In 1966 Shirley Bassey recorded two songs that were released on an extremely rare demo acetate.
The A-side “He Lives In A World Of His Own” is from the musical “Oliver” – a slow and moving song it is thought was intended for the album “I’ve Got A Song For You” but did not appear on the final release (the album was re-released on CD by BGO alongside “And We Were Lovers”)
On the B-side is the rather more up tempo “Who The Hell.”
For many years finding a good quality recording has eluded us. The Bassey Blog is delighted that thanks to to the kind actions of fan and collector Mark Harrison, the acetate has been lovingly digitised for our enjoyment.
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Who The Hell audio
Lyrics He lives in a world of his own:
When he lives in a world his own.
How do you make a man listen?
When the man you love stands alone.
I can’t demand his attention,
Like a child who is not fully grown,
How can I show him I love him?
When he lives I a world of his own?
To give the best in me.
But when he needs me most of all,
I stand by helplessly.
When he is never alone?
How can I show him,?
When I hardly know him,
He lives in a world of his own.