Take Me High

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Take Me High
Directed by David Askey
Produced by Kenneth Harper
Written by Christopher Penfold
Starring
Music by Tony Cole
Cinematography Norman Warwick
Distributed by Anglo-EMI Film Distributors Ltd.
Release dates
  • 1973 (1973)
(UK)
  • 30 November 1974 (1974-11-30) (Sweden)
Running time
90 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Take Me High is a 1973 British feature film, directed by David Askey, written by Christopher Penfold and starring Cliff Richard in his final film role before resuming his music career, with Deborah Watling, Hugh Griffith, George Cole and Anthony Andrews.

Set and filmed in Birmingham, it featured many landmarks from the city, including Gas Street Basin, Alpha Tower, the Council House (as a hotel), Spaghetti Junction, New Street, Corporation Street, Central Library and the Hall of Memory.

It was released on Warner Home Video in 1988 as a VHS tape, but has never been given a retail release on DVD, however a free DVD of the film was issued with The Daily Mail on 25 September 2010.[1]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Take Me High
Soundtrack album by Cliff Richard
Released December 1973
Recorded 26-29 May & 3-6 September 1973
Genre Pop
Label Columbia (EMI) SCX6435
Producer David Mackay
Cliff Richard chronology
The Best of Cliff Volume Two
(1972)
Take Me High
(1973)
Help It Along
(1974)
Singles from Take Me High
  1. "Take Me High"
    Released: November 1973

Richard released a soundtrack album in December 1973 (which has been released on CD). The title track was a UK top 30 single (No. 27), while the album only peaked at No. 41.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "It's Only Money" (Tony Cole)
  2. "Midnight Blue" (Tony Cole)
  3. "Hover” (Instrumental, The David Mackay Orchestra) (Tony Cole)
  4. "Why?" (with Anthony Andrews) (Tony Cole)
  5. "Life" (Tony Cole)
  6. "Driving" (Tony Cole)
  7. "The Game" (Tony Cole)
  8. "Brumburger Duet" (with Debbie Watling) (Tony Cole)

Side Two

  1. "Take Me High" (Tony Cole)
  2. "The Anti-Brotherhood of Man" (Tony Cole)
  3. "Winning" (Tony Cole)
  4. "Driving" (Instrumental, The David Mackay Orchestra) (Tony Cole)
  5. "Join the Band" (Tony Cole)
  6. "The Word is Love" (Tony Cole)
  7. "Brumburger (Finale)" (Tony Cole)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pick up the last Cliff Richard DVD on Saturday September 25th!". Daily Mail. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Cliff Richard UK Chart Positions". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 

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