Cliff Richard ‎– Silver (1983)

Silver is a studio album by English pop/rock vocalist Cliff Richard, released in 1983 on EMI Records. Though derived from the album’s opening cut, the title also paid reference to the singer’s “Silver Jubilee,” as 1983 marked his 25th year in the music business. In the U.K., the album was briefly issued as a double album with the second record comprised of cover versions of ’50s rock ‘n’ roll hits, later issued as a separate LP.

Videos were made with choreographed dance scenes for the Mike Batt ballad “Please Don’t Fall in Love”, the hi-tech/uptempo “Baby You’re Dynamite” and lead-off single “Never Say Die (Give a Little Bit More)” — subtitled after the song’s prominent chorus line, through not to be confused with the namesake song from the earlier I’m No Hero album. Though not planned for single release, “Ocean Deep” was ultimately issued as such by popular demand and has since become a fan favorite in various territories.

Stateside, Silver was titled Give a Little Bit More and given an altered tracklist, swapping “Front Page” for Richard’s rendition of Ritchie Valens’ “Donna.”

A1. “Silver’s Home Tonight” (3:44)
A2. “Hold On” (3:22)
A3. “Never Say Die (Give a Little Bit More)” (3:40)
A4. “Front Page” (3:12)
A5. “Ocean Deep” (5:21)
B1. “Locked Inside Your Prison” (3:28)
B2. “Please Don’t Fall in Love” (3:12)
B3. “Baby You’re Dynamite” (3:56)
B4. “The Golden Days Are Over” (4:21)
B5. “Love Stealer” (3:40)

Acoustic Guitar [12 Strings] – John Clark (A5)
Backing Vocals – Cliff Richard (A1, A2, A4 to B5), Guy Fletcher (B3), John Perry (A5, B4, B5), Mike Batt (B2), Stu Calver (A5, B4, B5), Terry Britten (A3), Tony Rivers (A5, B4, B5)
Bass – Alan Jones (B3), Mark Griffiths (A1, A3, A5, B4, B5)
Bass Guitar – Frank McDonald (B2)
Brass – Ronnie Asprey (A3)
Drums – Brian Bennett (B3), Graham Jarvis (A1 to A3, A5, B2, B4, B5)
Guitar – Alan Parker (B2), John Clark (A1, B4, B5), Nigel Jenkins (B3), Ray Russell (B2), Terry Britten (A3)
Keyboards – Craig Pruess (A1, A2, B1, B4, B5), Guy Fletcher (B3), Nick Glennie-Smith (A3)
Percussion – Brian Bennett (B3)
Saxophone – Mel Collins (A2, B1), Ronnie Asprey (A3)
Synthesizer, Loops [Vocals] – Craig Pruess (A5)
Trumpet – Martin Drover (A3)
Vocals – Cliff Richard

Design [Cover] – Cream
Mixed By – John Hudson (A3), Keith Bessey (A1, A2, A4 to B1, B3 to B5), Steve Churchyard (B2)
Photography By – Snowdon
Recorded By – Dick Lewsey (B2), John Hudson (A3), Keith Bessey (A1, A2, A4 to B1, B4, B5), Peter R. Vince (B3), Steve Churchyard (B2)

Artist/Album Pages:

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎– Individual Choice (1983)
Individual Choice is the ninth Atlantic-era studio album by French/American violinist Jean-Luc Ponty...
Zebra ‎– Zebra (1983)
Zebra is the debut album by the namesake American symphonic/hard-rock trio, released in 1983 on Atla...
King Crimson
King Crimson are an English rock band, active at multiple intervals since 1969. The original lineup ...
Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard (born Oct. 14, 1940) is an English pop vocalist with a career that has spanned more ...
Nathan Mahl ‎– Parallel Eccentricities (1983)
Parallel Eccentricities is the debut album by Quebecois symphonic-rock combo Nathan Mahl, released i...
Real Life ‎– Heartland (1983)
Heartland is the debut album by Australian New Romantic band Real Life, released in 1983 on MCA. ...
Iron Maiden ‎– Piece of Mind (1983)
Piece of Mind is the fourth album by English metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1983 on EMI. ...
John Miles ‎– Play On (1983)
Play On is the sixth album by English musician/songwriter John Miles, released in 1983 on EMI. ...
Yes ‎– 90125 (1983)
90125 is the eleventh studio album by English art-rock band Yes, released in 1983 on Atco. Tr...
Crossfire ‎– See You in Hell (1983)
See You in Hell is the debut album by Belgian metal band Crossfire, released in 1983 on Mausoleum Re...
Renaissance ‎– Time-Line (1983)
Time-Line is the eleventh studio album by English modern-rock combo Renaissance, released in 1983 on...
Chopyn were an English art-rock band that released the album Grand Slam on Jet Records in 1975. The ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *