NEW BGO release

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The splendid new work of art by Beat Goes On Records is now available in the UK, with a USA release date next month.

BGO, as many fans know, are a specialist English label who remaster old albums by a variety of stars, do a fantasic technical job, and re-release them with newly designed CD sleeve notes.

You Take My Heart Away and Yesterdays are both  great historic vinyl albums, now on a two CD set.

With 5 bonus tracks.

Please click here for more details

Peggy says “BUY IT!”

Looks like it’s available now on Amazon UK, and on pre-order on Amazon USA for release March 4th.

Here’s a review on Amazon UK:

“This is a digitally remastered long awaited CD release of two great Bassey albums “You Take My Heart Away” from 1977 and “Yesterdays” from 1978 (plus 5 bonus tracks!). If they were being released for the first time in 2008, they would probably be titled “Great Songs of the Seventies” and “The Great American Songbook”. The title track from the first album is from the movie “Rocky” and is one Bassey’s best recordings. Also included are her versions of classic songs of the seventies including “Silly Love Songs” and “If”. The second album was a complete change in style. Bassey returned to the studio to record in the old fashioned way. Bassey and full orchestra together in the studio, recording “live” just like in the old days. The results are outstanding!. Each song is a powerhouse performance. Many others have since tried to record “The Great American Songbook”, but here we have the greatest female singer of them all performing these classic songs, full throttle with full orchestra.”

1982 tour 1

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The front cover scanned from the 1982 tour programme

More to come

Beach babe

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On the beach at Bournemouth, England with her poodle

22nd August 1960

Copyright : Getty Images

With Alma Cogan

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Alma Cogan (1932 – 1966) was an English singer of traditional pop music in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Dubbed “The Girl With A Giggle In Her Voice”, she was the highest paid British female entertainer of her era.

Alma died in London from ovarian cancer when she was only 34 years of age.

http://www.almacogan.com/

 Alma singing ‘Got’n Idea’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcIU4Mq_2B0