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Riding the tail end of her Propellerhead-ed revival and the never-ending revival of the Bond films, the sassy Ms. Bassey is back with a retrospective of her decades of well-dictioned themes. Bassey plays her trump cards and also bluffs a few hands on tunes ranging from her unrivaled 007 three-fer of "Diamonds are Forever," "Moonraker" and "Goldfinger," to splashy show tunes like "Big Spender" and attempts at pop coveragelike a note- and gender-bending take on The Beatles’ "Something" and a bluesy shuffle through The Doors’ "Light My Fire." In addition to her self-explanatory chart-topper "History Repeating," the collection also revamps the vamp’s career with some impressive remixes by The Propellerheads, awayTeam and Wild Oscar. Who knew "Love Story" could be so up-tempo?
Track Listing: 1. Diamonds Are Forever
2. History Repeating - (with Propellerheads)
3. Big Spender
6. For All We Know
7. Light My Fire
8. I (Who Have Nothing)
9. Love Story, (Where Do I Begin)
10. As Long As He Needs Me
11. What Now My Love?
13. This is My Life
14. Where Do I Begin - (Away TEAM mix)
15. Goldfinger - (Propellerheads mix)
16. Big Spender - (Wild Oscar mix)
I love jazz because it’s what sounds
I was first exposed to jazz in my
parents household and in school
I appreciate many styles of jazz
and shy away from really outside
stuff. I enjoy relating to the
One of the best shows I ever
attended was 1975 Chick Corea’s
Return To Forever tour at an
intimate venue in downtown
The first jazz record I bought was
Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon.
My advice to new listeners is try
several styles before you decide
what jazz is all about!
Listen to music daily and stay open