Small Corners

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Small Corners
Cliff Richard - Small Corners cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1978 (1978-02)
RecordedJanuary 1977
GenreGospel, pop, rock
LabelEMI/ CBS US
ProducerCliff Richard
Cliff Richard chronology
40 Golden Greats
(1977)
Small Corners
(1978)
Green Light
(1978)
Singles from Small Corners
  1. "Yes He Lives"
    Released: 27 January 1978

Small Corners is an album of Christian music by British pop singer Cliff Richard. It is his third gospel album,[1] and was recorded in Abbey Road Studios in January 1977.[2] It consists largely of songs by American writers which he had been performing in concert for some time.[1]

"Yes He Lives" was released in the UK as the lead single from the album, but did not chart. In France "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music" was released as a single in April 1978, however it did not chart either.[3]

Critical response[edit]

AllMusic found that due to its "spontaneous air" it was more fun and less "pious" than his other religious recordings.[2] On its reissue, Mojo magazine gave it 3/5.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music"Larry Norman4:05
2."I Love"Alwyn Wall, Malcolm Wild3:15
3."Why Me"Kris Kristofferson2:40
4."I've Got News for You"Randy Stonehill4:14
5."Hey Watcha' Say"Annie Herring, Matthew Ward3:56
6."I Wish We'd All Been Ready"Larry Norman4:38
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Joseph"Terry Britten3:22
2."Good On the Sally Army"Allan Shiers3:04
3."Going Home"Annie Herring2:51
4."Up In Canada"Larry Norman2:44
5."Yes He Lives"Terry Britten3:28
6."When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"Traditional2:11

Personnel[edit]

According to the album's liner notes.[5]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Cliff Richard – producer
  • Tony Clark – engineer
  • Hayden Bendall, John Barret, Mike Jarrett, Allan Rouse – assistant engineers
  • Chris Blair, Nick Webb – mastering
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turner, Steve (2008). Cliff Richard: The Biography. Lion. p. 277.
  2. ^ a b "Small Corners (Review)". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. ^ Read, Mike; Lewry, Peter; Goodall, Nigel (1993). Cliff Richard - The Complete Chronicle. London: Hamlyn. p. 203. ISBN 0600578976.
  4. ^ "Small Corners (Review)". Mojo. 2007.
  5. ^ Cliff Richard (1978). Small Corners (LP). Australia: EMI Records.