Cilla Black The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973 (3-CD)

The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973 (3-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released: September 15, 1997
  • Label: EMI Import


  • 1.Love Of The Loved - (studio)
  • 2.Shy Of Love - (studio)
  • 3.Anyone Who Had A Heart - (studio)
  • 4.Just For You - (studio)
  • 5.You're My World - (studio)
  • 6.Suffer Now I Must - (studio)
  • 7.It's For You - (studio)
  • 8.He Won't Ask Me - (studio)
  • 9.You've Lost That Loving F - (studio)
  • 10.Is It Love - (studio)
  • 11.I've Been Wrong Before - (studio)
  • 12.I Don't Want To Know - (studio)
  • 13.Love's Just A Broken Hear - (studio)
  • 14.Yesterday - (studio)
  • 15.Alfie - (studio)
  • 16.Night Time Is Here - (studio)
  • 17.Don't Answer Me - (studio)
  • 18.Right One Is Left, The - (studio)
  • 19.Fool Am I, A (Dimmelo Parl - (studio)
  • 20.For No One - (studio)
  • 21.What Good Am I - (studio)
  • 22.Over My Head - (studio)
  • 23.I Only Live To Love You - (studio)
  • 24.From Now On - (studio)
  • 25.Step Inside Love - (studio)
  • 26.I Couldn't Take My Eyes O - (studio)
  • 27.Where Is Tomorrow - (studio)
  • 28.Work Is A Four Letter Wor - (studio)
  • 29.Surround Yourself With So - (studio)
  • 30.London Bridge - (studio)
  • 31.Conversations - (studio)
  • 32.Liverpool Lullaby - (studio)
  • 33.If I Thought You'd Ever C - (studio)
  • 34.It Feels So Good - (studio)
  • 35.Child Of Mine - (studio)
  • 36.That's Why I Love You - (studio)
  • 37.Something Tells Me (S0met - (studio)
  • 38.La La La Lu - (studio)
  • 39.World I Wish For You, The - (studio)
  • 40.Down In The City - (studio)
  • 41.You You You - (studio)
  • 42.Silly Wasn't I - (studio)
  • 43.Abyssinian Secret - (studio)
  • 44.Trees And Loneliness - (studio)
  • 45.There I Go (Se Per Te C'e - (studio)
  • 46.Time - (studio)
  • 47.M'innamoro (Step Inside L - (studio)
  • 48.Non C'e'domani (Where Is - (studio)
  • 49.Fever - (studio)
  • 50.Shot Of Rhythm And Blue, A - (studio)
  • 51.(Love Is Like A) Heatwave - (studio)
  • 52.Some Things You Never Get - (studio)
  • 53.Poor Boy - (studio)
  • 54.Shotgun - (studio)
  • 55.Cherry Song, The - (studio)
  • 56.Please Don't Teach Me To - (studio)
  • 57.Anytime You Need Me - (studio)
  • 58.Only You Can Free My Mind - (studio)
  • 59.All My Love - (studio)
  • 60.Step Inside Love - (studio)
  • 61.Work Is A Four Letter Wor - (studio)
  • 62.Step Inside Love (First T - (studio)
  • 63.Your Heart Is Free (Just - (studio)
  • 64.On A Street Called Hope - (studio)
  • 65.Changes - (studio)

Product Description:

This Cilla Black box set includes all of her Parlophone singles (A-sides and B-sides) from 1963 to 1973, rare songs, and previously unreleased tracks. A popular British singer in the '60s, Black used to have the same manager (Brian Epstein) and producer (George Martin) as the Beatles; Martin produced this collection.
Composer: Robert Willis.
Audio Remixer: Paul Hicks.
Recording information: Air Studios, London, England (07/25/1963-10/01/1974); Chappell Studios, London, England (07/25/1963-10/01/1974); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (07/25/1963-10/01/1974); Morgan Studios, London, England (07/25/1963-10/01/1974).
Arrangers: Johnny Spence; John Scott; Johnny Pearson; Mike Vickers.
Three CDs and 65 songs is probably more Cilla Black than most of us want to own. As it turns out, however, Black's output is far superior to the limited reputation the carries in the U.S., where she charted but a handful of songs. The material features all of Black's hits, all of her important B-sides, and album tracks; also, disc three is made up entirely of rarities, including some surprising demos like "Step Inside Love" from 1968 with Paul McCartney accompanying her on acoustic guitar -- it's almost good enough to have been released, which also proves that McCartney could have been a top session player if he hadn't made it in any other area. There's also Black's original rehearsal cut of "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues," a full-blown, Cavern-style Merseybeat performance with a band; a surviving Dick James Music acetate of Black's cover of "Fever," accompanied by Gerry & the Pacemakers; plus her unissued versions of "Heatwave" and "Shotgun," both among the best records she ever made, and closing with her mid-'70s cover of Phil Ochs' "Changes." All of the relevant tracks that weren't originally released in stereo have been remixed that way, and a good job was done of it, too. The surprise for most casual listeners will come from the non-hits -- even with her original vocal limitations, which she quickly overcame, Black had a distinctive sound that made her work eminently enjoyable and even impressive. Coupled with some good arrangements and George Martin's crisp production, her music holds up astonishingly well. And Black, as she gained confidence, displays a surprisingly soulful approach on songs such as "He Won't Ask Me" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling." ~ Bruce Eder

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