Here a clip from a special made for the release of the ‘Something’ album in 1970: ‘It’s impossible’ & ‘Yesterday I heard the rain’. The BBC show was screened on the Thursday evening before the album was released in the stores the next day. The BBC did a series of shows featuring a different artist each week. Shirley had been in exile for two years, living in Switzerland and her management and record company were keen to get her back in the public eye as her TV appearances had been very limited while she was not in England.However she had a record breaking season at The Talk of the Town which had been recorded and her version of ‘Something’ was suddenly climbing up the charts. The record company decided to cash in on the success of the single and decided to release the album. The Talk of the Town album had only been released six weeks before. It became possible to use the TV special to promote the album and therefore a lot of the tracks were featured. Shirley had a massive hit with both album and single.
(Special thanks to Ricardo Monreal Ruiz from Spain for these great clips and to DavidB for the information)
Photos from the actual recording of Something