I Want to Stay Here
by Dusty Springfield
Writers - Goffin/King
First released - 1991
Original album - Reputation (Dusty Springfield)
Subsequent albums - (none)
Other releases - (none)
This obscure Carole King song (with lyrics by Gerry Goffin), originally recorded in 1963 by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, is the only song produced but not written by the Pet Shop Boys on Dusty's 1990 album Reputation.
Dusty had always been a great admirer of Carole King's songwriting, and had recorded in 1966 perhaps the definitive interpretation of the King classic "Goin' Back." (King herself regards it as one of the all-time finest renderings of one of her songs.) So it's not surprising that a Goffin-King number should turn up on Reputation. The fact that Chris and Neil handled the production chores on it—and not just on the songs that they themselves wrote for her—speaks highly of Dusty's confidence in them.
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