Dusty in Memphis
Label: Rarity Music
In 1969, Dusty Springfield went to America and put herself in the hands of the Atlantic Records masterminds. They had her ease up and go for lyrical nuance – to stunning effect. "Son of a Preacher Man" is the lasting hit, though every tune here is a marvel, and "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" (written by Randy Newman) and "No Easy Way Down" (Carole King) are two of the saddest songs ever committed to tape. Dusty in Memphis didn't sell a lick, but it is now considered to be Dusty's crowning achievement. This edition is loaded with over a dozen bonus cuts from the same sessions.