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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Warning - Cliff Richard - Warning Reply with quote

Sir Cliff's "new" single Singin' The Blues (yes, the old Guy Mitchell/Tommy Steele number) is getting its first play on Terry Wogan's show tomorrow morning at 8.45.

You never know, it might be good, but the odds are against.

It's not actually released until 14th September, and the album "Reunited", which consists of many of his hits re-recorded is out a week later.

http://www.cliffrichard.org/news/index.cfm?page_id=16
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new Cliff Richard single. Mmm. Nice..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singin' the Blues eh?... should be interesting, I really liked that song when I was a kid... the Guy Mitchell version was better imo.
I don't mind Cliff and I wished he'd done more lively numbers or covers back in the 80s and 90s instead of so many boring ones.
I liked the 50s classic he recorded in the 80s but can't think what it was now... was it Daddy's Home?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So when did R2 lift the ban on Cliff's records??
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They never had one as far as I know, that was some Gold station. He is rarely played though.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, what did you think - Be honest (as Eric Morecambe would say)...

Cliff sounds as though he's got someone holding him by the sphericals; either that or they haven't mixed it properly.

Sounded very Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds-ish. Shame they didn't do it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My question is : what is the point? Cliff's remade an iconic record that really couldn't be bettered. Pontless.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: Warning - Cliff Richard - Warning Reply with quote

Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe did do 'Singin' The Blues' in the 70's, as Rockpile.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing special really. I prefer either of the originals.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shall open a book on how many people buy this "single"? I put the figure at "6".
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's on sale now, and they have flooded the shops with it (unlike the last one, which was only sold in Woolworth Laughing ). CD and 7-inch single.

Sarah played it this morning, after the 7 o'clock news, and remarked that it was an odd choice of song to release. I was struck more by how awful it sounded on digital radio - the vocal was so far back in the mix that it was almost inaudible. I turned on the old analogue one (admittedly the hifi tuner) and it was much better.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it has entered the Top 40 so presumably more than 6 poeple have bought it!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No 32 at present!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I was struck more by how awful it sounded on digital radio - the vocal was so far back in the mix that it was almost inaudible.


It was awful. I remarked to my husband that it sounded like he was singing in the house next door to the band. This must be the vocal equivalent of "vanity publishing".
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but I like it! And bought both formats today. (so that makes 8 sales Laughing )

Now down to 34 on the midweek charts.....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Move it, Cliff! Reply with quote

Cliff's version of 'C'mon everybody' from his new album got the thumbs down on Juke Box Jury on my local BBC station recently! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The album is out on Monday. There is a single CD of 22 songs, and a double CD "Special" edition which contains three extra tracks. The download album contains all 25.

The download "single" contains three tracks not on the album, the 7" two and the CD one Rolling Eyes

Why does it have to be so complicated?

Nearly all the tracks are Cliff's hits from the 60s, re-recorded with the Shadows. I've listened to the samples of them all and have just one thing to say:

Why?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Why?" For the money, of course!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 7" single contains 3 tracks - Singing The Blues, Dancing Shoes & We Say Yeah while the CD has Singing The Blues & A Voice In The Wilderness. The download single contains all 4.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Warning - Cliff Richard - Warning Reply with quote

Does he get royalties from the amount of times Duffy (Phil Mealey's character, not the singer) puts 'Miss You Nights' on the jukebox on 'Early Doors'?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I'm not absolutely sure of the rules, but I believe, if more than 15 seconds is played, then yes he does.

This explains the infuriating promotional audio thing that Sainsbury's have in their entertainment section, which just plays tiny clips of everything. The rule also applies to ice cream vans - they are only supposed to play 15 seconds worth [at a time].
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the box set of the album which comes with a bonus 3 track CD EP and a jigsaw.

The album is excellent!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a 'jigsaw' would be handy for most of Cliff's recent recorded output, 500watts would be a good spinning speed. Laughing

I thought the TV interview with Piers Morgan was just a 'snow job' revealing little about Cliff, except perhaps that he is a tax exile for four months of the year and has Cilla Black for a neighbour. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Warning - Cliff Richard - Warning Reply with quote

I agree about the Piers Moron interview! Typical ITV candyfloss with 'Coming up in the next part' bits for viewers that they think have low attention spans.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So he didn't finally admit that he bats for the "other team" then? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Wired For Sound" was the Cliff Richard track I really liked. Came out about the time Walkmans first came on the market
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff is Sixty Nine today! Born 14th October 1940! Shocked
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