Completely Cilla: 1963-1973

Completely Cilla: 1963-1973

by Cilla BlackCilla Black


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Cilla Black wasn't a natural singer when the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, discovered her, and while she learned the ropes well enough and developed into a strong ballad singer, she was never a serious threat to Dusty Springfield in the talent department. But the pop world isn't really about pure talent as much as it is a matter of timing, luck, having the right look, and maybe most of all, good material and good production. Black had all of those things going for her in the early '60s, and since her producer throughout the decade was none other than George Martin, her signature body of work between 1963 and 1973, the period covered by this lavish box set (released in advance of Black's 50th anniversary as a performer in 2013), holds up pretty well all these years later. Not bad for a onetime hatcheck girl at the Cavern Club -- out of all Epstein's Liverpool acts, which also included Gerry & the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, she trailed only the Beatles in total record sales. This six-disc box (five CDs and a DVD) collects all the A- and B-sides of her singles, her EPs, and her seven LPs in the order they were recorded, 139 songs in all, the majority of which were produced by Martin. The DVD is also a real treat, featuring 25 video clips drawn from her BBC shows and television appearances from the same time period. Throw in the 36-page booklet that accompanies things, and this set is the complete deal, the most complete presentation yet of Black's work from her peak commercial years.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2012
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 5099960283221
catalogNumber: 6028322


Disc 1

  1. A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
  2. Shy of Love
  3. Love of the Loved
  4. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  5. Just for You
  6. You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)
  7. This Empty Place
  8. Suffer Now I Must
  9. It's for You
  10. He Won't Ask Me
  11. Is It Love?
  12. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
  13. Love Letters
  14. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  15. Ol' Man River
  16. Every Little Bit Hurts
  17. Come to Me
  18. Baby It's You
  19. I'm Not Alone Anymore
  20. One Little Voice (Uno Di Voi)
  21. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  22. Goin' out of My Head
  23. Dancing in the Street
  24. Whatcha Gonna Do 'Bout It
  25. Some Things You Never Get Used To
  26. I've Been Wrong Before
  27. I Don't Want to Know
  28. My Love Come Home
  29. Poor Boy
  30. When I Fall in Love
  31. (There's) No Place to Hide

Disc 2

  1. The Cherry Song
  2. Shotgun
  3. Anytime You Need Me
  4. Please Don't Teach Me to Love You
  5. Yesterday
  6. In a Woman's Eyes
  7. Baby I'm Yours
  8. The Real Thing
  9. One Two Three
  10. Make It Easy on Yourself
  11. Love's Just a Broken Heart (L'Amour Est Ce Qu'il Est)
  12. A Lover's Concerto
  13. Everything I Touch Turns to Tears
  14. Alfie
  15. Night Time Is Here
  16. Sing a Rainbow
  17. Don't Answer Me (Ti Vedo Uscire)
  18. The Right One Is Left
  19. A Fool Am I (Dimmelo Parlami)
  20. For No One
  21. Abyssinian Secret
  22. Trees and Loneliness
  23. Time
  24. There I Go (Se Per Te C'e Soltanto Quell'uomo)
  25. Only You Can Free My Mind
  26. What Good Am I?
  27. Over My Head
  28. Misty Roses
  29. All My Love (Solo Tu)
  30. Follow Me

Disc 3

  1. What the World Needs Now Is Love
  2. Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me
  3. This Is the First Time
  4. I Only Live to Love You (Cosa Si Fa Stasera)
  5. Suddenly You Love Me (Uno Tranquillo)
  6. From Now On
  7. I Couldn't Take My Eyes Off You
  8. A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et Une Femme)
  9. Yo-Yo
  10. Follow the Path of the Stars
  11. Work Is a Four Letter Word
  12. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
  13. Step Inside Love
  14. Where Is Tomorrow? (Non C'Èdomani)
  15. Work Is a Four Letter Word
  16. Your Heart Is Free (Just Like the Wind) (Le Vent et La Jeunesse)
  17. It'll Never Happen Again
  18. Liverpool Lullaby
  19. Without Him
  20. Forget Him
  21. Think of Me (Siamo Qui)
  22. I Am a Woman
  23. Surround Yourself with Sorrow
  24. Only Forever Will Do (Prigioniero Del Mondo)
  25. London Bridge
  26. Aquarius
  27. Red Rubber Ball
  28. You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)

