Item description for The Complete Dusty Springfield by Petula Clark Paul Howes...
When shy convent girl Mary O'Brien reinvented herself as Dusty Springfield, one of the most glamorous, accomplished, and acclaimed pop divas of the 1960s was born. This definitive encyclopedia contains details of every track Dusty Springfield ever recorded and includes more than 70 pictures of Dusty live and in the studio. The entire arc of Dusty's career is addressed in detail---beginning with her involvement in the group The Lana Sisters and continuing with folk group The Springfields before her first solo success in 1963.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.73" Weight: 2.03 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Reynolds & Hearn
ISBN 1905287399 ISBN13 9781905287390
Reviews - What do customers think about The Complete Dusty Springfield?
it doesn't get any more complete than this! May 26, 2008
paul howes is the ULTIMATE springfield fan. he hasn't spent hours listening to every syllable springfield ever sang. he has spent his life. and then some. because more than a few of the recordings he disseminates were not released to the public or are parts of tv specials springfield made during 40+ year career.
and his love for dusty and her unique, one of a kind voice is captured in page after page of this healthy tome that devotes itself to her recordings.
even when he doesn't like the performance or the arrangement, he still maintains impartiality and great respect for a woman that was loved, idolized, almost forgotten then reclaimed by her new and old fans from all over the world.
and this book is a perfect reading companion for when you are enjoying one of springfield's wonderful interpretations of a song she made her own.
and the beauty of that--there's more than a few.
Excellent Reference Book Jan 9, 2008
This is a great reference book for all of Dusty's recordings. It includes the Where and When of each song she ever recorded.
Will Amazon USA Please Get This Book !! Jul 1, 2007
Paul Howe's excellent book (now in 2nd ed.) is now available for preorder through The Dusty Springfield Bulletin and also through this site UK. US fans are waiting for this site to offer it here. PLEASE !! [...] Let's Talk Dusty!
Don't Expect A Movie Jul 2, 2006
Here's what we Dusty fans waited many years for. Several more compilation CD's and a couple more DVD's have been released in the U.S., U.K., Australia and the rest of the world since this comprehensive overview of Dusty's career was published in 2001, so the book is only complete up to that point. No matter, because these pages cover all of the known, individual studio recordings she made, including several alternate versions, album session outtakes and single mixes that have turned up over the years on various collections. There are many live television and radio recordings floating around out there, many of which have yet to see CD or DVD release, but this book is as complete a volume as we could have reasonably hoped for. And the pictures! There are many photos here I had never seen before, making this book even more of a special treat. The casual listener who is only familiar with Springfield for the four or five songs that get endlessly recycled on the radio could probably not care less about this book, but for us rabid fans, this is indispensable. Highly recommended, and nothing in here to disrespect the woman whose real legacy is a catalog of great music, NOT a string of sleazy tabloid stories. Avoid DANCING WITH THE DEMONS, a badly written "biography" which I won't even dignify with a negative review.
IT's about Music! Jun 4, 2006
Dusty Springfield was a legend in the music industry. She was tough and a perfectionist without apologies. This book is about her music legacy and not about her personal problems with addiction or her sexual orientation. There's more to her person than who or what she sleeps with. Dusty was one of a kind. She died too soon at 59 just when she got awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) on her deathed and died two weeks before her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Sadly, there is one honor that I think she should receive and that is the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. If I only had $25,000 dollars to spare, I would do it for Dusty.