Today an update on the new forthcoming album. The album can be pre ordered now and will be released on November the 6th. When it was first announced on the blog that there would be a new album there was some disbelief but we already knew since February. With special thanks to Jenny Kern Meredith Representative to Dame Shirley Bassey.
Dame Shirley said: “My new album is a celebration of 70 years in showbiz – 70 years of support from my fans and 70 years of music. I’ve trodden the boards of many stages and kicked up many a diamante heel!”
She added: “The songs I have chosen all feel very personal and connected to my life. I hope they will do the same for my fans.”
Michael Alexander will be the musical director on the new album and Dominic Ferris will be the piano player.
Below an article from Wales online
Dame Shirley Bassey is to release her first new album in more than five years to celebrate her 70-year career in showbiz, in a deal with Decca Records.
The record is being described as a “grand finale” and will be dedicated to her fans.
It will include both brand new material written especially for the 83-year-old, as well as tracks chosen to reflect her life and career, during which she has released 70 albums and sold nearly 140 million records.
Dame Shirley Bassey is to release her first new album in more than five years to celebrate her 70-year career.
The 83-year-old superstar singer from Cardiff has released 70 albums and sold nearly 140 million records.
The album will be released later this year and is described as a “grand finale” dedicated to her fans.
Dame Shirley said: “The songs I have chosen all feel very personal and connected to my life. I hope they will do the same for my fans.”
Decca Records said the release would include brand new material written especially for the singer, as well as tracks to reflect her life and career.
The recording is taking place in London, Prague, Monaco and the south of France, with the crew operating within coronavirus restrictions.
Biographer John Williams told BBC Radio Wales that it may not be Dame Shirley’s last album, saying “with someone like Shirley, never say never, but it sounds like it would be a great way to go out”.
“When you have been singing for as long as she has, which is about 70 years, I wonder if she will really give it up,”
One of Dame Shirley’s biggest hits was Goldfinger, from the 1964 James Bond film
Dame Shirley’s biggest hits include the theme songs to three James Bond films – Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
Her last studio album was Hello Like Before, released by RCA in 2014.
Born in Tiger Bay, Dame Shirley first started singing as a teenager in Cardiff, performing in pubs and clubs while also working in a factory.
In 1959, she became the first Welsh singer to score a number one single with As I Love You.
She was the winner of the first Brit Award for best British female solo artist in 1977, and was the first musician to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Cardiff.
She was made a dame for her services to performing arts in 2000.
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