Box set: Goin’ Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield
Release date: October 31 
Label: Universal

Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield is a landmark collection celebrating one of the leading female vocalists of the 20th century, all put together with loving care and attention by Dusty associates, experts and aficionados. 

In a lavish pink box, 4 jam-packed CDs are split thematically into her hits, rarities, BBC recordings and her work for stage and screen; the collection features several tracks that are getting their first ever airing on CD. To complement this, 3 full DVDs capture Dusty at her performing best, and contain a host of rare footage.

But the music and visuals are merely part of this luxurious package. Content compiler Paul Howes' acclaimed book The Complete Dusty Springfield is here accompanied by a new, hard-backed 60-page book with an essay by Dusty's manager and friend Vicki Wickham. The book is full of testimonies by artists such as Sir Tom Jones, Carole King, Annie Lennox, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant and Smokey Robinson; it also includes rare photographs and an essay by Mojo writer and renowned soul historian Lois Wilson.

To complete Goin' Back, there is something of true beauty and absolute exclusivity in the form of a 'stripped-down' recording of the Dusty classic Goin' Back and a new vocal mix of The Look Of Love by producer Tris Penna – crafted from the precious master tapes at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios  – which intimately showcase the glory of Dusty’s astonishing voice.

Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield is little short of a work of art, a fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest vocalists.

A strictly limited collector’s edition is also available with an exclusive hand-numbered beautiful canvas print of Dusty Springfield (this special version is only available exclusively from The Universal Box Set Store).

Key features of the box set:

  • Lavish career-spanning super deluxe box set featuring 4 CDss, 3 DVDs, 2 hardback books and 4 photo prints.
  • 92 tracks on CD / 22 previously unreleased / 10 issued only in US / 5 previously unreleased on CD.
  • 98 performances on DVD / 32 performances never before on DVD.
  • Hardback book with testimonies from artists such as Sir Tom Jones, Carole King, Annie Lennox, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant and Smokey Robinson.
  • Limited collector’s edition – includes numbered canvas print.

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