DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Reputation: Expanded Deluxe Collector's
Released in 1990, this album continued the comeback Dusty’s Pet Shop Boys had collaboration started three years earlier. Tennant and Lowe supply four strong songs here, including Daydreaming, on which Dusty (sort of) raps. Elsewhere, Reputation and Born This Way (yes, she owned that song title before Gaga) are self-empowered pop anthems whose lyrics feel especially poignant given Dusty’s thinly-veiled gayness. A late-career triumph from one of Britain’s best ever singers.