|Through the Years|
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|Released||20 September 1993|
|Cilla Black chronology|
|Singles from Through the Years|
Through the Years is Cilla Black's fourteenth solo studio album, released in 1993. It features cover versions, re-recordings of some of her best known songs, duets with other singers and new songs.
Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE, better known as Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author.
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The album peaked at no.41 in the UK Albums Chart, and was Black's first studio album to appear in the charts since Sweet Inspiration in 1970, which had eventually climbed to no.42.
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Sweet Inspiration is the title of Cilla Black's fifth solo studio album released in 1970 by Parlophone Records. The album peaked at number 42 in the UK Albums Chart in July 1970.
Three singles were released from the album; the title track, "Through the Years", which reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart, "Heart and Soul", a duet with Dusty Springfield which reached #75 and "You'll Never Walk Alone", a duet with Barry Manilow.
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