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Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:07 pm

I've just had a quick look around and I can't see another thread totally dedicated to the forthcoming three part Radio 2 documentary, apologies if there is.

Radio 2 are trailing the documentary and Tris Penna mentions previously unreleased studio tracks (not his exact words but something similar!)

Beginning on Sunday 14th April at 9.00 pm and then the 21st and 28th. See link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00045ys
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:09 pm

Karl's cutting from another thread.

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cas19 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:31 am

It will be lovely to listen to this especially if theres maybe something 'new'. I did hope for a single release that would maybe zoom up the charts to celebrate Dustys special birthday. Dream on!

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:09 pm

A link with some lovely sound bytes of Dusty talking and singing and more info about the programme.

http://sueclarkproductions.com/definitively-dusty.html
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby trek007 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:39 pm

I think these programmes look good.
I keep hearing the radio 2 trailer as I travel around the area around Henley...seems quite fitting. :note:
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby boztiggs » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:12 pm

they are going to be fabulous, I think if any of us are eating out after dusty day we will have one earphone in lol

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Just listen to the previously unheard snatch of 'I'll Try Anything', so different to the finished track. And that speaking voice "wasn't sure, how was that"? These little things mean a lot :love:
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cas19 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:23 am

Love it, I hope theres more gems to be heard.

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Corinna » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:12 am

I just love what I've heard so far. Hope to be able to somehow listen to the whole thing (bit more challenging if you live outside the UK). Norma told me about the 'special circumstances' when they interviewed her. Which means an American sound engineer was at her house, recording her answers, while Sue Clark was on the phone asking the questions. It had to sound British, so they couldn't use the American guy's speaking voice for the questions! lol
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:03 am

These clips are lovely. A treat always to hear her wonderful speaking voice. Thank goodness we can catch these later. :bravo:
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby donellac » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:16 am

These programmes sound amazing.

I'm really looking forward to hearing them properly.

I note that clip of Dusty talking about the clubs in Belgravia comes from 'The Ultimate Interview' in 1993 - it was printed in DSB 50.

Does anyone know who the interviewer was?
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:43 pm

It's so much more entertaining to hear her speak those words [:D] I think the Ultimate Interview went over 3 issues it was so long, but Paul didn't say who the interviewer was. Perhaps he knows, or perhaps the broadcast will give us a clue.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby donellac » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:16 am

Yes thanks for that Carole,

It is good to hear Dusty speaking those words.

The Bulletin does not give any indication of what it is other than to name it as 'The Ultimate Interview'

Could this have been an interview that was broadcast by the BBC away back in 1993, I wonder.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:02 am

I listened to the documentary on Monday morning before I left Ealing after Dusty Day. What an absolute joy it was! Dusty's speaking voice is as wonderful as her singing voice and I did like Keith Altham's quote that Dusty's voice sounded like Marilyn Monroe looked, the childlike quality in them both. The new interview clips were sublime, so funny and witty and her personality shone out of the radio. I enjoyed all the clips of others talking about her and nice to hear Douggie included at last and he and Dusty talking about SA was insightful. She made me chuckle a lot and then I found myself getting emotional when YDHTSYLM began. All in all, so well put together and though I can't imagine the next two episodes having as much lightness in them, the early sixties were as I remember them and I adored listening to Dusty tell her own story.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby pat.dunham » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:11 am

What a finish to an enjoyable Dusty Day to get home to listen to Dusty recalling her early years. As Carole has said she was so witty and your got a great feeling of her wonderful humour. Oh that we could still hear that today. The iplayer or Sounds repeat is only on for 28 days, unless the beeb put it onto some archive platform. Look forward to the rest of the series.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:16 pm

Lovely programme, i listened to it after Dusty day and it was a great way to end the celebrations. :yes: :star:
I hope the second episode is as good and not too dramatic.
When you hear that fab voice sing or speak it just lifts your soul.She was brilliant. :star:
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Postby mas » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:20 pm

Wonderful program! It was lovely hearing Dusty speak in her own words about the music and other topics.
Looking forward to hearing parts 2 and 3. Magnificent vocalist and lovely woman.

