Longing was to have been Dusty Springfield's second LP for the ABC Dunhill Records label, and ninth studio album overall, recorded in 1974 and planned for released the same year. Elements was the working title of the album but it was re-titled and advertised as Longing in the music press near the end of 1974, before the project was abandoned altogether (see original Elements album cover to the right. The album was never finished due to Springfield's physical and mental health issues at the time. Most of the tracks intended to be used on Longing can be found on the 2001 ABC Dunhill Records compilation Beautiful Soul, which also contains all the tracks from Cameo, Springfield's first (and only) LP for ABC Dunhill, released in 1973. In addition, Springfield re-recorded the track "A Love Like Yours" for her 1978 album It Begins Again, though the version to have been included on Longing has a different arrangement. Image File history File links Elements_Cover. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Dusty Springfield. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ABC Dunhill Records starts when ABC Records purchases Dunhill Records They purchase Duke Records and Peacock Records on 23 May 1973. ... Dusty Springfield. ... Cameo is Dusty Springfields first LP for the ABC Dunhill Records label, recorded in 1973 and released the same year (Cameo was released on the Phillips label in the UK). ... It Begins Again is a Dusty Springfield album, recorded in 1977 and released in 1978. ... Dusty Springfield. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... ABC Dunhill Records starts when ABC Records purchases Dunhill Records They purchase Duke Records and Peacock Records on 23 May 1973. ... It Begins Again is a Dusty Springfield album, recorded in 1977 and released in 1978. ...
As was the case with many of Springfield's albums released and/or recorded in the 70's, Longing, though unreleased, contained some of Springfield's most critically acclaimed work. The track In The Winter, written and also recorded by Janis Ian, is often singled out from the recording sessions as an example. Ian is on record as saying that after hearing Springfield sing the song she (Ian) could "no longer do the piece justice" herself. Melissa Manchester has also been quoted as saying she was "over the moon" upon hearing Springfield sing "Home To Myself" during the recording session, on which Manchester also played the piano. This article is about the singer Janis Ian, for the character from the movie Mean Girls see Janis Ian (Mean Girls) Janis Ian (born on April 7, 1951) is a Grammy-winning American songwriter, singer and multi-instrumental musician. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ...
Surviving Completed Tracks from the Elements/Longing Sessions
"Long, Long, Long" is a song written by George Harrison, and first released by The Beatles on their 1968 The Beatles album.
Critic Richie Unterberger writes that "Long, Long, Long" is one of the most underrated songs in The Beatles' large discography."  It is a relatively quiet, calm song, especially when compared to the raucous "Helter Skelter" which immediately precedes it on The Beatles.
"LongLongLong" is a love song, though as Nicholas Schaffner notes, it is "the first of dozens of Harrison love songs that are ambiguous in that he could be singing either to his lady or to his Lord."
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