Don Black will be broadcasting the very first play of Dame Shirley Bassey’s new single and album title track ‘I Owe It All To You’ this Sunday 4th October on his last ever Radio 2 show at 11pm.
The album will be released 6th November 2020. The single was written by Don, especially for Dame Shirley for the album. The two have a long and illustrious recording partnership, Don also wrote ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ – the infamous Bond theme Dame Shirley sang in 1971.
It is assumed that this album will be her grand finale and one of her greatest pieces of work. As the title of the album would suggest, it’s a gift made with love for her fans to celebrate a lifetime of their support.
“I’ve had the phrase ‘I Owe It All To You’ floating around my head for some time. As soon as I heard that Shirley was making her final record a light came on! I then wrote it with her in mind knowing that she doesn’t just sing songs she lives them. She is a songwriter’s dream and one of the best story tellers of all time. The lyric tells of the contentment that can be found on stage and the uncertainty that comes when the curtain comes down” – Don Black
“Don has a gift of writing beautiful songs. This track feels instantly classic and the lyrics mirror exactly how I am feeling. It’s as if Don found a way into my mind! “I owe it all to you, you were always there; making my dreams take flight”. This song is for my fans” – Dame Shirley Bassey.