Personnel: David Arnold (guitar, percussion); Toby Pitman (guitar); James Hayto (flamenco guitar); Skaila Kanga (harp); Warren Zielinski, Mark Berrow, Deborah Widdup, David Woodcock, Gabrielle Lester, Maciej Rakowski, Dai Emanuel, John Bradbury, Helen Paterson, Philippa Ibbotson, Roger Garland, Boguslav Kostecki, Jackie Shave, Emlyn Singleton (violin); Donald McVay, George Robertson, Ivo Jan van der Werff, Rachel Bolt, Kate Musker, Andrew Parker (viola); Helen Keen, Jonathan Snowden (flute, alto flute); David Fuest (clarinet, bass clarinet); Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet); Dominic Morgan, Richard Skinner (bassoon); Jamie Talbot (tenor saxophone); David Bishop (baritone saxophone); John Barclay, Maurice Murphy, Derek Watkins (trumpet, flugelhorn); Mike Lovatt (trumpet); Neil Sidwell (trombone); Lindsay Shilling, Mark Nightingale (tenor trombone); David Stewart , Richard Edwards (bass trombone); Owen Slade (tuba); Michael Thompson , Richard Berry , Richard Watkins (horns); Andrew McCormack (electric piano); Steve McManus, Paddy Lannigan, Mary Scully (double bass); Steve Pearce (bass guitar); Les Arnold, Ian Thomas (drums); Tristan Fry (timpani, percussion); Paul Clarvis (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Tom Elhirst.
Liner Note Author: Paul Sexton.
Recording information: Air Lyndhurst, London; Grouse Lodge, Ireland.
Dame Shirley Bassey's first full studio album in over 20 years, The Performance is produced by the legendary composer David Arnold, who scored five James Bond films. Featuring songs written by a host of top musicians, including Rufus Wainwright and the Manic Street Preachers, The Performance also features a song written by John Barry, his first for Bassey since "Diamonds Are Forever."