Nobody Does It Like Me

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Nobody Does It Like Me
Shirley Bassey Nobody Does it Like Me.jpg
Studio album by Shirley Bassey
Released 1974
Recorded Record Plant, Los Angeles
Genre Vocal / MOR
Label United Artists
Producer George Butler
Shirley Bassey chronology
Live at Carnegie Hall
(1973)Live at Carnegie Hall1973
Nobody Does It Like Me
(1974)
Live in Japan
(1974)Live in Japan1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Nobody Does It Like Me is a 1974 album by Shirley Bassey. Bassey's recordings had been selling well since 1970, scoring three top ten singles and three ten top albums. Nobody Does It Like Me was recorded with a new producer, George Butler, and brought a partial return to the traditional pop sound of Bassey's pre-1970s career. Here, the title track "Nobody Does It Like Me" and "When You Smile" harken back to the big band era. Bassey's soaring vocals on Paul Anka's "I'm Not Anyone" and the slightly funky "Morning in Your Eyes" contrast with a delicately rendered "Davy", the duet "Davy", recorded with the song's composer Benard Ighner, is one of the rare occasions that Bassey would share the credits with another vocalist; it was also issued as a single and hit #44 on the US Adult Contemporary chart. The album closes with Bassey's reading of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life". This album failed to chart in the UK, and peaked at #142 in the US, her next two studio albums would be top 15 albums in the UK.

The original release was in stereo on vinyl and cassette; in 2006, BGO Records issued a remastered Nobody Does It Like Me and Love, Life and Feelings on a 2-CD set.

Track listing[edit]

Side One.

  1. "Leave a Little Room" (Michael Randall)
  2. "When You Smile" (William Salter, Ralph MacDonald)
  3. "All That Love Went to Waste" from the Motion Picture A Touch of Class (George Barrie, Sammy Cahn)
  4. "Davy" (Bernard Ighner)
  5. "I'm Not Anyone" (Paul Anka, Johnny Harris)

Side Two.

  1. "Morning in Your Eyes" (John Lehman, Ouida Lehman)
  2. "The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye" (Dave Grusin, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman)
  3. "Nobody Does It Like Me" from the Broadway musical Seeshaw (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman)
  4. "I'm Nothing Without You" (Jim Grady)
  5. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • CD liner notes by John O'Regan, BGO CD735 (2006)