Love... The Album

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Love... The Album
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Studio album by Cliff Richard
Released 12 November 2007
Recorded 1963–2007
Genre Pop, easy listening
Length 57:50 (CD version), 56:45 (Digital download version)
Label EMI
Producer Michael Omartian, Norrie Paramor, Bruce Welch, Cliff Richard, Richard Hewson, Craig Pruess, Monroe Jones, Paul Moessl, Alan Tarney
Cliff Richard chronology
Two's Company The Duets
(2006)
Love... The Album
(2007)
And They Said It Wouldn't Last (My 50 Years In Music)
(2008)
Singles from Love... The Album
  1. "When I Need You"
    Released: 29 October 2007

Love... The Album is a hybrid, part compilation, part new studio, recordings album by British singer Cliff Richard, released by EMI on 12 November 2007 in the UK. The five new studio tracks were produced by Michael Omartian. It reached No. 13 in the UK Albums Chart.[1]

There are two versions of this album, the CD version and the digital download version. The difference is on track 12, the CD version is "For Life" whilst the digital download version is "My Pretty One".

The single that was released from this album was "When I Need You" which reached no. 38 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The album has sold over 220,000 copies worldwide.[citation needed]

New songs[edit]

The five new recordings on the album are cover songs:

  1. "Waiting for a Girl Like You" (originally by Foreigner)
  2. "If You're Not The One" (originally by Daniel Bedingfield)
  3. "When I Need You" (originally by Leo Sayer)
  4. "When You Say Nothing at All" (originally by Keith Whitley)
  5. "All Out of Love" (originally by Air Supply)

Fans have control over album costs[edit]

On 30 October 2007, before releasing the CD version of Love... the Album, EMI and the Cliff Richard Organisation decided that for 2 weeks, if there is a high enough demand for the digital download version of the album (which was 400 copies), then the price will drop from £7.99 to £3.99. For each album being downloaded, the price of the album drops by 1 pence.[2]

During the two-week period, Richard said:

On 8 November 2007, it was announced that the £3.99 price tag for the album has been secured and that all people who have downloaded it during the two-week period would all pay £3.99 instead of the original price. All copies downloaded contributed to the first week of the UK Albums Chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD version EMI 5093702[edit]

# Title Time
1. "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Writers: Foreigner, L. Gramm, M. Jones
Producer: M. Omartian
4:15
2. "It's All in the Game"
Writers: C. Dawes, G. Sigman
Producer: N. Paramor
3:13
3. "Miss You Nights"
Writer: D. Townsend
Producer: B. Welch
3:56
4. "If You're Not the One"
Writer: D. Bedingfield
Producer: M. Omartian
4:30
5. "Constantly"
Writers: S. Seracini, V. D'Acquisto
Producer: N. Paramor
2:39
6. "The Best of Me"
Writers: J. Lubbock, D. Foster, R. Marx
Producer: C. Richard
4:11
7. "When I Need You"
Writers: C. Bayer Sager, A. Hammond
Producer: M. Omartian
4:14
8. "True Love Ways"
Writers: N. Petty, B. Holly
Producers: C. Richard, R. Hewson
3:18
9. "The Twelfth of Never"
Writers: J. Livingstone, F. Webster
Producer: N. Paramor
2:44
10. "When You Say Nothing at All"
Writers: P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz
Producer: M. Omartian
3:30
11. "Ocean Deep"
Writers: R. Trott, J.Sweet
Producers: C. Pruess, C. Richard
5:19
12. "For Life"
Writers: C. Eaton, B. Huff
Producer: M. Jones
5:01
13. "All Out of Love"
Writers: G. Russell, C. Davis
Producer: M. Omartian
3:23
14. "I Still Believe in You"
Writers: D. Pomeranz, Pitchford
Producer: P. Moessi
3:45
15. "Some People"
Writer: A. Tarney
Producer: A. Tarney
3:52

Digital download version[edit]

# Title Time
1. "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Writers: Foreigner, L. Gramm, M. Jones
Producer: M. Omartian
4:15
2. "It's All in the Game"
Writers: C. Dawes, G. Sigman
Producer: N. Paramor
3:13
3. "Miss You Nights"
Writer: D. Townsend
Producer: B. Welch
3:56
4. "If You're Not the One"
Writer: D. Bedingfield
Producer: M. Omartian
4:30
5. "Constantly"
Writers: S. Seracini, V. D'Acquisto
Producer: N. Paramor
2:39
6. "The Best of Me"
Writers: J. Lubbock, D. Foster, R. Marx
Producer: C. Richard
4:11
7. "When I Need You"
Writers: C. Bayer Sager, A. Hammond
Producer: M. Omartian
4:14
8. "True Love Ways"
Writers: N. Petty, B. Holly
Producers: C. Richard, R. Hewson
3:18
9. "The Twelfth of Never"
Writers: J. Livingstone, F. Webster
Producer: N. Paramor
2:44
10. "When You Say Nothing at All"
Writers: P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz
Producer: M. Omartian
3:30
11. "Ocean Deep"
Writers: R. Trott, J.Sweet
Producers: C. Pruess, C. Richard
5:19
12. "My Pretty One"
Writer: A. Tarney
Producer: A. Tarney
3:56
13. "All Out of Love"
Writers: G. Russell, C. Davis
Producer: M. Omartian
3:23
14. "I Still Believe in You"
Writers: D. Pomeranz, Pitchford
Producer: P. Moessi
3:45
15. "Some People"
Writer: A. Tarney
Producer: A. Tarney
3:52

Charts and certifications[edit]

Studio or Compilation album?[edit]

Fans have been divided into whether this album was a studio or compilation album as 10 of the 15 tracks were previously released from Cliff Richard from other albums. On 5 December 2007, Cliff admitted on The Paul O'Grady Show that it was "unfair" to release the same music more than once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cliff Richard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  2. ^ BBC News - Cliff fans 'control album cost'
  3. ^ "Love Cliff Richard" website
  4. ^ BBC News - Sir Cliff fans secure £3.99 album
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Cliff Richard – Love... The Album". Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 - 2007". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Cliff Richard – Love - The Album". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Love - The Album in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search