This compilation is one of a handful of compilations Cliff Richard's Chart Hits evolve from his hundred plus hits. As it happens 50 have been chosen for this 2CD compilation highlighting a remarkable 50 year span Career! AND this compilation is no exception to former 'Greatest Hits' from yester years.
The music on this double CD is just sheer classic hits, they just keep on coming!
I am also a keen 'music' listener to the ears and the CD sound quality on this CD is a major let down, because many of Cliff's classics have all been recorded in stereo (Listen to 40 Golden Greats 2CD) but here they are in mono!! why? This is 2008! They sound like cleaned up 7" vinyl with a hint of psuedo stereo, synthesize tiny effect. Very badly remastered. Out of all the songs featured on this compilation only 4 tracks exists or were recorded in mono only and they are 'Move It' 'Living Doll' 'Travellin' Light' and 'Please Don't Tease'. Classic songs like 'Costantly' 'Minute you're gone' appear in stereo on other compilations eg 'Love Songs' '40 Golden Greats' CDs.
Sadly it seems EMI missed an opportunity of releasing a DVD compilation of archive/promo videos for Cliff's 50th.
Never the less, Cliff deserves this kind of compilation of his big hits to portray his 50th year in showbusiness, which is highlighted in this 2CD set.