Sunday, July 21, 2013
Video Beaverhausen: Dusty Springfield ~ Once Upon a Time
This is an amazing video with 20 complete performances strung together by newly discovered archival interviews, plus talking heads Burt Bacharach, Madeline Bell and Simon Bell. Released in 2010, it contains a bonus of the performances without the interviews but with four songs added. And the dvd and blu-ray come with a 24-page book of liner notes and rare images.
Included on the video are Dusty's performances of classics like "I Only Want to Be With You," "Stay Awhile," "Wishin' and Hopin'," "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself," "The Look of Love," "Son of a Preacher Man" and covers of "Mockingbird" and "Dancing in the Streets," and many others.
Outstanding job of remastering as most of the images are pristine and flawless, as is the sound quality.
It was such a pleasure, in June, to talk with producer Bob Esty about his work with Dusty. http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2013/06/bob-esty-interview-part-4-dusty-lesley.html And to have virtually revisited Dusty in the off-Broadway Forever Dusty last fall, with a marvelous Kirsten Holly Smith as Dusty. http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2012/11/forever-dusty-dj-buddy-beaverhausen-off.html I hear a new Dusty musical is coming to the West End.
This video is highly recommended by Dj Buddy B to Dusty and girl-group fans, and available at Amazon.com.
Below, Dusty & Burt & "Wishin'" video that's part of Once Upon a Time: