SHIRLEY BASSEY’S single ‘WHERE DO I BEGIN’ is to be remixed and re-released on July 10 through EMI.
The single will be reworded by production duo awayTEAM. It is the first track to be lifted from ‘Diamonds Are Forever – The Remix Album’, a collection of Bassey classics remixed by contemporary names such as Mantronik, Nightmares On Wax, Groove Armada, Moloko and Propellerheads.
awayTeam, Ian Davenport and Andy Lovegrove, claim to have chosen ‘Where Do I Begin’, the theme to the film ‘Love Story’, as it was a favourite of their mothers’.
Ian said: “As kids, our mums seemed to watch Love Story endlessly so the song is familiar to us on a subconscious level firstly.”
Of their own track Andy added: “Shirley‘s version was very groovy and we thought we could expand on that. We felt it always needed a Tony Bennett-style swinging chorus so we gave it one.”
awayTeam have also just recorded a song for a movie themselves. Their tune appeared on the soundtrack of the screen adaptation of Iain Banks‘s novel ‘Complicity’.