Get the Party Started

Get the Party Started

by Shirley Bassey
     
 

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Fresh from her appearance at the Glastonbury festival in the summer of 2007, Shirley Bassey released her album, Get the Party Started. Celebrating 50 years in the U.K. charts since she first arrived with a cover version of "The Banana Boat Song," here was a brand new Bassey album, with the tracks including "Big Spender," "I Who Have Nothing," "What Now My Love,See more details below

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Fresh from her appearance at the Glastonbury festival in the summer of 2007, Shirley Bassey released her album, Get the Party Started. Celebrating 50 years in the U.K. charts since she first arrived with a cover version of "The Banana Boat Song," here was a brand new Bassey album, with the tracks including "Big Spender," "I Who Have Nothing," "What Now My Love," "Kiss Me Honey," and wait a minute! This can't be a new album. These were all hits for the lady in the '50s and '60s. But brand new it certainly was, using the talents of remixers Bugz in the Attic and Mungolian Jet Set among others to create new, reworked, late-night electro dancefloor versions of some of her own and others' classic songs. When you've been in show business as long as Bassey has, one is bound to appeal to long-term fans to the detriment of gaining and alienating new, hip record buyers, but ever since her collaborations with Yello in the '80s and the Propellerheads on the hit "History Repeating" in the '90s, she's attempted to broaden her cabaret style image and this album succeeds in that respect, taking her to number six on the album charts, her first album to hit the Top Ten since the 25th Anniversary Album limited-edition vinyl compilation in 1978. The title track began life as the soundtrack to an advert for Marks & Spencer's Christmas range with Bassey starring in a James Bond style glossy campaign. "Get the Party Started," originally by Pink is given the Bassey diva treatment and begins to sound like a Bond theme itself; one almost forgets that it started as a straightforward party song by a 21st century pop-punk star. The one new track was "The Living Tree" which was released as the first single. Bassey has become almost synonymous with the early James Bond movie theme songs and here is "You Only Live Twice," which gets a make-over from Mark de Clive-Lowe. The final track is a slowed down, chilled out version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and Bassey has certainly done that.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947801849
catalogNumber:
001074302
Rank:
21510

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Bassey   Primary Artist
Dave "Clem" Clempson   Guitar
Tony Kiley   Drums
David Levy   Bass
Carsten Loly   Vocals
Lynton Naiff   Conductor
Pino Palladino   Bass
Steve Sidwell   Conductor
Nils Petter Molvær   Trumpet
Claudio Faria   Muted Trumpet
Mark de Clive-Lowe   Musician
Finn Peters   Flute
Bruno E.   Electric Bass
Rietta Austin   Background Vocals
Knut Sævik   Musician
Ski Oakenfull   Keyboards
Catherine Feeney   Background Vocals
Murray Gould   Guitar
Nikki Lamborn   Background Vocals
Pål Olav Loftesnes   Keyboards
Margo Buchanan   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Pierre Delanoé   Composer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Trevor Horn   Composer
Bob Kraushaar   Producer
Steve Lipson   Composer
Lynton Naiff   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Norman Newell   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Linda Perry   Composer
William Salter   Composer
Steve Sidwell   Orchestral Arrangements
Carl Sigman   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Bruce Woolley   Composer
Simon Darlow   Composer
Matt Howe   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Phil Asher   Remixing
Mike Marsh   Mastering
Swifty   Cover Design
Carlo Donida   Composer
Ray Mang   Producer,Remixing
Chuck Norman   Producer
Bugz in the Attic   Remixing
Mogol Audio 2   Composer
Bruno Canfora   Composer
Felix Hopkins   Engineer,Piano Engineer
Antonio Amurri   Composer
Michael Julien   Composer
Bruno E.   Engineer,Remixing
Pete Kuzma   Composer,Additional Music
Albon Timothy   Composer
Tom Gandey   Producer,Contributor,Remixing
Knut Sævik   Arranger,Programming,Engineer
Diz Disdale   Executive Producer
Catherine Feeney   Composer,Producer
Gilmmers   Producer,Remixing
ITV   Cover Photo
Left Side Of Dobie's Brain   Producer,Remixing
Richard Seaton   Inlay Photography
Nikki Lamborn   Composer,Producer
NorthxNWest   Producer,Remixing

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