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I'm Nearly Famous
Genres: Pop, Rock
UK remastered reissue of 1976 album for the British institution once known as 'Britain's answer to Elvis Presley'. 18 tracks including six non-LP A & B-sides as bonus tracks, 'Love is Enough', 'Love On (Shine On)', 'Ho... more »
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UK remastered reissue of 1976 album for the British institution once known as 'Britain's answer to Elvis Presley'. 18 tracks including six non-LP A & B-sides as bonus tracks, 'Love is Enough', 'Love On (Shine On)', 'Honky Tonk Angel', 'Wouldn't You Know It', 'It's Only Me You've Left Behind' & 'You're The One'. 2001.
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 01/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The amazing thing about "I'm Nearly Famous" is that it took so long to be re-released. I had this album when it came out in 1976, and it easily became one of my favorite recordings! The collection is basically good old fashioned music! That's right...songs that have melody and allow Cliff to demonstrate he was NOT a surrogate Elvis. Cliff possessed a far richer and diverse voice than the King, but never really conquered the U.S. Nonetheless, enjoy this wonderful release. The album's show piece is John Dawson Read's beautiful "Such is the Mystery." What a gorgeous song, and beautiful performance/arrangement. I'm so glad Cliff's albums are being re-mastered and offered to us diehard fan!"
One of the most beautiful, evocative albums ever.
Louise Lacaille | Amersham, UK | 02/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In case you're wondering who Cliff Richard is, he's probably the best singer Britain ever produced and he's one of the most underrated singers in the world. If you haven't heard him before, it's been your loss. And this is one of his best albums. Just listen to those superb, funky, top-notch high-pitched vocals of "I Can't Ask For Anymore Than You". (Yes, it really is Cliff Richard). Let yourself be gripped by the heart-wrenching "It's No Use Pretending" (lovely words and melody, and wonderful backing vocals); by the quintessential romantic ballad "Lovers"; by the tender, spine-tingling "Miss You Nights" and the hauntingly beautiful "I Wish You'd Change Your Mind". I like love ballads; but there's not one of today's line-up of boy bands and soloists who can match the profundity of expression and unique poignancy of Cliff's voice. Let yourself be drawn inward by the gentle, evocative yet immeasurably stirring "Such Is The Mystery". This song is a strange enigma which touches you deeper and more lastingly every time you hear it. ROCK to the electrifying, vibrant, exhilarating "I'm Nearly Famous" and succumb to the fast, furious, spellbinding "Devil Woman". In the tear-jerking rock ballad "Alright, it's Alright", you might be forgiven for supposing you were listening to a rock band, but the singing here is really quite exceptional. Cliff, attacked for lack of versatility, flawlessly combines rock, pure pop, disco, romantic ballad and gospel, spanning a huge vocal range. In its entirety, the album is skilful, versatile, exciting and original and has its own, inimitable sound. Complete with symbolic bonus tracks, (including the uplifting "Love On (Shine On)" and the brilliant, once banned "Honky Tonk Angel", this album provides a unique documentary to the turning point in Cliff's career which (deservedly) ensured him immortality in British pop music. If you do not buy this you will never know what you have lost."
Reissued Cliff Richard CD
Music Lover | Lafayette, Indiana, USA | 08/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am very glad they reissued this CD by Cliff Richard. I'm Nearly Famous is well worth the money because it has bonus tracks. The music sounds as good today as it did in 1976. I have been looking for this CD for a very long time and I finally found it on amazon. I wanted this CD mainly for the song "Devil Woman". I love the superstition and the haunting melody of the song. I can picture myself there as he sings about how she is gonna get you from behind and having bad luck since he saw the cat at his door. I have always liked Cliff Richard and his songs. Every song on this CD is different from the other. Other stand outs are "I'm Nearly Famous" and "Miss You Nights". A great Cd for anyone who likes 70's music especially Cliff Richard music."