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ME AND MY SHADOWS

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Me and My Shadows – 1960

Me and My Shadows is the third album by singer Cliff Richard. Recorded with The Shadows, it was released in October 1960 and reached No. 2 in the UK album chart.

No singles were to be officially released in the UK from the album. A pairing of album tracks “Gee Whiz It’s You” and “I Cannot Find a True Love” was pressed as an export single intended for continental Europe but high demand in the UK meant it charted in March 1961 and eventually reached #4 in the UK singles chart. Although very popular for an import, this single broke what would have been a run of 15 consecutive top 3 singles in the UK, although it helped give Richard a record 16 back to back top 5 hits.

This album is the 2nd of only 5 albums Cliff, Me & my Shadows, 21 Today, Finders Keepers, Established 1958 recorded by Richard with exclusive backing by the Shadows during the 1960s. All the others the backing duties are shared between The Shadows and the Norrie Paramor Orchestra.

This album was then re-marketed on the EP format into 3 EPs: Me and my Shadows no.1 (mono) Me and my Shadows no.2 (mono) Me and my Shadows no.3 (mono)

Track listing

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “I’m Gonna Get You” Jet Harris, Hank Marvin 1:53
2. “You and I” Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch 1:54
3. “I Cannot Find a True Love” Ian Samwell 2:34
4. “Evergreen Tree” Wally Gold, Aaron Schroeder 2:40
5. “She’s Gone” Jet Harris, Hank Marvin 2:34
6. “Left Out Again” Pete Chester 3:00
7. “You’re Just the One to Do It” Otis Blackwell 2:24
8. “Lamp of Love” Sid Tepper 1:49

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Choppin’ ‘n’ Changin'” Ian Samwell 2:32
2. “We Have It Made” Sugar, Hall 2:17
3. “Tell Me” Pete Chester, Bruce Welch 2:37
4. “Gee Whizz It’s You” Hank Marvin 2:08
5. “I Love You So” Jet Harris, Cliff Richard 3:07
6. “I’m Willing to Learn” Ben Weisman, Fred Wise 1:58
7. “I Don’t Know” Ian Samwell 2:10
8. “Working After School” Vic Abrams 2:09

Release formats

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

Cassette.(stereo)
CD mono
CD mono/stereo

Personnel

Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Cliff Richard – lead vocals
Hank Marvin – lead guitar
Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
Jet Harris – bass guitar
Tony Meehan – drums

Production
Produced by Norrie Paramor
Engineered by Malcolm Addey