Wanted (Cliff Richard album)

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Wanted
Studio album by Cliff Richard
Released United Kingdom 5 November 2001
Recorded January - April 2001, Wilmer Studios
Genre Pop, rock
Label Papillion
Producer Alan Tarney
Cliff Richard chronology
The Whole Story: His Greatest Hits
(2000)
Wanted
(2001)
Cliff in the 90's
(2002)
Singles from Wanted
  1. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World"
    Released: 3 December 2001
  2. "Let Me Be The One"
    Released: 1 April 2002

Wanted is the 70th studio album by British singer Cliff Richard, released by Papillion on 5 November 2001 in the UK. This album was produced by Alan Tarney who had previously worked with Richard on the hits including "We Don't Talk Anymore", "Dreamin", "Wired for Sound" and "Some People". The two had not worked together since the 1989 album Stronger. The album reached #11 in the UK Albums Chart and stayed in the charts for 11 weeks.[1]

The album is primarily made up of cover songs, including songs by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Carole King and Tina Turner. At the time of release the official website for the album explained that it consisted of "hits Cliff's always Wanted to record."[2]

The inspiration for the album came when Richard was sent a copy of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's recording of "Over the Rainbow" combined with "What a Wonderful World" weeks into the year 2000. He knew immediately he wanted to record it.[3]

Two singles were released from this album, the first being the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" which reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed for 6 weeks. The second single release was one of the three original songs on the album, "Let Me Be the One", which came in at #29. The two other original songs were, "Do You Wonder" and "This Love You Will Never Forget".

The album has sold over 220,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time
1. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World"
Original Singer: Judy Garland / Louis Armstrong
Writers: H. Arlen, E. Hamburg & G. Weiss, G. Douglas
4:47
2. "Right Here Waiting"
Original Singer: Richard Marx
Writer: R. Marx
4:21
3. "What's Love Got to Do with It"
Original Singer: Tina Turner
Writers: T. Britten, G. Lyle
3:35
4. "Let Me Be the One"
Original Singer: Cliff Richard
Writer: C. Eaton
4:05
5. "And I Love Her"
Original Singers: The Beatles
Writers: J. Lennon, P, McCartney
3:50
6. "All Shook Up"
Original Singer: Elvis Presley
Writers: O. Blackwell, E. Presley
4:05
7. "Love Me Tender"
Original Singer: Elvis Presley
Writers: E. Presley, V. Matson
3:53
8. "Do You Wonder"
Original Singer: Cliff Richard
Writer: A. Tarney
4:16
9. "You've Got a Friend"
Original Singer: Carole King
Writer: C. King
4:37
10. "Moon River"
Original Singer: Audrey Hepburn
Writer: J. Mercer, H. Mancini
3:24
11. "This Love You Will Never Forget"
Original Singer: Cliff Richard
Writer: A. Tarney, Black
4:32
12. "Like Strangers"
Original Singers: The Everly Brothers
Writers: Bryant, Boudleaux
4:10
13. "When You Walk in the Room"
Original Singer: Jackie DeShannon
Writer: J. DeShannon
3:37
Cover of Single "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–2003) Provider Peak position
United Kingdom UK Albums Chart [4] BPI/The Official UK Charts Company 11
Denmark Danish Album Chart [5] 12
New Zealand New Zealand Albums Chart [6] RIANZ 46

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