Shirley Bassey

FROM THE ARCHIVE 260 -1962-

Everything I Have Is Yours is another song from the 1962 album ‘Let’s Face The Music’.

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Everything I have is yours
You’re part of me
Everything I have is yours
My destiny

I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the earth to you
And the stars that shine

Everything that I posses
I offer you

Make my dream of happiness come true
I’d be happy just to spent my life
Waiting at your beck and call

Everything I have is yours
My life, my all

I’d be happy just to spent my life
Waiting at your beck and call

Everything I have is yours
My life, my all

Ave Maria

FROM THE ARCHIVE 259 -1962-

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Ave Maria was released as single with the B-side You’ll Never Walk Alone. (with special thanks to Andre for the sheet music) The song was re-released on The Complete EMI/Columbia Singles Collection. Dame Shirley Bassey also sang Ave Maria in a church in Jamaica on one of her 1979 BBC-shows with a children’s choir from Jamaica.

Ave Maria

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Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Tui, Jesus
Sancta Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae
Amen.

Ave Maria lyrics in English:
Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

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Below some pictures from the amazing George Webb collection from 1962 of Shirley at the opening of her sisters record shop in London

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Shirley Bassey

FROM THE ARCHIVE 258 -1962-

trkl009dBassey’s fourth EMI/Columbia album is regarded as the magnum opus of her pre-Goldfinger career, bringing her together with conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle. (Ironically, it was Riddle’s still being under contract to Capitol Records, which prevented him from working with Sinatra on Reprise at the time, that made this record possible). Riddle approached this album from the standpoint that less is more, providing elegant and subdued accompaniment that emphasized the strings. Bassey’s voice comes across with a delicacy of nuance that is startling to hear, achieving new levels of subtlety on this album. One may disagree with the order of the songs -this reviewer finds the moodily expressive “I Should Care,” reminiscent of Judy Garland at her best, to be the ideal opener – but not with the overall content of this album. Throughout Let’s Face The Music, one gets almost a sense of Bassey slipping inside of these songs, becoming part of them and they her, rather than merely performing them. The interpretations are fresh in other respects as well, with works such as “Let’s Fall In Love” or “The Second Time Around” given unexpectedly slow tempos that work beautifully. Riddle is so careful and measured in his every orchestral nuance of this record, that he leaves us open to surprises at many points, perhaps most startlingly the sudden appearance of a harp glissando on “Spring Is Here,” after we’ve been lulled into the expectation that no part of this orchestra will play full out. Re-released in the late 1990’s as part of EMI’s anniversary reissue series, remastered in 24-bit sound.

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Lyrics:

All of me

Why not take all of me
Can’t you see
I’m no good without you

Take my lips
I want to loose them
Take my arms
I’ll never use them

Your goodbye
Left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on, dear, without you

You took the part
That once was my heart
So why not take all of me

Your goodbye
Left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on, dear, without you

You took the part
That once was my heart
So why not take all of me

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