Shirley Bassey and the Propellerheads

As a lover of fusion music, I have no idea how I never heard of “History Repeating,” with Dame Shirley Bassey fronting the Propellerheads (who wrote the song specifically for her). Especially considering that I downloaded another track off this Propellerheads album (“Take California,” natch) five years ago. How did I miss the best track on the whole album?

As an aside, Shirley Bassey is one of those vocalists whose voice only gets better with age. She was 60 when she recorded this, and I think it blows away her vocals on the iconic James Bond songs “Goldfinger,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” and “Moonraker.”

Watch it in 480p for the best video and sound quality.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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7 Responses to Shirley Bassey and the Propellerheads

  1. Jbrandao says:

    now that you mentioned this song, I automatically thought about another song which HAD to have used this one as inspiration.

    It’s Cool Hipnoise feat. Simone de Oliveira, and it has a bit of a similar vibe (but not as good).

  2. Hi,

    OT again.

    You will enjoy this.

    Best,

    Erik.

    • oregon expat says:

      OT indeed. But spectacular…and made me remember that I’ve got several Kitaro CDs on my shelf that I haven’t listened to in a long time. I saw Kitaro perform this piece in concert eons ago, so it was great fun to hear it accompanying this footage. I think he’d approve.

  3. Sue Dunham says:

    I stayed through the closing credits just to hear Shirley sing the reprise of Goldfinger. Shivers down my backbone.

  4. Also quite amazing is the remix Propellerheads made of Goldfinger. 🙂

  5. Not to mention my favorite from The Remix Album: Where Do I Begin by Away Team Mix, featuring (yet again) Miss Bassey.

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