Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Shirley Bassey|Bassey - The EMI/UA Years 1959-1979

Bassey - The EMI/UA Years 1959-1979

Shirley Bassey

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

In the United States, Shirley Bassey has had a serious following since 1964, and is best-known for her recordings of the James Bond movie themes Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever; in her native Great Britain, by contrast, her popularity dates from 1957 and has never abated, transcending any single hit or pair of hits. Thus, the first disc of this five-CD set presents 15 songs before listeners even get to "Goldfinger." That disc, made up of hit singles, notable album cuts, and previously unissued tracks, sets the pattern for this set, which ties up a lot of loose ends in Bassey's recorded output without losing sight of the standard reference points -- it's a very good compromise between the two box-set philosophies, balancing the hits and the rarities, all in newly remastered sound. Each disc is programmed in chronological order, showing Bassey's evolution from British pop singer to international pop star, and the evolution of her repertory from the standards of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, and newer British-spawned work by Leslie Bricusse and Lionel Bart; later embracing the work of the Beatles; and then latching on to '70s show numbers by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more, and pop material by David Gates. The songs are all worthwhile, including the outtakes, unissued tracks, and rare B-sides, but just as striking are Bassey's range and flexibility -- she was charting singles in 1957 and still placing records in the Top Ten in 1978, and she didn't achieve the latter as a nostalgia act or by bowing to crazes like disco. The real treat, however, is the fifth disc, Bassey's previously unissued complete Carnegie Hall debut concert from February 15, 1964. This is as fine a survey of Bassey's work as listeners are ever likely to see, short of Bear Family Records addressing her career, with excellent sound quality as well and a booklet that includes background on each song and a full U.K. discography.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

More info

Bassey - The EMI/UA Years 1959-1979

Shirley Bassey

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
'S Wonderful
00:02:17

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Geoff Love and His Orchestra, Orchestra

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
As Long as He Needs Me
00:02:59

L. Bart, Composer, Writer - T. King, Arranger - Felix Mendelssohn, Arranger - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Lionel Bart, Composer - Bart, Composer, Writer - The Rita Williams Singers, Choir, Performance, Chorus - Geoff Love and His Orchestra, Orchestra - J. M. Paris, Arranger

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
You'll Never Know
00:03:05

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Harry Warren, Composer - Mack Gordon, Composer - Geoff Love, Director - M. Gordon, Writer - The Rita Williams Singers, Choir, Chorus

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1961 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
So in Love
00:03:02

Cole Porter, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - The Rita Williams Singers, Chorus

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Reach for the Stars
00:02:56

David West, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Udo Jürgens, Composer, Writer - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Geoff Love and His Orchestra, Orchestra

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1961 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Who Are We?
00:04:14

Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer - Paul Francis Webster, Composer - Jerry Livingston, Composer - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - The Rita Williams Singers, Chorus

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1961 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
00:02:51

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - FRED AHLERT, Composer - Roy Turk, Composer - Fred E. Ahlert, Writer - R. Turk, Composer - The Rita Williams Singers, Choir, Chorus - Geoff Love and His Orchestra, Orchestra

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1961 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Tonight
00:02:15

Stephen Sondheim, Composer - Leonard Bernstein, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Orchestra - The Rita Williams Singers, Choir, Chorus - Geoff Love and His Orchestra, Orchestra

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1962 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
What Now My Love
00:02:56

T. King, Arranger - Felix Mendelssohn, Arranger - Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Gilbert Becaud, Composer - PIERRE DELANOE, Composer - Carl Sigman, Composer - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra, Orchestra - J. M. Paris, Arranger

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1962 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Above All Others
00:02:58

Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer - Tony Osborne & His Orchestra, Orchestra - John Moran, Composer - Phillip Green, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1962 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

11
It Could Happen to You
00:02:45

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - James Van Heusen, Composer - Johnny Burke, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

12
It All Depends on You
00:02:36

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Ray Henderson, Composer - Lewis Brown, Composer - Buddy De Sylva, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

13
I (Who Have Nothing)
00:02:41

Carlo Donida Labati, Composer - Jerry Leiber, Composer - Mike Stoller, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - George Martin, Producer - Mogol, Composer - Tony Osbourne, Director - P Spector, Writer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1963 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

