4 Cilla as good as Dusty?GullibleTraveller | 14/08/2009 | See all GullibleTraveller's reviews (2)In the 60s there were 2 great female singers, the late, great Dusty Springfield and the vivacious and dynamic powerful Cilla! Cilla fans have waited years for a DVD release of some of her earlier tv recordings, and while this is good it could have been great. Dusty's Live at the BBC is brilliant because it highlights Dusty at her best in the 60s. There are only a few recordings on this DVD of Cilla from the 60s, because her advisors have chosen better visual quality recordings that lack the rawness dramatic dynamism that we all loved Cilla for. Where are the truly memorable recordings of her Cilla shows from 1968? Where is Yo-Yo; Love's Just A Broken Heart; Anyone Who Had A Heart; Is It Love? There are so many exclusions it is a real shame that the compilers didn't choose more wisely. Still, this is better than nothing, but I hope it's not too long (probably be celebrating Cilla's 50 years in showbiz in 2013!) before we see more memorable archive material emerge from the Cilla vault. Buy it 'cause it's Cilla, and she's always worth watching. Good as Dusty? Well, Dusty had soul and was probably the best female singer Britain ever produced (Cilla would agree), but Cilla was also brilliant, she had heart and charisma - some of which is seen here, but oh, what a lost opportunity to add some of the grainier but more thrilling tv recordings. Still, it's a must for Cilla fans.