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Corinna » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:24 pm

I was absolutely thrilled to be able to listen, although I'm outside tWhat a wonderful programme! As has been said before, Dusty's speaking voice is delightful to listen to, and the way she's funny, witty and yet insightful about her life is intriguing. Looking forward to the next episodes!
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby edjames » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:42 pm

Episode One, Island of Dreams, was a revelation! I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the next two episodes.

It's always amazing how little bits and pieces are clarified and revealed in these shows. So well done! Bravo!

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby trek007 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:11 pm

I agree with what everyone has said about the first programme.
It was well put together and flowed very well.
Looking forward to the next 2 episodes.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby countrycake » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:17 am

BBC Radio 4's Today programme had an interview with Tris Penna this morning, previewing the remaining two episodes of the Radio 2 series Definitively Dusty. Don't get too excited at the mention of an unreleased recording - it is Midnight's Sounds, which was made available some years ago by the DS Bulletin. The item starts at 1:53:45.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0004dv2
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:32 pm

Yes this was also on radio Wales this morning. When they mentioned a new recording i perked up but then it was midnight sounds. Still i suppose it will be new to many people. Just not us. [:)]
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Postby pat.dunham » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:58 pm

A very similar interview with Tris on BBC Breakfast TV today. No clip available as far as I know.
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Postby Cas19 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:21 pm

You can watch it again on BBC iPlayer Pat.


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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:53 am

Really enjoyed the second episode last night. To hear her speaking throughout and linking the music and info all so well is such a treat.. :thumbsup:
I listened through headphones and that made it even better.
It was so poignant and I just wish she was here to realise her legacy is safe.
She reigns supreme, a sublime voice and a beautiful soul. :star: :love:
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Graham2010 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 am

Really enjoying this series. So cleverly put together and so wonderful to hear Dusty speaking for almost the whole programme. Of course many of us have Midnight Sounds courtesy of Paul Howes...…….gotta love that man!

Looking forward to the final instalment and will download and listen for years to come.

50 years since DIM released...................described as a flop in terms of sales but it was deleted in US after 100,000 sales........
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:34 am

I need to find time to listen to it again but initially I thought it was a bit disjointed, chronologically mixed up and I got a few of the voices mixed up here and there. It will always be lovely to hear Dusty tell her own stories and to hear stories from people like Pat, Simon, Douggie and for the first time, Paul Howes as well as Norma and Kenny Gamble but too much superfluous stuff from others. I also expected to hear at least one studio 'unheard' track this episode. The way they intersperse Dusty's interview clips with what others are saying works really well and can be quite moving. I'm not sure Pat's story of Burt writing Anyone Who Had a Heart for Dusty could be true though, there are different stories (from Dusty herself) about what happened, including that she had turned it down, so.....answers on a postcard please [:)] They also built up Midnight Sounds on social media, TV and radio but didn't play much of it, which was a shame as other more familiar songs got longer and SOYL even came up twice. I'll look forward to next week and what that brings [:)]
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cas19 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:12 am

Yes I would use the word disjointed as well, not as good as the first one, but still lovely to hear Dusty talking, where have they been keeping all this amazing footage of her? A good time to release Midnight Sounds maybe as a single?

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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Dustymike » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:47 pm

Graham I would love to download the series onto a CD but do not have a clue how to do it. Would you help me??
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby dustydimensions » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:47 pm

I did enjoy the radio special well too, Carole and Graham - and I do concur - it was nice of Kenny Gamble to speak fondly of Dusty for they both have a thing in experimenting at the studio. What I found a bit flawed here was that it was quite too brief especially on A Brand New Me, but I figured well it might be to adhere to the standard radio special duration.


