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Yello — The Rhythm Divine
Album: Essential
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1455









Released: 1993
Length: 4:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You know that my tears
Have kept me awake
The longer you're gone
I'll hunger and shake
From Warsaw to Rome
I'll wait out of time
With you in my heart
The Rhythm Divine

So won't you come close
Bring this to an end
With each Winter rose
My love I will send
So tender the night
When you hold me tight
With you in my heart
The Rhythm Divine

With you in my heart
The Rhythm Divine

You know that these tears
Have kept me awake
The longer you're gone
I'll hunger and shake
From Warsaw to Rome
I'll wait out of time
With you in my heart
The Rhythm Divine
The Rhythm Divine
The Rhythm Divine

With you in my heart
The Rhythm Divine
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 fasteddiecahill wrote:
Got to love the vocals.  Subtle track and very intoxicating. 
 

WTF? Shirley Bassey is never subtle.
 


WTF? Shirley Bassey is never subtle.
More please indeed!
 Axilian wrote:
Written by Yello & Billy MacKenzie
Sung by Shirley  backed by Billy (both the Billy lead and Shirley lead versions are great)
Superb 
2nd Yello  track I've heard on RP in the last 24hrs - more please :)
 

Dame Shirley Bassey
Yello make me nips hard
Written by Yello & Billy MacKenzie
Sung by Shirley  backed by Billy (both the Billy lead and Shirley lead versions are great)
Superb 
2nd Yello  track I've heard on RP in the last 24hrs - more please :)
 zepher wrote:
Bartender —-> Martini - "Shaken not Stirred"
 

Stirred, but neither shaken nor distorted.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/U9FzgsF2T-s/hqdefault.jpg
I was going to comment that this song sounds like the child of Leonard Cohen and Shirley Bassey, but apparently I was only half right.

I can totally imagine Cohen gravelling out this song tho. 
 Wilfrue wrote:
Never understood Shirley Bassey. I don't think her talent is equal to her confidence. This is a 1 with a PSD on the side. 

 
Today, PSDd into Tom Waits. Avoiding a singer most regard as talented; but that I don't like, to a singer most revile and I adore. Nice. The Universe throws you those every-so-often. 
Would have been a 10 for the version Billy Mackenzie sings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th2NM67bEw0
{#Cool}
Teng
I like it. Far more assertive than Vienna Tang
Never understood Shirley Bassey. I don't think her talent is equal to her confidence. This is a 1 with a PSD on the side. 
Very awful! 
Got to love the vocals.  Subtle track and very intoxicating. 
 
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Man, what set of pipes. I'll bet this is not even recorded at the studio, she just stands outside her house in Wales and sings and the mics in London pick it up.

 
She hasn't come back to Cardiff in years.   Her sister is still about thou.  In fact the area of Portmanmoor Road where I'm told she grew up is now an industrial estate.   more...
 Pioneer_Sing wrote:
A top pair of lungs this lady has......Gold Fingaaaarrr

 

Rhythmic songs are wonderful as always
The song that Shirley Bassey was born to sing. Certainly the best performance of hers that I've heard.
A top pair of lungs this lady has......Gold Fingaaaarrr
Wow!  I had rated this a 9.  Huge mistake.  Definitely a 10!
Holy golden lungs batman! Shirley can bring it.
10 out of 10 for Ms Bassey, but the rest gets a -8!
SING IT, Shirley!
Liked this until the whistling.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Is this the same "Yello" who did "Oh Yeah" (made famous in Ferris Bueller's Day Off)?

 
Affirmative
 
Is this the same "Yello" who did "Oh Yeah" (made famous in Ferris Bueller's Day Off)?
 unclehud wrote:

Dame Shirley Bassey



 
God, she's lovely.  Deeply in love, here.


Bartender ---> Martini - "Shaken not Stirred"
Flatty McFlatty. 
{#Heartkiss} ..... am liking this
Timeless.

