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Cliff is back to his roots!,
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This review is from: The Fabulous Rock 'N' Roll Songbook (Audio CD)
This is a great and fun album from Cliff Richard that marks his 100th album, while also giving a passing nod to when he started out 55 years ago in 1958. The suite of songs is chosen as a representative sample of those singers, composers and songs that inspired him to begin his career as a musician. The final track is an original song commissioned for the project (and co-written by the album's producer).
What Cliff brings to the party here is a fresh take on some very well-known and familiar songs. Cliff has an innate ability to understand harmony and rhythm and both of these facets are here. It could have been simply an album of covers that would have passed most people by, but this is a joyous and energetic make-over of the songs that has Cliff's stamp all over them.
There is not one song on the listing that made me think it was out of place and, if you like strong musicianship with a familiar edge, I strongly recommend you buy this album!