Private Collection CD (2004)

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Label EMI Uk/zoom
SKU 63645637
UPC 077779137022
UPC 14 00077779137022
Format CD
Release Date 1/1/2004
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Author Cliff Richard
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Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Cliff Richard; Lloyd Webber; Stevie Wonder
CatalogID CDP 7913702
Lable Name EMI Music Distribution
Released 11/07/1988
Original Release 1988
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 72m : 9s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077779137022
Album Notes and Credits
Unique transdecade compilation of the English vocalist's late 70s to late 80s material; includes "A Little In Love" and "She Means Nothing To Me." 1988, U.K. import.
Personnel: Cliff Richard (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Tim Rice.
Arrangers: C. Eaton; Stevie Wonder.
The prototype for the later Cliff Richard Collection U.S. release, Private Collection is, in fact, a dramatically public one, compiling 24 of Cliff Richard's 31 British chart entries spanning the decade 1979-1988. Chronologically, "Green Light" and the monster "We Don't Talk Anymore" open the show; the festive "Mistletoe and Wine" closes it, and in between times, Richard's journey through some distinctly Elton John/Billy Joel-shaped territory finds him alternately unleashing some startlingly memorable material, and some surprisingly lackluster muck -- just like Elton and Billy, in fact. From 1981, the awful "Daddy's Home" would not have been out of place flapping around his late '60s dog days; from 1980, "Carrie" stands proudly among his finest ever performances. Sadly, if not unexpectedly, there is no room for the revision of "The Young Ones" recorded with the TV comedy team of the same name -- that performance, incidentally, brought him his first number one of the 1980s. However, duets with Phil Everly, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah Brightman, and Elton John, and a tremendous version of Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways," recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, offer more than enough variety, while Richard's own practiced ability to swing from ballads to rockers ensures that even when the sometimes-contemporary production techniques fail, his own contributions are faultless. Compared to the Greatest Hits/Best Of compilations which littered the 1960s and early '70s, Private Collection falls somewhat short of the mark -- too many omissions, too few surprises. As an easy entry into a tumultuously successful fourth decade in show business, however, it hits the spot with unerring accuracy. ~ Dave Thompson
Disc 1
1 Some People
2 Wired for Sound
3 All I Ask of You
4 Carrie
5 True Love Ways
6 Dreamin'
7 She Means Nothing to Me
8 Little Love, A
9 Daddy's Home
10 We Don't Talk Anymore
11 Never Say Die
12 Only Way Out, The
13 Suddenly
14 Please Don't Fall in Love
15 Little Town
16 My Pretty One
17 Ocean Deep
18 She's So Beautiful
19 Mistletoe and Wine

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