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Get The Party Started – Dame Shirley’s New Album

The incredible new album from Dame Shirley is released June 25th, the day after she performs at this year’s Glastonbury

The album combines new recordings, new vocals plus remixes of some well known DSB favourites

The track list was given here on May 31st, but here it is in more detail:

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01. Get The Party Started (Produced by Catherine & Nikki of Never The Bride)

02. Big Spender (NorthxNWest Mix)

03. I Who Have Nothing (NorthxNWest Mix)

04. This Is My Life (Cagedbaby Mix)

05. Slave To The Rhythm (The Glimmers Mix)

06. Can I Touch You There (Mungolian Jetset Mix)

07. What Now My Love (Bugz In The Attic Mix)

08. Kiss Me Honey Honey (Restless Soul Mix)

09. Hello (Dobie Mix)

10. You Only Live Twice (Mark De Clive Lowe Mix)

11. Where Is The Love (Bruno E Urubu Jazz Remix)

12. The Living Tree (Written/Produced by Catherine & Nikki of Never The Bride)

13. I Will Survive (NorthxNWest Mix)


Amazon Review

Thanks to Peter for the latest from

Please click on the panel in the top left to go straight to pre-order links including Amazon

I have reproduced their description of the album below

” On 25 June 2007, Dame Shirley Bassey celebrates her 70 year with the release of her first album for almost 10 years, “GET THE PARTY STARTED” which she will showcase as part of her set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival where she is due to perform for the first time in her 50 year career.


– The Album features 13 superb new remixed and re-worked tracks by some of today’s most contemporary producers to making the album a must have for music fans young and old. The album combines new recordings, new vocals and remixes of classic tracks including Big Spender, You Only Live Twice, I Will Survive.

Also included is the Top 40 “The Living Tree” which has bestowed the honour of having more hits across the decades than any other artist ever – including ELVIS!

Due to massive public demand, this incredible new album features Dame Shirley Bassey’s absolutely fantastic newly recorded version of Pink’s – Get The Party Started recently featured in Marks & Spencer’s spectacular pre-Christmas TV advertising campaign.

Amongst the incredible recordings are the fantastic new versions of Big Spender, I Who Have Nothing and I Will Survive by producers Chuck Norman and Bob Kraushaar aka NorthxNorthwest whose remixes include Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams and Peter Gabriel.

In addition there’s the awesome remix of the Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm from The Glimmers, whilst super producer Mark de Clive-Lowe has remixed the classic You Only Live Twice.

Also to be found on the Get The Party Started album is a wicked new version of What Now My Love from uber cool remix collective Bugz In the Attic as well as Brazilian remix supreme Bruno-e’s version of Where Is the Love, Restless Soul’s outstanding new remix treatment of Kiss Me Honey, Mungolian Jet Set’s fantastic re-working of Can I Touch You There, whilst former Nomad Soul/Soul II Soul producer Dobie completely transforms Lionel Ritchie’s worldwide smash hit Hello.

This incredible album project spearheaded by Dame Shirley Bassey sees her working with songwriting partners Catherine Feeney and Nikki Lamborn, who co-wrote the beautiful Bassey neo-classic The Living Tree.

Catherine and Nikki make up London-based band, Never The Bride who originally approached the Dame about the possibility of recording The Living Tree last summer. The duo had recorded their version of the song, but convinced Dame Shirley it was right for her during a trip to Monte Carlo (where the legendary singer now lives). A chance encounter with the Dame in the gym of a 5 star hotel in the city led to Dame Shirley Bassey hearing and falling in love with the song and agreeing to record it. “



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(Non-DSB) Don Black

The glorious, talented Don Black was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame at a ceremony at the Marquis Theatre, New York City

He wrote Diamonds Are Forever, Born Free and lots more…