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Limited two CD edition contains exclusive jigsaw and a bonus three track CD. 2009 release from vocalist Sir Cliff Richard and his original backing band, The Shadows, issued to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of their initial success. For this, their first album together in more than 30 years, Cliff and The Shadows (Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett) have re-recorded many of their early hits as well as new tracks. The album is being released as Cliff and the boys head out on a sold-out farewell tour. Cliff has 14 U.K. #1 hits to his name and is the only British artist to have hit singles in six consecutive decades since his first chart appearance with the Shadows, 'Move It,' in 1958. Features 25 tracks including 'The Young Ones', 'Living Doll', 'Travellin' Light', 'In The Country', 'Summer Holiday' and many more. EMI.
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Sound is excellent and they are all in fantastic voice. Gotta have it in your collection if you are a rock and roller.
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To start off, most Americans will have no idea who these guys are. A little background: Cliff Richard is the most successful single artist in British pop music history. Since 1958, when he first hit the charts, he's had 14 chart toppers (both solo and with the Shads) and over 125 top 40 hits, going right up to this year. The Shadows (started out as the Drifters, but changed their name so as not to be confused with the American group of the same name) were Cliff's backing band, but also had many hits on their own, topping the charts 5 times in addition to the ones they had with Cliff. These were the biggest British acts in Britain before the Beatles, although they still had considerable success after the Merseybeat invasion. These guys, together and separately, are huge names in Britain and very important for the history of rock and roll there.
Returning to the album: what do we find here? Well, Cliff and the Shads redo many of their early hits from the late 50s and early 60s and add 3 other covers with a modern feel. If you like music from that period, you'll love this. The songs are great--it's a mystery why these guys never made it in the US. You probably know 'Singing the Blues,' but this version is much heavier than Guy Mitchell's. It's fun, just downright fun! When you listen to this album, you'll be singing along and stompin' your feet. This is what rock n roll should be. Can guys in their late 60s still rock and roll? YES--These guys were the pioneers and they still have it!!
PS The special edition includes an extra CD with three more songs. It's worth the extra few dollars.
In the reunion concerts, the Shadows played some instrumental sets. These are not on this CD, which is unfortunate, and the concert DVD is only available in PAL and region 2. If you have the ability to play such a DVD, buy it: it's more entertaining and complete than this studio CD.