Wired for Sound

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Wired for Sound
Studio album by Cliff Richard
Released November 1981 [1]
Recorded 27 May-9 June 1981 [1]
Label EMI
Producer Alan Tarney [1]
Cliff Richard chronology
Love Songs
(1981)
Wired for Sound
(1981)
Now You See Me, Now You Don't
(1982)

Wired for Sound is a 1981 album by Cliff Richard. The album spent 25 weeks in the UK album charts in 1981, peaking at number 4 on release.[2] Two songs from the album - the title track and "Daddy's Home" - were also top ten hits, reaching number 4 and number 2, respectively.[3] Globally the album has sold over 1.1m copies.

The video for the title track was filmed in the centre of Milton Keynes, the new town in Buckinghamshire, and showed Cliff rolling along on rollerskates and listening to music on a Walkman cassette player.[4]

"Daddy's Home" was originally a US hit for Shep and the Limelites in 1961. The version included here was recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon on 1 May 1981.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wired for Sound" (Alan Tarney/B. A. Robertson)
  2. "Once in a while" (Alan Tarney)
  3. "Better Than I Know Myself" (Dave Cooke/Judy MacKenzie)
  4. "Oh No Don't Let Go" (Alan Tarney)
  5. "'Cos I Love That Rock 'N' Roll" (Alan Tarney)
  6. "Broken Doll" (Eric Goulden/Walter Hacon)
  7. "Lost in a Lonely World" (Chris Eaton)
  8. "Summer Rain" (Chris Eaton)
  9. "Young Love" (Alan Tarney)
  10. "Say You Don't Mind" (Alan Tarney)
  11. "Daddy's Home" (James Sheppard/William Miller)

The album was remastered in 2001, and featured the following extra tracks, which are B-sides not related to the original album.

  1. "Shakin' All Over (live recording)" (Frederick Heath)
  2. "Hold On" (Alan Tarney)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cliff Richard Song Database: Recording Sessions of Wired for Sound". Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Years of Gold (12 September 1981 LP charts)". Retrieved 2008-12-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ Guinness World Records, British Hit Singles 14th edition p.378.
  4. ^ "Celebrity Fifteen to One". 20 June 2014. Channel 4.

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