Sunday, July 27, 2014


For this last Sunday post featuring the music of Dusty Springfield, I'm looking back on the later part of the British vocalist's career. She had experienced a decline in popularity and record sales throughout the 1970's but with "What Have I Done To Deserve This?", Springfield's world-wide smash duet with The Pet Shop Boys in 1987, the public became fascinated with the singer once again. With production assistance from The Pet Shop Boys and Dan Hartman ("Instant Replay", "I Can Dream About You"), Springfield released her first album in eight years, "Reputation" in 1990. The album reached the top twenty in her native Britain and three singles also hit the top twenty on the UK pop chart.

Although "Reputation" didn't find nearly the same reception here in the U.S. but a single, "In Private", which is today's tune, made it to number fourteen on the dance chart. I hope you enjoy another classic moment from Dusty Springfield:

"In Private" - Dusty Springfield (1990)

As a bonus, here is the video for Dusty Springfield's comeback, "What Have I Done To Deserve This?":


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