Dame Shirley Bassey


Yello + Shirley Bassey = Awesome
GOOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDDDDDMMMMMMMEEEEEMMMBBBBBEEEEERRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lordy, she's got some set of pipes.

 S-curvy wrote:
Hello skeptics.  Did any of you yokels happen to catch the Oscars this year?  Okay, okay, I know I'm venturing way out on thin ice, BUUUUTTTTTT, Shirley Bassey absolutely smoked ALL the other Grammy winning performers who appeared.  It was no contest, at age 75+, she delivered nothing short of a lesson to all the highly acclaimed upstarts.  Show-offy, okay so she was years and years ahead of her time.  Another artist who's the real-deal.

Thanks RP for spinnin' another winner.

 
Yes, Yes, Yes.
I am ... seduced.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Man, what set of pipes. I'll bet this is not even recorded at the studio, she just stands outside her house in Wales and sings and the mics in London pick it up.

 
{#Notworthy}  
Hello skeptics.  Did any of you yokels happen to catch the Oscars this year?  Okay, okay, I know I'm venturing way out on thin ice, BUUUUTTTTTT, Shirley Bassey absolutely smoked ALL the other Grammy winning performers who appeared.  It was no contest, at age 75+, she delivered nothing short of a lesson to all the highly acclaimed upstarts.  Show-offy, okay so she was years and years ahead of her time.  Another artist who's the real-deal.

Thanks RP for spinnin' another winner.
 janpers wrote:
Sounds like Shirley Bassey ("Goldfinger " James Bond theme). So-so song=a 5. 
 

Hey, that's me old mate Dame Shirl yer talking about. She could belt it out when needed, even in later years.
*Bump*
 

Cynaera wrote:
My parents used to HATE Shirley Bassey's singing. Well, they hated Liza Minelli's voice, too, and Barbra Streisand's, and anyone else who could belt out a lyric with power enough to shatter crystal. They considered it "showboating." Feh.  I figure anyone who can sustain a note for over 20 seconds deserves accolades for that feat alone. If they can hold the note on-key, so much the better. Ms. Bassey has more than earned kudos for that. I have a new appreciation for her vocal gifts, thanks to RadioParadise.

I LOVE this place...{#Meditate}

 


A pure-essence romance. I just upped to a 10 from 9.
Sounds like Shirley Bassey ("Goldfinger " James Bond theme). So-so song=a 5. 
Very nice.. Very good pacing
It's amazing how much mood and environment can change perspective on a song. 2>7
Very cool
dem some pipes! 
Mercy
Cool. Where's my Camel straights? {#Devil_pimp}

{#Whistle}
Her tone reminds me a bit of Judy Garland.
Man, what set of pipes. I'll bet this is not even recorded at the studio, she just stands outside her house in Wales and sings and the mics in London pick it up.
 fitzworld wrote:

That's because Shirley Bassey is the lead singer of Yello, and she sang songs for Bond movies. Amazing voice, eh?
 
Yes, what a splendid voice. A 7?  With a chance to bump it up the next time.
Just noticed I had nice things to say a year ago too.
 johnjconn wrote:

Sounds like a 007 Bond movie soundtrack

Shaken , not slurred :)

 
That's because Shirley Bassey is the lead singer of Yello, and she sang songs for Bond movies. Amazing voice, eh?
Ha- I was thinking somebody was channeling Shirley until I read the comments. What a killer voice.
 apd wrote:

I'm guessing it's the late, great Billy McKenzie - frequent Yello collaborator, background vocalist on this track, and known whistler.
 
BG just announced that it was Shirley Bassey, which is who I thought was providing those excellent vocals.
What a voice.....7-8...
Killer track!
 Krispian wrote:

Is that Shirley whistling in this song as well?

 
I'm guessing it's the late, great Billy McKenzie - frequent Yello collaborator, background vocalist on this track, and known whistler.
 Akchrish wrote:
I have never heard this song outside of my own collection and never this version. RP does it again!

