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Let's Face the Music

Shirley Bassey Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000JC9A
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,186 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Let's Face The Music And Dance (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Should Care (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Let's Fall In Love (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Second Time Around (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Imagination (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. All The Things You Are (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Get A Kick Out Of You (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Everything I Have Is Yours (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Spring Is Here (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. All Of Me (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What Now My Love (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:540.99  Buy MP3 


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bassey and Riddle face the music 19 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
Shirley Bassey and Nelson Riddle are two names forever connected with great music. Separately, they remain too very unique artists who continue to enthrall audiences the world over. The 1962 album, "Let's Face The Music" is their only collaboration and remains among the most fascinating works of their respective careers.
By 1962, Riddle had orchestrated and conducted albums by some of the greatest female performers of the time, names like Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith instantly come to mind. Of course, his best remembered work was the series of classic albums he had scored for Frank Sinatra. On the other hand, Shirley Bassey was only three years into her tenure with the UK label EMI, having recorded three successful albums under the baton of Geoff Love. So, to have Nelson Riddle score and conduct an album for her must have been a highlight in a career that would have many such highlights.
The album is one of the best from each of these clebrated performers. It presents Shirley Bassey at her youthful best, just prior to her finding the definitive Bassey vocal style that would emerge the following year with her recording of "Goldfinger" and her subsequent recordings. Although the voice is unmistakably hers, Shirley's knife edge vocal style was yet to fully emerge. On this album, she is at her youthful best. In fact, of the four EMI albums she would record prior to finding that style, this is the best. Shirley's voice is in prime condition and she receive the incomparable support of master arranger Riddle who provides a stunning array of backdrops for his singer.
The album is primarily a collection of ballads with only two exceptions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bassey and Riddle face the music 20 Mar 2001
By Paul A. Tassone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Shirley Bassey and Nelson Riddle are two names forever connected with great music. Separately, they remain too very unique artists who continue to enthrall audiences the world over. The 1962 album, "Let's Face The Music" is their only collaboration and remains among the most fascinating works of their respective careers.
By 1962, Riddle had orchestrated and conducted albums by some of the greatest female performers of the time, names like Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith instantly come to mind. Of course, his best remembered work was the series of classic albums he had scored for Frank Sinatra. On the other hand, Shirley Bassey was only three years into her tenure with the UK label EMI, having recorded three successful albums under the baton of Geoff Love. So, to have Nelson Riddle score and conduct an album for her must have been a highlight in a career that would have many such highlights.
The album is one of the best from each of these clebrated performers. It presents Shirley Bassey at her youthful best, just prior to her finding the definitive Bassey vocal style that would emerge the following year with her recording of "Goldfinger" and her subsequent recordings. Although the voice is unmistakably hers, Shirley's knife edge vocal style was yet to fully emerge. On this album, she is at her youthful best. In fact, of the four EMI albums she would record prior to finding that style, this is the best. Shirley's voice is in prime condition and she receive the incomparable support of master arranger Riddle who provides a stunning array of backdrops for his singer.
The album is primarily a collection of ballads with only two exceptions. Of these two cuts, one is the classic interpretation of "What Now My Love", a song that has remained a permenant part of the Bassey concert repertoire. Though other singers have tried their hand and tonsils on this extremely difficult number, Shirley continues to claim it as her own. The poise, complete control she musters together with the suspense she creates in this number are stunning. The other uptempo piece is a latin styled account of Cole Porter's "I Get A Kick Out of You", another popular standard that has had many interpreters. However, Shirley's version remains one of the finest accounts of this great song on record. Other gems on this fine album are a dramatic reading of the Kern classic "All The Things You Are", Rodgers and Hart's "Spring Is Here", and an unusual presentation of Berlin's "Let's Face The Music And Dance".
In all, this is fine collection and in it's first release on CD it is a must for Bassey and Riddle fans. For those new to the work of Shirley Bassey, this album provides an excellent introduction to the legend in company with another of such status, Nelson Riddle. My recommendation, grab a copy!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT COLLECTION OF CLASSICS 26 Mar 2001
By Giovanni - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
presented here by Shirley Bassey and the immortal Nelson Riddle. From the very first notes of the orchestra on the title track, to the outstanding high note that closes "What Now My Love" this album is a masterpiece from Shirley's early years as an artist. This is my first Shirley Bassey purchase. Being an enormous Nelson Riddle aficianado, I used his name to sway me into this purchase, as I was only aware of Shirley from her husky, smoky type "Goldfinger" vocals. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the sweetness in her vocal quality that, even at her surliest can still be found, (I have since acquired more of her works). I also enjoy this type of packaging in an import, that LP styled case showing original liner notes. I add Miss Bassey to my "new favorites" list after hearing this cd (my favorites here being the gloriously arranged and sung "All The Things You Are", that evergreen by Jerome Kern and the aforementioned "What Now, My Love?" Nelson Riddle's charts couldn't have been more perfect (as usual) A nice starting point for those unfamiliar with Shirley and / or Nelson Riddle's wonderful works.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 17 Jun 2013
By bpentony - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great singer and being backed by Nelson Riddle and
his orchestra....you can't get better than that. Excellent
album...worth every penny
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful CD By Shirley Bassey ! 1 Sep 2012
By K. Nolting - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Let's Face The Music is a great Cd by Shirley Bassey ! Many classic pop songs are covered with backing by Nelson Riddle. A particular favorite of mine is I Get A Kick Out Of You. All tracks are worth listening to.
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