Astrid’s Simply Bassey #182

Today for the lovely Jonathan Barrett, I am playing his request of the the duet Shirley sang on TV, on the Michael Ball show of “When I Fall In Love” and I hope that you enjoy it this Saturday and wish everyone a wonderful weekend!


When I Fall In Love
When I fall in love
It will be forever
Or I’ll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it’s begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart
It will be completely
Or I’ll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that
You feel that way, too
Is when I fall in love with you

And the moment I can feel that
You feel that way, too
Is when I fall in love with you

When I fall in love


[REMIX] Shirley Bassey – Get The Party Started – Remembering DJ Danae Jacovidis

Dame Shirley Bassey – Get The Party Started (Soundscape Radio Edit)

Playing this mix as tribute to DJ Danae Jacovidis who sadly passed away last month. This was his last remix to chart in the USA back in 2008.

Read further about his life and career here. Our thoughts go out to everyone who knew him and may his memory live on in the great music he produced over the years.

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What Now My Love

For this Video Showcase a wonderful live version of “What now my love’  from the 1980 Amsterdam concert and all the background information about this song plus the sheet music that you can download here. Also the remix version of this song from the ‘Get the party started’ CD.

For the remix click the player below

Music written by Gilbert Bécaud and English lyrics penned by Carl Sigman.

(Original French lyrics by Pierre Delanoë.)

recorded: July 4, 1962
UK: July, 1962 on Columbia single DB 4882
US: August 10, 1962 on United Artists single UA 503
charted: single UK: #5, August 30, 1962

In 1962 released on the album Let’s Face The Music and on some singles. The single reached position number five in the UK singles charts and stayed in the charts for 17 weeks.
The song is available on CD on a digitally remastered album. A new studio recording with the London Symphony Orchestra was released in 1984 on the album I Am What I Am. A live recording is available for example on the 1997 The Birthday Concert and on the video Shirley Bassey Live In Cardiff.

This was originally the French song “Et Maintenant” by Gilbert Bécaud 1961.

Other songs of Gilbert Bécaud recorded by Shirley Bassey are Love On The Rocks, and It Must Be Him.

“Et Maintenant” has been re-recorded more than 150 times. With the English lyrics by Carl Sigman as “What Now My Love” it became famous all around the world.
1966 Sonny and Cher reached position number 14 in the US Billboard with this song.

In the album sleeve note Kenneth Hume wrote:

“One of the last arrangements being What Now My Love, was written by Nelson Riddle the morning of the recording session and parts of the orchestra score only arrived halfway through the session – the copying being done by an extraordinary organisation, appropriately called Panic Music…”

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #182

Today I’m responding to Eddie Star, he wrote “Shirley as always fabulous, singing every note, from the loudest to the slowest. That’s Dame Shirley.” I couldn’t agree with this sentiment any more and it is a great pleasure to play his request: The opening of the album Talk Of The Town 1970, Does Anybody Miss Me and Something’s Coming.

Does Anybody Miss Me and Something’s Coming