Never Never Never

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Never Never Never
Studio album by Shirley Bassey
Released May 1973
Recorded December 1972
Genre MOR
Label United Artists
Producer Noel Rogers
Shirley Bassey chronology
And I Love You So
(1972)
Never Never Never
(1973)
Live at Carnegie Hall
(1973)

Never Never Never is a 1973 album by Shirley Bassey. Released in May 1973, this album saw a peak in the Shirley Bassey career revival that she was experiencing during the early 1970s. The album's lead single, the title track had been a hit, reaching No.8 in the UK Charts and remaining in the top 50 for 19 weeks, becoming one of her biggest and most well-known hits, and her only single to make three US charts: No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100, No.8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart, and No. 67 on the R&B Chart.[1][2] The album soon followed and similarly entered the top 10, peaking at No. 10 during a 10 week run, and would go on to earn a silver disc.[3][4] The album also was a hit in the US, peaking at No. 60 on the Billboard 200 amid positive reviews; it also hit No. 34 on the R&B Chart.[2][5][6]

The original release was in stereo on vinyl (with a gatefold sleeve), and cassette. Photography for this album was by Lord Snowdon. The album was released in remastered form by BGO Records n a double CD pack, together with her 1975 album Good, Bad but Beautiful in 2005.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Never, Never, Never" (Tony Renis, Alberto Testa, Norman Newell)
  2. "Baby I'm-a Want You" (David Gates)
  3. "Someone Who Cares" (Alex Harvey)
  4. "The Old Fashioned Way" (Georges Garvarentz, Al Kasha, Charles Aznavour, Joel Hirschorn)
  5. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Paul Williams, Roger Nichols)
  6. "Somehow" (Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady)

Side Two

  1. "There's No Such Thing as Love" (Ian Fraser, Anthony Newley, George Hackney)
  2. "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox)
  3. "Going, Going, Gone" (John Barry, Alan Jay Lerner)
  4. "No Regrets" (Tom Rush)
  5. "Together" (Graham Gouldman)
  6. "Make The World a Little Younger" (Terry Howell, Karen O'Hara, Denny McReynolds)

Personnel[edit]

  • Shirley Bassey – Vocals
  • John Harris – Musical Director, Arranger and Conductor
  • Arthur Greenslade - Arranger and Conductor
  • Chris Gunning - Arranger and Conductor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b John Bush (1937-01-08). "Shirley Bassey | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never". Archive.is. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "The Songs Of Shirley Bassey". Home.arcor.de. 2004-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  6. ^ Christopher, James (2005-12-06). "Never Never Never/Good, Bad But Beautiful - Shirley Bassey". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Never Never Never/Good, Bad But Beautiful: Information from". Answers.com. 2005-12-06. Retrieved 2014-05-15.