This essential edition contains Cliff Richard’s celebrated self-titled debut LP, "Cliff", which was originally issued by Columbia Records in April 1959 and has been long unavailable on vinyl. The set was recorded live at Abbey Road studios in front of an invited audience of his fast growing admirers.
180g audiophile pressing, strictly limited to 500 copies!
In 1958, Britain produced its first “authentic” rock & roll song and star,
when Cliff Richard and The Drifters (not to be confused with the American
R&B group by the same name) reached number 2 on the charts with “Move
It,” which managed to combine a bluesy rock & roll riff with respectable
lyrics and attitude.
This essential edition contains Cliff Richard’s celebrated self-titled debut LP,
‘Cliff’, which was originally issued by Columbia Records in April 1959 (it reached
#4 on the UK Album Chart), and has been long unavailable on vinyl.
The set was recorded live at Abbey Road studios in front of an invited audience
of his fast growing admirers. The 16 high-energy tracks are a representation
both of the star’s own early repertoire, and the staples of any aspiring rock &
roll band of the era - a piece of Elvis, a bit of Buddy Holly, a lump of Jerry Lee
Lewis. This wild young iconoclast’s debut album retains every ounce of that
In addition to the original album, this limited collector’s edition includes 2
bonus tracks from the same period: “Dynamite” and Carl Perkins’ “Pointed Toe
Shoes.” This is some of the best material of Cliff Richard’s discography - primal
British beat from the man who all but invented it.
- CLIFF RICHARD, lead vocals, plus:
- THE DRIFTERS: Hank Marvin (lead guitar),
- Bruce Welch (rhythm guitar), Jet Harris (bass),
- Tony Meehan (drums).
- The Mike Sammes Singers (backing vocals on “Donna” and “Danny”)
Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, in front of an invited audience of 200 to 300 fans, February 1959.
- A1. APRON STRINGS
- A2. MY BABE
- A3. DOWN THE LINE
- A4. I GOT A FEELING
- A5. JET BLACK [The Drifters]
- A6. BABY I DON’T CARE
- A7. DONNA
- A8. MOVE IT
- A9. DYNAMITE (*)
- B1. READY TEDDY
- B2. TOO MUCH
- B3. DON’T BUG ME BABY
- B4. DRIFTIN’ [The Drifters]
- B5. THAT’LL BE THE DAY
- B6. BE-BOP-A-LULA [The Drifters]
- B7. DANNY
- B8. WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
- B9. POINTED TOE SHOES (*)