Thursday, 7 August 2014

Stars on 45RPM: It's All Over / Why Wasn't I Born Rich by Cliff Richard (Columbia DB 8150, 1967)

Continuing the Cliff Richard theme heres a Cliff single from 1967. It's All Over was a Don Everly composition and originally recorded by The Everly Brothers in 1965. 

Cliff's version was released by Columbia Records in March 1967 (DB 8150) and reached No.9 in the charts.

The single has a quick fire note introduction on guitar while all album releases have since had a longer guitar introduction than the original single.

It's All Over remains one of Cliff's most powerful ballad recordings from the 1960s.

The B Side of It's All Over was entitled Why Wasn't I Born Rich and was written by The Shadows, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett and John Rostill.

Why Wasn't I Born Rich was originally written for Cliff's 1966 pantomime Cinderella. A strong B-side with a decidedly poppy edge it also works as a standalone track with Cliff recieving strong vocal support from The Shadows.

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