This is a 1980 compilation of Cliff Richard’s early hits between 1958 and 1962 – I guess with 1962 being the year that The Beatles came along and took his British rock and roll crown from him. The album is credited to Cliff Richard, but essentially it’s Cliff Richard & The Drifters, who then morphed into The Shadows.
There’s a lot of forgettable material on here – which I’m sure was memorable back in the day (the number of Top-10 placings the tracklisting boasts is proof of that), but songs with names like Gee Whiz It’s You really date the record back to simpler times.
Having grown up in the 1980s, I now can’t listen to Living Doll without hearing The Young Ones, but thankfully Move It has remained untarnished and is truly a hidden gem of British rock music.
Hit: Living Doll
Hidden Gem: Move It