Bold as Brass (album)

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Bold as Brass
Studio album by Cliff Richard
Released 11 October 2010 (2010-10-11) (UK)
Recorded 2009
Genre Traditional pop music, Jazz vocal
Length 56:06
Label EMI
Producer Michael Omartian
Cliff Richard chronology
Reunited – Cliff Richard and The Shadows
(2009)
Bold as Brass
(2010)
Soulicious
(2011)

Bold as Brass is a studio album by Cliff Richard, of songs from the Great American Songbook. It reached No. 3 on the UK Albums Charts.[1]

Following his sold-out concerts around the world in 2009/10, he performed a series of six sold out shows at London's Royal Albert Hall. Both the concerts and album received positive critical reviews and commercial success. A DVD was released of Bold as Brass, as well as a specially pressed limited edition bonus package.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Me or Leave Me" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
  2. "(Up A) Lazy River" (Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin)
  3. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter)
  4. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Willie Dixon)
  5. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  6. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
  7. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  8. "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
  9. "Teach Me Tonight" (Gene de Paul, Sammy Cahn)
  10. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)
  11. "Night and Day" (Porter)
  12. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Rodgers, Hart)
    Bonus tracks included on the double disc edition:
  13. "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman)
  14. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Porter)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009/2010) Peak
position
Welsh Albums Chart 3
Dutch Albums Chart 79
European Top 100 Albums[2] 13
Danish Albums Chart 23
Australian Albums Chart[3] 244
New Zealand 13
Scottish Albums Chart 8
Belgium Albums Chart 99
UK Albums Chart[1] 3

Concerts[edit]

Bold as Brass
Tour by Cliff Richard
Start date 11 October 2010
End date 17 October 2010
Legs 1
Shows 6
Cliff Richard concert chronology
The Final Reunion Tour Cliff Richard and The Shadows
(2009-10)
Bold as Brass
(2010)
Soulious
(2011)

The six concerts accompanying the release of Bold as Brass centred on Richard's 70th birthday, on 14 October 2010. To celebrate this, Richard was accompanied by a swing band to perform tracks from his album of swing songs, as well as distinguished classics from his 52-year career. Performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, where he holds the record for playing the most sold out shows in one run (32), the concerts took over £2m at the box office.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets available
11 October 2010 London England Royal Albert Hall 27,000
12 October 2010
13 October 2010
15 October 2010
16 October 2010
17 October 2010

Tour statistics[edit]

Region Cities Venues Shows Tickets available
England 1 1 6 27,000[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cliff Richard: UK's album-chart-positions". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^ "European Albums". Billboard European Hot 100 Albums. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Chart Track". Chart Track. Retrieved 16 November 2009.