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Anglo For Your Ear: Dame Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever”
The film itself was homophobic tripe, but its theme is a true classic, and the reason is clear: the regal vocal bombast of that great Welsh diva, Dame Shirley Bassey. Bask in the sheer lung power of this 1973 performance: she teases the song sinuously at the beginning and then proceeds to break it down.
Get well soon, Dame Shirley: we need more performances like this from you.