Thursday, October 13, 2011


Soulicious is a 15-song collection of new and old soul songs, produced by legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier and also by soul legends Ashford and Simpson. The album features a number of duets between Cliff Richards and some of the greatest voices ever in soul music, including Billy Paul, Brenda Holloway, Candi Staton, Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review, Freda Payne, Percy Sledge, Roberta Flack and Valerie Simpson. Cliff has had a life-long passion for soul music and the chance to work with such esteemed artists was a dream come true and a new challenge in his seven-decade, hugely successful career: a chance to cement his position as one of the greatest, most distinctive British singers of all-time. In support of the album, Cliff Richard is planning an eagerly awaited tour in October which will feature material from his new soul duets album Soulicious. "I'm looking forward to presenting some great artists, some of who sang with me on my CD and, just as excited at the prospect of performing a lot of my biggest hits. My fans bought them and I want to sing them!!" Cliff said.

Lamont Dozier (Why Can't We be Lovers?), Freda Payne (Band of Gold), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (Aquarius, Let the Sunshine In) and Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves A Woman) are all now confirmed as performing some their own hits and then singing their recent duets with Cliff from the Soulicious album which was released on October 10th. In addition, James Ingram (Just Once) has joined the line-up of US guests and Britain's own Jaki Graham (Could It Be I'm Falling In Love ) completes the final guest line-up - both will be performing hits of their own in addition to duetting with Cliff on a track from the Soulicious album. "I want to present a balanced show of the old favourites and this terrific group of singers helping me to perform songs I recently recorded in America". Cliff added "being on the road is going to be fun and they will be singing the songs that made them such great soul legends".

Soulicious Track Listing
1. Saving A Life - with Freda Payne
2. Go On & Tell Him - with Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review
3. Do You Ever - with Brenda Holloway
4. Teardrops - with Candi Staton
5. When I Was Your Baby - with Roberta Flack
6. Are You Feeling Me - with Deniece Williams
7. Oh How Happy - with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
8. Every Piece of My Broken Heart - with Valerie Simpson
9. How We Get Down - with Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics
10. This Time With You - with Candi Staton
11. Don't Say You Love Me (It'll Ruin My Day)
12. She Looked Good - with Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review & Lamont Dozier
13. I'm Your Puppet - with Percy Sledge
14. Always and Forever - featuring Billy Paul
15. Birds of a Feather - with Peabo Bryson

Tour Dates & Venues:
October 15 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
October 17 - MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
October 19 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
October 22 – LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
October 23 – LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
October 25 – O2 Arena, London, UK
October 26 – O2 Arena, London, UK
October 28 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK

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