Cliff Richard Dressed For the Occasion with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (EMI - EMC3432)

Mayar Music Company

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Dressed for the Occasion is an album by English singer Cliff Richard, recorded live with the accompaniment of the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in November 1982. It was released in May 1983 on the EMI label and reached No. 7 in the UK Albums Chart and No. 30 in Australia. It was certified Silver in the UK.

"True Love Ways", a cover of the Buddy Holly original, was released in April 1983 as the lead single from the album and reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart. No further singles were released from the album, however the album included covers of two additional hit songs, being "Softly, as I Leave You", of which the original English version by Matt Monro reached No. 10 in the UK Singles Chart in 1962; the other being "The Treasure of Love", of which Clyde McPhatter's original in 1956 reached No. 1 in the US Billboard Rhythm and Blues Chart and No. 22 in the Billboard Top 100, but only No. 27 in the UK Singles Chart.

The album also includes orchestral versions of several of Richard's hits since his 1976 renaissance, "Miss You Nights", "Devil Woman", "Green Light", "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "Carrie".

Label: EMI EMC 3432

Side 1

  • Green Light
  • We Don't Talk Anymore
  • True Love Ways
  • Softly As I Leave You
  • Carrie
  • Miss You Nights

Side 2

  • Galadriel
  • Maybe Someday
  • Thief In The Night
  • Up In The World
  • Treasure of Love
  • Devil Woman / Reprise

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