Cliff Richard – Cliff Sings - The Cliff Richard Story Vol. 2 - 1959 / 60 - Rock & Roll (Dutch Import Vinyl)
Cliff Richard – Cliff Sings - The Cliff Richard Story Vol. 2 - 1959/60 - Rock & Roll (Dutch Import Vinyl)
Cliff Sings is the second album by British vocalist Cliff Richard, however as his first album, simply titled Cliff was recorded live, it is considered his first conventional studio album. It was released in November 1959 through EMI Columbia Records and recorded at Abbey Road Studios. It reached No. 2 in the UK album chart. No singles were released from the album in the UK (as was often the case prior to the 1970s).
The album is split between rock 'n' roll and traditional pop standard covers. It is also the beginning of a repeated pattern in Richard's career until the mid-1960s, in which the Shadows and the Norrie Paramor orchestra would alternately share backing duties. The back cover of the album states that it was at the suggestion of the album's recording engineer, Malcolm Addy, that influenced Norrie Paramor to alternate Richard's backing between the Shadows and the string orchestra for this album. Tony Meehan from the Shadows was the session drummer for all tracks backed by the orchestra on this album.
While backing duties were shared equally on this album, Richard's next album, Me and My Shadows, would be backed entirely by the Shadows, while its successor, Listen to Cliff!, would have the Norrie Paramor orchestra on backing duties for all but one track.
Cliff Sings was recorded in both stereo and mono but originally only released in mono on LP. From February 1960, the album was also progressively marketed on the EP format, into four EPs, Cliff Sings No.1 through to Cliff Sings No.4, in both mono and stereo
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 8 slight corner wear
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10 excellent vinyl
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