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Wired For Sound
Wired For Sound
Price: £11.40

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A long awaited CD Reissue., 5 April 2001
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This review is from: Wired For Sound (Audio CD)
This album, as with the earlier I'm No Hero, was produced by the great Alan Tarney who also wrote a lot of the songs and played nearly every instrument, too! In Tarney, Cliff found somebody who could bring out the best in him vocally and this album is no exception. Again, this album is getting on for 20 years of age but it still sounds contemporary, in other words it has not dated at all. Ballads such as Say You Don't Mind, Summer Rain and the slightly Gospel tinged Better Than I Know Myself show Cliff at his romantic best and the rockier songs such as Young Love, Oh No, Don't Let Go and of course the popular title track, Wired For Sound, show that Cliff can rock with the best of them when he wants to! Cliff's career, under the guidance of Alan Tarney, went from strength to strength and this, really, is the album that firmly cemented the excellent working relationship that the two men had. (Alan Tarney was also responsible for Cliff's biggest selling album ever, Always Guarenteed). The great news is, of course, that Cliff's next album (due out later this year) is to be produced by Tarney. This will mark the first time that they have worked together on an album since 1989's Stronger but, until then, buy this CD if you want to know how a great British pop/rock album really sounds.

I'm Nearly Famous
I'm Nearly Famous
Price: £7.90

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A career best! (So far, at least!!), 5 April 2001
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This review is from: I'm Nearly Famous (Audio CD)
Well, what exactly can be said about this album? It is without doubt the best album ever released by Cliff Richard and that is saying something! There is not a single duff song on this CD from the totally un-like-Cliff-sounding I Can't Ask For Anything More Than You (Cliff sings Bee Gees anyone?) to gems such as the fabulous Miss You Nights and Devil Woman, this album has it all. During the early part of the seventies, Cliff's career was going downhill fairly rapidly. The songs that he was recording were pretty lame, lightweight, throwaway popsongs that sold but not nearly as much as his great sixties hits. This trend ended with this album thanks to the help of one time Shadow, Bruce Welch who produced this album and found most of the songs on it for Cliff to record. This album caused a sensation when it was released back in 1976, it was again "cool" to be a Cliff Richard fan and rightly so. On the strength of the popularity of this album, Elton John signed Cliff to his Rocket Records label and released this album in the USA which led to Cliff's first American chart hit with Devil Woman since Congratulations reached No. 99 in the Hot 100 8 years previously. There really is not a duff song on this album. If you don't believe me, order it for yourself and you will see (hear) what I mean!

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