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Cliff Sings

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Released  November 1959
Artist  Cliff Richard
Producer  Norrie Paramor
Length  36:10
Release date  November 1959
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Cliff Sings (1959)  Me and My Shadows (1960)
Label  Columbia Graphophone Company
Genres  Rock and roll, Pop music, Traditional pop music
Similar  Cliff Richard albums, Pop music albums

Cliff Richard's second album Cliff Sings was released in November 1959 and reached No. 2 in his native the UK, album chart despite not including "Living Doll", Richard's first #1 single. The album charted higher than his debut released earlier in the year.


Recorded in both stereo and mono but only originally released in mono on LP.

This album lays down a starting post marker for a repeated pattern during Richard's career during the 1960s in which the Shadows would eventually be marginalised out of his career as a backing group by his producer Norrie Paramor. From this album onwards, for the interim until the mid-1960s, the Shadows and the Norrie Paramor orchestra would jointly share backing duties 50:50. Tony Meehan was used as a session drummer for tracks backed by the NP orchestra.

This album was also marketed on the EP format into four EPs: Cliff Sings no.1 to 4 (both mono and stereo).

Release formats

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

    Cliff Richard and the Shadows
  • Cliff Richard – lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin – lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch - rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris – bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan – drums
  • Production
  • Produced by Norrie Paramor
  • Engineered by Malcolm Addey
  • Songs

    1Blue Suede Shoes1:44
    2Snake and the Bookworm2:10
    3I Gotta Know2:26


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