14
Gone
00:02:42

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - George Martin, Producer, Produced by - Tony Osbourne, Director - Tony Osborne, Composer - Lally, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1964 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

15
How Can You Believe?
00:02:16

Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer - Johnny Scott, Orchestra - Alma Cook, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1964 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

16
Goldfinger
00:02:50

T. King, Arranger - Felix Mendelssohn, Arranger - Anthony Newley, Composer - Leslie Bricusse, Composer - John Barry, Composer, Director - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer - J. M. Paris, Arranger

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1964 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

17
My Child
00:02:05

L. David Lewis, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Black, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

18
Seesaw of Dreams
00:02:41

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Nello Segurini, Composer - Johnny Scott, Orchestra - Giampiero Rolandi, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1965 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

19
It's Yourself
00:03:19

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer, Produced by - Lionel Bart, Composer - Tony Osborne, Orchestra

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1965 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

20
Secrets
00:02:07

Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Producer - Kenny Clayton, Orchestra - Pat Napper, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1965 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

21
Stay on the Island
00:02:12

Fahey, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Newell, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

22
Once in a Lifetime
00:02:25

Newley, Composer - Anthony Newley, Composer - Leslie Bricusse, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1965 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

23
The Liquidator
00:02:20

Peter Callander, Composer - Lalo Schifrin, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1965 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

24
Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1992 Remaster)
00:02:28

Leslie Bricusse, Composer - John Barry, Composer, Producer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1992 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

25
The Boy from Ipanema
00:02:50

Norman Gimbel, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Vinicius De Moraes, Composer - António Carlos Jobim, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

26
More
00:03:45

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Composer - Marcello Ciorciolini, Composer - Riz Ortolani, Composer - Nino Oliviero, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

27
A House Is Not a Home
00:03:25

Burt Bacharach, Composer - Hal David, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

DISC 2

1
Don't Take the Lovers from the World
00:02:02

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Luigi, Composer - Weiss, Composer - Hugo, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1966 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Take Away
00:02:21

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - The King, Composer - Horan, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1966 Originally released 1966 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

3
I've Got a Song for You
00:02:39

A. Stillman, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Stillman, Composer - Homes, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1966 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Shirley
00:02:12

A. Stillman, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - L Holmes, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1966 Originally released 1966 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

5
Give Him Your Love
00:01:39

L. David Lewis, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - The King, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1966 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
And We Were Lovers
00:02:59

Leslie Bricusse, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Goldsmith, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1967 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Who Could Love Me?
00:02:27

David, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Amurri, Composer - Canfora, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1967 Originally released 1967 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

8
Do I Look Like a Fool
00:02:40

L. David Lewis, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - The King, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1967 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Big Spender
00:01:50

T. King, Arranger - Felix Mendelssohn, Arranger - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - Dorothy Fields, Composer - CY COLEMAN, Composer - Ernest Freeman, Conductor, Arranger - Kenneth Hume, Producer - J. M. Paris, Arranger

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1967 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Dangerous Games
00:02:22

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - Mason, Composer - Sonny Miller, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1967 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

11
La Vita
00:04:10

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Amurri, Composer - Newell, Composer - Canfora, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

12
I Must Know
00:02:42

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Hefti, Composer - Mattis, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

13
This Is My Life (La Vita)
00:03:16

B. CANFORA, Composer - Robert Norberg, Engineer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - Norman Newell, Composer - Antonio Amurri, Composer - Bob Norberg, Engineer - A. Amurri, Composer - Johnny Harris, Arranger - Dave Pell, Produced by - Bruno Canfora, Composer - A Amurri, Composer - B Canfora, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

14
Without a Word
00:02:06

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Cohn, Composer - Zafranski, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Originally released 1968 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

15
If He Walked into My Life
00:03:12

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Herman, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

16
To Give
00:03:31

Bob Crewe, Writer - Bob Gaudio, Writer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Originally released 1968 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

17
My Love Has Two Faces
00:03:55

John Barry, Conductor - Shirley Bassey, Featured Vocalist, Performance, MainArtist - Barry, Composer - J Lawrence, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1968 Originally released 1968 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

18
Clown Town
00:02:07

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Shelley, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

19
Does Anybody Miss Me?
00:02:28

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist - Les Reed, Composer - Johnnie Worth, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1969 Originally released 1969 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

20
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
00:02:57

Burt Bacharach, Composer - Hal David, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1969 Originally released 1969 by Capitol Records, LLC. All rights reserved.

