RichardLove... The Album [album]
The familiar soft, husky
tones that can melt a
girls heart at one hundred
paces continue to amaze
on the new CD from this
remarkable performer: Love… The Album
HAVING BEEN A MUSICAL ICON FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES, Cliff proves he's
still got what it takes: he still has the great presence of a successful and
EMI were proud to release Love… The Album on 12 November and this new
compilation features five new recordings that include a cover of the Leo Sayer
classic When I Need You. The magnificent line-up also includes Daniel
Bedingfield's upbeat If You're Not The One, Air Supply's All Out of
Love, Foreigner's Waiting For A Girl Like You and Ronan's When
You Say Nothing At All all sung by Cliff in a way that only he can.
Sitting neatly alongside those tracks are great classic Cliff favourite such
as Miss You Nights, True Love Ways and the superbly emotive Some
Having met Cliff briefly back in the late Sixties and again in the early Seventies
when I attended his live performances I can say that his personality
is very evident on Love… The Album.
Born in India in 1944, Cliff appears youthful and vibrant while also dis-playing
a casual, laid back attitude. He may look cool, but underneath it all he is
passionate about his artistry and is very professional.
Next year (2008) Cliff will be celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music
business. In 1958 he made waves with his raw teenage energy that was a breath
of fresh air and established him as Europe's first authentic rock 'n' roll star.
After 49 years, with a staggering 250 million record sales behind him, he continues
to delight his fans with new music and spectacular live performances
every one as good as the last. No other British entertainer has spanned the
years and the gener-ations more successfully or had more hits all over the world
A truly astounding artiste, Cliff has made this album very much his own.
Cliff Richard's Love… The Album was
released on 12 November (2007) by EMI.
Album tracklist: Waiting For A Girl Like You* | It's All In
The Game | Miss You Nights | If You're Not The One* | Constantly;
The Best Of
Me | When I Need You* | True Love Ways | The Twelfth
Of Never | When You Say Nothing At All* | Ocean Deep | For
Life | All Out of Love* | I Still Believe In You | Some
People. *New recordings.
Cliff comments on his new tracks:
"To my mind this [If You're Not The One] is one of the best ballads to
emerge in the past ten to fifteen years. I really wanted to get my tonsils round
"Leo Sayer's song [When I Need You] is a classic, and the difficulty
always in covering a classic is to make it fresh and to make it mine.
I hope you'll feel I've succeeded.
"Ever since I saw Notting Hill, this song [When You Say Nothing At
All] got under my skin. How I'd have loved to have played the Hugh Grant
role. That was never going to happen, so I've sung the song instead.
"I've always been a fan of Aussie bands and Air Supply is definitely one of
that country's best exports. For me, All Out Of Love is Numero Uno.
"The melodic range of this song [Waiting For A Girl Like You] was a real
challenge even more so as I believe there were two lead singers on Foreigner's
original. Double the singers double the range! Not easy!"
EMI Music and The Cliff Richard Organisation announced an innovative pricing
model to mark the download release of Cliff's latest album Love… The Album.
Cliff Richard fans were able to pre-order the album which includes special
bonus material from the newly launched www.lovecliffrichard.com.
Cliff says of the initiative: "Who'd have thought I'd get a buzz from creative
marketing? As artists we face a stark choice. We either keep one step ahead
of the technology which is changing our industry so radically or we throw
up our hands and quit. Personally I'm not for quitting!"
Steve Davis, Director of EMI Catalogue says, "Because Cliff's audience has not
previously been big on downloading we feel this initiative will not only encourage
them to download the album but also encourage their friends and peers to do
the same because the more they do, the cheaper it becomes."
Graeme Rogan, Head of Digital, Sales EMI UK: "There is little doubt that the
digital market place has allowed us to consider more varied and exciting revenue
models. At EMI we are continually reviewing our digital routes to market and
aren't afraid to challenge the existing status quo. The fact that Cliff and
his team have embraced the 'price drop' model just shows that more established
artists are willing to experiment with their releases and engage with their
fans in more varied and innovative ways."