And I Love You So – In rehearsal

For today we have another clip for you to enjoy from French TV. It is from 1975 and you can watch Dame Shirley rehearsing And I Love You So.

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Lyrics:

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know
I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But life began again
The day you took my hand

And yes, I know
How lonely life can be
The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me

And you loved me too
Your thoughts are just for me
You set my spirit free
I’m happy that you do
The book of life is brief
And once a page is read
All but love is there
That is my belief

And yes, I know
How loveless life can be
The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know

(Transcribed by Roman)

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Below the 1984 version of And I Love You So. The song was re-recorded for the first digitally remastered album/CD I Am What I Am.

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Star Dame Shirley Bassey Shooting High at London Charity Book Launch

shooting-stars-2015Looking every bit the superstar, Dame Shirley Bassey greeted the crowds that awaited her in London’s Covent Garden for a Variety Book Launch at the London Film Museum on Tuesday.

Variety’s anniversary book “Shooting Stars” celebrates the greatest moments of the charity’s first 65 years, featuring iconic photographs of Hollywood legends, British stars of stage and screen and the late photographer, Doug McKenzie.

 
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FROM THE ARCHIVE 325 -1975-

Good Bad but Beautiful singleToday we review Good Bad But Beautiful. From the 1975 album by the same name and also released as a single. The song was written by Clive Westlake.

Songwriter Clive Westlake is well known for writing several songs for Elvis Presley including ‘How The Web Was Woven,’ ‘Twenty Days And Twenty Nights’ and ‘It’s A Matter Of Time.’

2015-05-17_090140According to the archives staff at Elvis’s Graceland estate, in the early hours of Jul 24 1973 a backing track for ‘Good, Bad But Beautiful’ was laid down at the Stax studio in Memphis.

Earlier that evening Elvis had walked out of the recording session after discovering that his personal microphone had been stolen. Although they continued laying down backing tracks for Elvis to record his voice over, he never recorded the vocals for ‘Good, Bad But Beautiful.’

Clive Westlake composed many songs during the sixties and seventies for a variety of famous artists including The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Tom Jones. Though originally from Wales, he spent the last twenty years of his life in Nashville before his death in 2000.

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Lyrics:

I’ve seen a man help a friend when he’s down
And put him back on his feet
I’ve seen a man kick a man when he’s down
In a lonely street

But I’ve seen the face of a child
When he’s lying sound asleep in bed
And I’ve seen the sun go down
When the world is red

I’ve seen good and I’ve seen bad
But I’ve seen beautiful
I’ve seen right and I’ve seen wrong
But I’ve seen love
Life is good and life is bad
But very beautiful
And if you live is right
You’ll fill your world with love

I’ve seen a boy take the hand of a girl
And lead her to his heart
I’ve seen a man break the heart of a girl
And leave her sad

But I’ve seen the love in the eyes
Of the man beside me
Yes I’ve seen the world the way
That makes me glad

I’ve seen good and I’ve seen bad 
But I’ve seen beautiful
I’ve seen right and I’ve seen wrong
But I’ve seen love
Life is good and life is bad
But very beautiful
And if you live is right
You’ll fill your world with love

(Fades out)
I’ve seen good and I’ve seen bad 
But I’ve seen beautiful
I’ve seen right and I’ve seen wrong
But I’ve seen love
Life is good and life is bad
But very beautiful

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