Modern Priscilla

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Modern Priscilla
Studio album by Cilla Black
Released June 1978
Recorded 1977/1978
Genre Disco, Pop
Label EMI
Producer Mike Hurst
Cilla Black chronology
It Makes Me Feel Good
(1976)
Modern Priscilla
(1978)
Especially for You
(1980)
Singles from Modern Priscilla
  1. "Silly Boy"
    Released: May 1978
  2. "The Other Woman"
    Released: September 1978

Modern Priscilla is the title of Cilla Black's tenth solo studio album and her last to be completed before the end of her 15-year contract with the EMI group. The release of this album with its two singles completed the long-term partnership with the recording giant.

For her final project EMI drafted in producer Mike Hurst who at the time was producing the successful Rock 'n' Roll-revival group Showaddywaddy. Hurst initially was drafted in to produce a recording session for Black's standalone single release "I Wanted to Call It Off". The disco tinged single from July 1977 was a sign of things to come as for the album project Hurst further exploited this genre. The album notably featured three songs by songwriters Dominic Bugatti and Frank Musker who had written disco anthems for The Three Degrees ("Giving Up, Giving In", "Woman in Love") and Bonnie Tyler ("Married Man").

Re-release[edit]

On 7 September 2009, EMI Records release a special edition of the album exclusively to digital download. This re-issue features all of the album's original recordings plus rare bonus tracks. A digital booklet containing original album artwork, detailed track information and rare photographs will be available from iTunes with purchases of the entire album re-issue.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Silly Boy" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker)
  2. "The Other Woman" (Kenny Lynch, Steve O'Donnell, Colin Horton-Jennings)
  3. "Me and the Elephant" (Barry Whiteland)
  4. "Keep Your Mind on Love" (Kenny Lynch, Steve O'Donnell, Colin Horton-Jennings)
  5. "Putting it Down to the Way I Feel" (Ken Gold)
  6. "Sugar Daddy" (Miller)

Side two

  1. "Opening Night" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker)
  2. "Brooklyn" (Lesty Pedroski)
  3. "I Couldn't Make My Mind Up" (Mike Hurst)
  4. "Heart Get Ready for Love" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker)
  5. "Love Lines" (Kenny Lynch, Steve O'Donnell, Colin Horton-Jennings)
  6. "Platform Rocker" (Sandy St. John, Mark Gibbons)

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