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Summertime Special 1982

pdvd_331In 1982 Shirley Bassey was the main star in a special for the BBC called “Summertime Special”.
All the songs in the special were from the “All by myself” album except “Goldfinger” which was the opening song of the special. Songs: Goldfinger, New York-Medley, All By Myself, We Don’t Cry Out Loud.

Also present at the recording of the Summertime Special was Shirley’s dog Emma

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The Impossible Dream (with Blake)

Dame Shirley Bassey & Blake accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra performing The Impossible Dream at the Henley Festival summer 2016 (9th. of July). Dame Shirley recorded a studio version of the song for her album And We Were Lovers in 1967. It was also released as a single with the on the B-side: Do I Look Like A Fool?


To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star