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Cliff Richard - The Rock Connection (1984)

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Cliff Richard - The Rock Connection (1984)

Cliff Richard - The Rock Connection (1984)
Rock, Pop Rock, Rock 'N' Roll | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 51:40 Min | 458,46 Mb
Label: EMI Records Ltd. (Australia) | Cat.# CD MID 166183 (CDP 166183) | Released: 1984, November
Cliff Richard - The Rock Connection (1984)

"The Rock Connection" is the twenty-seventh solo studio album by Cliff Richard. Released in November 1984 on EMI, the album is a part studio, part compilation album. It includes seven studio tracks recorded exclusively for the album, five tracks from the previous year's limited release album Rock 'n' Roll Silver, one previously released single, and one B-side from 1980. The album reached #43 on the UK Albums Chart. Two singles were released to promote the album. "Shooting from the Heart" was released in October 1984 and only reached #51 on the UK Singles Chart. "Heart User" was released in January 1985 and only reached #46. Most notably, although released almost two years prior, the hit single "She Means Nothing to Me" - a duet with Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers featuring Mark Knopfler - was included. Originally released in January 1983 and lifted from Phil Everly's self-titled solo album, "She Means Nothing to Me" made it to #9 on the UK Singles Chart.
~Wikipedia

"The Rock Connection" was originally released in 1984, some 26 years into Cliff Richard's career. Along with the Rock 'n' Roll Silver album from the prior year, this record constituted Richard's back-to-basics phase, working virtually live in the studio with a loud five-piece band built around John Clark on guitars, Mark Griffiths on bass, and Dave Cook and Alan Park on keyboards, with Stuart Tosh and Graham Jarvis alternating on drums. The resulting album was decidedly uneven much of it came off as a loud, lean, crisp mix of rock & roll and power pop, Richard's voice surrounded by (and often immersed beneath) in-your-face electric guitars and synthesizers. On most of those numbers, Richard tried hard but, apart from a few moments, particularly on the synthesizer-laden ballad "La Gonave," he's overwhelmed by the sheer wattage of the sound around him not so much his voice as whatever personality he brings to it seems buried beneath the guitars and drums, so that even where the melody comes through, as on the haunting middle section of "Lovers and Friends," his singing seems mechanical. And the squeaky, beeping synthesizers on what starts out as the minimalist version of "Lucille" (before turning into very brittle noise) added nothing to the song Richard actually comes close to doing something with this number, except that he sings too loudly and ends up trying too hard. But "Be Bop A Lula" ended up rather better, exuding raw power and no ultramodern distractions. And then there was "Donna," which receives a soaring, powerful, yet eloquent performance and is one of Richard's few reconsiderations of his classic recordings that comes off better than his original. And the highlight was a song that had been Richard's May 1983 single, "She Means Nothing to Me" the track straddled several decades and an ocean, written by Dave Edmunds' bassist John David and featuring the best vocals on the album, no surprise there as it is a duet between Richard and Phil Everly and is worth the price of admission by itself.
~Review by Bruce Eder

Cliff Richard - The Rock Connection (1984)

Cliff Richard - The Rock Connection (1984)


Release of the album: 1984, November [LP EMI Records, Cat.# EJ 2603091, UK]
Release of this CD: 1984 [CD EMI Records Ltd. (Australia), Cat.# CD MID 166183 (CDP 166183) / UPC: 5099916618329]
Track 12 ℗ 1980
℗ 1984, Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11, 14 ℗ 1983
Track 13 ℗ 1983 Capitol Records, Inc.
Original sound recording made by EMI Records Ltd.
This compilation ℗ 1984 EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured and Distributed by the EMI Music Group Australasia

Tracklist:

01. Heart User (03:42)
02. Willie And The Hand Jive (03:52)
03. Lovers And Friends (04:35)
04. Never Be Anyone Else But You (04:05)
05. La Gonave (03:56)
06. Over You (03:11)
07. Shooting From The Heart (03:12)
08. Learning How To Rock 'N' Roll (03:13)
09. Lucille (03:39)
10. Be Bop A Lula (03:17)
11. Donna (04:21)
12. Dynamite (03:14)
13. She Means Nothing To Me (duet with Phil Everly feat. Mark Knopfler) (03:36)
14. Makin' History (03:48)

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DR12 0.00 dB -15.01 dB 3:42 01-Heart User
DR13 -0.33 dB -15.94 dB 3:52 02-Willie And The Hand Jive
DR11 -1.34 dB -14.35 dB 4:35 03-Lovers And Friends
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DR12 -0.48 dB -15.59 dB 3:11 06-Over You
DR12 -1.98 dB -16.64 dB 3:12 07-Shooting From The Heart
DR12 0.00 dB -13.52 dB 3:13 08-Learning How To Rock 'N' Roll
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DR12 -2.42 dB -16.67 dB 3:17 10-Be Bop A Lula
DR15 0.00 dB -17.21 dB 4:21 11-Donna
DR12 -1.16 dB -15.74 dB 3:14 12-Dynamite
DR13 -0.87 dB -15.05 dB 3:36 13-She Means Nothing To Me
DR11 -1.51 dB -14.91 dB 3:48 14-Makin' History
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Official DR value: DR13

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Codec: FLAC
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