The latest edition in the ongoing Cilla Black reissue series is a rather strong release, pairing up a fresh new remix of her better-than-you-might-expect 1980 album Especially For You with a brand new collection of late-career singles and rarities.
The latest installment in SFE’s Cilla Black reissue campaign focus on her career with EMI, offering two of her first albums and two of her final albums for the label. The four albums offered here highlight Black’s stylistic versatility as she takes on R&B, Pop, Jazz, and Disco, to mostly good effect.
The second album in the first installment in the Cilla Black reissue campaign is a satisfying collection of two of her more modest albums.
In 2009, two digital-only releases from legendary British pop singer Cilla Black appeared–a remix album and a reconfiguration of a 2003 collection––to mixed results. They would prove to be her final releases, and are compiled in a physical format for the first time as part of an extensive career reissue campaign.
Taken from the SFE release, Beginn.
It might seem unusual for a man who specializes in dance music to perform acoustically, but the setting provides the opportunity to highlight Jimmy Somerville’s greatest asset: his amazingly natural falsetto. This album captures that moment, in a brief but highly enjoyable performance.