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Young Ones [Bonus Tracks]
     

The Young Ones [Bonus Tracks]

by Cliff Richard
 

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Cliff Richard's third movie was his first to be simultaneously granted a full soundtrack album, as opposed to the four-track EPs which accompanied Serious Charge and Expresso Bongo -- it was, however, also the first to be conceived as a full-fledged musical, and the soundtrack for The Young Ones captures the sheer exuberance and joy of that concept. The

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Cliff Richard's third movie was his first to be simultaneously granted a full soundtrack album, as opposed to the four-track EPs which accompanied Serious Charge and Expresso Bongo -- it was, however, also the first to be conceived as a full-fledged musical, and the soundtrack for The Young Ones captures the sheer exuberance and joy of that concept. The story of a millionaire's pop-singing son who helps save a local youth club from closing, The Young Ones was promoted upon its release as "the first film ever to have three hits in the Top 10" -- a stupendous claim which actually sold itself short. Richard's "When the Girl in Your Arms" and the million-selling title track were joined not only by the Shadows' "The Savage," but also by the inclusion of "Living Doll" in the vaudeville routine. Aside from the Shadows (appearing in both instrumental and vocal roles), Richard is also accompanied by singer Grazina Frame -- the pair duet on "Nothing Is Impossible," while Frame alone performs "No-One for Me But Nicky." The implausibly polite-sounding Michael Sammes Singers, too, throw their considerable weight behind several performances, including "Mambo" and the aforementioned vaudeville routine, an eight-minute medley of corny jokes and lighthearted music which, unfortunately (but hardly surprisingly) works a lot better on film than on record. As a listening experience, then, the highlights of The Young Ones tend to be those you would expect -- Richard's solo performances ("Got a Funny Feeling," "We Say Yeah," "Lessons in Love") and the hit singles. Nevertheless, it remains an historic release, as its title track became the first single by a British artist ever to enter the chart at number one (on January 11, 1962), and only the fourth overall. Another domestic record was set by the song's six-week tenure in the pole position, a record which Richard retained until the Shadows, of all people, snatched it for themselves. The soundtrack itself topped the chart for another six weeks, and spent longer on the U.K. listings than any other Cliff Richard album before or since. And finally, The Young Ones

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724347772320
catalogNumber:
477723
Rank:
180208

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cliff Richard   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Composer
Hank Marvin   Composer
Norrie Paramor   Composer,Producer
Malcolm Addey   Engineer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Bert Lee   Composer
Peter Myers   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Bruce Welch   Composer
Nigel Goodall   Liner Notes
Sy Soloway   Composer
Shirley Wolfe   Composer
George Arthurs   Composer
Peter Lewry   Liner Notes
Peter Gormley   Composer
Ronald Cass   Composer

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