 
I just LOVE when that happens!  For me too with this song — ahhh Ms Shirley......and always loved Yello.

She's wonderful.  {#Sunny}
I like this!
 Cynaera wrote:
My parents used to HATE Shirley Bassey's singing. Well, they hated Liza Minelli's voice, too, and Barbra Streisand's, and anyone else who could belt out a lyric with power enough to shatter crystal. They considered it "showboating." Feh.  I figure anyone who can sustain a note for over 20 seconds deserves accolades for that feat alone. If they can hold the note on-key, so much the better. Ms. Bassey has more than earned kudos for that. I have a new appreciation for her vocal gifts, thanks to RadioParadise.

I LOVE this place...{#Meditate}
 
I recall Philip Glass explaining, I think while describing "Nixon in China," that he did not particularly care for the operatic voice. And I think, tho' he didn't say exactly what or who he did prefer, he would prefer voices like Bassey's or Streisand's—vibrant, expressive without necessarily having all the gymnastic requirements of the classically trained voice; i.e., the 30-second note. I'd love to hear, say, Katy Perry do "Aida" or Chris Isaak "The Marriage of Figaro" if only to bring the singing down to earth.

Or as a friend put it once, "Oh, you want to make Mozart over into Gilbert and Sullivan." {#Lol}

Def James Bondish lol but nice stuff! {#Devil_pimp}


Very James Bond like
Love this song.is an updated version from the one i knew .but still great.
 Cynaera wrote:
My parents used to HATE Shirley Bassey's singing. Well, they hated Liza Minelli's voice, too, and Barbra Streisand's, and anyone else who could belt out a lyric with power enough to shatter crystal. They considered it "showboating." Feh.  I figure anyone who can sustain a note for over 20 seconds deserves accolades for that feat alone. If they can hold the note on-key, so much the better. Ms. Bassey has more than earned kudos for that. I have a new appreciation for her vocal gifts, thanks to RadioParadise.

I LOVE this place...{#Meditate}
 

Or some people just don't care for extended warbling....
Bravo!
My parents used to HATE Shirley Bassey's singing. Well, they hated Liza Minelli's voice, too, and Barbra Streisand's, and anyone else who could belt out a lyric with power enough to shatter crystal. They considered it "showboating." Feh.  I figure anyone who can sustain a note for over 20 seconds deserves accolades for that feat alone. If they can hold the note on-key, so much the better. Ms. Bassey has more than earned kudos for that. I have a new appreciation for her vocal gifts, thanks to RadioParadise.

I LOVE this place...{#Meditate}
 cupajoe wrote:
I don't know if its the low bit rate I am using (mobile) or what but this song just isn't cutting it for me.  The vocals sound "bad", kinda scratchy and warble-y (not sure if that is a word).  Just not doing it for me this morning.

 
 
I know what you might be talking bout....I gave the wife a green light on buying more v-eight.  You realize the tomato is both a vegetable and fruit.  
I don't know if its the low bit rate I am using (mobile) or what but this song just isn't cutting it for me.  The vocals sound "bad", kinda scratchy and warble-y (not sure if that is a word).  Just not doing it for me this morning.

 
 eswiley2 wrote:
I flashing to Shirley Bassey and Goldfinger.....
 

(no wonder!)
I flashing to Shirley Bassey and Goldfinger.....
 TerryS wrote:
Yep, that's Burly Chassis alright
 Snorggle

No thanks
I recognized that vibrato - no one rocks a song like Ms. Bassey.  This really isn't my cup of tea, but I have to give it points for the boldness of the partnership, and the tongue-in-cheekiness of it. {#Mrgreen}
Love this band
This is one of my favorite songs, but I guess you really need to be in a certain frame of mind to listen to them.
Please make it stop!!
 Krispian wrote:

Is that Shirley whistling in this song as well?

 

Dame Shirley Bassey would never stoop so low as to give a little whistle.
 casey1024 wrote:
Wow
 
wow2

 jhorton wrote:
Damn, that girl can SING!
 
