Released in Greece on the EMI label this is a 12 track compilation album called ‘Mega Portrait’.  There is no year on the record for when it was issued.

The 12 tracks are from Shirley’s Columbia recordings.  Not surprisingly it includes some of her big hits from that label including ‘Goldfinger’, ‘As Long As He Needs Me’ and ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’.  I’ve always wondered why ‘Reach For The Stars’ which was a double sided No 1 hit for Shirley along with ‘Climb Every Mountain’ isn’t included in many compilation albums.  When it is then the single release version is very rarely used (as far as I know never on a vinyl album at all).  Once again it isn’t included on this album.  A nice album with a portrait of Shirley used instead of a photograph.

SB - Mega Portrait - Greece

3 thoughts on “RECORD SLEEVES FROM THE PAST – 8”

  1. Thank you David for this information !
    The drawing of this cd cover is made by a photo session taken in 1979 at Little Pubs Open Air Disco in Ocho Rios, Jamaica where she made a BBC television series at that time. She perform a disco version of “this is me life”. A photograph of this session is also used for a cover of the cd ‘Shirley Bassey, The Bond collection, the 30th Anniversary’.🎶

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