Cliff Richard - Love...The Album

2008-02-13 15:33
 
Daniel Bedingfield’s track "If You’re Not The One" creeps up on you and suddenly slaps you with Abba-inspired synthesizers and a spoken-word intro. Ouch! Four more nails in the coffin include old-time classic "When I Need You", a butchering of Air Supply’s "All Out Of Love", Foreigner’s "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and Ronan Keating’s sokkie-treffer "When You Say Nothing At All".
After so many years in the business, why would he need to do covers? Surely he has oodles of B-sides on vinyls he can zhuzh up for the 2000s. Covers are reserved for emerging Pop Idols and Japanese karaoke, not over-the-hill pap 'icons'.

"Miss You Nights" is an original Cliff hit, but has been covered by Westlife previously. Shame, aren’t there enough songs to go around? The rest of the album supposedly has "10 of your favourite love songs." Well if these are your favourite, your musical knowledge is sorely lacking.

So why should you buy this CD for Valentine’s Day? Well, it makes a fantastic coaster for your wine glass.

-Sam Brighton

Cliff Richard was a groot bok in the 70s and 80s. Mainly because girls swooned over his big hair and popped collars, not his singing. He seems to be stuck in his glory years, because this album is littered with bad synthesizer melodies and half-assed falsetto attempts.

Dexter 2008/02/20 2:10 PM
Bad review Please tell me what is or where you acquired YOUR 'musical knowledge'? Your vast years betray you, young one.
Rob Witchell 2008/02/24 9:22 AM
Shame on You - Sam This year Cliff Richard celebrates 50 years in the business!! Reading the review that Sam wrote it is clear that he has NEVER been to a Cliff concert. Maybe Sam should try and find something better to do because writing reviews is definitely not his scene!!
Greg Foord 2008/03/04 2:33 PM
Agree with Rob W Reviews are just not his thing! Need to up their game if they want their reviews to be considered meangingful. Sad state of affairs...
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