Our JUST ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS! series is now an established guarantee of great value, authoritative compilations, expert re-mastering, consistently recognisable presentation, positive reviews and persistent sales in the Formula One reissue market. So no further introduction required? Well perhaps a few more words about this particular 2CD set…
Yes, we know that these days Sir Cliff is a weathered looking bronze old boy, better preserved than most if a little crinkly at the edges. Nonetheless, when he was a callow youth (just emerging from the chrysalis of Harry Webb to fly as Cliff Richard) he cut some of the best British rock ’n’ roll records of the late 1950s into the early ‘60s. He also recorded some very classy strollers and romantic ballads. According to your age and inclination in matters of romance you may consider the ballads mushy or yummy - his legion of young female fans certainly loved them. Our Volume 1 (SCCD1193) illustrated why Cliff Richard was the best-selling UK rockin’ pop star of the era; these follow-up 47 tracks are no less convincing. Don’t worry, this was long before Congratulations.
CD 1 1 Nine times out of ten 2 Gee whizz it's you 3 Choppin' 'n' changin' 4 She's gone 5 Willie and the handjive 6 Fall in love with you 7 Flamp of love 8 Please don't tease 9 Don't be mad at me 10 I'm gonna get you 11 D' in love 12 Evergreen tree 13 I love you 14 I cannot find a true love 15 Where is my heart 16 Thinking of our love 17 Working after school 18 Tell me 19 I love you so 20 You and I 21 You're just the one to do it 22 I'm willing to learn 23 We have it made 24 I don't know 25 Left out again
CD 2 1 I'm gonna get you 2 You and I 3 I cannot find a true love 4 Evergreen tree 5 She's gone 6 Left out again 7 You're just the one to do it 8 Lamp of love 9 Choppin' 'n' changin' 10 We have it made 11 Tell me 12 Gee whizz it's you 13 I love you so 14 I'm willing to learn 15 I don't know 16 Working after school 17 A voice in the wilderness 18 Bongo blues 19 Love 20 A voice in the wilderness 21 The shrine on the second floor 22 Cliff's personal message to you