Dusty Springfield: ‘Faithful’

Dusty faithful

In 1968, the late great Dusty Springfield arrived in Tennessee to record what was to eventually become her career-defining masterpiece, Dusty in Memphis. Upon signing a new record deal with Atlantic Records, Springfield recorded three albums worth of material for the influential label from 1968 – 1971. However, when sales of her first two Atlantic efforts failed to live up to high expectations, Springfield’s third album for the renowned label was shelved and was fated to languish in the vaults for years without seeing a proper release…until now.

Real Gone Music has just released these infamous session tracks as originally intended in a new package titled Dusty Springfield Faithful. This set has been compiled from the original master recordings, initially believed to have been destroyed in a fire twenty years ago. Although tracks from these notorious sessions (produced and fortuitously squirreled away by legendary songwriter/producer Jeff Barry) have been previously released as random bonus tracks over the years, they have never sounded like this. Impeccably remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, these long lost recordings sound better than any previously released digital versions, making this set not only a treasure for Springfield fans, but for true audiophiles alike. Currently, there are no plans to release a digital version of this compilation.

Compiled by reissue producer Jim Pierson , this historic 13-track posthumous release includes liner notes comprised of a new interview with Jeff Barry conducted by Joe Marchese (The Second Disc), as well as several rare photographs shot by Harry Langdon of the legendary singer herself.

Complete Track Listing:

“I’ll Be Faithful”

“Live Here With You”


“Someone Who Cares”

“Make It With You”

“Love Shine Down”

“I Believe In You”

“Have A Good Life Baby”

“Natchez Trace”

“All the King’s Horses”

“You’ve Got a Friend”

“I Found My Way Through the Darkness”

“Nothing Is Forever”

One thought on “Dusty Springfield: ‘Faithful’

  1. Thanks for reviewing this lost album of a vastly unrecognized genius. It’s fantastic that this material is finally available for fans of Dusty’s music. Maybe it will bring some richly and decidedly deserved recognition to this brilliant artist.

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