For today’s blog the programme from the performance from 2013 Dame Shirley Bassey gave in Hamburg. It is the last one we have but we have not run out of programmes yet since fans have sent in new ones that have not been on the blog in this series. So we will start from the top. If you have a programme that was not on here please let us know.
And now about the programme that was called ‘A Celebration of the Film Goddesses of Our Time’ in the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg.
First of all it was a wonderful performance Dame Shirley gave. She sang with a 60 piece orchestra and when she started with Goldfinger it was almost like the original recording that was also recorded with a 60 piece orchestra. The intention was that she would sing three songs but eventually she did five songs. FIVE songs and SIX standing ovations. She sang: Goldfinger, Something, Diamonds Are Forever, The Lady Is A Tramp, I Am What I Am.
The intention of the show was a tribute to the James Bond songs and it was not immediately announced that Dame Shirley would perform. At first I had no intention to go to Hamburg through snow and blizzards in the middle of winter to see her perform only three songs but I got two tickets from the Dame herself and decided to go and did not regret it at all of course. It was the last performance I saw of her with the exception of the recording of the 80th birthday show. We were sworn to secrecy not to tell that Dame Shirley would perform until the official announcement.
Below we have a video that gives an impression of the concert but if you want to fully enjoy it click on the Soundcloud player below.