Every Face Tells a Story

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Every Face Tells a Story
Every face tells a story.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 March 1977 (1977-03-18)
RecordedSeptember 1976, January 1977
StudioAbbey Road
GenrePop, Rock, Country rock
LabelEMI, Rocket
ProducerBruce Welch
Cliff Richard chronology
I'm Nearly Famous
Every Face Tells a Story
40 Golden Greats
Singles from Every Face Tells a Story
  1. "Hey Mr. Dream Maker"
    Released: 6 November 1976
  2. "My Kinda Life"
    Released: 25 February 1977
  3. "When Two Worlds Drift Apart"
    Released: 27 June 1977
Alternative cover
US version of the album
US version of the album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Every Face Tells a Story is a 1977 album by Cliff Richard, the follow-up to Richard's comeback album, I'm Nearly Famous. The album peaked at No.8 during a 10-week run on the UK Album Chart and spawned three hit singles. "Hey Mr. Dream Maker" was released as the first lead single in November 1976 and reached number 31 in the UK Singles Chart. "My Kinda Life" was released as a single in late February 1977 and peaked at number 15 in the UK. The third single, "When Two Worlds Drift Apart" was released in late June and reached number 46 in the UK.[2]

The album was released in the US with alternative artwork and an edited version of the closing track "Spider Man" (shortened by nearly four minutes). "Don't Turn Out the Light" was the first single released in the US and reached number 57 in the Billboard Hot 100. "Try a Smile" was also released as a single and reached number 48 in what was then known as the Billboard Easy Listening chart.[3]

Every Face Tells a Story was remastered and re-issued on Compact disc in July 2002, including the B-sides of the singles.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "My Kinda Life" (Chris East) 3:48
  2. "Must Be Love" (Terry Britten) 4:19
  3. "When Two Worlds Drift Apart" (Peter Sills) 4:14
  4. "You Got Me Wondering" (Terry Britten) 3:38
  5. "Every Face Tells a Story (It Never Tells a Lie)" (Michael Allison, Peter Sills) 3:20
  6. "Try a Smile" (John Perry) 3:20
Side Two
  1. "Hey Mr. Dream Maker" (Bruce Welch, Alan Tarney) 4:48
  2. "Give Me Love Your Way" (Alan Tarney, Trevor Spencer) 3:44
  3. "Up in the World" (Clifford T. Ward) 2:40
  4. "Don't Turn the Light Out" (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett) 4:01
  5. "It'll Be Me Babe" (Hank Marvin, John Farrar) 3:20
  6. "Spider Man" (Terry Britten) 6:50
Bonus tracks (2002 re-issue)
  1. "No One Waits" (Cliff Richard, Gary Isherwood) 3:41
  2. "Nothing Left for Me to Say" (Cliff Richard) 3:55
  3. "That's Why I Love You" (Gene Garfin, Andrew Gold) 3:09



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Cliff Richard - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Cliff Richard Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  4. ^ CD Universe.com - Re-issue details