Two Original Albums Plus Bonus Tracks!
In the late-50s the U.S. had Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Little Richard. Cliff Richard was the U.K.'s answer to these rock idols. This 2LP set presents the British singer's fourth and fifth albums. 21 Today, released in 1961 on Richard's 21st birthday, features him with backing by the Shadows tackling rock 'n' roll covers and well-known standards. It was Richard's first album to reach No. 1 on the U.K. charts. Its predecessor, Listen To Cliff, also from 1961, features mainly pop standards and covers of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say" and the big Righteous Brothers hit "Unchained Melody." Among the eight bonus tracks are Richard's hit singles "Bachelor Boy," "I'm Lookin' Out The Window," "Do You Want To Dance?" and one of his best known tracks, "The Young Ones." These albums and singles helped launch Cliff Richard into the pop stratosphere. He's the third-top-selling artist in U.K. singles chart history, behind only the Beatles and Elvis Presley with over 14 No. 1 hit U.K. singles and sales of over 250 million records worldwide.