14 January 2008

Musical Monday

Shirley Bassey: "Never Never Never"; United Artists Records, 1973

Songs list: Never, Never, Never; Baby I'm-A Want You*; Someone Who Cares; The Old-Fashioned Way; I Won't last a Day Without You; Somehow; There's No Such Thing As Love; Killing Me Softly With His Song*; Going, Going, Gone; No Regrets; Together; Make The World a Little Younger.
* My favourites

(Dame) Shirley Bassey was born in Cardiff, Wales on January 8th 1937. She is probably best known for her James Bond theme songs: Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever. She also recorded Moonraker, but that one isn't as well known. She is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond theme song.

I bought this album with Birthday money in 1973. I loved her rich melodic voice and thought it was so sexy, I tried lowering my voice to match.
The album is moody, sexy and poignant, and the theme is love and disappointment in love. Perfect for someone in their late teens, in that era!

I still like her voice, and I enjoyed listening to this album again, after all these years. Definitely one to put on when relaxing in a bubble bath with a glass of vino.

1 comment:

  1. I noticed Shirley this morning - I have grown up with her music. My father adores her - I think she's the only woman he would leave Mum for. It took me years to realise he just loves ballsy women. :)