|Long before Adele triumphed at the Grammys and even long before Sarah McLachlan and Fiona Apple charted their own successes, there was Dusty Springfield and the original blue-eyed soul.|
"Once my lover, now my friend/what a cruel thing to pretend/what a cunning way to condescend/once my lover ... now my friend."Another couple that could have had it all. Another wounded heart bleeding into a lyric sheet. Another soul laid bare. Apple made it clear that her brand of blue-eyed soul emphasized the blue and the spurned lover of the album's opening track Sleep To Dream ("I tell you how I feel but you don't care/I say tell me the truth but you don't dare") punched that point home. It wasn't until Apple appeared in her underwear in a drunken-afterparty-themed video for the lamenting single Criminal that she and her sound went mainstream.
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