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Live at London Palladium
Dorothy Squires
Live at London Palladium
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists


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All Artists: Dorothy Squires
Title: Live at London Palladium
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Stern
Release Date: 4/14/1997
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPCs: 5034146707122, 5034146707146, 503414670714

CD Reviews

Dorothy Squires - Simply at her finest!
Mr. P. R. Goodhead | Worcester | 06/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dorothy Squires was much more than a one time wife of actor Roger Moore. In her time she was the highest paid British entertainer in the UK and maintained a loyal following to the very end and even though she is no longer with us, these recordings show us the totally unique interpretations from a truely great artiste. Dorothy Squires was simply one of the finest artists in the world, even the likes of Elvis used to sneek into her shows to hear her perform. She had her many critics but Dot was above all that, she never short changed her fans and gave 105% every time. If you only buy one CD this year then you be mad not to choose this!"
A Legendary Performance
Peter Howley | Chester, Cheshire Great Britain | 11/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dorothy Squires is one of the forgotten legends of British show business. In a career spanning morethan 40 years she hit the heights and plumbed the depths, finally dying in virtual poverty and obscurity.This album covers the first two years of a revival in the seventies and eighties when she invested a pile of residuals and alimony cheques in comeback concerts at the Palladium, Drury Lane, Carnegie Hall and other theatres. And she is sensational! Without the vocal quality of many of her contemporaries she had genuine passion and warmth and more spirit and flamboyance than most of today's batch of songbirds.
In addition, the songs are mostly sensational and include several that she wrote herself. The absolute highlight is her "Irony of War" medley, which blends many of the songs of the 1st World War such as "Dolly Gray" and "Tipperary" with more modern material such as Pete Seegers "Where have all the Flowers Gone". The medley climaxes with "Maman" from an obscure show called "Mata Hari" which is emotionally shattering and confirms Miss Squires as a genuine artist.Aesthetically imperfect, musically suspect at times, this album contains some show business history. No wonder the 1st show sold out on the first day. I saw Dorothy Squires live several times in the 1970's and have never forgotten her. It is a pleasure to see her legacy has not been forgotten."
What a find!
Peter Howley | 03/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Browsing through a record store,i caught site of a (c.d),someone who seemed to be impersonating Shirley Bassey ,and not doing a good job,"Dorothy Squires",the name sounded even wrong,sometime later reading an article about singers,i read the caption Dorothy Squires,was Dorothy Squires,before,Shirley Bassey,was Shirley Bassey.I had to hear this,and what a "REVELATION" it was.The songs,i had heard,a million times before,what COULD another singer do for them,i thought,was i in for a suprise,her voice in tatters,she brought an "intreptation",i had never heard before,the orcherstra was magnificent,that she wore her heart on her sleeve,is an understement,but this gal was no sobbing sal,this one had "SASS"with a capital "F",the banter between the songs was to be believed,another performer would have to script it.I have a hobby of browsing,and like to find something that really gets me hooked,well with this,i wont be browsing for a while."