved the arrangement of "Mockingbird", with the backing vocals being as loud as the lead vocals. "Can I Get a Witness" really showcased her vocal range and I loved the screamy bits at the end!

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Is there a better British Soul Singer than Dusty? I don't think so! "Can I Get A Witness" "You Don't Own Me" "Wishin' & Hopin'" "Anyone Who Had A Heart" the list goes on of classic soul/pop on this album. Brilliant, and reminds me of my childhood, you can hear here why the Pet Shop Boys wanted to revive her career in the late 80's. Iconic and strong role model! Love this album it reminds me of my childhood in the 60's

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Wonderful, mournful 60s blue-eyed soul. You Don't Own Me is chilling and perfect.

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Tight, polished, and chock full of excellent songwriting.

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Wow. Pure joy blasting out the speakers. They don’t make them like this anymore. I love how hard the drums are on a lot of these songs. Everything on here is gold but “Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa” wrecked me. Also, she can really wail! "Don't You Know" in particular has some fantastic, soulful vocals in the second half. (I had to stream that one on the album "Dusty" for some reason.)

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03/15/2022 Okay, Dusty! Go off!!!

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Really weird Rick Springfield album.

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Yndisleg plata. Dusty var einstök!

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GOD

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5

Actually really love this. 60s. Some covers of songs I've heard before. Super catchy!

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It was surprisingly easy to listen to and I knew many of the songs.

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Love her voice. Absolutely iconic.

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Cool tjej och en uppenbar inspiration och förebild för många kommande Norhern Soul-artister!

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Brilliant voice.

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Any Good?

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Not available on Spotify USA. Recreated using the American versions, but in this case, I think the US albums are better, including the singles/B-sides. Fantastic album either way. You Don’t Own Me, 24 Hours, and Nothing are all great. US ‘version’ is a 5 star.

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Go feeling på detta.

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8.1/10

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Pretty good album with no big misses. It gets repetitive sometimes but some song really stood out

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Good album with some standout songs but it dragged on for a little too long. It would be better if it didn’t have 20 songs 8.1/10

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I’m in love with Dusty.

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Live it Up made me think of Locomotion - haha. I’ll be honest, with a name like Dusty Springfield, I thought it was going to be more country sounding even though I knew deep down it wasn’t. I enjoyed this. Nothing necessarily profound but pretty fun. Given that this is her first album, I’d say pretty strong debut.

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Ganz gut.

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Apparently I like Dusty Springfield

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Cool stuff

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Lots of catchy ass tunes I’ve heard before but didn’t know were Dusty. Pleasantly surprised!

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Had no idea who Dusty Springfield was and was pleasantly surprised to hear familiar beats and songs throughout her album, which somehow wasn’t on Spotify so I just found the track list online and went through each song in a queue. Definitely would recommend if you’re into classical music!

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4 of the songs are unavailable on spotify. I decided to listen to it on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzSI9js1nGQ&list=PLowQCq3Ss89g7z4hUKG5BN8M_9R8TcD6T

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Good blue eyed soul album. Timeless? Maybe not but a fun listen every now and then.

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it’s so weird how well this British woman did Motown Fav track: mockingbird

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Classics. Her voice is amazing

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Really good, great voice, and second-best Mockingbird rendition of all time

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I've already known some of the songs. Really good 60's pop.

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Good album. Expected country from the name Dusty, but I was WRONG. Here are some good sixties bops

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I loved it

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good

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Really dig this

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Nice, very classy

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There were a lot of songs on this album I was familiar with but couldn't tell you they were by Dusty Springfield. It was a fun listen. I enjoyed it.

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I love her oh my goodness

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con ritmo pegadizo y alegre

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Dusty. What else can you say? These are some of the biggest hits of the 60s. Countlessly covered, remixed, reused, recycled, and replayed. Do Re Mi is the album's low point, but I'm not sure if I can isolate its high point. It's all so good! I'm partial to Wishin and Hopin.

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Love her voice, the blend of soul and Americana

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What a lovely uplifting wonderful soul album

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Another comp? Some classic tunes though

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7. Coloring book doesn't fit in well to an iambic meter, and this album has not convinced me otherwise.

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Dusty’s vocals are great, lovely production. Very enjoyable.

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Another album that I was surprised how many songs I recognized - although not always Dusty's version. I believe she did a bunch of covers and also covered things. Probably 3-3.5 stars for the music itself - would be a nice album to have on in the background where it is nice to listen to but can also just be nice noise to have around, with a round up for impact

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Fijne stem, energieke muziek.

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Fun. Good cooking tunes 💃

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wauw, deze kan ik blijven luisteren

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Some great songs

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This is good stuff!

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Purezza anni '60

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Really enjoyable. I had only really been familiar with her hits, and this album was a pleasant surprise that really showcased her talent and had a more old-school flavor. Would listen again

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Great tunes throughout - loved this

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Lots of great songs I already knew but refreshingly lots of great songs I didn't. Favourite track: summer is over

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🖤 Favourite Songs: Mama Said & Mockingbird 🖤

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Not my favorite female voice of the genre, but the chick had guts.

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today this album is great for background music. Warm, funny, great for this time of the year

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Chill album. Good classics. Puts you in a good mood

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What a voice, love the classic arrangements and sound

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Lekker vrolijk Uptempo 4/5

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An entire album of famous hits I've heard before. Didn't realize these songs were all hers. The only one I knew for sure was "Son of a Preacher Man" and that's not even on this album.

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A remarkable collection of well known songs, many with a Motown influence. Dusty's voice is incredible.

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I was familiar with almost all of the songs. Good times great oldies.

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A me questo disco ha sorpreso ed è piaciuto. Lo stile di Dusty mi piace e sento molto soul nella sua voce anche se non necessariamente nelle melodie. Si sentono gli anni 60 ma in maniera estremamente positiva e non stucchevole.

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Dusty Springfield's first album sees her stepping into a Blue-Eyed Soul style. Her performance is commanding and confident. I'm not terribly familiar with her work but I find it interesting that like the Beatles, we see the influence of Black music on an English artist. Her voice on 'Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa' is soaring and was the first track to really click for me. Though some of the song choices are confusing to me, her studio recordings are energetic and exciting.

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Didn't realize I liked her, great album.

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Loved it! A total classic - this is another one of those albums that I've listened to and heard song after song that I recognized but never knew who sang it. Definitely will listen again. Great Sunday morning vibe.

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bloody enjoyable record this. Maybe longer than it needs to be la lovely relaxing listen. 4/5

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Great voice, great songs, and only a few of them that I knew before listening. Oldest album so far, and first solo artist and female vocalist

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classsssic old school pop - 4

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Me sorprendió, me gustó mucho y no sabía quién era esta mujer

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Dusty leaves her roots and embraces soul and lets her voice rip. Great album, even though it has a lot of covers.

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My new go-to 60s vibe album. Glorious.

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Lovely. A great voice, a few classics

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All killer no filler!

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Música sesentera clásica. Está bien.

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Know her work.

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Thought I wouldn’t like this but she’s got a great voice and besides one or two tracks the songwriting is interesting and fun. The backing band sounds great. 4/5

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Ah Dusty, what a little legend! Packed to the brim with bangers this album! My faves include Wishin and Hopin, and You Don't Own Me, what a tuuuuune. Loved listening - will listen more what a great reminder to listen to more Dustyyyy.

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Really good!!

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smart 60s pop and soul from one of the great British voices

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I knew so little about Dusty Springfield before now. I had no idea she was British! She's just got such an earthy style, I'd assumed she was American. And wow... so many classic songs. This was a fun listen.

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I enjoyed this album. Nothing very groundbreaking about the music, but the arrangements are solid and her voice is fantastic. I can't help but wonder about cultural appropriation whenever I'm listening to "blue-eyed soul" so I feel like I should go back to some of the original versions. But she sounds like she belongs in this style (unlike, say, Janis Joplin, who I thought wrecked some good R&B songs). Stand out moments: "You Don't Own Me" sounded like it belongs in a Quentin Tarantino movie (then I saw that Son of a Preacher Man is in Pulp Fiction). "Do Re Mi" had a fun groove and a great piano break in the middle. I really liked "Anyone Who Had a Heart" - unusual voicings and progressions - kudos to Bacharach and David (I saw Dionne Warwick recorded it first so I went to check it out - that version sounds great, but this one has a distinct sound). Solid 4.

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pretty good

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So many classics here! Great album.

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Not sure why this album isn't on Apple Music, I know she's famous. I pieced it together though and really enjoyed it. She's got a very classic sound, definitely a go-to for '60s pop singers. I didn't recognize many songs just looking at the tracklist, but almost immediately I was hit with classic jams I hear over and over again. I'm pretty sure we'll get more from her on this list, and I've got no problem with that. Favorite tracks: Wishin and Hopin, Mama Said, You Don't Own Me. Album art: Just a simple portrait of a girl called Dusty. Not false advertising, I'll give it that. 4/5

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An enjoyable listen to the classics

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Loved this!

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Смесь довольно ненавязчивого речитатива с фоновым мягким фанком. Вася В слямзил свой Царский Альбом с некоторых треков Коммона

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A very enjoyable listen. Uplifting from beginning to end, great runtime, flawless 60s production, and a great vocal performance.

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Super classic

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Pretty good

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Not the best written but I'm a sucker for a smokey voice.

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Easy listening. Oldies

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Lush

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Pleasant, 60s pop music. Dusty has a nice voice, but occasionally can be a little faceless. Favorite tracks: "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa"

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So much denim on this album cover...

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Slušat ovo i densat u kuhinji je ekšli bilo katartično i popravilo dan, hvala Dusty!

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Kak može svaka pjesma na albumu od 20 pjesama bit hitČINA 乁( •_• )ㄏ

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Top Tracks > Mama Said > You Don't Own Me > Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa > Will You Love Me Tomorrow? > Wishin' and Hopin' > Don't You Know > I Only Wanna Be With You > Can I Get a Witness > Once Upon a Time

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Good album. A couple hits I recognized, some I didn't. She's got a lovely voice, and a fine story teller.

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- Cool. We are wearing the same shirt. - "You Don't Own Me" ❤️ I like this vintage genre. It’s melodic and gives me a peculiar feeling. I never listened to this album but I discovered I already knew a couple of songs.

