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Cliff Richard / Original Album Series

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Parlophone will issue a Cliff Richard Original Albums Series collection next month, which spotlights the early albums of the enduring pop singer.

This five-CD set features Cliff’s first five albums, including two (debut Cliff and third album Me And My Shadow) which featured the exclusive backing of The Shadows. The albums in this set are as follows:

  • • Cliff (1959)
  • • Cliff Sings (1959)
  • • Me And My Shadow (1960)
  • • Listen to Cliff (1961)
  • • 21 Today (1961)

Despite later success (notably in the early 1980s) Cliff never bettered this chart run, chalking up a number one (21 Today, whose first track is Happy Birthday!), three number twos and a number four album.

You’ll find none of Cliff’s singles on these records, including UK number ones Living Doll, and Travellin’ Light, because it simply wasn’t the done thing to put your singles on an album. Having said that, Move It does appear on 1959’s Cliff, which is a live album recorded at Abbey Road. Hence it’s not the same as the single version issued in 1958.

This Cliff Richard Original Album Series is issued on 17 June. If Cliff isn’t your thing, other collections are being released on the same day, including Alice Cooper and The Dogs D’Amour.

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track_listing

Disc: 1 – Cliff
1. Apron Strings (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
2. My Babe (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
3. Down The Line (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
4. I Got A Feeling (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
5. Jet Black (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – The Drifters
6. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
7. Donna (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
8. Move It (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
9. Ready Teddy (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
10. Too Much (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
11. Don’t Bug Me Baby (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
12. Driftin’ (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – The Drifters
13. That’ll Be The Day (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
14. Be-Bop-A-Lula (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – The Drifters
15. Danny (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
16. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Live) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard

Disc: 2 –  Cliff Sings
1. Blue Suede Shoes (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
2. The Snake And The Bookworm (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
3. I Gotta Know (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
4. Here Comes Summer (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
5. I’ll String Along With You (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
6. Embraceable You (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
7. As Time Goes By (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
8. The Touch Of Your Lips (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
9. Twenty Flight Rock (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
10. Pointed Toe Shoes (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
11. Mean Woman Blues (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
12. I’m Walkin’ (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
13. I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) [Mono] [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
14. Little Things Mean A Lot (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
15. Somewhere Along The Way (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard
16. That’s My Desire (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard

Disc 3 – Me and My Shadows
1. I’m Gonna Get You (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
2. You And I (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
3. I Cannot Find A True Love (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
4. Evergreen Tree (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
5. She’s Gone (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
6. Left Out Again (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
7. You’re Just The One To Do It (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
8. Lamp Of Love (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
9. Choppin’ ‘n’ Changin’ (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
10. We Have It Made (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
11. Tell Me (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
12. Gee Whiz It’s You (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
13. I Love You So (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
14. I’m Willing To Learn (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
15. I Don’t Know (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
16. Working After School (Mono) [1998 Remastered Version] – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Disc: 4 – Listen to Cliff
1. What’d I Say (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
2. Blue Moon (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
3. True Love Will Come To You (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
4. Lover (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
5. Unchained Melody (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
6. Idle Gossip (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
7. First Lesson In Love (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
8. Almost Like Being In Love (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
9. Beat Out Dat Rhythm On A Drum (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
10. Memories Linger On (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
11. Temptation (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
12. I Live For You (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
13. Sentimental Journey (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
14. I Want You To Know (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
15. We Kiss In A Shadow (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
16. It’s You (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Disc: 5 – 21 Today
1. Happy Birthday To You (1998 Remastered Version) – The Shadows And Their Friends
2. Forty Days (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
3. Catch Me (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
4. How Wonderful To Know (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
5. Tough Enough (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
6. Fifty Tears For Every Kiss (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
7. The Night Is So Lonely (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
8. Poor Boy (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
9. Y’arriva (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
10. Outsider (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
11. Tea For Two (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
12. To Prove My Love For You (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
13. Without You (1998 Remastered VersionMono) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
14. A Mighty Lonely Man (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard
15. My Blue Heaven (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
16. Shame On You (1998 Remastered Version) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

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9 responses to Cliff Richard / Original Album Series

  1. Peter Yarrow says:

    I won’t be buying this!

    • bob says:

      Then why even bother posting?
      This looks like a great set for fans of Cliff’s early albums.

      • gb says:

        exactly bob.
        you see this isn’t for you and just move on.
        what I do anyway.

        looks interesting. always meant to check out Cliff’s very early stuff.
        now I can.

  2. David Burrows says:

    Looks good .. but the remastering is a bit old .. shame there isn’t a complete newly remastered collection of all his LPs / cds . Cliff has been poorly served on reissues / remasters – no proper ones since 2004 .. He hasn’t even had any special editions – not even for the now 40th anniversary of “I’m nearly famous” … but thanks for including this release on your page.

    Even non-Cliff fans can’t ignore his contribution to British rock’n’roll .. glad to say that “move it” ,although not a hit in America, did make Rolling Stone’s list of influential tracks ..

  3. Phil Cohen says:

    I don’t know much about Cliff, since he’s had only a half dozen hits on my side of the world. Undoubtedly, this set will sell well to casual consumers seeking a budget-priced product.
    However, I will observe, that subsequent to Warner Music’s takeover of (Most) of EMI’s British recordings, there has been very little archival product by any of these artists, excepting a few boxed sets that were obviously in development before the recordings moved to Warner. Maybe there isn’t much vault material remaining by any of these artists.

  4. Simon F says:

    Bugger Cliff Richard, I’m far more excited about the second volume of Man releases in this series. All live albums this time which is where they really excelled themselves. Roll on June 17th!

  5. elliott buckingham says:

    any idea if the dogs are remastered as I have the originals bizzarely amazon have the remastered series as mp3 only listed as mmx111 remasters

    • david s says:

      I don’t know if these are remastered (lets assume their not)but I’m getting them anyway and a very welcome release it is as these albums have never been reissued, I personally would have had the “Graveyard of Empty Bottles” mini acoustic album in place of the 93′ album “More Unchartered”.

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