Always Guaranteed

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Always Guaranteed
Cliff Richard Always Guaranteed.jpg
Studio album by Cliff Richard
Released 14 September 1987
Recorded October – November 1986; R.G. Jones Recording Studios, Wimbledon
Genre Pop
Label EMI
Producer Alan Tarney
Cliff Richard chronology
The Rock Connection (1984) Always Guaranteed (1987) Private Collection: 1979–1988 (1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Always Guaranteed is an album by Cliff Richard which was released in 1987. It reached #5 on the UK Albums Chart and sold 1.3 million copies worldwide.[2][3] Four songs from the album were released as singles - "My Pretty One" (UK #6), "Some People" (UK #3) (Certified Silver in UK for 250,000 sales), "Remember Me" (UK #35) and "Two Hearts" (UK #34).

The album marked a strong chart comeback for Richard, giving him a second spell of success in the 1980s, which continued with "Mistletoe and Wine" as the single following on from "Two Hearts".

Track listing[edit]

# Song title Songwriter length
1 "One Night" Alan Tarney 4:31
2 "Once Upon a Time" Tarney 4:34
3 "Some People" Tarney 3:52
4 "Forever" Tarney 4:03
5 "Two Hearts" Tarney 4:10
6 "Under Your Spell" Chris Eaton 4:20
7 "This Time Now" Tarney 3:59
8 "My Pretty One" Tarney 3:58
9 "Remember Me" Tarney 3:54
10 "Always Guaranteed" Tarney 4:40
CD Re-issue: Bonus tracks
11 "Under the Gun" J. D. Martin, James Andrew Rushing 4:13
12 "Brave New World" Tarney 4:19
13 "Wild Geese" Jon Sweet, Rod Trott 4:39
14 "Love Ya" Richard 3:28
15 "One Time Lover Man" Richard 3:31
16 "Another Christmas Day" Richard 3:08
17 "Yesterday, Today, Forever" Richard 3:36
18 "Reunion of the Heart" Maldwyn Pope 4:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Cliff Richard - vocals
  • Alan Tarney - guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, programming, arrangements
  • Chris Eaton - additional backing vocals
  • Paul Cox - photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987/88) Position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 5
Australia Albums (Australian Music Report)[5] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 23
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 19
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 49
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 21

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider(s) Certification Sales/Shipments
Australia[12] ARIA Platinum 70,000+
Austria[13] IFPI No Certificate 8,000+
Denmark IFPI Platinum 30,000+
Germany IFPI No Certificate 40,000+
New Zealand[14] RIANZ Gold 10,000+
Sweden IFPI No Certificate 5,000+
Switzerland[15] IFPI No Certificate 25,000+
UK[16] BPI Platinum 300,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/always-guaranteed-mw0000462218
  2. ^ "BBC review". BBC Music. Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "UK charts archive". Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cliff Richard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cliff Richard – Always Guaranteed" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Charts.de: Cliff Richard (albums)". Media Control. Charts.de. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cliff Richard – Always Guaranteed" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Cliff Richard – Always Guaranteed". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Cliff Richard – Always Guaranteed". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cliff Richard – Always Guaranteed". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Australian Certification (ARIA)". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2007. 
  13. ^ "Austrian Certification (IFPI)". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 18 May 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2007. 
  14. ^ "New Zealand Certification (RIANZ)". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 4 May 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2007. 
  15. ^ "Swiss Certification (IFPI)". IFPI. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2007. 
  16. ^ "UK Certification (BPI)". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 

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