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I had no idea Dusty was English. Still the ultimate icon of the swinging sixties. Enjoyable album even if she was brought up closer to Doncaster than Detroit

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Great 60s compilation.

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What a delightful crooner. This was a fantastic listen.

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Really good. Perfect voice. Somewhat dated

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Pros: - really, fantastically amazing and timeless songs. Cons: Misc: - I thought Dusty Springfield was a 70's male singer. Fuck!

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Yesyesyesyaaaaas! I could listen to this all day long. There are so many great tracks on here that are both personal favorites and also HUGELY popular. She's a 60's "girl group" all on her own, bringin the soul.

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Had to cobble this together since it's not available on Spotify in the States. All the songs are though, it was pretty easy. I like this era of American pop songs from the Brill Building, Motown etc. and Dusty (the proto Adele?) is a great interpreter. Her truly great days are still ahead of her here but this is a nice collection.

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Some real solid covers

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A new stuff for me, but actually pretty good, not greatest but indeed enjoyable

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Sweet!

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Was so-so. Not that interesting for me

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Enjoyed more than the last Dusty album I rated. More energy. Feels even more soulful. Dusty's the original blue eyed soul. Like Adele before there was Adele

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Sweet

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Full of classics!

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Dusty at her best, lovely voice, I found it relaxing

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I liked this one a lot, had a few standout tracks. 'Nothing' is my favourite. But I don't think it deserves a place in this list.

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Go whitegirl go

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60s fun

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Whit woman singing soul music makes me feel dirty. But the songs are good

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I enjoyed this quite a bit! Great voice; good vibe; solid set of songs.

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Love me some Dusty. Great voice, great collection of songs. Some ahead of their time (You don’t own me), others less so….

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I like Dusty.

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It was fine - a very retro album that was pleasing to the ears, but did not blow my mind.

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Surprisingly didn’t hate it

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Opløftende britisk soul

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Album not available on Apple Music review based on “Dusty in Memphis” instead

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Mysigt

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Another great pop soul album. Only downside is that it has too many songs, so listening to the whole album at once might feel like a drag. Individually, however, the songs are a great listen. Standout tracks: You don’t own me (classic), Do Re Mi, Will you love me tomorrow, Can I get a witness. 7.8/10

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gott sväng men för långt

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Really good album, some greats and some ok songs.

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Favorites: Can I Get a Witness?, I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself Huge, orchestral production. Wavers between pop and soul. "Dusty" version on Spotify includes multiple releases.

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É pop misturado com motown. Algumas funcionam bem pra mim, outras menos. Mas tem "Mamma said" que eu nao sabia que era dela mas gosto muito

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3

good sound and voice with background instruments, nothing super memorable though

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Liked it - had many songs I knew and liked that i never knew were by her

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Viel Kitsch, zwei tolle Songs

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Pretty good and enjoyable. Probably won't listen to again but appreciate she is a good artist.

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she has a really great voice, too many songs on the album, but super catchy and sweet :) 3.5

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Listened to the first couple songs, they were p good

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Solid album I like the first few songs.

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Fantastic! Those pipes are legendary, can't wait for more Dusty.

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Some nice covers.....the Canadian Tuxedo on the cover nearly earned her a bonus star.

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Old 50’s 60’s music. Important listen but doubt I’d come back.

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Meh.

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Few bangers

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More songs on here that I knew but didn't realise who they were by - not my usual genre. Good album, memorable songs.

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3

Good early glimpse at a legend. While many of the songs aren't particularly memorable, we get a sense of her emerging style as she tried on soul alongside Brill Bldg pop songs.

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Mange fengende låter. Dusty har en "sjelfull" stemme, og instrumentasjonen er søt og leken. Flere av sangene satt i hjernen i god tid etter lyttingen. Ikke nok på albumet for å gi det en supergod review, men kjedet meg ikke.

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I think it's decent enough 60's pop, but it's in desperate need of a remaster. The mono 60's sound is incredibly dated and keeps the instrumentals decidedly behind Springfield's (admittedly very good!) vocals

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Enjoyed it at the start, hits like wishin and hopin got me back in at the end, but overall nothing that really stuck out to me. three.

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sorprendente

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why don't people sing with british accents? Are these mostly covers? Some songs written by Burt Bacharach bringin that soul Son of a Preacher Man isn't on this album...

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Entretenido. Algunas canciones muy famosas aunque nunca había sabido que eran de ella. Creo que es el perfecto ejemplo del sonido "Blue Eyes Soul".

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3

Not unpleasant and I recognized some songs, but it wasn't good or anything. 6

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She sings amazingly, very 60’s, reminds me of like the very old Beatles, maybe too jolly for me but overall it was good.

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Nice album from Dusty

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3/5

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Low 6. The cover of Mockingbird was silly if good and I liked Mama Said, but I can't listen to /that/ many songs about slightly worrisome 60s straight couples

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like if adele was from the 60s and only sang covers. meh. 6/10

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Some classics on here. Not really my thing but it’s solid album.

