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Shirley Bassey re-records classic 007 hit ‘Goldfinger’


SHIRLEY BASSEY has shown her inner perfectionist by re-recording her 50-year-old James Bond hit Goldfinger which featured as the theme music for the eponymous 1964 film starring Sean Connery as 007.

The 77-year-old Welsh singer of Nigerian and English heritage has redone the song as part of her new album Hello Like Before.

Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, the Cardiff-born songstress said: “Everyone's going to be listening for those two wrong notes in the original.

“For me they always sounded wrong and I could never get it right in my head.

SHOW BUSINESS: Bassey in 1963 (PA)

“My musical directors through the years said there was nothing wrong with it.

“It was probably me. But now with my voice we've lowered the song, and I can't hear those wrong notes any more - and it sounds so right, I'm so glad we got to do it again.”

Bassey claimed the time is right for her to release her new material and added: “All the songs I'd wanted to sing when I heard them - I was too young, I'm at the right age to do it.

“I'm really happy because I chose all the songs. It's the first time I've chosen all the songs on an album.

“The recording companies always had ideas of the albums they wanted. I had a say but this is the first time I've got complete control.”

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