Through the Years (Cilla Black album)

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Through the Years
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Studio album by
Released20 September 1993
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Producer Charlie Skarbek
Cilla Black chronology
Cilla's World
Through the Years
Singles from Through the Years
  1. "Through the Years"
    Released: September 1993
  2. "Heart & Soul"
    Released: October 1993
  3. "You'll Never Walk Alone"
    Released: December 1993

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.

Cilla Black English singer, actress and media personality

Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE, better known as Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author.

Cover version later version of a song already established with a different earlier performer

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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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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. [1]

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Dusty Springfield 20th-century English singer and record producer

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important singer of blue-eyed soul and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of the Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

Track listing

  1. "Through the Years" (Charlie Skarbek, Rick Blaskey)
  2. "That's What Friends Are For" (Duet with Cliff Richard) (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)
  3. "Here, There and Everywhere" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  4. "Heart and Soul" (Duet with Dusty Springfield) (Charlie Skarbek, Rick Blaskey)
  5. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
  6. "A Dream Come True" (Peter van Asten, Richard de Bois)
  7. "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Duet with Barry Manilow) (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  8. "Streets of London" (Ralph McTell)
  9. "You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)" (Umberto Bindi, Gino Paoli, Carl Sigman)
  10. "From a Distance" (Julie Gold)
  11. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
  12. "Through the Years" (Reprise) (Charlie Skarbek, Rick Blaskey)



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Richard Niles is an American composer, arranger, record producer, guitarist, broadcaster, and journalist. He has lived in London since 1975. Because of his extensive work across many genres, Sound on Sound magazine referred to him as "one of the most versatile men in modern music". Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny wrote, "Richard Niles is one of the best composer/arrangers around and an exciting musical force." Paul McCartney wrote, "Richard Niles is a great orchestrator and musician and was a great pleasure to work with."

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