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Shirley Bassey - And I Love You So / I'll Be Your Audience (1976)

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1976 (Here Shirley Bassey sings a beautiful ballad then an upbeat number at her 1976 Melbourne Concert as recorded for Television. The songs included in this clip are And I Love You So from her 1972 LP of the same name and the song, I'll Be Your Audience. The only other person that I know of who recorded the song, 'I'll Be Your Audience' is the wonderful Helen Reddy. I've tried to clean up both the video & audio, but there is only so much that can be done with the original video footage that I have to work with. With that said, Shirley always comes shining through; she looks amazing and her voice is is in top shape, making it look effortless climbing to high register then back down with such ease. ABOUT And I Love You So: Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1972 LP titled, 'And I Love You So'. This song was the title track LYRICS: And I love you so The people ask me how How I've lived till now I tell them I don't know I guess they understand How lonely life has been But life began again The day you took my hand And yes, I know How lonely life can be The shadows follow me And the night won't set me free But I don't let the evening get me down Now that you're around me And you loved me too Your'e thoughts are just for me You set my spirit free I'm happy that you do The book of life is brief And once a page is read All but love is there That is my believe And yes, I know How loveless life can be The shadows follow me And the night won't set me free But I don't let the evening get me down Now that you're around me And I love you so The people ask me how How I've lived till now I tell them I don't know ABOUT I'll Be You Audience: This song was recorded and released on Shirley's 1975 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - Good, Bad, But Beautiful' IN THE WORDS of Struggling Songwriter, Becky Hobbs: "I lived in Baton Rouge only for a couple of years, turning twenty-one there, but it seemed longer," the singer recalled. "Then Lewis Anderson (co-songwriter), who played guitar in our Dixie Rock Band, and I headed to Los Angeles. L.A. rather than Nashville, because at that time I considered myself rock. I'll never forget that excitement, coming over the hill on I-10 and seeing all those lights! Kim Fowley was one of the first people we met in L.A. He had just got back from England and showed up at our door in 90 degrees heat in a rabbit fur coat, all 6 ft 6 in of him, about as big around as a pencil. He demanded "something to eat before I throw up" so I fixed him some scrambled eggs. He was shocking! I had never met anyone who used such foul language! "Kim Fowley used to pay Lewis and me to drive him around. Five, ten, twenty bucks here and there. He was the first publisher to ever give me money for a song. He purchased the publishing rights on a song Lewis and I wrote called I'll Be Your Audience that Helen Reddy and Shirley Bassey later cut. Helen recorded three more of my songs. Kim is totally bizarre and eccentric, but he is one of the smartest people I have ever met. And he is honest. LYRICS: When your only friend just can't be found And you've got no one to hang around Just call on me Baby, I'll be your audience When you're feeling low And coming down And you've got no one to hang around Call on me Baby, I'll be your audience Well, I know Your gonna see your ship come in Until it does, I'll listen in I know it's hard to get a break Sometimes it's just too much to take All that gold ain't glistening But when they close the doors And close their ears And even your dog don't hear Just call on me Baby, I'll be your audience Soon they'll applaud your ever sin And say I knew her when She was with me Baby, they'll be your audience Well I know... You're gonna see you ship come in Until it does, I'll listen in I know it's hard to get a break Sometimes it's just too much to take All that gold ain't glistening But when they close the doors And close their ears And even your dog don't here Call on ...