Listen to Cliff!

Released April 1961
Genre Rock and roll, pop standards
Length 39:51
Label Columbia
Producer Norrie Paramor

Listen to Cliff! is the fourth album by singer Cliff Richard. It was released through EMI Columbia Records in April 1961 and features rock and pop standards, it reached No. 2 in the UK album chart, charting for 26 consecutive weeks and re-entering twice.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, no singles were officially released from the album. None of the 1961 single releases are available on this album. The album mainly features covers of musicals and popular 30’s and 40’s songs. “Blue Moon” was issued as an export single. Tony Meehan was used as a session drummer with the Norrie Paramor orchestra.



2 Track listing

3 Release formats

4 Personnel


This album was then re-marketed on the EP format into 2 EPs:

Listen to Cliff no.1 (mono)
Listen to Cliff no.2 (mono)

Track listing

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “What’d I Say” Ray Charles 3:03
2. “Blue Moon” Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 3:32
3. “True Love Will Come to You” Peter Chester, Bruce Welch 2:58
4. “Lover” Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 1:49
5. “Unchained Melody” Alex North, Hy Zaret 3:30
6. “Idle Gossip” Floyd Huddleston, Joseph Meyer 2:54
7. “First Lesson in Love” Peter Chester, Bruce Welch 1:56
8. “Almost Like Being in Love” Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe 2:05

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Beat out Dat Rhythm on a Drum” Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II 1:59
2. “Memories Linger On” Peter Chester, Bruce Welch 2:40
3. “Temptation” Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed 2:24
4. “I Live for You” Peter Chester, Bruce Welch 2:15
5. “Sentimental Journey” Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer 2:09
6. “I Want You to Know” Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino 2:29
7. “We Kiss in a Shadow” Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers 3:23
8. “It’s You” Peter Chester, Bruce Welch 3:22

CD reissue bonus tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length

17. “True Love Will Come to You” Peter Chester, Bruce Welch 2:42
18. “I Want You to Know” Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino 2:24

Release formats

Vinyl LP mono & stereo
Reel to Reel Tape.(?) mono.
CD mono
CD mono/stereo


Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Cliff Richard – lead vocals
Hank Marvin – lead guitar
Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
Jet Harris – bass guitar
Tony Meehan – drums session musician
Produced by Norrie Paramor
Engineered by Malcolm Addey