Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHearent Audio from the Original Master tapes! Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 45rpm 200g Vinyl!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 89/500!
A classic now cut at 45 RPM!
Originally released in 1969, the concept for Dusty In Memphis was to take England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music which had inspired her. Produced by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd, the record's highlights include "Son Of A Preacher Man," "So Much Love," "Breakfast In Bed," "Just One Smile," "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore" and "Just A Little Lovin'". Springfield is backed by a crack band that had previously worked with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis and Elvis Presley among others. The musicians - collectively known as the Memphis Cats - include guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrismann, pianist Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on organ and electric piano. Songwriting contributions came from, among others, Randy Newman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Dusty Springfield is one of the finest white soul singers of her era, and this is the undisputed proof.
"...absolutely stunning double 45rpm issue mastered from the original tape by Kevin Gray...I didn't know what to expect from this but my most optimistic hopes didn't begin to approach this album's reinvention at 45rpm...A classic reinvented. Very highly recommended for the music, for the mastering and for the superbly detailed pressing quality too from Quality Record Pressings." Music = 9/11, Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, musicangle.com, November 2011
"...As with all 45 RPM remasterings, the higher groove velocity has made possible the extended high frequencies and lower noise that make this edition a marvel of sound." Performance = 5/5, Sound = 5/5; Editor's Pick, Recording of the Month — Robert Baird, Stereophile, February 2012
Britain's greatest pop diva Dusty Springfield was the finest white soul singer of her era and this landmark Atlantic Records album from 1969 is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of pop and soul...contains her top 10 hit "Son Of A Preacher Man" plus several other hit singles and classic tracks...