Lyrics for Lovers

Lyrics for Lovers

Label: Decca, 1960, re-released, 1981 and 2005

Dirk Bogarde’s one and only ‘solo album’ was released in October 1960, again in 1981, and as a CD in 2005.

Thankfully this ‘gem’ hasn’t slipped into obscurity, it is also now available to download.

“Ever needed to get rid of unwanted guests in the early hours? Just reach for Dirk Bogarde’s Lyrics for Lovers, on which the actor inhales audibly on his cigarette before reciting Ira Gershwin’s ‘A Foggy Day’ amid a swathe of violins…”

Elvis Costello