Rock'n'Roll Juvenile

Rock'n'Roll Juvenile

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by Cliff Richard
     
 

Cliff Richard's biggest hit album since the mid-'70s came at a time when observers were just beginning to suspect the bubble was bursting. His last few 45s and albums had struggled to repeat the successes that had re-established him on the scene, and a handful of weaker numbers were again crawling back into his repertoire. A change of scenery, to the same Pathe… See more details below

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Cliff Richard's biggest hit album since the mid-'70s came at a time when observers were just beginning to suspect the bubble was bursting. His last few 45s and albums had struggled to repeat the successes that had re-established him on the scene, and a handful of weaker numbers were again crawling back into his repertoire. A change of scenery, to the same Pathe Marconi studios that the Rolling Stones had then-recently been using, brought a change of direction -- gone were the straightforward love songs and ballads; in their stead, Richard began flirting with a distinctly new wave influenced sound, one that was confirmed by his interest in the newly emergent songwriter B.A. Robertson. Writing alongside Terry Britten, Robertson was responsible for Rock'n'Roll Juvenile's two biggest hits, "Hot Shot" and the still remarkable "Carrie" -- one of the most distinctive numbers Richard had recorded in more than a decade. Other numbers -- "Cities May Fall," "Sci Fi," "Walking in the Light" and the album's title track -- maintained that same semi-quirky quality, while the addition of slide guitar and Mellotron to the band lineup gave the entire record such a red-hot contemporary feel that nobody could argue with the album's name. Richard was entering his fourth decade of recording, but he sounded like a kid again.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724353311520
catalogNumber:
533115
Rank:
95663

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cliff Richard   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Madeline Bell   Background Vocals
Herbie Flowers   Bass
Bryn Haworth   Slide Guitar
Terry Britten   Guitar,Background Vocals
Clem Cattini   Drums
Martin Dobson   Saxophone
Martin Drover   Brass
George Ford   Bass
Tristan Fry   Percussion
Graham Jarvis   Drums
Adrian Lee   Piano
Billie Livesey   Keyboards
Chris Mercer   Brass
Peter Skellern   Mellotron
Alan Tarney   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Graham Todd   Piano

Technical Credits

Cliff Richard   Producer
Terry Britten   Composer,Producer
Tony Clark   Engineer
Bruce Welch   Producer
Nigel Goodall   Liner Notes,Data Entry
Macleod Robertson   Composer

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