1. Preview Dame Shirley Bassey's The Performance

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-11-04

    Selected tracks from Dame Shirley Bassey’s forthcoming album The Performance are availabe to preview and download at the Daily Mail and The Times.

    Produced by current James Bond composer David Arnold, The Performance features songs penned by Manic Street Preachers, the Pet Shop Boys, Gary Barlow, KT Tunstall and Richard Hawley. It is the first full studio album for the three-time 007 theme song performer in more than 20 years.

    The album, due out on 9 November, also marks the reunion of Bassey with longtime Bond regulars John Barry and Don Black, who last collaborated together in 1971 for Diamonds are Forever.

    Tracks available to preview and/or download include:

    • The Girl From Tiger Bay (Manic Street Preachers)
    • Apartment (Rufus Wainwright)
    • Almost There (Tom Baxter)
    • Nice Men (KT Tunstall)
    • No Good About Goodbye (David Arnold / Don Black)
    • This Time (Gary Barlow)
    • The Performance Of My Life (Pet Shop Boys)
    • I Love You Now (Kaiser Chiefs)

    Keep watching the main page—and our Twitter feed—for more news on this exciting album.