Lasting for four decades, the artist’s career was marked by a various pivotal moments, among which the release of her many discs. Her studio albums amounted to twenty, including American versions; a live album was also released posthumously, in 2005, entitled ”Live at the Royal Albert Hall”. In addition to this, no less than thirty compilations have been produced based on her original releases, some during her career and others after her demise.
Dusty Springfield made her debut as a recording solo artist in 1964, releasing the album ”A Girl Called Dusty ”The album ”Dusty in Memphis”, released in 1969, is considered one of her best, containing internationally famous songs such as ”Son of a Preacher Man” and ”Breakfast in Bed.” From 1964 to 1970, she released an album per year, including ”The Look of Love” in 1967 and ”Dusty… Definitely ” in 1968. The 1970s a particularly prolific decade, with seven studio albums produced, among which ”See All Her Faces” in 1972, ”It Begins Again” in 1978 and ”Life Without Your Love” in 1979.
During the 1980s, a single studio album appeared in 1982, entitled ”White Heat” , in collaboration with Casablanca Records. However, three compilations were produced, ”The Very Best of Dusty Springfield” in 1981, ”Dusty Springfield” in 1984 and ”Dusty – The Silver Collection” in 1988. The final decade of the artist’s career and life, the 1990s, brought forward another two albums, ”Reputation” in 1990 and ”A Very Fine Love” in 1995, the latter recorded when her health was declining.
Aside from her solo records, her early recordings with the Lana Sisters and The Springfields remain as a testimony of her vocal versatility and talent. Although she mostly worked with Philips Records, later in her career she also collaborated with labels such as Columbia Records, Mercury Records and Parlophone.