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Et Tu, Cliff?

September 29, 2016 | Music

Cliff Richard wil release his 101st album in November: Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll. So far the good news. The album will include a duet with Elvis: Blue Suede Shoes. 

The veteran rocker recorded the album in the Blackbird studio in Nashville, Tennessee, fulfilling his long-held dream of a "duet" with Elvis.

The album also includes Sir Cliff's version of songs recorded by his "heroes", including hits by Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke and John Lee Hooker.

Tracks include Roll Over Beethoven, Great Balls Of Fire and Sweet Little Sixteen, as well as a new, original track, It's Better To Dream, and Sir Cliff's debut single Move It, first released in August 1958.

He said the album reflected "a happy, creative, and in many ways an innocent time", adding: "Not only do I find it hard to believe that my career has spanned this length of time, but also that I still get the chance to do the thing I love best, and that is to get into a studio."

Gorse wrote on September 29, 2016
Has always had a good word to say about Elvis through the years and although he is currently going through personal turbulent times has made many fine records in his career. A voice lacking the depth and soul of Elvis he nevertheless made the very most of his talents, moved with the times, and recorded very few throwaway efforts as opposed to our boy
Lex wrote on September 29, 2016
Gorse we totally agree on Cliff Richard. He is always respectful towards Elvis, I can understand why it was his dream, but I just don't like altering the original!
JerryNodak wrote on September 29, 2016
Cliff and Elvis together at last. Yet another gimmick.
Natha wrote on September 30, 2016
Yes, Lex. Leave the originals alone!
Ton Bruins wrote on October 02, 2016
Cliff Richard....grrrrrr...don't like his music, voice and personality at all.
shakeahand63 wrote on October 10, 2016
Far from being 'a;ways reverential' toward Elvis, I recall a radio interview he gave where he proclaimed that Elvis was a successful artist, but a failed human being. And hey, Cliff, about that other thing, a lack of evidence is not the same as innocence.