Two minutes and forty seconds are all it takes for Shirley Bassey to return to the Bond franchise which made her a house-hold name in America with "Goldfinger". "Diamonds Are Forever" is much more subtle as John Barry gives her additional precious material to sing about, from gold to glittering stones. That she starts off disc 1 of her 1973 Shirley Bassey Live At Carnegie Hall with "Goldfinger" and disc 2 with ""Diamonds Are Forever" indicates how in the States the Spy film vehicle was a calling card for the diva. "What good will love do me" she convincingly tells us because "diamonds won't lie to me". Where "Goldfinger" was a tour de force, the piano and orchestration work behind Shirley's voice in this epic changing the obsession. Where the villain in the previous Bond film title she sang loves only gold she is the one who gets to keep the diamonds here. They are, after all, a girls best friend, and though it didn't break the American Top 40 who else deserved to sing this sequel tune?