21
(You Are) My Way of Life
00:02:23

Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Bert Kaempfert, Composer - C Sigman, Composer - H Rehbein , Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1969 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

22
The Bus That Never Comes
00:02:20

Unknown, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1969 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

23
Fa Fa Fa (Live for Today)
00:02:27

Gold, Composer - Shirley Bassey, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Stanton, Composer - Badalo, Composer - Cavallaro, Composer

© 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1969 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

In the United States, Shirley Bassey has had a serious following since 1964, and is best-known for her recordings of the James Bond movie themes Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever; in her native Great Britain, by contrast, her popularity dates from 1957 and has never abated, transcending any single hit or pair of hits. Thus, the first disc of this five-CD set presents 15 songs before listeners even get to "Goldfinger." That disc, made up of hit singles, notable album cuts, and previously unissued tracks, sets the pattern for this set, which ties up a lot of loose ends in Bassey's recorded output without losing sight of the standard reference points -- it's a very good compromise between the two box-set philosophies, balancing the hits and the rarities, all in newly remastered sound. Each disc is programmed in chronological order, showing Bassey's evolution from British pop singer to international pop star, and the evolution of her repertory from the standards of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, and newer British-spawned work by Leslie Bricusse and Lionel Bart; later embracing the work of the Beatles; and then latching on to '70s show numbers by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more, and pop material by David Gates. The songs are all worthwhile, including the outtakes, unissued tracks, and rare B-sides, but just as striking are Bassey's range and flexibility -- she was charting singles in 1957 and still placing records in the Top Ten in 1978, and she didn't achieve the latter as a nostalgia act or by bowing to crazes like disco. The real treat, however, is the fifth disc, Bassey's previously unissued complete Carnegie Hall debut concert from February 15, 1964. This is as fine a survey of Bassey's work as listeners are ever likely to see, short of Bear Family Records addressing her career, with excellent sound quality as well and a booklet that includes background on each song and a full U.K. discography.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette

Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

Madonna (Hi-Res Version)

Madonna

Nevermind

Nirvana

Nevermind Nirvana

Back To Black

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black Amy Winehouse
More on Qobuz
By Shirley Bassey

This Is My Life

Shirley Bassey

This Is My Life Shirley Bassey

Something Else

Shirley Bassey

Something Else Shirley Bassey

All by Myself

Shirley Bassey

All by Myself Shirley Bassey

I Owe It All To You

Shirley Bassey

I Owe It All To You Shirley Bassey

What About Today?/Yesterday When I Was Young/What About Today? (Reprise)

Shirley Bassey

You may also like...

Acoustic Album No. 8

Katie Melua

Acoustic Album No. 8 Katie Melua

30

Adele

30 Adele

Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lana Del Rey

=

Ed Sheeran

= Ed Sheeran

Voyage

ABBA

Voyage ABBA
In your panoramas...
How Kanye West Turned Hip-hop on its Head

Over the last twenty years, Kanye West has consistently changed the course of rap music and influenced his era’s pop scene like no other. Collaborating with Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, and Rihanna, he has both revitalized the careers of Jay-Z and Common and provided a platform for Kid Cudi and John Legend. Kanye West remains a major influence on artists such as Childish Gambino, Drake and The Weeknd. Cast yourself back to the career of an endlessly enigmatic artist.

Herbie Hancock - Hunt for the Funk

Along with his former employer Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock is the other founding father of jazz-fusion. In 1973, his album "Head Hunters" laid down the Holy Scriptures of the most successful union of jazz improvisation and funk psychedelic trance. Afros and platform boots all around!

And then Nirvana Killed Rock

In 1987, Nirvana was born: the most unexpected punk swerve of the end of the 20th century. A rocketing career, international hits, hordes of fans and a tragic epilogue for this worldwide phenomenon. And what if Kurt Cobain’s band was none other than the last band in the history of rock? The ultimate generational phenomenon of genre, if not its last myth.

In the news...