Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. This collection contains the album CAMEO and nine unreleased tracks from the unfinished album LONGING. BEAUTIFUL SOUL collects tracks from Springfield's 1973 CAMEO album, along with the entirety of its previously unreleased follow-up LONGING. The CAMEO tracks are produced by then-hot songwriting team Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, and they're done in the same pop/soul style the pair employed with the Four Tops at the time. Highlights include "Who Gets Your Love," a mid-tempo teaser that became a modest hit, and a spectacularly soulful version of Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey." The LONGING TRACKS, some of which were to some degree unfinished, are a bit more wide-ranging stylistically. Among the best are the haunting, minor-key "Exclusively for Me," on which Springfield does a lovely impression of its co-author, ex-Zombies singer Colin Blunstone," and "A Love Like Yours," a lesser-known Motown song that she re-recorded for her 1977 album IT BEGINS AGAIN. Abc/Dunhill Collection 8 Prev. Unrel. Tracks Personnel: Dusty Springfield (background vocals); Dusty Springfield (vocals); Al Gorgoni, Cornell Dupree, David Snyder, Ben Benay (guitar); Garry Sherman, Ron Frangipane, Joe d'Elia, Mike Lang, Richard Tee, Paul Griffin , Frank Owens (keyboards); Wilton Felder, Carol Kaye (bass instrument); Barry Lazarowitz, Jimmy Johnson , Gary Chester , Paul Humphrey , Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums); Joe Venuto, Ralph MacDonald, Brian Potter (percussion); Renee Armand, Merle Miller, Christie Thompson, Judy Thomas, Myrna Mathews, Gail Kantor, Sherlie Mathews, Maretha Stewart (background vocals); David Cohen, Hugh McCracken, Larry Carlton (guitar); Melissa Manchester (keyboards, background vocals); Dennis Lambert, Michael Omartian, Barry Manilow (keyboards); Hal Blaine, Steve Gadd (drums); Victor Feldman (percussion); Clydie King, Venetta Fields (background vocals).
Tracklist: 1. Who Gets Your Love 2. Breakin' Up A Happy Home 3. Easy Evil 4. Mama's Little Girl 5. The Other Side Of Life 6. Comin' And Goin' 7. I Just Wanna Be There 8. Who Could Be Loving You Other Than Me 9. Tupelo Honey 10. Of All The Things 11. Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole: Learn To Say Goodbye 12. Exclusively For Me 13. Turn Me Around 14. In The Winter 15. I Am Your Child 16. A Love Like Yours 17. Home To Myself 18. Make The Man Love Me 19. Angels 20. Beautiful Soul 21. Sooky (Bonus)