The Silver Collection Songs by Dusty Springfield


The Silver Collection is a selection of 24 Dusty Springfield songs that were recorded between 1963 to1970. It has all of her top 10 singles from the 60s, which also include her most hit song “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and “Son of a Preacher Man” which were released in 1966 and 1969 respectively.

The collection of the album was originally out on vinyl in 1988 to celebrate the 25th year of her career as a solo artist. The Silver Collection gave Dusty a successful boost in her career. There is no new material in the album, all the tracks were chosen from her sixties hits and her five US top 20 and twelve UK top twenty hits from the decade. This is the perfect collection of her songs from the most essential releases.

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  The hit tracks of the album marked Dusty as a real soul singer. “I just don’t know what to do with myself” became her biggest UK hit and was ranked at number 3. The vocal music and the whole feel of the song set the ground for the rest of her career. 

Another hit track of the album “Wishin’ and Hopin” recorded by Dionne Warwick, was reached at number 13 hit by The Merseybeats in the UK. It was her biggest US hit to date ranked at number 6 and at number 2 in Australia. The first vocal version “The Look of Love” bring Dusty for the Oscar Nomination in 1968, when the song was featured in the James Bond movie “Casino Royale”.

Dusty Springfield was one of the best singers of the 1960s. New Musical Express voted her Top Female Singer of UK from 1964 to 1966. She made the biggest impression on the US market by scoring 6 in the top 20 and 18 in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970.

She was born in 1939 in West Hampstead London and died on 2nd March 1999 cause of breast cancer. 

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