FROM THE ARCHIVE 330 -1976-

Natali 3“Natali” was first released by Shirley Bassey on the 1976 Love Life and Feelings album and on a single with “Runaway” on the B side.

The song was originally written in Italian by Umberto Balsamo and released in 1975. Another famous Italian version was released by saxophonist Fausto Papetti. English lyrics were written by Norman Newell.

Shirley Bassey has performed this song at some concerts and a live recording was released on the 1977 “Live In Japan” album.

A new recording was released in 1984 with the London Symphony Orchestra on the “I Am What I Am” album and on a single with “As I Love You” on the B side.

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Natali cover

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Dame Shirley performing Natali at a concert in Amsterdam in 1978
Dame Shirley performing Natali at a concert in Amsterdam in 1978

Lyrics:

I saw the danger the day we met her
No passing stranger who could forget her
Their glance was fleeting
But told a story
And that chance meeting
Meant heartaches for me

Natalie, Natalie
You are young
You are free
You don’t love him
And it could never be
He is all I live for
Please send him back to me

I’ll understand him
I know his feelings
He’s only human
He thinks he loves you
I tried to hate you
And wish you bad things
O god forgive me
And love her sad thing

Natalie, Natalie
You are young
You are free
You don’t love him
And it could never be
He is all I live for
Please send him back to me

Natalie, Natalie
You are young
You are free
You don’t love him
And it could never be
He is all I live for
Please send him back to me

Natalie, Natalie
You are young
You are free
You don’t love him
And it could never be
He is all I live for
Send him back to me…..

4 thoughts on “FROM THE ARCHIVE 330 -1976-”

  1. THAT PHOTO SAYS IT ALL, THE HANDS THAT DRESS , THE HAIR, THAT SMILE, NOTHING BUT NOTHING MORE , COULD BE ADDED, [ ONE WORD] ,
    SUPERSTAR,,,, [ SUPERSTAR } ,,SUPERSTAR.
    AND YES ,,THAT SONG [ NATALIE}

    I HAVE THAT PHOTO FRAMED ON MY STAIRCASE ALONG WITH OTHERS , BUT LOOKING AT THAT PICTURE KICKS OFF MY DAY, AS I BEGIN
    EACH NEW ONE,,,{ BIASED ] OF COURSE I AM SOME SAY,
    DON’T CARE , [THIS IS MY LIFE.]
    SAME HERE PIETER, AS CLAUDIA SAYS , THANK YOU.

    DENNIS JERSEY C.I

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