There Is Nothing Like A Dame

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One of the most iconic and indelible voices in British music. Dame Shirley Bassey returns with 'Hello Like Before,' her first album in five years & most personal yet, celebrating her very own Diamond Jubilee of an incredible 60 years in the entertainment business!

Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios with producer and musical director Stuart Barr at the helm, 'Hello Like Before' is a collection of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century' songs that Dame Shirley has always longed to record and finally been able to imbue with her own Bassey spellbinding presence. 

This tour of Dame Shirley's own personal musical history includes the likes of Sting's 'Englishman In New York', Nina Simone's 'Wild Is The Wind', The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' (on the deluxe edition) and 'It Was A Very Good Year', made famous by Frank Sinatra and of which Dame Shirley says 'When I was 17 I was too young to do this song, and when I was 21, and 35. I've waited all these years to do it.'

The scope of the album charts the entire range and variety of Dame Shirley's life and career. From the fun and sassy, to the theatrical, to the epic and emotional. 'MacArthur Park', in particular, was difficult to record Dame Shirley admits "I broke down with emotion in the rehearsals for this, couldn't finish it. I want it to make everybody cry." There is also a stunning duet with Paloma Faith on the timeless 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend'. 

Tracklisting:

1. This Is What You Are
2. Englishman In New York
3. Fever
4. I'm Still Here
5. Macarthur Park
6. Wild Is The Wind
7. Goldfinger
8. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend (duet with Paloma Faith)
9. Here's To Life
10. It Was A Very Good Year
11. Hello Like Before
12. We Got Music (deluxe bonus track)
13. Hey Jude (deluxe bonus track)

Available November 17, 2014