Cliff Richard releases details on upcoming album

CLIFF RICHARD:  Details released on upcoming album

Cliff Richard's upcoming album Rise Up reflects the emotional pain he's experienced the last few years.

Cliff tells the BBC that the title track has "lyrics you can feel and I really felt those words." Especially poignant were the lines, "They're never gonna break me down/ They're never gonna take me down/ They know I'm gonna rise up feeling stronger." His crisis was dealing with and eventually suing the BBC for its coverage of police breaking into his South Yorkshire home seeking evidence for a sex abuse case where no charges were ever filed.

Rise Up also features a duet with Olivia Newton-John, who credits him as a mentor when she launched her career before coming to the U.S..

Jumping on the trend recently embraced by The Beach Boys, there are also newly recorded versions of "Devil Woman" and "Miss You Nights" with backing by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The album was a homecoming. It was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studio, where Cliff cut his debut single "Move It," which was released 60 years ago today -- August 29th, 1958.

Rise Up is due in October.

 
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