Something Else (Shirley Bassey album)

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Something Else
Studio album by Shirley Bassey
Released May 1971
Genre MOR
Length 41:24
Label United Artists
Producer Noel Rogers, Johnny Harris
Shirley Bassey chronology
Something
(1970)
Something Else
(1971)
I Capricorn
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Something Else is a 1971 album by Shirley Bassey.

Following-up her comeback album Something, this proved to be almost as big when it too made the UK top 10, peaking at No.7.[2] The album contained the hit single "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" as well as a non-charting second release "Breakfast in Bed".[3] The success of this album and Shirley Bassey in general at this period saw a rush of compilations and older albums entering the UK charts in late 1971, with five albums appearing over the space of three months.[4] In 1972, Bassey was the subject of This is Your Life where guest Liberace made mention of this album and in particular "Excuse Me".[5]

The gatefold photograph features Bassey wearing a chiffon catsuit.[6] The early 1970s would see Bassey wearing some of her most revealing stage costumes, as reflected on the cover.

In France, the album was released as Love Songs with an alternative sleeve and also featured the song "For All We Know".[7] Something Else was released on vinyl and cassette in stereo. It was re-issued on CD in 1999 by EMI with two bonus tracks; "For the Love of Him" was originally the B-side of "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story", while "Vehicle", recorded in February 1971, remained unreleased until 1994.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman)
  2. "'Til Love Touches Your Life" (Riz Ortonlani, Arthur Hamilton)
  3. "Easy Thing to Do" (Johnny Harris, John Bromley)
  4. "Until It's Time for You to Go" (Buffy Saint-Marie)
  5. "It's Impossible" (Armando Manzanero)
  6. "What's Done is Done" (Welch)

Side Two

  1. "Pieces of Dreams" (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
  2. "Breakfast in Bed" (Eddie Hinton, Donnie Fritts)
  3. "Excuse Me" (Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi)
  4. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon)
  5. "I'm Not There" (Davis, Leonard)
  6. "I'd Like to Hate Myself in the Morning" (John Meyer)

CD bonus tracks:

  1. "For the Love of Him" (Bobbi Martin, Al Mortimer)
  2. "Vehicle" (Jim Peterik)

Personnel[edit]

  • Shirley Bassey – Vocals
  • Johnny Harris – Arranger and Conductor

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