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Until this album, “Son of a Preacher Man” was the only Dusty Springfield song I knew. This album is ok, but doesn’t have any “Preacher Man” level comparables. The one song that stuck out was “Can I Get a Witness” - good energy and gospel vibe. The rest is early 60s background music, that is best left there.

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HET WAS OK

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Knew way more of these songs than I expected. They were nice

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This was nice

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Another album of mostly covers - mad how you could get away with that so easily back then. Still some good tunes on here, though. Best track: Wishin' and Hopin'

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Front loaded with bops. Lot of the songs on Spotify were unavailable. Standouts include Mockingbird, 24 hours to Tulsa, Mama Said, Summer is Over

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Lovely.

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Some good songs, particularly you don't own me, but otherwise fairly standard fair.

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Some genuine classics on here, as well as countless romcom soundtracks. But don’t let that put you off. Awesome voice. The sound of 60s smalltown middle America right there.

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Felt like a lot of the originals are better but may be due to losing the masters

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Lovely oldie pop album. Some of the songs were heard prior but never knew it was Dusty. Enjoyed a majority of the songs and could listen again. 7.4/10

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Dusty has a very nice voice. No chances taken certainly as I feel like this is her comfort zone. Hi-lights for me; 24 hours From Tulsa, Wishin' and Hopin', Don't You Know (a tour de force bluesy rave-up) and Can I Get a Witness. Dusty'y voice is really very good, full of character and very versatile. The material is just OK! 3.5 stars

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8/3 Good oldie country album, couple great songs here. Standout Tracks: Mama Said, You Don't Own Me, My Colouring Book, Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

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Oldie reminds me of road trips from my youth. I don’t love it but very influential.

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She has a good voice and the songs are generally pretty fun to jive to. However, this album is a compilation of cover songs from other bands at the time. Although it's a pretty good album, I can't give it too much credit as the original bands deserve that credit more. Favorite track: Nothing

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Showing the wannabes how it should be done :)

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Già dai primi 10 secondi mi aspettavo l'equivalente di un album di Britney degli anni '60 e più o meno credo sia quello che ci troviamo davanti, un album chiaramente pop pensato per un pubblico probabilmente principalmente femminile ma comunque ballabile. Non mancano momenti cringe nei testi. I pezzi sono comunque tutti molto piacevoli con reinterpretazioni poi diventate celebri di pezzi all'epoca meno noti. Il punto più alto secondo me è la traccia i chiusura, Summer Is Over, che mi ha ricordato un po' i Broadcast. Dusty Springfield è chiaramente molto molto brava e anche le sue interpretazioni secondo me hanno un qualcosa in più rispetto ad altri dischi dello stesso genere che abbiamo incontrato. E' il classico disco che si prende il 3 perché non sai bene che altro dare e che poi finiscono per essere 3 diversi dai veri 3.

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Carina lei! Alla fine a me questo pop anni '60 non mi dispiace. Non è il mio genere, ma sono stato in grado di ascoltare l'album dall'inizio fino alla fine, con un po' di nostalgia. Le do un 3 honoris causa.

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3 1/2

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Grr.

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3.25 - fun old time vibe. Great music for the right environment.

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Amy Winehouse wollte in diese Sphäre Dusty Soringfield’s steigen. Doch Dusty ist etwas stratosphärischer verortet. Ihre Songs und Darbietung sind wirklich in der Lage, Aufmerksamkeit zu binden („24 Hours from Tulsa“). Ein tolles und mir genrefernes Fundstück. Werde dieses Jahr dazu den Weihnachtsbaum schmücken. Vorfreudige 3.2

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3.4 - The debut of a towering female vocalist that shows her humbler beginnings covering some top-40 hits of the era. Clearly she's got vocal chops - what an amazing instrument. Here she's made clever song choices and the arrangements are tasteful. She's also starting to hone her fascinating persona, which is a compelling mix of empowered woman, sophisticated lady, fun-loving plaything, jilted lover and obliging mistress.

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Es un buen álbum con canciones algo buenas, sin duda es algo que probablemente escucharía de nuevo sin protestar. Incluye una gran variedad de canciones.

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This was fairly nice 60’s pop album and she covers a few nice soul songs quite well. She indeed has a good voice but I started to lose interest after about half an hour as it needs more variety. 2.5 out of 5

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I would say the song selection on this LP is better than the "Memphis" LP that we were sent last month - more soul vs. orchestrated 60s pop. That said, it seems that she covers a number of songs that were big hits for other artists in '63, a year before this came out. I guess that was the record business before singer-songwriters hit the scene. Wishin' and hopin' was a minor hit for Dionne Warwick in '63, but Dusty scooped it and made it her signature tune. I've always loved the song, though the lyrics are quite laughable these days.

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Definitely free on me the further in I got. Probably need to revisit a couple of her albums. The stream went straight from this into Son of a Preacher Man, reminding me of how much I have loved her musi before.

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Beautiful music, but I'm rarely ever in the mood for 60's jams.

