Every track on this 3 CD set was a top 15 hit! The inclusion of Cliff's hit single "What Car?" from 2005 makes this the most up-to-date Cliff compilation on the market. Between 1959 to 2005, he had a staggering 36 top 10 albums including 7 no. 1's. He has sold almost 21 million singles in the UK was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 1989 BRITS, was made an OBE in 1980 and knighted in 1995. He also holds the unique achievement of a UK no. 1 in five different decades. He remains an institution in Britain, where he is one of our most popular entertainers of all time.
Ok, forget the tennis; forget the religious affiliations; forget the knighthood, the basic fact is this: Everyone loves at least one Cliff hit, and there are (gulp) 74of 'emon this exemplary 3 disc set! All of them made the top 15!! Talk about spoilt for choice...
The boy from Winchmore Hill's career began as the UK's very own Elvis and his first smash, "Move It", still remains a mean 'n' moody slice of lip curling. While this British brand of rock never became any lewder, Cliff's pop sensibilities remained finely honed.
From the early stuff, backed by the mighty Shadows and aided by the legendary Norrie Paramor, to latter day classics as ''Devil Woman'', and ''We Don't Talk Anymore'',The Platinum Collection is packed with variety that, while often verging into MOR cheesiness, always remains more top quality stilton than processed slices. The man remains an institution... --Chris Jones
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