• Cliff Richard and The Shadows - 32 Minutes and 17 Seconds
    (Columbia Records  1962  33SX1431)
    UK Pressing

    G&L Flipback Sleeve in Good/Fair condition
    - split along top & bottom

    Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)

     

    Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb; 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist. He is the third biggest selling singles artist of all time in the United Kingdom, with total sales of over 21 million in the UK and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.

    With his backing group The Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single "Move It" is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." A conversion to Christianity and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into gospel music.

    Over a 53-year career, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit awards and two Ivor Novello awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in six consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 2000s (discounting digital downloads and counting only CDs, he had a UK No. 1 single in the 2000s).

    Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore", the latter becoming the first to reach the Hot 100's top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.

    The Shadows are a British pop group with a total of 69 UK hit-charted singles: 35 as 'The Shadows' and 34 as 'Cliff Richard and the Shadows', from the 1950s to the 2000s. Cliff Richard in casual conversation with the British rock press frequently refers to the Shadows by their nickname, 'The Shads'.

    The Shadows were also successful in the British EP charts that were compiled by several different publications during the 1960s based on sales statistics from a limited number of retailers around the country. The Shadows and Cliff Richard & the Shadows each had four No.1 selling EPs.

    According to British Hit Singles & Albums (19th edition), the Shadows are the third most successful UK charted hit-singles act, behind Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard.

    Pioneers of the four-member rock-group format (consisting of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums) in the UK, the group enjoyed a second spell of success and interest in their music from the late seventies until disbandment in 1990. Their unique guitar sound was originally produced by a combination of American Fender guitars, British amplifiers made by Vox and echo units Meazzi Echomatic tape and Binson magnetic disc.

    With singer Cliff Richard, the Shadows dominated the British popular music scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s (i.e. the five-year "Before-Beatles" period: 1958–1962), before The Beatles' first full year in the charts in 1963.

    John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." As the first backing band to emerge as stars in their own right, they were early trailblazers for the beat-group boom that eclipsed them. – The Times 30 November 2005.

    32 Minutes and 17 Seconds with Cliff Richard is the sixth studio album by Cliff Richard and was released in September 1962. The album reached #3 on the UK Albums Chart. The album contains 14 songs, of blues and pop rock, six with the Shadows and eight with the Norrie Paramor Orchestra.

    One single from the album, "It'll Be Me" was released in August 1962 in the lead up to the album's release and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

    In Canada, the album was released with the title "On Your Marks...Get Set...Lets Go!"

    Track listing

    Side A
    No. Title Writer(s) Length
    1. "It'll Be Me" (with The Shadows) Jack Clement 1:55
    2. "So I've Been Told" (with The Shadows) Bruce Welch 2:28
    3. "How Long is Forever" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Chas McDevitt, Shirley Douglas 2:23
    4. "I'm Walkin' the Blues" (with the Shadows) Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett 2:05
    5. "Turn Around" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Tepper-Bennett 2:27
    6. "Blueberry Hill" (with the Shadows) Lewis-Stock-Rose 2:46
    7. "Let's Make a Memory" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Bill Crompton 2:05
    Side B
    No. Title Writer(s) Length
    1. "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" (with the Shadows) Friend-Franklin 1:48
    2. "I'm on My Way" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Tepper-Bennett 2:56
    3. "Spanish Harlem" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector 2:57
    4. "You Don't Know" (with The Shadows) Walter Spriggs 2:49
    5. "Falling in Love with Love" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Rodgers-Hart 1:45
    6. "Who Are We to Say" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Kosloff-Pray 2:44
    7. "I Wake Up Cryin'" (with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra) Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:10

    Personnel

    Cliff Richard and the Shadows
    • Cliff Richard – vocals
    • Hank Marvin – lead guitar
    • Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
    • Jet Harris - bass guitar
    • Brian 'Licorice' Locking – bass guitar
    • Brian Bennett – drums

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    CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS - 32 MINUTES AND 17 SECONDS LP - Nr MINT/EXC+ UK 1962

    • Product Code: 33SX1431
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £12.99

    • Ex Tax: £12.99