Disc 4

  1. Words
  2. Conversations
  3. A Street Called Hope
  4. For Once in My Life
  5. Little Pleasure Acre
  6. I Can't Go on Living Without You
  7. It Feels So Good
  8. If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
  9. Black Paper Roses
  10. Rule Britannia
  11. Sweet Inspiration
  12. Put a Little Love in Your Heart
  13. The April Fools
  14. Both Sides Now
  15. Mysterious People (Det Gatfulla Folket)
  16. Dear Madame
  17. Oh Pleasure Man
  18. Across the Universe
  19. Your Song
  20. It's Different Now
  21. Sad Sad Song
  22. Child of Mine
  23. Faded Images
  24. That's Why I Love You
  25. Junk
  26. The First of May

Disc 5

  1. (They Long to Be) Close to You
  2. Make It with You
  3. Rainbow
  4. Our Brand New World
  5. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  6. Just Friends
  7. Down in the City
  8. Help Me Jesus
  9. Sleep Song
  10. Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)
  11. The World I Wish for You
  12. La La La Lu
  13. Thank Heavens I've Got You
  14. I Hate Sunday
  15. I've Still Got My Heart Joe
  16. I Don't Know How to Love Him
  17. Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
  18. Oh My Love
  19. Without You
  20. The Long and Winding Road
  21. Winterwood
  22. Day by Day
  23. You You You
  24. Silly Wasn't I?

Disc 6

  1. Suddenly You Love Me (Uno Tranquillo)
  2. One Two Three
  3. Step Inside Love
  4. Misty Roses
  5. Love's Just a Broken Heart (L'Amour Est Ce Qu'il Est) [From the BBC TV
  6. Where Is Tomorrow? (Non C'Èdomani)
  7. You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) [From the BBC TV Sho
  8. Surround Yourself with Sorrow
  9. Mysterious People (Det Gatfulla Folket) [From A Royal Television Gala P
  10. (They Long to Be) Close to You
  11. Sing a Rainbow
  12. What the World Needs Now Is Love
  13. The World I Wish for You
  14. You You You
  15. Winterwood
  16. The Long and Winding Road
  17. I've Still Got My Heart Joe
  18. Oh My Love
  19. Day by Day
  20. I Don't Know How to Love Him
  21. Baby We Can't Go Wrong
  22. I'll Have to Say I Love You, in a Song
  23. Flashback
  24. He Was a Writer
  25. (I Wanted to Call It) Off
  26. Desert Island Discs: Cilla Black
  27. Passing Strangers
  28. Norwegian Wood
  29. Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cilla Black   Primary Artist,Interviewee
Mort Shuman   Conductor
Ian Green   Conductor
Johnny Harris   Conductor
Jimmy Horowitz   Conductor
Sounds Incorporated   Accompaniment
Mike Vickers   Conductor
George Martin   Conductor,Musical Direction,Interviewee
Chris Gunning   Conductor
Maggie Stredder Singers   Background Vocals
Lew Warburton   Conductor
Williams   Conductor
Marionettes   Background Vocals
Breakaways   Background Vocals
Johnny Scott   Conductor
Johnnie Spence   Conductor,Accompaniment
Bruisers   Accompaniment
Johnny Hawkins   Conductor
Lou Warburton   Conductor
Ronnie Hazelnut   Conductor

