A new video called ‘Making The Performance’ showing Shirley recording the new album along with some samples of some of the tracks has been posted on youtube.
The tracks sound absolutely fabulous and I certainly cannot wait for the album to be released. Hope you all enjoy.
Thank you to Sonny for bringing this to my attention.
Thank you to Astrid for the stills.
About the dress Shirley wears after the Royal Performance when meeting the Queen, made in 1950s by Douglas Darnell:
Description: A two-piece evening ensmble: A full-lenght sleeveless gown of ivory silk, the plunging neckline and the back of the bodice richly decorated with Swarovski blue zircon and clear crystals in a foliate design, labelled inside Modele Originel Darnell of London; and matching short jacket with three quater lenght sleeves fastening at the back, similarly decorated at the neckline and -a short-sleeved empire line stage gown of ivory satin, the scoop neck, bodice, sleeves and lower skirt richly embroidered with Swarovski Topaz and clear crystals, black beads and sequins, gold sequins and imitation pearls in Ottoman-style flowerheads.
The empire line gown was worn by Shirley Bassey when she met the Queen after a Royal Variety Performance in 1976.
The dress was sold at Christies Gown Auction in 2003. Final price: £2,800
Another (very) short clip of Shirley (and Joan Collins) meeting the Queen: