Dusty Springfield Where Am I Going? Import 150g LP
Original UK Version Import LP!
150g Vinyl LP Mix of British Pop, Soul & Orchestra with Dusty's Soaring, Soulful Vocals!
Includes "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face", "Take Me For A Little While", "Sunny" & "(They Long To Be) Close To You"!
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Where Am I Going? is the third studio album by the blue-eyed soul singer
Dusty Springfield, hailed by Rolling Stone as Britain's "best ever pop
singer". The album was originally released in the UK on Philips Records in
1967. At this time, Dusty was firmly established in Britain as one of their most
popular singers, having several hits in America as well. With Where Am I Going?,
rather than the straightforward pop of A Girl Called Dusty or the pop and soul
of Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty, Springfield ventured into more varying styles
from jazz to soul, to pop and even show tunes!
In the United States, the album was released in a quite altered form as The Look
Of Love, titled after a successful Springfield recording originally only
released as a single B-side in Britain. This import LP is the original
British version of the album, and unlike the altered and rather muddled form of
the U.S. release, most of the music here is in the pop/soul vein that
Springfield excelled at. Standout tracks include a cover of the little-known
Aretha Franklin song "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face," a spectacular
version of Evie Sands' hit "Take Me For A Little While," a jazzy remake of Bobby
Hebb's "Sunny," and a gorgeous take on Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "(They
Long To Be) Close To You".
The song "Where Am I Going?" was later sampled in the song "Zenophile", from the
2004 album Destroy Rock & Roll, by Scottish electronic music artist Mylo. "I
Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face" was sampled in the song "Nothing Can Stop
Us" from the 1991 album Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne.
The album's cover image is a famous photograph of Dusty taken by John d Green
for Birds of Britain on April 12, 1967 at his Kensington studios. A print of the
image is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
John recalls the shoot: "Dusty Springfield is an interesting story. She rang to
say she could only give me half and hour. So I tested the background and
exposure, lighting, etc. using my assistant ready for the shoot. Dusty arrived
at the studio and we spent half an hour taking the pictures. A couple of rolls
of film and that was it. I expected her to rush home, but she didn't go. Four
hours later, after endless cups of coffee, she was still there. She needed a
shoulder and it happened to be mine, telling me her life story. She was a very
lovely talented girl."
"...The music inside with strings and orchestration is a relentless delight.
The Pat Williams arrangement of Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" with conductor Peter Knight
reveals a touch of the James Bond riff, a definite sign of the times. One can
hear the wondrous voices of Madeline Bell and Lesley Duncan, the backing voices
blending perfectly with the orchestration in songs like "I Can't Wait Until I
See My Baby's Face" and "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream." "Where Am I Going?" is
as perfectly surreal as its title suggests -- imagine Julie Andrews in The Sound
of Music twirling around in the windmills of Springfield's mind. This is not the
driving pop of "I Only Want to Be With You" or "Wishin' & Hopin'," this is
symphonic adult contemporary. "They Long to Be Close to You" is the serious and
dramatic blues that the Carpenters aspired to develop. "Welcome Home" is out of
this world rhythm & blues told with authority. It and other tracks from Where Am
I Going? puts Springfield in that elite class reserved for the best of Janis
Joplin, Etta James, and Ella Fitzgerald -- female vocalists who found notes in
niches of songs that were unavailable to lesser mortals..." - allmusic.com
• 150g Vinyl LP
• Original UK version
• Cover photo of Dusty Springfield by John d Green, now in the London National
Portrait Gallery's permanent collection
• Sleeve notes by Keith Altham on back of jacket
• Part of the Free Soul vinyl collection (Universal Music Japan)
• Free Soul vinyl collection insert (in Japanese)
1. Bring Him Back
2. Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
3. I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
4. Take Me For A Little While
5. Chained To A Memory
1. They Long To Be Close To You
2. Welcome Home
3. Come Back To Me
4. If You Go Away
5. Broken Blossoms
6. Where Am I Going