Technical Credits

Thomas Arne   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
Jim Croce   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Jimmy Holiday   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer,Liner Notes
Don McLean   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer,Liner Notes
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Cliff Richard   Liner Notes
Paul Simon   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Mort Shuman   Arranger,Composer,Direction
Burt Bacharach   Composer,Liner Notes,Direction
Gus Backus   Composer
Graham Bell   Composer
John Cameron   Composer
Roger Cook   Composer
Lesley Duncan   Composer
John Farrar   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Ian Green   Arranger
Albert Hammond   Composer
Johnny Harris   Arranger
Jimmy Horowitz   Arranger
Barry Mann   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Earl Okin   Composer
Yoko Ono   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Mike Vickers   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Direction
Bob Stone   Composer
Phil Coulter   Composer
George Martin   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Direction
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Alan O'Day   Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Joshie Armstead   Composer
Chris Arnold   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Roger Atkins   Composer
Don Black   Composer
Leonard Borisoff   Composer
Peter Callander   Composer
Ed Cobb   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Rod Edwards   Composer
Tom Evans   Composer
Guy Fletcher   Composer
Mick Gallagher   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Cornelius Grant   Composer
Roger Greenaway   Composer,Liner Notes
Chris Gunning   Arranger,Liner Notes
Pete Ham   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Mike Hazelwood   Composer
Richard Henn   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Tony Hicks   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Jerry Lordan   Composer
Kenny Lynch   Composer
John Lyndon   Liner Notes
John Madara   Composer
Geoff Morrow   Composer
Norman Newell   Composer
Doris Payne   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Denny Randell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Gloria Sklerov   Composer
Marcel Stellman   Composer
Geoff Stephens   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Terry Thompson   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Artie Wayne   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Bruce Woodley   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Gino Paoli   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Jerry Keller   Composer
Doug Flett   Composer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Johnny Pearson   Arranger,Direction
Umberto Bindi   Composer
Fred Bongusto   Composer
Tony Barrow   Liner Notes
Lew Warburton   Arranger
Williams   Arranger
Reed   Composer,Liner Notes
Tony Macaulay   Composer
Bruno Zambrini   Composer
Christian Chevallier   Composer
Ed Welch   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Martha Sharp   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Helen Miller   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Rita Mann   Composer
Thomas McAleese   Composer
Paddy Roberts   Composer
John Shakespeare   Composer
Hal Shaper   Composer
Geoff Stevens   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Olle Adolphson   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Clive Westlake   Composer
David Martin   Composer
David White   Composer
Roger Penzabene   Composer
Jimmy Tarbuck   Liner Notes
Margot Quantrell   Liner Notes
Michelle Vendome   Composer
Roger Hands   Composer
Stephen Munns   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Daniele Pace   Composer
Mario Panzeri   Composer
Werner Scharfenberger   Composer
Fini Busch   Composer
Randy Myers   Composer
Jimmy Dunning   Composer
Molly-Ann Leikin   Composer
Flavio Carraresi   Composer
Bill Martin   Composer
Guy Woolfenden   Composer
Steven Schwartz   Composer
Joe Smith   Composer
Robert Weinstein   Composer
Mel Mitchell   Composer
Robert Willis   Composer,Executive Producer
Josephine Armstead   Composer
Johnny Scott   Arranger,Direction
Stan Kelly   Composer
Johnnie Spence   Arranger,Direction
F. Baird   Composer
Luis Enriquez   Composer
Barney Williams   Composer
Gregory Carroll   Composer
John Scott   Liner Notes
Federico Monti Arduini   Composer
Gene Colonnello   Composer
Autry Dewalt   Composer
Johnny Hawkins   Arranger
Jo Blair   Marketing
Ronald Miller   Composer
Lou Warburton   Arranger
William Junior Campbell   Composer
Simone Avadis   Composer
Roy Plomley   Interviewer
Ronnie Hazelnut   Arranger
Robert Livraghi   Composer
Nicky Welsh   Direction
Mario Fu Luigi Coppola   Composer
Laurenzo Pilat   Composer
Bobby Willis   Composer
Belle Gonzalez   Composer
Anelio Elio Isola   Composer

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