23.If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind - (studio)
24.Something Tells Me (Somethings Gonna Happen Tonigh - (studio)
25.Liverpool Lullaby - (studio)
26.Baby We Can't Go Wtong - (studio)
Arrangers: George Martin; John Scott; Johnny Harris; Johnny Pearson; Mike Vickers; Mort Shuman; Nick Welsh; Burt Bacharach.
Among the many recording artists who rode to fame on the Beatles' bandwagon, Cilla Black -- the singing hat-check girl at Liverpool's Cavern Club -- was truly one with enduring talent. It's hard to find anything more reminiscent of swinging '60s London than "Love of the Loved," a Paul McCartney tune and Cilla's debut single (1963). Two McCartney follow-ups, "It's for You" and "Step Inside Love," utilized Cilla's high-powered, slightly nasal delivery as the key element in a highly successful formula -- luring listeners with a softly bewitching intro, then knocking 'em dead with a full-tilt chorus. A generous selection of cabaret ballads appear on this release, many of which were big hits back in Britain. Among these are the Bacharach-David tunes "Alfie," "Make It Easy on Yourself," and "What the World Needs Now Is Love," though Cilla's renditions are somehow less convincing than Dionne Warwick's. Still, if you're a fan -- for completeness' sake anyway -- this is the Cilla CD to own. ~ Stansted Montfichet