Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll

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Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll
Just... Fabulous Rock n Roll - Cliff Richard album.jpg
Studio album by
Released11 November 2016 (2016-11-11) (CD, DD)
25 November 2016 (LP)
GenreRock and roll
LabelSony Music
ProducerSteve Mandile
Cliff Richard chronology
75 at 75
(2015)
Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll
(2016)
Stronger Thru the Years
(2017)
Singles from Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll
  1. "Roll Over Beethoven"
    Released: 30 September 2016
  2. "It's Better to Dream (Christmas mix)"
    Released: 25 November 2016
  3. "Blue Suede Shoes"
    Released: 14 January 2017

Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll is a studio album by Cliff Richard, released 11 November 2016.[1][2] The album continues the rock 'n' roll theme of his previous studio album The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook. It comprises covers of 14 classic rock 'n' roll songs and one new song "It's Better to Dream". It features Elvis Presley in duet with Richard in "Blue Suede Shoes" and Peter Frampton on guitar in "Dimples". The album reached number 4 on the UK Albums Chart and has been certified Gold for sales over 100,000 in the UK.[3] The album reportedly has sales of 138,318 units in the UK.[4]

The album was produced by Steve Mandile and recorded at the Blackbird Studio and Steve Mandile Productions. The lead single from the album is a cover of the Chuck Berry classic "Roll Over Beethoven" and for the 2016 Christmas season, "It's Better to Dream" (Christmas mix) was adapted from the original album version and released as a Christmas single.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."Blue Suede Shoes" (with Elvis Presley)Carl PerkinsCarl Perkins; Elvis Presley2:06
2."Butterfly"Bernie Lowe, Kal MannCharlie Gracie; Andy Williams2:42
3."Sweet Little Sixteen"Chuck BerryChuck Berry3:08
4."She's Got It"John Marascalco, Richard PennimanLittle Richard3:00
5."His Latest Flame"Doc Pomus, Mort ShumanElvis Presley2:52
6."Move It"Ian SamwellCliff Richard & The Drifters2:55
7."You Send Me"Sam CookeSam Cooke2:58
8."Multiplication"Bobby DarinBobby Darin2:44
9."Roll Over Beethoven"Chuck BerryChuck Berry2:49
10."Dimples" (featuring Peter Frampton)James Bracken, John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker3:59
11."Great Balls of Fire" / "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (medley)Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer / Dave WilliamsJerry Lee Lewis4:03
12."Memphis, Tennessee"Chuck BerryChuck Berry2:34
13."Cathy's Clown"Don EverlyThe Everly Brothers3:35
14."Keep A-Knockin' (but You Can't Come In)"Richard PennimanLittle Richard3:21
15."It's Better to Dream" (original track)Andy Childs, Steve Mandile(new song)3:02

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawkes, Rebecca (29 September 2016). "Rock on: Cliff Richard to release classic rock 'n' roll covers album". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ Farrell, Ally (29 September 2016). "Sir Cliff Richard gets all revved up and announces his long-awaited new album as historical sex assault claims are dropped". The Sun. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ "UK certification Database". BPI. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ Paine, Andre (7 February 2018). "'He can absolutely be a streaming artist': Warner Music Entertainment signs Cliff Richard for 60th anniversary". Music Week. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Cliff Richard – Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cliff Richard – Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cliff Richard – Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 47, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Cliff Richard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2016". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Cliff Richard – Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.