Friday, 30 August 2013
Retro Vinyl: Cliff Richard Live! (Music For Pleasure 50307, 1977)
Although I didn't realise it when getting this album back in 1977 this was an original LP for Music For Pleasure (MFP50307), (well as in not a reissue of an album previously released in the UK) although it had been released as an LP outside the UK.
Recorded in Japan during 1972, the album features backing vocals from Olivia Newton-John and Pat Carroll and musical accompaniment from Hank Marvin, John Farrar and Brian Bennett.
Cliff is also on form with introductions "Do you remember Living Doll?" he asks his adoring and appreciative Japanese fans, whilst making the standard "Once in a lifetime a really great song comes along but until it
does I'll sing one of his" jokes about Hank Marvin's The Day I Met Marie.
It also features three Shadows and Olivia Newton John, great friends to have around on a live album!
Final note, I purchased the album from Asda just off Dovecot Street in Stockton On Tees for £1.25 back in 1977, what a great buy!