Rolls Royce One-of-a-kind Inspired by Dame Shirley

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with British vocal legends including Dame Shirley Bassey to create ultimate one-of-a-kind collectors’ cars. To celebrate the marque’s long-held allure among music greats, nine Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars have been commissioned. A proportion of each car’s value will be donated to charities selected by the musician.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by DSB. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

“Dame Shirley Bassey celebrates a musical legacy which has seen her become one of the most popular female vocalists of all time, with a Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ marking a glittering career that has resulted in 37 studio albums, 79 weeks combined in the UK top 10 charts, and three James Bond title songs. Dame Shirley Bassey has used her Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ to bring to life some of her fondest memories from more than six decades in the spotlight.”

Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by DSB. Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

“Each of the door flights are engraved with lyrics from ‘I Am What I Am’ (1984) and ‘Big Spender’ (1967), the latter having become one of the Dame’s signature songs. The headrests are embroidered with a design inspired by the silhouette design of the 2007 album ‘Get The Party Started’. With three ‘007’ title songs to her name – ‘Diamonds are Forever’, ‘Moonraker’ and the seminal ‘Goldfinger’ – the rear leather waterfall is embroidered with a diamond, while the treadplates and Spirit of Ecstasy are fittingly finished in gold.”

For further information, visit the official press release here.

1955 Such Is Life

Today we start a new feature on The Bassey Blog: A showcase of the wonderful tour programme booklets that have been produced throughout Dame Shirley’s magnificent career. These varied and beautiful mementos of an extensive DSB concertography will initially be posted chronologically. If you’re a collector and notice any that we have missed, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

SB - Such Is Life - UK

SB - Such Is Life 2 - UK

SB - Such Is Life 3 - UK (2)

SB - Such Is Life 4 - UK

SB - Such Is Life 5 - UK

SB - Such Is Life 6 - UK

SB - Such Is Life 7 - UK

Italian Remix of ‘History Repeating’ by Mood Funk

This mix of Bassey/Propellerheads’ ‘History Repeating’ was created by Sicilian Angelo Ferreri, the owner of Mood Funk Records. He told us that Shirley is a star whose voice has inspired him.

Angelo Ferreri

Big Spender Bootleg Remix

“I love EDM music, I think that we can transport a lot of emotions and very intense moments with than kind of music. The same emotion and feelings that Shirley Bassey can make with her songs, she is really amazing. So, one day, when I was return to my home, I started to think, what if I can mix the same emotions and feeling from Shirley songs with EDM music. And here I am with my remix version of Big Spender…”

Thanks to Jorge Corsi from Argentina for sharing his story with us.