One of the most incredible sounding records we've ever heard. It's exactly what audiophiles dream about. A mixture of great music, great performances and a great recording - all with air to breathe. Show-stopping sound!
"There's nothing we've offered that I'm more excited about and that I'm more confident will just blow people away." - Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds, Inc. CEO
Released originally by Lost Highway Records in 2008, Just A Little Lovin' is Shelby Lynne's stirring, emphatic tribute to the late British singer Dusty Springfield. It is to date the highest charting album of Lynne's career, reaching No. 41 on the Billboard 200. The producer is veteran Phil Ramone - the engineer for Springfield's original recording of "The Look Of Love."
Right on the heels of our Analogue Productions reissue of Dusty Springfield's Dusty In Memphis, which was named Stereophile's Recording of the Month for February 2012, the timing couldn't be more perfect.
In addition to the Springfield tracks, Lynne also covers Tony Joe White's "Willie and Laura Mae Jones."
PopMatters' review of Just A Little Lovin' wrote - "Lynne has crafted a disc that - while not exactly transcendent - still manages to go to emotional places that remain unattainable to your run-of-the-mill pop vocalists." Some of Dusty's biggest hits are covered here including "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," "I Only Want To Be With You," and "How Can I Be Sure."
our review of the original cd:
"Could be one of the best for 2008. I've heard lots of people cover these songs and fail when compared to Dusty.
However, Shelby nails it on every track - she takes the songs and makes them her own. It's not a simple tribute to Dusty - it's a collection of great songs reworked, rearranged and revitalised by a truly astounding singer."
But don't take my word for it - here's part of the AllMusic review:
"Lynne wrote only one tune here -- the entire record is an homage to the late Dusty Springfield. Nine of its ten cuts are inextricably linked with the legendary British vocalist..............the disc further adds to the complex, multi-dimensional persona Lynne has displayed on her albums, yet at the same time creates one of the most accessible, direct, and approachable offerings to come out of the adult pop market in years.
The only comparison one can make between her and Springfield is one of approach. The ambition Lynne displays is simply to do the songs her heroine is known for, giving them proper justice. For anyone who thinks that Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton, or Norah Jones are the true high-water marks for female singers, think again.
Lynne's diversity, confidence, and sheer ability to interpret and sing virtually anything that comes her way as if it were her own is the standard to aspire to, let alone beat.
Thom Jurek - All Music Guide
|Brand||Lost Highway / Analogue Productions|
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