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Shirley Bassey: Royal Albert Hall, London

Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1 April 1978

SHE REALLY is something special... Our Shirl. In an age of mediocrity, the spectacle of an artist who can do his or her job with total commitment and complete command is still a cause for rejoicing. Like Cat Anderson playing one of his inimitable high notes, or Buddy Rich constructing a flawless drum roll, Shirley Bassey, hitting a series of sparing, unaccompanied notes, is a rare treat.

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