Cliff Richard – I’m No Hero (1980) [1989, Reissue]

Artist: Cliff Richard
Title: I’m No Hero
Year Of Release: 1989 (1980)
Label: EMI Records Ltd. / Fame (EU)
Genre: Pop/Rock, Electronic
Quality: FLAC (img.+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 38:21
Total Size: 387,15 | 122,96 Mb (Full Scans)
WebSite: Album Preview

“I’m No Hero” is a 1980 album by Cliff Richard. Following the success of his 1979 single “We Don’t Talk Anymore” which was written and arranged by Alan Tarney, the record company were keen to use his services again. For the follow-up album in 1980, he was employed as producer for the entire album. This gave I’m No Hero a cohesive sound but was criticised at the time for being too unadventurous. The songs on the album were similar in style to “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, but it was also a success, generating two top 20 singles, while the album itself made the top five in the UK. With the lead single “Dreamin'” released in August 1980, the album came out a few weeks later. “Dreamin'” became a top 10 hit in both the UK and US, while follow-up “A Little in Love”, released belatedly in January 1981 reached #15 in the UK and #17 in the US. The album itself made #4 in the UK album charts, but due to the lack of singles, failed to sustain as lengthy a run in the Top 75 as his previous album. The delayed release of the second single was most likely due to the release of “Suddenly”, a duet with Olivia Newton-John, which had been featured on the Xanadu soundtrack. This was also a top 20 hit in the UK and US – making this the most successful period for Cliff Richard in the American market. The album received positive reviews and kept Richard high in the charts during this, his revival period. It was also the last time he would appear in the US top 20. Album track “Give a Little Bit More”, which was co-written by Andy Hill, who was about to become famous as writer and producer for Bucks Fizz, was released in some countries as a single, as was “In the Night” – although this wasn’t the same as the Barbara Dickson song which was released around the time (and was also produced by Tarney). “Give a Little Bit More” gave Richard a third hit from the album in the US, peaking at #41.
Release of the album: 1980, September [LP EMI Records, Cat.# EMA 796, UK]
Release of this CD: 1989 [CD EMI Records Ltd. / Fame (EU), Cat.# CD-FA 3148 (CDM 7 52066 2) / UPC: 077775206623]
P 1980 Original Sound Recordings made by EMI Records Ltd.
Distributed by EMI Records. HAYES, MIDDX
Printed in England
Engineer – Ashley Howe
Performers – Cliff Richard, Nick Glennie-Smith, Trevor Spencer, Alan Tarney
Producer, Arranged By – Alan Tarney
01. Take Another Look (04:14)
(Alan Tarney)
02. Anything I Can Do (04:03)
(Alan Tarney)
03. A Little in Lovef (03:42)
(Alan Tarney)
04. Here (So Doggone Blue) (03:50)
(Alan Tarney)
05. Give A Little Bit More (03:35)
(Jonathan Hodge / Andy Hill)
06. In The Night (03:47)
(Rod Bowkett)
07. I’m No Hero (03:23)
(Alan Tarney / Trevor Spencer)
08. Dreamin’ (03:41)
(Alan Tarney / Leo Sayer)
09. A Heart Will Break (03:59)
(Alan Tarney / Trevor Spencer)
10. Everyman (04:08)
(Alan Tarney)

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