Something's Goin' On

Something's Goin' On

by Cliff Richard


Released in 2004, Something's Goin' On was Cliff Richard's first studio album in over three years, and it continued the eclectic mood that characterized Wanted. Interestingly, however, it substituted that set's reliance on covers for a collection of brand-new original numbers, and while Richard again ran the gamut from upbeat rock & roll ("Sometimes Love") to melancholy soul and ballads ("Field of Love" is a gem), he twisted the expected format somewhat by traveling to Nashville for the recordings -- which is not to say it's anything approaching a country album, but the vibe is certainly there. The single "Somethin' Is Going On" was a well-chosen introduction to the set, although it is far from the best track here. Those honors belong to the opening "Thousand Miles to Go," with its Beatles-ish guitar twang and an irresistibly knockabout rhythm, the vastly entertaining (and oddly 10cc-ish) "What Car," and "How Did She Get Here," a big ballad that you wish Freddie Mercury could have gotten his hands on. But there's really nothing here that you'll wish he'd left on the cutting-room floor, and there are moments when the energy turns the clock back 20, even 30 years, to a time when all Cliff Richard albums had the potential to be this good. Of course, not all of them were -- but it's great to see him making up for lost time.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2004
Label: Polygram Int'l
UPC: 0028947564089
catalogNumber: 475640

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cliff Richard   Primary Artist
Susan Ashton   Background Vocals
Duane Eddy   Guitar
Barry Gibb   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan   Guitar
George Cocchini   Electric Guitar
Jeff Coffin   Saxophone
J.T. Corenflos   Guitar
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Doug Emery   Keyboards
Maurice Gibb   Keyboards
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Barry Green   Trombone
John Hammond   Drums
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Mike Haynes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tom Hemby   Guitar
DeMarco Johnson   Harmonica
Alan Kendall   Guitar
George Marinelli   Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Michael Mellett   Background Vocals
Doug Moffett   Saxophone
Greg Morrow   Drums
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Tommy Sims   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Chuck Tilley   Percussion,Drums
Biff Watson   Drums
Kristin Wilkinson   Conductor
Jonathan Yudkin   Cello
Michael Spriggs   Guitar
Tim Akers   Hammond Organ
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Andy Chrisman   Background Vocals
Jeff Roach   Keyboards
Steve Mandile   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Classical Guitar
Michael Ripoll   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Jennifer Kummer   French Horn
Matt Bonelli   Bass
Mark Hill   Bass
Marty Slayton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Gibb   Producer
Ronnie Brookshire   Engineer
Terry Christian   Engineer
Jim Dineen   Engineer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
Monroe Jones   Producer
Bryan Lenox   Engineer
John Merchant   Engineer
Michael Omartian   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Richard Source Pena   Programming
Tommy Sims   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Trey Bruce   Programming,Producer
David Buchanan   Engineer
Steve Mandile   Producer,Engineer
Todd Gunnerson   Engineer
Greg Bieck   Programming
J.C. Monterrosa   Engineer
Jerry Guidroz   Engineer
Drew Douthit   Engineer
Kevin Pickle   Engineer
Ziggy Diaz   Programming
Paul Chessell   Art Direction
Todd Tidwell   Engineer

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