Daybreak from the 1979 BBC show

This week I went through the BBC shows from 1979 as they were shown on TV in the USA. They are slightly different and have some songs that we have never seen and others taken out.  Here is the first of 4 songs that I want to showcase on the blog – Daybreak. This sensational song was filmed and recorded at Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica and was originally by Barry Manilow, I hope you enjoy it.


Below a beautiful picture of a gorgeous Dame Shirley Bassey that popped up in a lot of articles about the 1979 BBC shows over the years and I was never able to place it but know it is obvious where it came from. (Special thanks to Susan). So let’s hope if these shows ever get released on DVD this unseen material will be included!

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Daybreak

Daybreak

Lyrics:

I’m singin’ to the world, it’s time we let the spirit come in
Let it come on in
I’m singin’ to the world, everybody’s caught in the spin
Look at where we’ve been
We’ve been runnin’ around, year after year
Blinded with pride, blinded with fear

But it’s daybreak, if you wanna believe
It can be daybreak, ain’t no time to grieve
Said it’s daybreak if you’ll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world (sing it to the world, sing, sing it to the world, sing, sing)

Singin’ to the world, what’s the point in puttin’ it down?
So much love to share
I’m singin’ to the world, don’t you see it all comes around?
The feeling’s everywhere
We’ve been closin’ our eyes, day after day
Covered in clouds, losin’ our way

But it’s daybreak
If you wanna believe, it can be daybreak
Ain’t no time to grieve
Said it’s daybreak, if you’ll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

Yes, and it’s daybreak
If you wanna believe, it can be daybreak
Ain’t no time to grieve
Said it’s daybreak, if you’ll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world (let’s sing, sing it to the world)
Let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world.

1979 I

12 thoughts on “Daybreak from the 1979 BBC show”

  1. Hello, this is a very well known song from Barry Manilow in the 70’s “Daybreak” 😉
    Great blog by the way, thanks for that beautiful site in honnor to DSB

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  2. jUST HAD TO COMMENT ON THIS,,I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE,, FABULOUSE, A MILLION THANKS TO PIETER & SUSAN,,
    ANY BASSEY FAN WORTH THEIR SALT IN THE U,K SHOULD BE GRATEFUL THAT THIS AS COME TO LIGHT VIA THE BASSEY BLOG,AS IT DEFINATLY WAS NOT IN U,K BROADCASTS ON THE BBC,,BRILLIANT
    , AGREE WITH YOU CLAUDIA ON THIS ONE,,

    DENNIS , CHANNEL ISLANDS

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  3. This blog simply never ceases to amaze me. Just when you think you had heard/read/seen everything that DSB had done up comes this AND there are three more to come AND you gave us the concert from 1969 a few days ago! This is the definitive place to come for all things DSB and we fans thank you for it!!

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  4. Years ago when Bassey covered Barry Manilow’s “This One’s For You”, which was a monster hit for him back about 1976/77, I remember thinking the Bassey treatment of that classic on her, “You Take My Heart Away” Lp would’ve also worked for the song “Daybreak”, which was on his Lp “This One’s For You”. But I had no idea she’d actually recorded the song in this format of her t.v. show, which I caught the tail end of them in the 1970s before they went off the air. Wow, there’s just about nothing that The Dame takes to a different dimension, Thanks for it’s airing Pieter.

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  5. Thank you and what a wonderful performance by DSB. Suits her much more than “This One’s For You”. Could this have been recorded during the UA years? It sounds like she really worked on this song to make it perfect. Would love to find its an unreleased track.

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  6. Hi Pieter: Here is the information on this song.. It was written by Barry Manilow and Adrienne Anderson in 1976… Can I have your permission to show this one on Youtube? If not, I understand.. Regards, Scot “Daybreak” is an uptempo pop song performed by Barry Manilow in 1976. It was composed by Manilow and Adrienne Anderson. The single version was recorded live with the female backup group Lady Flash, reaching #23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It charted at #21 on the Cash Box chart. The song first appeared on Barry’s 1976 album This One’s for You in a studio version. It is also prominently featured in the John Waters film Serial Mom (1994), starring Kathleen Turner. “Daybreak” is followed by the single, “It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve

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