Cliff at Christmas

Cliff at Christmas

by Cliff Richard


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Cliff at Christmas

Given that many of Cliff Richard's biggest hits of the '80s and beyond tended to be his seasonal offerings, Christmas compilations such as this have long been a sure-fire banker, and Cliff at Christmas did not disappoint, either commercially or creatively. A Top Ten hit in December 2003, Cliff at Christmas gathers up nine past festive hits, including the inevitable "Mistletoe and Wine," "Saviour's Day," "Little Town," and "Millennium Prayer" -- albeit with the occasional remix thrown in to give them a more contemporary sheen. The real meat, however, are the eight new recordings that complete the set, and if the album does veer more towards the crasser side of the holidays (does anybody ever need to re-record "Walking in the Air," the theme from The Snowman?), then that only adds to the lightheartedness of the affair. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," and "Let It Snow" are so much a part of the modern holidays that Cliff at Christmas would have seemed incomplete without them. For obvious reasons, this is not an album you feel like listening to for 11 months of the year. But once the Advent calendar is hung on the wall, and before you start sweeping the pine needles off the carpet, you'll certainly want to spin it at least once. And if you happen to press "repeat" by accident -- oh, what the hell, it's Christmas, after all.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2003
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 0724359349824
catalogNumber: 593498

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cliff Richard   Primary Artist
Jeff Richman   Guitar
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
John Hammond   Drums
Mike Haughton   Saxophone
Stephen Hussey   Strings
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Michael Mellett   Background Vocals
Paul Moessl   Conductor,Keyboards
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Phil Palmer   Guitar
John McPherson   Guitar
Hazel Fernandez   Background Vocals
Anne Skates   Vocal Director
Michelle Wolf   Background Vocals
Alex Charles   Background Vocals
Simon Lee   Conductor
Kara Tualatai   Background Vocals
Pete Gordeno   Keyboards
Dave Laudat   Background Vocals
Urban Soul Orchestra   Strings,Horn
Amanda Omartian   Background Vocals
Lizzie Deane   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Cliff Richard   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Peter Wolf   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Chris Eaton   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Clive Black   Executive Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Chris Cameron   Orchestral Arrangements
Terry Christian   Engineer
Stephen Hussey   Orchestral Arrangements
Gerry Kitchingham   Remixing
Hugh Martin   Composer
Paul Moessl   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Omartian   Arranger,Producer
Jeremy Paul   Composer
Craig Pruess   Producer
Ben Robbins   Engineer,Remixing
Mike Ross   Engineer
Robin Sellars   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Nick Trevisick   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Nigel Wright   Producer
Dick Smith   Composer
Dave Arch   Orchestration
Keith Bessey   Engineer
Howard Blake   Composer
Anne Skates   Vocal Arrangements
Timothy Eames   Programming,Pro-Tools
Ralph Blane   Composer
Lee McCutcheon   Programming
Keith Strachan   Composer
Jester Hairston   Composer
Steven Deal   Composer
Paul Field   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Christian Leitgeb   Engineer
Fred Jay   Composer
Leslie Stewart   Composer
Chris Porter   Producer,Engineer

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