Seven disc collection compiled

An exhaustive box set focussing on the career of Dusty Springfield is set to be released on October 31st.

More than twenty years on from her death, Dusty Springfield remains an instantly recognisable icon. With her bouffant hair and heavy make up, the British star became the archetypal blue eyed soul singer.

Leading a lengthy - sometimes controversial - career, Dusty Springfield left behind her a considerable legacy. Now Universal are planning to release an exhaustive retrospective drawing on the full scale of her output.

'Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield' has been compiled by Paul Howes, and features 4 CDs of music, 3 DVDs of live performance and two comprehensive books.

The audio selections are split into hits, rarities, BBC sessions and Dusty Springfield's work on stage and screen. The books, meanwhile, include a 494 page essay by Paul Howes and a new 60 page hardback which includes contributions from Sir Tom Jones, Carole King, Annie Lennox, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant and Smokey Robinson.

The forthcoming box set picks up the singer's career when she was a member of the group The Springfields. Turning solo, the collection follows Dusty Springfield as she establishes an international reputation.

Containing some iconic hits, the upcoming box set charts the evolution of Dusty to become an instantly recognisable icon.

Enduring a turbulent spell in the 70s, the box set captures Dusty Springfield as she searches to revive her career. Working with The Pet Shop Boys, the singer scored a massive hit with 'What Have I Done To Deserve This?' which helped to re-ignite her reputation.

The upcoming box set contains numerous rarities, including a beautiful 'stripped-down' recording of the classic single ‘Goin' Back’ and a new vocal mix of ‘The Look Of Love’ – newly crafted from the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by producer Tris Penna.

'Goin' Back: The Definitive Dusty Springfield' is set to be released on October 31st.

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