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Definitely an interesting listen. Not gonna act like it's the greatest thing ever because it's pretty much all covers of Motown and soul songs but they're performed and sung pretty tastefully. Plus gotta give credit to Dusty Springfield for introducing the Motown and 50s souls sound to a UK audience and her passion for it shows in this album. Not particularly amazing or impactful for me in both context and emotion but still a solid 50s pop record from the early 60s (plus You Don't Own Me is so damn cool)

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24th November 2021 Listened at the kitchen table while working. Went out in the evening to Ave Mario then saw Seann Walsh in Kennington. Greg Davies sat at the bar. What a voice dusty has, very soulful and timeless. So beautifully crafted songs on this album.

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Saw the album and artist and thought "I don't recognize the name Dusty Springfield". Heard the second track You Don't Own Me and thought "I know this song." Turns out the song is featured in a cheeky Kraft Dinner (Mac & Cheese) commercial with former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page. Also turns out it's her version of Mockingbird Harry & Lloyd sing in Dumb and Dumber (I laughed as soon as I heard it). And it turns out she is the original artist for the songs I Only Want to be With You (not sure I knew her version) and Son of a Preacher Man (definitely know her version...respect). Weird how your world orbits around artists and songs without really making a connection. Anyway, back to the album, it's got a nice Motown feel from someone born far away from Motown. She's got some good pipes. She does some nice renditions of other artists' songs (...Lovelight..., 24 Hours from Tulsa, Will You Love Me Tomorrow) and Wishin' and Hopin' is a nice original. A fun album. Lacks a bit of depth maybe? Feels like a 3.5.

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We had recently watched "Last Night In Soho" (great film, highly recommended). You can tell Edgar Wright is very particular about the music for his movies. Anyway, Dusty Springfield was on the soundtrack, along with a number of singers from the 60s whom I did not know at all. Yet they were HUGELY popular. I mean, Dusty Springfield had numerous hits. Nancy Sinatra is another one. HUGE in the 60s and early 70s, and then POOF, just gone. I didn't think that this album captured her vocal capabilities as well as it could. Supposedly that would be for "Dusty In Memphis". Also, a couple of the songs were better performed by the original artists, and her singing sounded very... white to me. Not as authentic as the real deal. So yes, I am giving this 3 stars, I think that other albums of hers are better.

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Cute songs

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This is why they tell you not to judge a book by it's cover. Looking at the album cover I was expecting a country album, but surprisingly what I got was a pop/Motown record including a cover of 'You Don't Own Me'. The album has a similar soul to the likes of Adele, but sounds like Hairspray. Best: You Don't Own Me Worst: Wishin' and Hopin' Note: Spotify had the 1997 reissue with 20 tracks. I only listened to the original 12 tracks from the album.

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Fantastic singer, music exactly what you'd expect for 1964

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Quite fun, but long (and not all the songs are great). Favourites: Mama Said, You don't own me, Will you love me tomorrow, I only want to be with you.

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A bit dusty and long, but has some nice songs on it.

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Dusty has a great soul voice. You Don't Own Me is a great tune. Will You Love Me Tomorrow and Wishin' And Hopin' are both classics. The album has great singles but there is not a unifying theme that ties the whole thing together.

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Decent easy listening album of mostly Motown and soul covers that ultimately though fails to provide any real highlights

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I think I like Every Ounce of Strength the most. 3.5*

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I don't think this is something I'll come back to, but I did recognise a few bits and pieces from my past. Music was decent, can't fault it, but just not my style though.

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Featuring the great voice of Dusty, and the songwriting skills of Bacharach/David

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Lättsam, gladlynt och svängig pop! Då albumet, som mycket av det tidiga 60-talets pop, består mest av covers är det svårt att bedöma just det här albumets unika kvalitéer. Det unika är väl just Dusty Springfield, och hennes röst är det inget fel på. Bästa låt: You Don't Own Me.

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Great voice, good mix of songs although some of the arrangements were odd.

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Few things, now or ever, like Dusty's voice.

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Nice enough with a few bright gems, but nothing too strong pulling me back in.

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E ovo je već dobar album. Onak taman, zanimljiv, lijep glas, nije monotona glazba, sviđa mi se. Čim sam čuo "You Don't Own Me" kad je rekla, odma sam vidio jednu stvar od Eminema koji je koristio to kao sample. Volim to tak saznat nenadano nešta od koga je zapravo sample.

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A really nice 60s pop soul album. A great voice and beautifully written and produced pop songs, including some Bacharachian gems. The early fade out of most tracks still bugs me (the songs are easily good enough to each be a minute longer), but probably not worthy of the harsh penalty I gave 'Dusty in Memphis' - sorry, Dusty! 3.5/5

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I can appreciate that she has a decent voice, but this music and style of arrangement/production does nothing for me.

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Really liked this one. The album as a whole felt stitched together.

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S'écoute pas mal bien. Fait un peu penser à du France Gaal mais avec une touche pop américaine.

