Cliff Richard

Give a Little Bit More

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Released as a double album and titled Silver in the U.K., Give a Little Bit More has Cliff Richard singing cushiony ballads and friendly, semi-sweet rock & rollers, short on energy while settling into a more adult contemporary style. With the album reaching number seven in the U.K., only "Never Say Die" cracked the Top 100 in the U.S., peaking at number 73. The album's loveliest track, "Please Don't Fall in Love," which is graced with a sentimental, high school type of charm, gave him a Top Ten single in his homeland, while "Baby You're Dynamite" proved to be the song most reminiscent of Richard's rock & roll days and climbed to number 27 on his side of the Atlantic. For the most part, the songs on Give a Little Bit More have abandoned the catchy guitar hooks and animated pop spirit that Richard had success with on albums like Rock and Roll Juvenile and I'm No Hero. Suffering from an overabundance of powdery, "let's remember"-type of love song convention, Give a Little Bit More reveals more of the romantic side of Cliff Richard and will appeal to the candlelight and wine glass portion of his fan base.

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