1982 Dusty Springfield – White Heat

White Heat is the twelfth studio album recorded by singer Dusty Springfield, and eleventh released. It was only released in the United States and Canada.

More so than her previous two albums, It Begins Again (1978), and Living Without Your Love (1979), and the non-album single “It Goes Like It Goes” (1980), White Heat was a distinct departure from Springfield’s Los Angeles-produced radio-friendly soft rock sound, being closely identified with the new wave, synthpop sounds of the early 1980s. The album arguably contains the most diverse selection of genres to be collected on any Dusty Springfield studio album, ranging from Robbie Buchanan’s ballad “Time and Time Again”, orchestrated by James Newton-Howard, to the aggressive hard rock of “Blind Sheep”, co-written by Springfield herself. The sessions for “Blind Sheep” are the last designated sessions for Twentieth Century Fox Records in the Musician’s Guild Logs.

The album’s opening track and only single release was “Donnez-Moi (Give It to Me)” which production wise took more than a few hints from contemporaneous synthesizer-driven pop productions by Giorgio Moroder, like Donna Summer’s The Wanderer and Irene Cara’s “Flashdance… What a Feeling”, and British New Romantic bands like the Human League and their 1981 album Dare.

Tracks

1  Donnez Moi (Give It To Me) (Jean Roussel) 03:52
2  I Don’t Think We Could Ever Be Friends (Jean Roussel; Sting) 03:25
3  Blind Sheep (Danny Ironstone; Mary Unobsky; Tommy Faragher; Dusty Springfield) 04:28
4  Don’t Call It Love (Dean Pitchford; Tom Snow) 03:28
5  Time And Time Again (Jay Gruska; Robbie Buchanan) 03:40
6  I Am Curious (Carole Pope; Kevan Staples) 04:06
7  Sooner Or Later (Danny Ironstone; Tommy Faragher) 04:19
8  Losing You (Elvis Costello) 02:48
9  Gotta Get Used To You (Jean Roussel) 03:53
10  Soft Core (Carole Pope; Kevan Staples) 03:13

Musicians

1 Donnez Moi (Give It To Me)

BassMarlo Henderson
Drums (Linn) 
GuitarCaleb Quaye
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
PianoJean Roussel
SynthesizerJean Roussel
WurlitzerJean Roussel
VocalsDusty Springfield


2 I Don’t Think We Could Ever Be Friends

BassNathan East
Drums (Linn) 
GuitarCaleb Quaye
GuitarSteve Sykes
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
SynthesizerJean Roussel
WurlitzerJean Roussel
VocalsDusty Springfield


3 Blind Sheep

BassKenny Lee Lewis
DrumsGary Mallaber
GuitarDavid Plenn
GuitarGeorge Nauful
PianoDanny Ironstone
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
PercussionTommy Faragher
Background VocalsDanny Ironstone
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
Background VocalsBarbara Busa
Background VocalsEdward Keating
VocalsDusty Springfield


4 Don’t Call It Love

BassNathan East
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarCaleb Quaye
GuitarSteve Sykes
SitarSteve Sykes
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
VocalsDusty Springfield


5 Time And Time Again

BassMark Leonard
DrumsCasey Scheuerell
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsDusty Springfield


6 I Am Curious

BassNathan East
DrumsCasey Scheuerell
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarKevan Staples
ClavinetKevan Staples
SynthesizerKevan Staples
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
VocalsDusty Springfield


7 Sooner Or Later

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Zaretsky
GuitarCaleb Quaye
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
WurlitzerTommy Faragher
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
VocalsDusty Springfield


8 Losing You

BassDavey Faragher
DrumsCasey Scheuerell
GuitarCaleb Quaye
PianoNicky Hopkins
PianoTommy Faragher
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
PercussionSteve Zaretsky
Background VocalsJohn Townsend
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
VocalsDusty Springfield


9 Gotta Get Used To You

BassMarlo Henderson
DrumsCasey Scheuerell
GuitarCaleb Quaye
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarSteve Sykes
SynthesizerJean Roussel
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
VocalsDusty Springfield


10 Soft Core

PianoKevan Staples
PercussionTommy Faragher
VocalsDusty Springfield

Liner Notes

Producer – Dusty Springfield, Howard Steele
Producer (Assistant) – Debra Courier
Producer (Preliminary) – Andre Fischer
Producer (Executive)- Jackie Krost
Arranged By (Strings) – James Newton Howard (Track 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy D’Addario, Karen Chamberlain, Les Cooper, Lindy Griffin, Phil Moores, Steve Zaretsky
Engineer – Howard Steele
Mastered By – Jeff Sanders
Mixed By – Howard Steele

Art Direction – Glen Christensen
Painting – Mac James
Photography – Bret Lopez

Mastered At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Conway Studios
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Group IV Recording Studios
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