This was Cliff's 6th U. K. EMI Columbia album, which came out in 1961, but minus the bonus tracks, and in both mono and stereo.
It tied in with Cliff's 3rd movie, which was his first in colour, and the first in which he starred. For this reason, the songs are meant to reach a 'wider' audience.
I, personally, can do without songs like 'Friday Night', and the whole 'What Do You Know, We've Got A Show' routine (in 1961, rock 'n' roll was still controversial, and singers like Cliff were trying hard to become 'all round' entertainers).
But, against this, Cliff's and the Shadows' solos stand out, and 'The Young Ones' is a really strong song (written by Tepper and Bennett, who wrote regularly for Elvis). It, deservedly, got to No. 1 in the U. K. charts the following year, and has been a part of Cliff's onstage act, ever since.
Also, the album, at almost 45 minutes, is a little bit longer, than most 'pop' albums, of the time.
Among the bonus tracks, 'Wonderful To Be Young' is a Cliff rarity, being the movie's U. S. title. This song wasn't in the movie, nor was it on the album.
In 1998, EMI released a series of cds, combining both the mono and stereo takes of many classic albums. Among these were several early Cliff rarities. Would that 'The Young Ones' had been among them. But, alas, no, and the mono version has never appeared on cd.
For those of you who do not like the practice of record companies of putting bonus tracks on classic albums, it is available from EMI's MFP label in it's original tracklisting.
Cliff, of course, is one of the greats, and on these early sessions, he is not yet 22, so, a must have, if you're a Cliff fan.