Cliff Richard Live At The ABC Kingston 1962

Live At The ABC Kingston 1962 is a live album by Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

Because Cliff Richard has gone on (and on and on) for so long, it’s easy to forget what an exciting star he was in his youth.

Or at least it is until you hear a recording like Live At The ABC. Then you understand that Britain did have a genuine rock&roll / pop star before The Beatles.

Cliff Richard Live At The ABC Kingston 1962

Songs On Cliff Richard Live At The ABC Kingston 1962

This starts with a set by The Shadows, partly of instrumentals and partly tracks with vocals before they become Cliff Richard’s backing band.

The Shadows

Tony Marsh Intro: Apache/Shazam
Shadoogie
Wonderful Land
All My Sorrows
Quarter To Three
Nivram
Little B
FBI

Cliff Richard And The Shadows

Tony Marsh Intro
Do You Wanna Dance
Dim Dim The Lights
My Blue Heaven
Razzle Dazzle
Rovin’ Gambler
Save My Soul
When The Girl In Your Arms
I Got A Woman
The Young Ones Medley: Lessons In Love/Got A Funny Feeling/The Young Ones
We Say Yeah

This is an exciting record which stands up well in terms of recording quality despite the fact that it’s over 50 years old.

However when I listened, I had a problem. I couldn’t shake the image from my mind of an old man trying too long and hard to still be young. While I am sure his most devoted fans remain loyal, to many of us, he’s become a joke.

It’s a terrible shame that tarnishes this very good album.

What do you think? Is this the best of the many Cliff Richard live albums?

I’ve included it in my rock & roll and early R&B poll.

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