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Ça m'a pris un petit moment réaliser que je connaissais la musique de Dusty Springfield sans savoir que c'était d'elle. Je connaissais I Only Want To Be With You qui a été ajoutée (avec les 7 pièces suivantes) à la version écoutée sur Tidal. Je connaissais également You Don't Own Me, mais je ne suis pas certain si c'est la version de Lee Morgan ou celle qu'on retrouve sur cet album. Je préfère cette dernière, plus orchestrale, plus intense. J'aime beaucoup comment le drum est mixé, l'effet room bien senti. Pièces préférées: When The Love Light Starts Shining Thru His Eyes, You Don't Own Me, Anyone Who Had A Heart

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On est en pleine période Motown. Elle essaie de ce positionner là-dedans. Je m’attendais à ce que ce soit un blanchissement de R'n'B. J’ai été agréablement surpris par le côté pas trop propre de l’affaire (surtout Don’t you know). Le son est vraiment bon pour le genre et l’époque, si on exclu les tounes ajoutées au re-issue (I only want to be with you et suivantes). C’est mixé comme un soundtrack de film, quand on essaie de faire sonner les tounes comme si elles jouaient dans l’environnement. Bref, ça s’écoute facilement, personne n’a pesté chez-moi et on a passé un bon moment. Ça ne révolutionne rien par contre.

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Some pretty good songs on here

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Dusty certainly has a lovely voice. I'm just a Luddite and this vibe sounds Too Old for me to really enjoy

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I liked this one so much more than the last dusty album. it reminded me of the fallout soundtrack steven used to play, very fun.

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Before listening to this album, I couldn't have told you what songs Dusty Springfield sang, only that she was a singer. I recognized at least four of the tracks on the album, but I know that I've heard covers of most if not all of them. I don't know if I've heard Springfield's versions before. Springfield is a talented singer. Listening to the album was an enjoyable experience, but the style of music feels like it is firmly set in the early days of pop and rock music. I don't see me wanting to pick up this album for a revisit (and if I did I would want to skip "Mockingbird" - it's too busy of a song).

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3.5 stars. Dusty had a great voice, but this is a cover album and I liked some of the originals better.

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It's a fair listen, nothing bad, but then nothing hugely great either. It disappeared into the world a bit about halfway through.

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Autant le premier album de Dusty reussissait, malgré la mauvaise surprise de sa vulgarité déconcertante, à nous séduire, sa deuxième apparition fait office d'indigestion. Dusty commence en effet l'album en présentant son arrière-train, invitant l'auditeur à lui "faire voir les étoiles". S'en suit une série de grossiertés, prononcées clope au bec par une Dusty complétement émechée. Mais le pire n'est pas encore arrivé. Ce spectacle d'obscénités n'est en fait qu'une préparation pour le moment clé de cet album. En effet, sur le dernier son, Dusty commence à monter sur le bar, faisant face aux fêtards rassemblés autour d'une bière. Elle prend appui sur ses bras, et se met à ecarter ses jambes, laissant son appareil génital broussaillé à la vue de tous. Soudain, Dusty semble se concentrer, et laisse échapper un énorme pet de fouffe devant le silence consterné des fêtards. Dusty parti alors dans un rire gras, se rhabilla, et commanda une tournée générale. La famille Springfield n'en finit décidemment pas de faire étalage de son héritage familial.

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Une Dusty Springfield à l'apogée de sa vulgarité qui enchaînera sans complexe les scènes interdites aux moins de dix-huit ans que je n'ai pas envie d'énumérer ici à l'inverse d'eltrapeze.

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She must have been a superstar in her day recording the definitive versions of many classics Cover art 3/5

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Decent covers

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legal, romantica dos anos 60 e pa

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Basically vaguely soulful covers

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I've always liked her

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Dusty Springfield's solo debut is mostly covers of other's songs, for example Lesley Gore on You Don't Own Me, but Dusty manages to make all the songs her own in some way or another. Not her best, but quite good! 3.5.

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Perfectly fine early/mid-60s pop/white soul. Think I like this more than the celebrated Memphis album.

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There are a bunch of covers on this album. I like the hit song Wishin and Hopin and didn't know it was sung by Dusty Springfield. She has a terrific voice.

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4 stars just for her amazing voice. However, she loses one star for singing too many covers. Her voice is so controlled even when she's belting out the song.

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Some bops for sure on this one. As with the last Dusty record I had, I’m always surprised with her ability to smoothly pull off the retro-soul sound. 6/10

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Good

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Sounds a bit dusty these days

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I bet she played a role in bringing this music to more cultures and countries, and that's lovely. But there wasn't much that really impressed me more than other singers' versions of most of this. Good for history and context.

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She sounds good, and it's a nice 60s vibe, with decent cover songs. Apparently this was a departure from her original sound, and was her first solo record.

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I knew a number of these songs but had never known they were Dusty Springfield!

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I have a soft spot for these late 50s/early 60s crooner records, mainly because they were written at a time when narrative storytelling was essentially the whole point of each song. Dusty's voice cuts clear through the mix and delivers a powerful, impactful performance (even if the subject matter is the same for every single song). The big band instrumentation, while not revolutionary in any sense, adds the necessary pomp and drama to deliver an experience.

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Altough a little bit repetitive, it's not a bad release. It's funny because some songs from the same decade sound so fresh and songs like those from this album sound so...old fashion. This is not necessarily bad, there are plenty of old-fashioned songs that are still great in 2022. These ones are fine but not great and that's nice. Sometimes, we need to listen to nice songs that are not classical quintessential music. She had a great and powerful voice. I'll probably look for other releases from her.

