Dame Shirley said: 'My new album is a celebration of 70 years in showbiz - 70 years of support from my fans and 70 years of music! Gallery: Hit songs that were originally written for movies StarsInsider.
I hope they will do the same for my fans. Tom Lewis, co-managing director of Decca Records, said: 'Dame Shirley Bassey is a living legend and she is still at the peak of her powers. Incredibly, her career started just after the birth of Rock and Roll. Read more Gallery: Musicians celebrating August birthdays then and now Wonderwall.
Watch for updates on the Microsoft News Blog. Man becomes second victim in 10 days to be killed by cows in northern England. Loose Women's Jane McDonald reveals husband left her to save her career. It would be great to get these on CD for ourselves and newer fans who may never have heard them. My idea will mean that finally the Italian songs get a digital re-issue.
I have heard that they are considering the idea, and have contacted EMI to see if they are willing to license the tracks. Please can you put this info on the blog and maybe we can get more fans to get in touch with BGO! All the best Dean. She says she has a lot more freedom now compared with when she was You can tell your manager, 'Go to hell; I'm not doing that,' whereas before I was led by the collar. But now I have a say, which is wonderful. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Edition see all. Collector's Edition. Deluxe Edition. Greatest Hits. Limited Edition. Live Recording. Release Year see all. Record Label see all. Live in Japan The Shirley Bassey Singles Album After all, it was surely one of the best concerts of her career. And the BBC series — why have they never seen the light of day?
Come on Dame Shirley: get your people working on preserving and getting released your very substantial musical legacy. That would be a good way of marking your landmark birthday and your landmark anniversary in I think she has always been frustrated by the business but she has endured because she is so proffessional in front of the public.
Any artist is only as good as the producers, arrangers, sound, lighting and management allow them to be. I would love to know what the reason is for her objections and I am confident it will be something important.
I bet Shirley is not consulted. Tragically it is often new material or rarely performed songs which are affected. The last EMI years boxset contained many unreleased recordings and there was no objection to that and if she does have something new in the pipeline then it would complement it.
I am truly intrigued as to what the objection is. Perhaps she is waiting for the 60th anniversary instead? Such a disappointment though. When you think of the many Dusty releases and more recently Cilla Black, it is thrilling that EMI were spending time on a worthwhile release rather than the continual re-release of the same old stuff.
I hope we will get a definitive answer on teh reasons behind this…. If she is allowed a legal right of consent she should exercise it in her own best interest. I am not sure what legal right DSB wields regarding release of this material but there is a battle brewing in the U. I hope the material is eventually released because I would love to have it. But I only want it released on terms that would fairly compensate DSB for the love, sweat and tears she put into creating the product.
Thank you for publishing this news, I would not have known otherwise. What a sad and depressing day when devoted DSB fans are forced to concede that we will only get to enjoy this set and so much else when she is not around any more to obstruct. You only have to look at the poor range of DVDs available compared with the quality of her unreleased works on Youtube to see how inept those working for her must be — they should be encouraging companies like EMI and the BBC to release quality material to maintain her standing as a recording artist.
Regardless of how much money she may receive for this particular set, she does herself no favours by banning the good releases while other companies continue to repackage and re-issue some of her weakest works seemingly unhindered. Fans deserve better and if she is reading this she ought to be utterly ashamed of herself. The original album featured Shirley at her peak. I had the double album on vinyl years ago long since worn out. I would to see a dvd of these concerts when in my opinion she was at her most vivacious.
Having seen clips on youtube she certainly put on an exciting performance. I have to be honest, some of these comments hurt my feelings for Dame Shirley. But I have been educated on You Tube and this site quite well. I have been so grateful for the DSB community and the memories of the fabulous concerts and first impressions shared. I cherish all of it, and the wonderful friendships that have developed. I agree with the comments made by Marc on December 18 at Dear Dame Shirley should not be bullied into doing something she does not want to do.
We pay to see her perform, we pay to hear her albums, and she delivers her part by outstanding performances. After that transaction is over, in truth, that is it. Nothing else is OWED. Even though it may be true that she has made disparaging comments in the past about her fans. Who of us has walked a mile in her shoes? Who knows what pressure she was under at the time, and what demands she had endure.Dec 14, · re-issued in CD are on collections that are no longer available and have never been digital re-mastered Dame Shirley Bassey released her first album in making her 50th year as an international recording artist. One of Shirley's Italian singles. It would be fantastic if we were able to get these tracks on CD in