    Gotta chime in on this whole CD saving stuff, but I feel like I need to add it here.
    I would suggest opening the BBC Sounds website,
    run Audacity and set the input as "Stereo Mix" or loopback and then record at the same time the moment you click the play button and then listen and/or wait at least an hour or more until the audio stops. And then have it exported as WAV, FLAC or MP3 whichever is best suitable.

    Then you gotta have a CD drive and insert a blank disc - then have the burning program (whether built in or proprietary) ready and then burn it at a lower speed.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby daydreamer » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 am

I absolutely loved the final episode last night. Once again, I need a second listen sometime today but on first hearing I felt it was beautifully produced with all the right music in all the right places. A lot of Dusty talking in her usual self deprecating, charming and funny way and a lot of love shown from all of those who spoke about her. There was a segment about the years in California, when Dusty obviously wasn't well for a lot of the time but it was handled with care, and to a soundtrack of 'In the Winter', was very moving. The Pet Shop Boys played a big part and their fondness for Dusty and for her talent, shone through. There were so many highlights, it was funny and it was sad and I kept looking at my watch wanting it to go on and on. I somehow knew they would finish with 'Goin' Back' and it was the perfect choice as were the words spoken. Big kudos to everyone concerned :rose: <3
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby pat.dunham » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:30 am

I thoroughly enjoyed the final program, possibly the best of the three. Love came through from everyone especially those very close. :star: :rose:
The choice of music was great and it would be wonderful if people who listened, maybe out of curiosity, really heard a tremendous selection of all that was Dusty, many rarely heard on radio :note:
Her legacy lives on through programmes like this, thanks to Tris and all who contributed . :bravo:
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby trek007 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:57 pm

I really enjoyed Part 3. Again loved to hear her talk about those times and the California years were handled with care and sensitivity. Some great music was played.
Lovely contributions from Pat, Simon. PSB and Vicki amongst others.
The whole series has been a joy and Tris and the production team have made 3 good programmes about Dusty.
I hope some new fans are hooked into her and her music just like we are!
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby DustyDanny » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:29 pm

I reall enjoyed this series, a lot of thought clearly went into making it.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cardiff Bluesgirl » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 am

I loved this episode and the whole series. It was so nicely linked and well presented. :bravo:
Thanks to all concerned, you did her proud.
My only negative is that they didnt fit in " All I see is you"
It was so nice to hear her wonderful personality shining through in her speech.
She was right about her voice being a gift, and boy did she know how to use it. :thumbsup:
I loved the Pet shop boys section and the admiration for her shone through.
I also loved Pat , Douggie and Simon with the honesty, love and loyalty they continue to show her.
What great friends they are.
Finally it had to come to an end and it brought tears to my eyes. "Goin back "
What a talent she was.
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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Cas19 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:46 am

Loved every minute of the series, didn't want it to end.


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Re: Definitively Dusty

Postby Carole R. » Wed May 01, 2019 11:58 am

Well, at long last, we got it! A beautifully put together series, featuring Dusty ‘in her own words’ and many of her friends and confidantes.
The first two episodes were very good, but the last one, had the most effect on my emotions. ‘In The Winter’ is sad enough as it is, but when they included it as soundtrack to her US years,it was heartbreaking.
Dusty herself, came over really well in her usual humorous self deprecating way, but there was a definite sadness that she had been away from home for so long.
Her friends picked out their fave Dusty recording, and of course, I loved them all!
‘Goin Back ‘ was the last song played and I know that I wasn’t on my own, blubbering all over the place :cry: Unfortunately, this series was on the radio at the same time the popular Line Of Duty was showing on TV, I really hope that this series, is played again, in fact, I’m sure it will be.
Hopefully, it has won over many more Dusty fans.Whatever, the result I’m so pleased that this programme has won the seal of approval from us all,and without doubt, Dustys legacy will live on forever.xx
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