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Dusty has always been a favorite of mine. Soulful white women, go figure? For a debut this ticks a lot of the boxes of what people often associate with her but with no hits compared to the way the album was reconfigured in the US. I prefer later Dusty, specifically Dusty in Memphis and her contribution to the Pet Shop Boys, but there is no denying the catchiness of her early singles that thrusted her into the limelight when she was lumped into the "british invasion" of the mid 60s. Johnny Franz' production work is basically the British Phil Spector but without all the threatening and murdering. He would later produce Scott Walkers' first 4 solo records to masterful results. He delivers as much as would be expected of a pretty straightfoward commercial album to promote Dusty but this is very much a filler standards record that isn't cushioned by any of the classics Dusty would be known for.

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An album full of covers, most of which don't improve on the original and/or were covered better by others. Best track: Don't You Know

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Dusty? More like rusty! Just kidding, that lady is alright!

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Meh

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Couple of good songs and she has a lovely voice but not one to go on regular play for me.

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It was alright. She's got a lovely voice, but the music isn't really my style.

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Kind of fun, but not super interesting. Showtunes and a good voice, but the arrangements and lyrics are a bit stale.

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Helt OK, klassiskt gammalt. Wishin' And Hopin' riktig klassiker. Och ja, det är fin musik, mysigt lixom. En del nice jazzigt. Förstår varför det är på 1001 albums, men mja, kanske inte för mig. Eller kanske inte helt rätt för läget idag bara. Säkert bättre "laga mat inför helgen"-musik än "sitta på kontoret en mörk tisdag i januari"-musik . Har också kommit på att 2/5 inte är ett superdåligt betyg, det betyder lixom OK. Skulle behöva ändra FKA twigs till 1/5, som jag verkligen inte gillade, men resten känns fortfarande rätt. Det här albumet får alltså en tvåa, men det är inte dåligt, det är verkligen helt OK.

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I had high expectations but was very disappointed.

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What a load of crap

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Decent, just not what I would listen to again.

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Doo-wop sounding and Mockingbird is in this lol. Good singing but not my thing. 3/10.

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Not for me

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lots of famous songs, but they are almost all covers

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4

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Gave it a go, but it's not for me!

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Well, not my kind of music. Too old and too frivolic. Good for Tarentino movies but not for me.

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Maybe this was exciting 60 years ago but it really doesnt stand up today

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Sympa, mais un peu lassant. 2 chansons: You don't own me Can I get a witness

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never heard Mockingbird before - that sticks out as an interesting track. 24 Hours and Will You Love Me Tomorrow are the big, famous sounds

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Well, it's just really boring. Also very dated. But I'm pretty sure it was already boring when it was still brand new...

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boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Some smash hits surrounded by formulaic pop songs.

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Musicalgedüdel

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Meh

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Not available on iTunes. Got through most of a related playlist.

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It was an okay album, but nothing caught or grabbed my attention.

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When I was first listening to this album, I was really about it. But going through it, that "tickle in your brain when you have heard a song before" started going off...and I looked up the tracklist to realize that ALL but ONE of these songs are covers: Mama Said - The Shirelles You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore Do Re Mi - Lee Dorsey When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes - The Supremes My Coloring Book - Sandy Stewart Mockingbird - Inez & Charlie Foxx Twenty Four Hours From Tesla - Gene Pitney Nothing - seemingly an original Anyone Who Had a Heart - Dionne Warwick Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles Wishin' and Hopin' - Dionne Warwick Don't You Know - Ray Charles Now I understand that covering all the same soul and pop songs was the thing to do prior to the 70's. Hell, The Beatles did it with their first few albums. It just feels a little disingenuous knowing that these songs were pretty well done their first time around (majority by black artists) but Dusty Springfield gets to claim them because they charted higher for her. She does a good job with them, and she has a hell of a voice, so for that I'll give her credit. I just don't think this is the album to put on 1001 Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die. Give the OG artists their due and list their versions. Favorite Song: Nothing (as it is the only original) Least Favorite: Mockingbird

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A half-decent covers album, but no more than that

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mid

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I appreciate the talent, but no my cup of tea at all.

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Well. Its popular and catchy and I knew a few songs. - Makes me want to buy a 60th Chevelle or a BelAir and cruise down Hollywood Boulevard. But I won't remember it tomorrow. What I do remember is her collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys in "What have I done to deserve this" Top 1001 Album? Maybe not for me.

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"You Don't Own Me" is a classic, despite the way Rush Limbaugh tried to ruin it. I can do without the rest of the album, though.

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Wasn’t on Spotify so didn’t listen

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the album is just called dusy in spotify. thats weird. the year is right. its very very 60s though bleh.

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A series of pop covers with strong vocals and a backing orchestra. Unfortunately, there isn't a single cover that I prefer to the original. I feel they lack composition, a disconnection between Dusty and her orchestra. Dusty definitely does give an impressive performance, but she doesn't sound as excited as the people she covers. The orchestra only serves to support Dusty... it doesn't work with her as it should. The back vocals also feel a little too artificial, not working with Dusty, and only serving to try to copy the covers. The two redeeming qualities are the two pop hits that I grew up with: "Wishin and Hopin" and "I Only Want to Be With You." It's not just bias, in "Wishin and Hopin", there is much better production sound and harmony between Dusty and her back vocals and orchestra, but still suffers from the same problems. "I Only Want to Be With You" is a perfect pop song with none of these issues, bringing forth Dusty to the limelight in a fast-paced powerful dance hit.

