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Rocking And A Rolling 50 Years On...
on 28 February 2014
A rare thing here; a 28 year old male fan of Sir Cliff! BUT I don't play to social norms, and am happy to say I'm a fan of Cliff's music. I've got about 6 of his albums, a meer dusting of his 100 strong catalogue, but they include 'Cliff At The Movies' and 'My Kinda Life' which is my favourite.
Well, it WAS my favourite until this little gem was released.
Firstly, most of the 1 star reviews here can be dismissed as people who didn't understand what this album was all about. It's a covers album, and Cliff has been open about this. It's an album of his favourite rock and roll songs from the 50s that helped influence him into making music, and so he has re-visited them and given them his own take to honour and salute the decade he started in. That's it.
Anyone expecting new material will be disappointed, but even this material is new-ish, as Cliff makes the songs his own with a few new arrangements and melodies, but always staying faithful to the source material.
Every song sounds fresh, energetic and full of passion as Cliff obviously is having fun recording these, from the toe-tapping 'Rip It Up', through to the fantastic 'Stood Up', 'Dream Lover' and the iconic 'Johnny B Goode'.
This will please all lovers of the rock 'n roll era as well a Cliff followers. It's real music, real fun and a real bargain price. This album shows Cliff is still firing on all cylinders 50 years later from 'Move It', and long may we have more of this real musical genius.