Arguably Cilla Black’s most anticipated album, ‘Cilla’ was released in January 1965 following two #1 hit singles during one of the most competitive decades in the history of British pop music. The album was Clla’s first long play release for Parlophone Records and produced by George Martin (The Beatles). It showcased Cilla’s diverse vocal range through an array of jazz and soul standards as well as two new power ballads, the Italian origin song “One Little Voice” and “Come To Me” which was written by the album’s producer and Cilla’s future husband Bobby Willis. ‘Cilla’ received massive critical & commercial success – it reached No.5 in the UK charts.
A mono sound edition of this album was re-issued on CD in 2002 by EMI Records with Cilla. On September 7, 2009, EMI Records release a special edition of the album exclusively to digital download. This re-issue features all of the album’s original recordings plus four bonus tracks (all have been digitally re-mastered by Abbey Road Studios from the original ¼” Master Tapes). A digital booklet containing original album artwork, an interview with Cilla, detailed track information and rare photographs will be available from iTunes with purchases of the entire album re-issue.
Lead Vocals by Cilla Black
Produced by George Martin
Album Cover Photograph by Robert Whitaker
PMC1243 (Mono LP)
PCS3063 (Stereo LP)
TA-PMC1243 (Mono Reel-to-Reel Tape)
TC-PCS3063 (Stereo Cassette)
538 8482 (CD)
Digital Download Release