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A Girl Called Dusty is essentially a time capsule from 1964, covering the latest hits and singing originals from the best composers of the time. While Dusty is a great vocalist and I did enjoy a couple of the songs like 24 Hours From Tusla, it hasn't aged well today. Not something I would willingly listen to all again unless having a party with a Swinging Sixties theme. I was also heavily distracted when some of the songs were ingrained in my brain from pop culture like You Don't Own Me (Suicide Squad) and Mockingbird (Dumb and Dumber), which I was temporarily excited to find their sources, only to find out they were mostly covers.

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Not my type of music

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- Completamente esquecível

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goddamn so boring I almost fell asleep; only positive aspect of the album is actually the voice of Ms. Springfield; all of the songs are very similiar to each other, typical pop music in a bad way

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beautiful voice, just not my type of music

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Dusty had a great voice and some great hits but I think there are a lot of fillers here. It's ok to listen to but not really inspirational.

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Meh.

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Dusty has a natural voice for these old tunes. Some good songs, some not so good. This is perfectly fine.

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Retro vibes. Not bad but I can't really see myself coming back to this. It's pretty chill and inoffensive, it just didn't grab me at all. Overall, this is the sort of stuff that I wouldn't mind as background music; there just weren't any hooks to make me want to seek this album out again.

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Don't like white soul, don't like oldie music that much, or simply I was not in the mood...

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Not my style :(

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No i drugi albumik dla, gatunek ten sam bo pop w najczystszym tego slowa znaczeniu, tak samo jak beatelsy rodem z wysp siejac standardy hamerykanskiej muzyki, nie moglo sie chyba gorzej wylosowac, ze slucham te dwa albumy jeden za drugim, bo cieszko doszukac sie w tych niedociagnieciaciach, jakichkolwiek dociagniec majac jeszcze w uszach produkcje beatelsow, wiem ze nie jest to dokladnie ten sam rocznik plytowy i ze w dwa lata sporo sie moglo zmienic w muzyce, ale fakt pozostaje faktem, ze ta plyta jest zbiorem najbardziej standardowych hamerykanskich trakow up to date zaspiewanych przez brytyjska wokalistke w aranzacjach wszelakich, bo nawet dlugosc obu materialow jest podobna, 34 minuty na 12 trakow w podstawowej wersji, a jak tragiczna jest to wersja, nie wiem kto sadzil, ze dobrym pomyslem na spotifaju bedzie wrzucic mixa w postaci jeden trak mono, kolejny stereo, nie mowie nawet o jakosci pomiedzy tymi dwoma typami trakow, ale o sam dyskomfort sluchania tak zmieniajacego sie dzwieku, orkiestra ktora akomponiuje pani dusty rowniez w tym nie pomaga, bo nie wiem czy to roznice w ilosci czanelow, czy w roznych sesjach nagrywana byla plyta z mocno zmienionym skladem orkiestrowym, a moze panie z breakaway, czyli trio wokalnego ktore robi harmonie dla pani dusty, kawalki jak my colouring book brzmia jakby wokalowi brakowalo przeibicia, podbijanie na glosnosci nic nie daje, a juz nastepny mockingbird jest juz sluchalny, nawet z o wiele bardziej skomplikowanymi wokalnymi zabiegami, wystepuja dwa wokale ktore prowadza dialog lub sie uzupelniaja, nie ma co nawet sie rozpisywac czy o czyms jest ta plyta, jesli na trakliscie pojawia sie nawet do re mi fasola, najlepszym elementem tego nagrania jest sam wokal pani dusty, ktory pewnie skads znam, bo skoro plyta sie tu znalazla, to pewnie jest to gwiazda popowej muzyki, skoro nawet taki szrot znalazl miejsce na liscie, a co do plejlistowej listy, to dodam otwierajacy mama said w wersji mono, ktory najbardziej komplementuje wokalistke i dobrze utylizuje chorki, ale ocena taka a nie inna glownie poprzez kontrast revolverowy i spotifajowa wersje tego albumu, a raczej pseudo wersje, bo czegos takiego jeszcze nie widzialem jak slucham od 10 lat na spoti

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Dumpster fire.

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Yeehaw

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not on spotify, ignore the rating

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buen disco muy pop 60s grata sorpresa de una canción

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Felt pretty boring to me. I don't really have anything else to say.

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Not for me. Could not finish.

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soulful garbage

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Didn’t like

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nope

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... Je comprends pas la sélection, c' est quoi l'idée d'écouter cet album? Pop yéyé début 60s qui ne révolutionne rien... préfèrerais écouter les albums qu'elle copie... You don't own me est bonne... Le mix est ultra roomy, ça a son charme mais somme toute assez générique tout ça

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no

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Dusty's Karaoke Album. Seriously, these are all covers and they're not particularly good ones. What makes this a must hear? Her voice is not as great as people seem to think and the string additions are awful.

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Awful

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didnt listen cause its late and i already know dusty

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