Take Me High

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Take Me High
"Take Me High" (1973).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Askey
Produced byKenneth Harper
Written byChristopher Penfold
Music byTony Cole
CinematographyNorman Warwick
Distributed byAnglo-EMI Film Distributors Ltd.
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
  • 30 November 1974 (1974-11-30) (Sweden)
Running time
90 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Take Me High is a 1973 British feature film, directed by David Askey, written by Christopher Penfold and starring Cliff Richard in his final film role, with Deborah Watling, Hugh Griffith, George Cole and Anthony Andrews.

Set and filmed in Birmingham, it featured many landmarks from the city, including Gas Street Basin, Alpha Tower, the Council House (as a hotel), Spaghetti Junction, New Street, Corporation Street, Central Library and the Hall of Memory.

It was released on Warner Home Video in 1988 as a VHS tape. It was not given a retail release on DVD until March 2019, although a free DVD of the film was issued with The Daily Mail on 25 September 2010.[1]



Take Me High
Take Me High album.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDecember 1973
Recorded26-29 May & 3-6 September 1973
LabelColumbia (EMI) SCX6435
ProducerDavid Mackay
Cliff Richard chronology
The Best of Cliff Volume Two
Take Me High
Help It Along
Singles from Take Me High
  1. "Take Me High"
    Released: November 1973

Richard released a soundtrack album in December 1973 (which has been released on CD). The title track was a UK top 30 single (No. 27), while the album only peaked at No. 41.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "It's Only Money" (Tony Cole)
  2. "Midnight Blue" (Tony Cole)
  3. "Hover” (Instrumental, The David Mackay Orchestra) (Tony Cole)
  4. "Why?" (with Anthony Andrews) (Tony Cole)
  5. "Life" (Tony Cole)
  6. "Driving" (Tony Cole)
  7. "The Game" (Tony Cole)
  8. "Brumburger Duet" (with Debbie Watling) (Tony Cole)

Side Two

  1. "Take Me High" (Tony Cole)
  2. "The Anti-Brotherhood of Man" (Tony Cole)
  3. "Winning" (Tony Cole)
  4. "Driving" (Instrumental, The David Mackay Orchestra) (Tony Cole)
  5. "Join the Band" (Tony Cole)
  6. "The Word is Love" (Tony Cole)
  7. "Brumburger (Finale)" (Tony Cole)


  1. ^ "Pick up the last Cliff Richard DVD on Saturday September 25th! It is, finally, to be released on Blu Ray and DVD in March 2019". Daily Mail. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Cliff Richard UK Chart Positions". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. ^ Steve Turner -Cliff Richard: The Biography 0745952798-2008 Page 265 The songs, written by Australian Tony Cole, were vacuous and instantly forgettable.

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