After going a bit off track in the early 70's, Cliff's I'm Nearly Famous album, in 1976, was a big success for him, spawning hits like Devil Woman and Miss You Nights. So it was no surprise he tried to repeat that winning formula with Every Face Tells A Story in 1977.
EFTAS wasn't as big a chart hit as Famous, but I actually think it's a better album. The only Top 20 single was My Kinda Life but it's a very commercial and varied set with only the 6 minute plus Spider Man seeming a bit odd and out of place. He covers the title track, It'll Be Me Babe and Hey Mr. Dream Maker, which were all previously done by Olivia Newton-John, divinely and his version of Clifford T Ward's Up In The World is gorgeous. Other highlights are When Two Worlds Drift Apart (presumably meant to be this album's Miss You Nights), Try A Smile and the insanely catchy Don't Turn The Light Out.
Full marks to EMI too for remastering and packaging this, and the other 7 albums in this series, so beautifully. This album sounds like it was recorded this year. It contains 3 bonus tracks also, of which That's Why I Love You is my personal favourite.
So, if you're a Cliff fan, or just someone who appreciates good clean pop music, Every Face Tells A Story is well worth your time.