Green Light Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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Top Customer Reviews
What is it that just makes an album "work"? Whatever that secret ingredient is, Cliff Richard's "Green Light" has certainly got it. Each song is vibrant and exciting, the musicianship is exhilarating and passionate; (the band play with greater intensity and ardour than I have ever heard on a Cliff album) and the vocals are...(what can one say?) flawless, expressive, soulful, heart-wrenching. Cliff's voice has so much natural flair and resonance; in "Green Light", it varies from gentle and soothing ("Green Light", "Start All Over Again") to broken and tortured, ("Count Me Out", "Ease Along"), but always flows out with incredible ease and control. This album is also an excellent illustration of how Cliff can, within one song, dramatically alter both the pitch and tone of his voice. All this combines to produce a moving and poignant album, and if "Green Light" has one theme, it is, as the title suggests, the need, in a dicy or unstable situation, for the "green light" of reassurance; for instance "She's A Gypsy" is about an unhappy rich girl, and "Start All Over Again" portrays a discontented pop star. All in all, the songs have a wanting, searching, feel; how stirringly they communicate the tragedy of unfulfilled desire. All the agony of thwarted or failed love, ("Never Even Thought", "Can't Take The Hurt Anymore"), is expressed in the fervent instrumental accompaniments and above all in Cliff's skilful, spirited and penetrating vocals. Cliff's is one of the great voices, which can draw you into a song and take it to the inner reaches of the soul. So succumb to the magic of this long untouched, long undiscovered, long underrated box of treasures.
All in all this album is brilliantly written and produced. The title track was a single and has been included on a few compliations.
Thoroughly recommended. This is Cliff at his very best and marked a significant peak in a period that started in1975 and ended with the Stronger album in 1989.
Measure-paced album of real quality pop/rock music at its very best.
Mandatory purchase even for casual Cliff fans.
Cliff's voice on top form as always.
Bonus tracks much appreciated (all brilliant).
Recommended purchase, marks out of 10: 11/10.
Is just so so
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The first LP I had on 12 inch. So had to buy it on CD, to add to my 'ever-expanding' Cliff collection. Ease along is one of my fav tracks.Published 2 months ago by Kathy's relaxed
Another Cliff Richard Album I've got downloaded from my vinyl and CD Cliff Richard Collection. It's an album from the 80's but a great album. But I am completely bias.Published 7 months ago by Judith
This has always been a favourite when it was originally on Vinyl. Quality is great and I liked the bonus tracks.Published 13 months ago by Jan Pat
I love This album. I earlier had the LP, but now are my CD collection with Cliff Richard complete again.Published 16 months ago by Johnny Horstmann Pedersen
Replacing tape collection with CD. Album exactly as expected, bonus tracks brilliant.Published 20 months ago by E S Stacey