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  • Audio CD (10 Oct. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: EMI Catalogue
  • ASIN: B005FF2U12
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,566 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Saving A Life - with Freda Payne
2. Go On & Tell Him - with Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review
3. Do You Ever - with Brenda Holloway
4. Teardrops - with Candi Staton
5. When I Was Your Baby - with Roberta Flack
6. Are You Feeling Me - with Deniece Williams
7. Oh How Happy - with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
8. Every Piece of My Broken Heart - with Valerie Simpson
9. How We Get Down - with Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics
10. This Time With You - with Candi Staton
11. Don't Say You Love Me (It'll Ruin My Day)
12. She Looked Good - with Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review
13. I'm Your Puppet - with Percy Sledge
14. Always and Forever - featuring Billy Paul
15. Birds of a Feather - with Peabo Bryson

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Limited Edition box includes exclusive jigsaw. Soulicious is the brand new album from Cliff. A 15-song collection featuring Cliff and some of the greatest voices ever in soul music, including Percy Sledge, Roberta Flack, Billy Paul, Freda Payne, Peabo Bryson and many more.


"Commendable soul project with all-star authenticity - Recorded at Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios and Ardent in Memphis, and produced by Motown legend Lamont Dozier and his son Beau, or the late Nickolas Ashford and his partner Valerie Simpson. Also, Richard has strived for further authenticity by making each track a duet with some of soul music's most respected names (Roberta Flack, Dennis Edwards, Freda Payne). There's a fantastic energy to Cliff and Candi Staton getting down to Womack & Womack's Teardrops, and a finger-clicking groove to James & Bobby Purify's I'm Your Puppet, with Percy Sledge sharing the mic."
-- Record Collector - November 2011 - ***

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By T. Hodgkins on 10 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit that I think this time Sir Cliff has surpassed himself. Soulicious, in my humble (and I don't do humble for anyone, so that's saying something) opinion is one of his best albums ever, and I think you could make a case for it being his best album since Something's Goin' On in 2004, but I hesitate to say it, mainly because Cliff's albums are different each time. I think, for example, comparing Soulicious with Bold As Brass from last year would be unfair, because the two albums are just so different in style, it would be like comparing chalk and cheese.

In truth I think Soulicious is the sort of album Cliff could have been recording for years. I think Mickie Most once said that Cliff has, and I hope this won't offend anyone, a black edge to his voice. I think that's spot on, and I think he uses it to its full effect on this one. The public, I suppose, knows Cliff for rock and pop, but on Soulicious he gets to unleash his ability with this R&B and soul material, and the style fits him like a well made glove. In a way the natural forerunner for this album is Real As I Wanna Be (1998), with its glorious R&B feel, but on this one Cliff takes it even further, and the results, for my money, are staggering.

The vocals on the whole album are sublime. Cliff is heartbreaking on Go On And Tell Him, a track I openly admit to crying at the first time I heard it, with its message that a broken relationship is fixable, all the woman has to do is tell the new boyfriend that she still loves the ex and go back where she should be. The funny thing for me is that it isn't even remotely near the knuckle, I can't think why it made me cry! However, really get the tissues out for Do You Ever, where Cliff pours out his soul and hands it to you virtually gift-wrapped.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Pots TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Oct. 2011
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This is a fabulous piece of work, and not just for die-hard Cliff fans. Cliff has turned his voice to many genres over the decades, but never to soul. Yet he seems to like it, and his British soul sound suits him. In making this turn in his career, he wisely threw himself into the hands of soul legend, artist and producer, Lamont Dozier. Dozier's hand on the tiller guided the album skilfully, giving it a consistent and classic soul sound from start to end. Thus, Cliff gives is all, and delivers 15 worthy songs, including 11 new ones. Among them the highlights for me are "Saving a Life", "Go and Tell Him" and "Don't Say You Love Me". The gospel "Oh How Happy" seems a jarring departure but, for all its two-beat drum rhythm and choral backing vocals, it avoids the "praise the lord" clichés and therefore works very well. The best thing by miles is "She Looked Good", which Dozier wrote for Cliff. It's belted out good and proper by the band and, speaking personally, I would pay the price of the album just to get this song. It is an absolute firecracker.

Having seen Cliff's 2011 stage show to accompany the album, I have to say I was thrilled to see the likes of Lamont Dozier and Percy Sledge, and that experience gave the album an extra edge for me.

It seems to me that to understand the context of this album one needs to consider a couple of things: 1.Cliff has made it clear that he is slowing down, part of which involves touring and recording with other artists; 2.Cliff appears to be preparing to try one final time to break into the US market, and a soul album packed with American soul legends ought to help; and 3. Cliff has a long history of embracing new directions in his music. Looking broader than this album though, I wonder where Cliff is going with his music.
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Soulicious is Cliffs best album for many years. His voice is sounding clear strong and as smooth as silk all the songs are first class. As a Soul album in its own right its a very refreshing mix of old school and contemporary styles brilliantly produced by the legendary Lamont Dozier who gives it an authentic edge along with the guest artists: Candi Staton, Dennis Edwards & The Temptations, Freda Payne, Brenda Holloway, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis jr, Russell Thompkins & The Stylistics, Peabo Bryson, Billy Paul, Valerie Simpson, Deniece Williams, Percy Sledge and Lamont himself. Cliffs no shouter or showboater he's a proper recording artist who makes everything sound personal and intimate. Like he's singing especially for you. Anyone who thinks he can't sing R&B obviously hasn't heard the Talk of The Town and the Real As I Wanna Be albums and can't have seen the TV shows from the early 70's where he frequently dipped into the soul song book and sang with guest artists. This is an album that needed to be made and it needs to be in your collection. Never mind how old or young he looks just listen to how fresh he sounds no way does this sound like a 70 year old man! This album and this artist deserves critical recognition and respect. Highlights.. the funk stomper She Looked Good the contemporary Don't Say You Love Me it'll ruin my day), Birds of A Feather. The infectious Teardrops. The lush: Always and Forever Go On and Tell Him, Do You Ever, The gospel tinged Oh How Happy, the real old school I'm Your Puppet, the classic soul pop of Saving A Life.. well cut a long review short the whole album. Yes its that good. Buy and believe!
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