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Let's Face the Music

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Download links and information about Let's Face the Music by Shirley Bassey, Nelson Riddle. This album was released in 1962 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 41:41 minutes.

Artist: Shirley Bassey, Nelson Riddle
Release date: 1962
Genre: Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 41:41
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Let's Face the Music and Dance 3:11
2. I Should Care 3:58
3. Let's Fall in Love 3:08
4. The Second Time Around 4:34
5. Imagination 4:05
6. All the Things You Are 3:10
7. I Get a Kick Out of You 2:52
8. Everything I Have Is Yours 3:16
9. Spring Is Here 4:03
10. All of Me 2:48
11. I Can't Get You Out of My Mind 3:42
12. What Now My Love 2:54

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Bassey's fourth EMI/Columbia album is regarded as the magnum opus of her pre-Goldfinger career, bringing her together with conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle. (Ironically, it was Riddle's still being under contract to Capitol Records which prevented him from working with Sinatra on Reprise at the time, that made this record possible). Riddle approached this album from the standpoint that less is more, providing elegant and subdued accompaniment that emphasized the strings. Bassey's voice comes across with a delicacy of nuance that is startling to hear, achieving new levels of subtlety on this album. One may disagree with the order of the songs — the moodily expressive "I Should Care," reminiscent of Judy Garland at her best, would be the ideal opener — but not with the overall content of this album. Throughout Let's Face the Music, one almost gets a sense of Bassey slipping inside these songs, becoming part of them and they her, rather than merely performing them. The interpretations are fresh in other respects as well, with works such as "Let's Fall in Love" or "The Second Time Around" given unexpectedly slow tempos that work beautifully. Riddle is so careful and measured in his every orchestral nuance of this record, that he leaves us open to surprises at many points, perhaps most startlingly the sudden appearance of a harp glissando on "Spring Is Here," after we've been lulled into the expectation that no part of this orchestra will play full-out. Re-released in the late 1990s as part of EMI's anniversary reissue series, remastered in 24-bit sound.