Is that Shirley whistling in this song as well?

Wow! That ~was~ Shirley Bassey! I didn't know that she recorded with Yello. Cool!
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
What is this crap?
 

Agreed. Not my cup of tea either.
What is this crap?
Wow
007 is out to get the bad guy and win/rape the girl.
Yep, that's Burly Chassis alright
 Jelani wrote:
Sounds like a James Bond theme song...
Edit - seems I'm a bit tardy with my comment.
 
Just occurred to me why that may be; Shirley Bassey's biggest hit was Goldfinger

I have never heard this song outside of my own collection and never this version. RP does it again!
 Netto wrote:
I do not know why, but I remembered vocal Nina Hagen
 
Shirley Bassey

Sounds like a James Bond theme song...
Edit - seems I'm a bit tardy with my comment.
I do not know why, but I remembered vocal Nina Hagen
agonizing to me... a fingernail curler
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

No kidding, what a set of pipes. Listen to how she swells and lifts a note at the end of a line. She's really perfection.
 

Hear hear! Brilliant.
 jhorton wrote:
Damn, that girl can SING!
 
No kidding, what a set of pipes. Listen to how she swells and lifts a note at the end of a line. She's really perfection.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:

007, James Bond, secret agent man. Where's Bassinger to sing just like this when you need her?

 
Shirley you mean Bassey. {#Mrgreen}
OK, I have to go now. Listen to some music that fits my mood, which this doesn't so often.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:

007, James Bond, secret agent man. Where's Bassinger to sing just like this when you need her?


 
hahahahaha, it does sound like it's straight from a Bond flick.

007, James Bond, secret agent man. Where's Bassinger to sing just like this when you need her?


Damn, that girl can SING!
Oy! Such style! {#Cheers}
Having a bad day, this just perked me up, thanks!
Love the bassey/sergio leone whistle/bond brass ticket, nice one.
I dig this song.  Such a great combo!  Bassey can belt out a tune - elegantly!

A gal that can sing on RP !! {#Clap}
oh, and props to the late, great Billie Mackenzie - he's doing the background vocals.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Actually it's Peter James Bond. {#Wave}
 
you crack me up Peter James Bond glad you're here! 
 MM_Prague wrote:
I've always loved the original version of this song from the album One Second, and fail to see why this remix exists. The original would be a 10, this gets an 9 because of Shirley's magnificent voice is still as magnificent. I just don't get the logic behind most remixes...
 
This is a remix? Sounds just like the album version to me - how is it different?

seriously hot!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
The name's Bond . . . James Bond.
 
Actually it's Peter James Bond. {#Wave}
This version sounds a little different than the one on my Yello album.  I wonder if they remixed it for the greatest hits collection.
 jhorton wrote:
What a voice! I could listen to her sing the Moscow phonebook....
Spot on! Amazing to think it's 22 years or so old. As you say, put La Basset on pretty much anything and it's top notch. Now...'Diamonds are Forever'...... 


What a voice! I could listen to her sing the Moscow phonebook....
Terrific combo of Bassey and Yello.  Kinda edgy and techno but great singing.
I'm drifting off on a 007, Shirley Bassey, YouTube tangent - Love her voice
This actually evokes a gag reflex in the pit of my tummy. It is god awful.
Bring me a martini, and come sit next to me . . .
I can understand why some folk'll hate this, but then again, not all folk'll. 

The style, vocals, and lyrics are odd; so am I.  That's probably why I like Yello. Their music is cool, creepy, and thoughtful.

Oh, i don't care if you like it or not.  It's my ears, i can listen to what i want to.

{#Sunny}
{#Arrowu} 
{#Iamwithstupid}
Some folk'll never eat a skunk, but then, again, some folk'll  ©



© Simpsons, Fox 
Have a nice day!
{#Smile}


The name's Bond . . . James Bond.