is a studio album by , released in August 1981. The album peaked at #4 in the UK album charts upon release and spent a total of 25 weeks on the chart in 1981–82. The album was certified by the BPI and achieved sales over one million globally.
is a studio album by , released in August 1981. The album peaked at #4 in the UK album charts upon release and spent a total of 25 weeks on the chart in 1981–82. The album was certified by the BPI and achieved sales over one million globally. The title track was released as the lead single of the album and was followed up by a cover of 1961 US doo-wop hit, . The singles peaked at #4 and 2 respectively on the UK singles chart. was held off #1 for 4 weeks running by the 's , but earned gold certification from the BPI for sales over half a million. The track was recorded live on 1 May 1981 at the for a rock 'n' roll special to be broadcast later by .
"I'm No Hero" is a 1980 album by Cliff Richard. Following the success of his 1979 single "We Don't Talk Anymore" which was written and arranged by Alan Tarney, the record company were keen to use his services again. For the follow-up album in 1980, he was employed as producer for the entire album. This gave I'm No Hero a cohesive sound but was criticised at the time for being too unadventurous. The songs on the album were similar in style to "We Don't Talk Anymore", but it was also a success, generating two top 20 singles, while the album itself made the top five in the UK.
This 3 CD set released by EMI to coincide with Cliff’s 75th Birthday tour. As the title says, this set contains 75 tracks covering Cliff’s career. Yes, it’s another ‘best of’ but this set contains 4 of Cliff’s rarer tracks “Golden” “21st Century Christmas”, a remake of “Move It”, and “Thank You For A Lifetime”. Celebrating his 56th anniversary in the music business this year, Cliff Richard is indisputably Britain’s all-time greatest hit-maker the ultimate pop star! No other UK band or solo artist is even close to equalling his 100 album releases, 123 single hits, or can claim to have occupied a place in our charts for the equivalent of over 20 years.
is a 1979 album by . It featured his biggest-ever single, , which was a UK #1 hit (his first since 1968's and his only one of the 1970s) and the #4 hit .
has utilized a lot of guises and personae as a performer - '50s rock 'n' roller, '60s pop/rock vocalist, Christian musician, '70s rock vocalist, and, since the 1980s, a general U.K. entertainment institution, with a knighthood. But how many listeners ever thought of him as a singer/songwriter? was only ever issued in England, and is built on the work of as a singer/songwriter. He was never known for his composing during the 1960s, and he proves amazingly good at it here; perhaps he was in the same boat as , having stockpiled a brace of excellent original songs that just weren't appropriate for use in his earlier situation, but whatever their chronological origins, the original songs, mixed with some well-chosen outside compositions, make a bit stronger than his solo albums of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Call 'em what you will (ax grinders, stringmeisters, fret burners), guitar players are the main men (and sometimes women) in the worlds of rock, blues, and country. So the idea behind this 90-minute, Canadian-produced documentary (examining various guitarists' styles, hearing their stories, and of course listening to them play) is sound, so to speak.
"Wired For Sound" is the latest release from Detroit Blues performer Howard Glazer, and his band the EL 34s. This new release retains the same searing electric blues style that Glazer is known for, mixing traditional Blues elements with more modern elements, including a full horn section at times. Glazer's guitar is as hot as an EL 34 vacuum tube throughout, blazing and scorching on both slow and upbeat blues. Special guests include Delta Blues legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards and famed poet/musician/activist John Sinclair. There is no doubt that with it's intense guitar, tight rhythm section, and Detroit styled power, "Wired For Sound" is sure to leave you feeling fully charged!
The prototype for the later Cliff Richard Collection U.S. release, Private Collection is, in fact, a dramatically public one, compiling 24 of Cliff Richard's 31 British chart entries spanning the decade 1979-1988. Chronologically, "Green Light" and the monster "We Don't Talk Anymore" open the show; the festive "Mistletoe and Wine" closes it, and in between times, Richard's journey through some distinctly Elton John/Billy Joel-shaped territory finds him alternately unleashing some startlingly memorable material, and some surprisingly lackluster muck – just like Elton and Billy, in fact. From 1981, the awful "Daddy's Home" would not have been out of place flapping around his late '60s dog days; from 1980, "Carrie" stands proudly among his finest ever performances.