Monday, 1 October 2007

Nothing like a Dame


During her long career, Dame Barbara Cartland wrote an astonishing 723 books, making her the most prolific author of the 20th Century, and on her passing (in 2000 at the age of 99) left behind a staggering 160 unpublished manuscripts, many of which are now available at her own official web site. Google it. I dare you.

But we're not interested in her tales of love and loss, flighty young girls and dashing heroes. Oh no....

For the woman also left behind a recorded legacy for lovers of bad music, Barbara Cartland's Album of Love Songs.

Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and released in 1978 (the same year that she issued her 200th romantic novel), it contains twelve mouthwateringly dreadful cuts, with Princess Diana's step-Grandmother warbling her way through such classics as The Desert Song and How Deep Is The Ocean. It's truly horrible, and a must for any aficionado of the awful.

Nigh on impossible to find these days, but keep scouring those charity shops and a copy may well surface here, for your delectation, is her take of the music hall favourite If You Were The Only Girl In The World

http://rapidshare.com/files/59472721/If_You_Were_The_Only_Girl.mp3.html

3 comments:

  1. I WOULD LOVE TO GET A COPY OF THIS. I WOULD BE WILLING TO TRADE SOMETHING I HAVE FOR IT. CONTACT ME AT

    jsims718@gmail.com

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

    THANKS......JOHN

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  2. You can download/hear the whole album on the WFMU 365 Days blog.

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  3. Youtube link:

    http://youtu.be/8OPpVuBPWZ4

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