1970 Shirley Bassey recorded this beautiful song on her 1970 Album titled, ‘Something’ (UK) and ‘Shirley Bassey is Really Something’ (USA).
ABOUT The LP, Something:
Something is a 1970 album by Shirley Bassey. With her career having been in decline since the latter part of the mid 1960s, Something proved to be Shirley Bassey’s comeback when it was released in August 1970. The title track single became her biggest UK hit for many years, reaching No.4 and spending 22 weeks on the chart. This was actually the second single featured on the album, “The Sea and Sand” having already been released earlier. The album was similarly her biggest hit for many years in the album charts, reaching No.5 and spending 28 weeks in the top 50
This album led to a major revival in Bassey’s career, and it would see Bassey transform into mainly an album artist, recording fifteen albums in the 1970s (four of those live recordings). Of those three would be top ten albums, three others in the top fifteen, and a further four in the top 40. She would also reach the top three twice, with a pair of compilations. (UK Albums Chart)
This was also her first work with record producer Noel Rogers and producer/arranger Johnny Harris, who built on Bassey’s traditional pop roots to include contemporary songs and arrangements.
LYRICS:
Yesterday I heard the rain whispering your name
Asking where you’d gone
It fell softly from the clouds on the silent crowds
As I wandered on
Out of doorways black umbrellas came to pursue me
Faceless people as they passed were looking through me
No one knew me
Yesterday I shut my eyes, face up to the skies
Drinking in the rain
But your image still was there floating in the air
Brighter than a flame
Yesterday I saw a city full of shadows without pity
And I heard the steady rain whispering your name
Whispering your name
Asking where you’d gone
Yesterday I saw a city full of shadows without pity
And I heard the steady rain whispering your name
Whispering your name

Special Thanks to Pieter, Astrid and others from the Shirley Bassey blog, and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley!

Shirley Bassey–Yesterday I Heard The Rain (1970)

1970 Shirley Bassey recorded this beautiful song on her 1970 Album titled, ‘Something’ (UK) and ‘Shirley Bassey is Really Something’ (USA).
ABOUT The LP, Something:
Something is a 1970 album by Shirley Bassey. With her career having been in decline since the latter part of the mid 1960s, Something proved to be Shirley Bassey’s comeback when it was released in August 1970. The title track single became her biggest UK hit for many years, reaching No.4 and spending 22 weeks on the chart. This was actually the second single featured on the album, “The Sea and Sand” having already been released earlier. The album was similarly her biggest hit for many years in the album charts, reaching No.5 and spending 28 weeks in the top 50
This album led to a major revival in Bassey’s career, and it would see Bassey transform into mainly an album artist, recording fifteen albums in the 1970s (four of those live recordings). Of those three would be top ten albums, three others in the top fifteen, and a further four in the top 40. She would also reach the top three twice, with a pair of compilations. (UK Albums Chart)
This was also her first work with record producer Noel Rogers and producer/arranger Johnny Harris, who built on Bassey’s traditional pop roots to include contemporary songs and arrangements.
LYRICS:
Yesterday I heard the rain whispering your name
Asking where you’d gone
It fell softly from the clouds on the silent crowds
As I wandered on
Out of doorways black umbrellas came to pursue me
Faceless people as they passed were looking through me
No one knew me
Yesterday I shut my eyes, face up to the skies
Drinking in the rain
But your image still was there floating in the air
Brighter than a flame
Yesterday I saw a city full of shadows without pity
And I heard the steady rain whispering your name
Whispering your name
Asking where you’d gone
Yesterday I saw a city full of shadows without pity
And I heard the steady rain whispering your name
Whispering your name

Special Thanks to Pieter, Astrid and others from the Shirley Bassey blog, and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley!

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