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Dusty Springfield See All Her Faces Album

Last updated: 06/12/2012 12:00:00 PM

Release Date: 11/10/1972
Tracks in See All Her Faces: Mixed Up Girl, Crumbs Off The Table, Let Me Down Easy, Come For A Dream, Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do, I Start Counting, Yesterday When I Was Young, Girls It Ain't Easy, What Good Is I Love You?, Willie & Laura Mae Jones, Someone Who Cares, Nothing Is Forever, See All Her Faces, That Old Sweet Roll, Bonus Tracks, Haunted, Have A Good Life Baby, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

See All Her Faces Album Tracklist

See All Her Faces is the seventh studio album by singer Dusty Springfield, originally released on the Philips Records label in 1972. It contains a mixture of tracks from different recording sessions; some tracks were recorded with Jeff Barry for an aborted third album for Atlantic Records, other tracks were recorded for Philips in the UK between April and July 1970 - these came to be Springfield's final recordings with long time producer and arranger Johnny Franz. Some, such as "Willie and Laura Mae Jones", recorded with Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, had been previously released as singles in the US. See All Her Faces collects many of those tracks, recorded from 1969 to 1971, placing seven of the British recordings on Side A, while Side B comprises tracks recorded both in the UK and the US. As a result, the album has no cohesive sound, but offers many different styles of music. The album boasts eight producers, including Springfield herself. It has been suggested that See All Her Faces is best appreciated track by track, rather than as a whole stylistic statement, as her album Dusty in Memphis is often praised to be.

The See All Her Faces album was never released in the US, and as a consequence the majority of the tracks recorded in the UK would remain unavailable in the States until the release of the Rhino Entertainment compilations Dusty in London and Love Songs - some thirty years later.

In 2002, Mercury Records/Universal Music UK released See All Her Faces in its entirety on CD for the first time, then also including three bonus tracks; two further recordings from the shelved Faithful album with Jeff Barry and also Springfield's interpretation of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?", written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand for the 1969 film The Happy Ending. Springfield recorded her version of the song during the See All Her Faces sessions in London in the summer of 1970, but it was left unheard in the Philips Records archives until 1994. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia