Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Shirley Bassey


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These 16 songs spanning the 1960s to the 1990s (most from the 1960s and 1970s) aren't the ideal way to survey the career of the proudly melodramatic singer, who has recorded prolifically since the 1950s, and who has had more than a couple dozen chart British singles. It does include the numbers that the fan who only wants one Shirley Bassey album will likely want: "Goldfinger," "What Now My Love," "Diamonds Are Forever," "Moonraker," "Big Spender," "As Long As He Needs Me," "I (Who Have Nothing)," "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story," and "Something," the last of which was actually a British Top Five hit just half a year after the Beatles put it out as a single. There's also her 1997 British hit collaboration with Propellerheads, "History Repeating." Perhaps its success spurred the inclusion of the three remixes that conclude the album: "Goldfinger" (by the Propellerheads), "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (by AwayTeam), and "Big Spender" (by Wild Oscar). Fuddy-duds will find this unfortunate, as it's not typical of Bassey's work and will quickly date this anthology as a partial attempt to cash in on "History Repeating."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724353105020
catalogNumber: 310500
Rank: 23865

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Bassey   Primary Artist
Johnny Harris   Conductor
Ian Smith   Trumpet
Simon Currie   Saxophone
Andrew Currie   Trombone
Andy Kremer   Bass,Double Bass
John Hoare   Trumpet
Duncan McNaughton   Trumpet
Martyn Sumner   Trombone
Mick Wills   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Johnny Harris   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
George Martin   Producer
Francis Lai   Composer
John Barry   Composer,Producer
Don Black   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Tony Colton   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Fred Karlin   Composer
Norman Newell   Producer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Noel Rogers   Executive Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Propellerheads   Producer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Mogol Audio 2   Composer
Denny Ilett   Horn Arrangements
Arthur James   Composer
Robb Wilson   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard of Shirley Bassey from british spoofs mr.bean. She is an exellent singer who can belt out a tune. Shirley Bassey has been around for four decades and is stil going strong. This is the immortal gold.