Dusty Springfield had her first and only number one single 50 years ago this month with You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me in 1966, 50 years ago this year. Originally a 1965 Italian song by Pino Donaggio, Dusty saw it performed, in Italian, at the 1965 Sanremo Festival and was moved to tears. Her manager Vicki Wickham and friend Simon Napier Bell wrote some lyrics in English for Dusty who famously recorded 47 takes before she was happy with how it sounded, even moving out to the stairwell of the studio in an attempt to get the acoustics right.
To celebrate the ocassion, Universal Music has re-released Just Dusty on CD. Featuring 26 of Dusty's best-loved hits, it's sure to be popular with Springfield fans every where. The full tracklisting is as follows:
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