Today we go back to a previous duet which is the duet from 1961 with Anthony Newley. Michel from Ohio sent us a DVD of the whole Anthony Newley show. Dame Shirley sang another song on the show: a wonderful rendition of ‘With these hands’.
The video of the Anthony Newly duet on the former blog was not complete and I now have posted the extended version of the duet.
The extendet version of the duet.
‘With these hands’ sheet music
(Special thanks to Andre for the sheet music)
For this Video Showcase a wonderful live version of “What now my love’ from the 1980 Amsterdam concert and all the background information about this song plus the sheet music that you can download here. Also the remix version of this song from the ‘Get the party started’ CD.
For the remix click the player below
Music written by Gilbert Bécaud and English lyrics penned by Carl Sigman.
(Original French lyrics by Pierre Delanoë.)
recorded: July 4, 1962
UK: July, 1962 on Columbia single DB 4882
US: August 10, 1962 on United Artists single UA 503
charted: single UK: #5, August 30, 1962
In 1962 released on the album Let’s Face The Music and on some singles. The single reached position number five in the UK singles charts and stayed in the charts for 17 weeks.
The song is available on CD on a digitally remastered album. A new studio recording with the London Symphony Orchestra was released in 1984 on the album I Am What I Am. A live recording is available for example on the 1997 The Birthday Concert and on the video Shirley Bassey Live In Cardiff.
This was originally the French song “Et Maintenant” by Gilbert Bécaud 1961.
Other songs of Gilbert Bécaud recorded by Shirley Bassey are Love On The Rocks, and It Must Be Him.
“Et Maintenant” has been re-recorded more than 150 times. With the English lyrics by Carl Sigman as “What Now My Love” it became famous all around the world.
1966 Sonny and Cher reached position number 14 in the US Billboard with this song.
In the album sleeve note Kenneth Hume wrote:
“One of the last arrangements being What Now My Love, was written by Nelson Riddle the morning of the recording session and parts of the orchestra score only arrived halfway through the session – the copying being done by an extraordinary organisation, appropriately called Panic Music…”
On this special day today, January the 8th. we want to wish Dame Shirley Bassey a very happy birthday. For today’s song we have ‘For all we know’ from the ‘I Capricorn’ album from the 1971 Royal Variety Performance. Below you can find an article from 1966 plus the sheet music. If you want to download the sheet music CLICK HERE. Today was also supposed to be the day of the release of the new CD called ‘Shirley’ by EMI. Unfortunately the release was stopped which is of course a sad moment for the fans. The Bassey Blog Team wholeheartedly supported this release.