Listen to Cliff!

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Listen to Cliff!
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1961
GenreRock and roll, pop standards
Length39:51
LabelColumbia
ProducerNorrie Paramor
Cliff Richard chronology
Me and My Shadows
(1960)
Listen to Cliff!
(1961)
21 Today
(1961)

Listen to Cliff! is the third studio album by singer Cliff Richard and fourth album overall. It was released through EMI Columbia Records in April 1961 and features rock and pop standards, it reached No. 2 in the UK album chart, charting for 26 consecutive weeks and re-entering twice.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, no singles were officially released from the album. None of the 1961 single releases are available on this album. The album mainly features covers of musicals and popular 1930s and 40s songs. "Blue Moon" was issued as an export single. Tony Meehan was used as a session drummer with the Norrie Paramor orchestra.

Re-release[edit]

This album was then re-marketed on the EP format into 2 EPs:

  • Listen to Cliff no.1 (mono)
  • Listen to Cliff no.2 (mono)

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."What'd I Say"Ray Charles3:03
2."Blue Moon"Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers3:32
3."True Love Will Come to You"Peter Chester, Bruce Welch2:58
4."Lover"Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers1:49
5."Unchained Melody"Alex North, Hy Zaret3:30
6."Idle Gossip"Floyd Huddleston, Joseph Meyer2:54
7."First Lesson in Love"Peter Chester, Bruce Welch1:56
8."Almost Like Being in Love"Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe2:05
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Beat out Dat Rhythm on a Drum"Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II1:59
2."Memories Linger On"Peter Chester, Bruce Welch2:40
3."Temptation"Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed2:24
4."I Live for You"Peter Chester, Bruce Welch2:15
5."Sentimental Journey"Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer2:09
6."I Want You to Know"Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino2:29
7."We Kiss in a Shadow"Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers3:23
8."It's You"Peter Chester, Bruce Welch3:22
CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
17."True Love Will Come to You"Peter Chester, Bruce Welch2:42
18."I Want You to Know"Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino2:24

Release formats[edit]

  • Vinyl LP mono & stereo
  • Reel to Reel Tape.(?) mono.
  • CD mono
  • CD mono/stereo

Personnel[edit]

Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Production