In My Life

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In My Life

  • Release date: 1974-07-07
  • Label: Parlophone

‘In My Life’ is the title of Cilla Black’s eighth solo studio album released in 1974 by EMI. The album was Cilla’s first to be produced by Australian producer David Mackay who prior to working with Cilla had notched up chart hits for Cliff Richard and The New Seekers. Mackay’s remit for the project was to develop a new sound for Cilla which would keep her music in tune with the current pop market. He wanted to move away from Cilla’s trademark power-ballad orchestrations and produce a Soft Rock record in the vein of “Step Inside Love” which he considered to be her finest work. The lead single “Baby We Can’t Go Wrong” reached #36 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also used as the opening theme tune to season 7 of Cilla’s BBC TV variety show “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 five 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
Arranged & Produced by David Mackay
Engineered by Roger Quested & Tony Clark
Drums by Trevor Spencer & Barrie Guard
Percussion by Ray Cooper & Barrie Guard
Bass by Alan Tarney
Pianos by Cliff Hall & Dave MacRae
Guitars by Terry Britten & Kevin Peek
Steel Guitar by Gordon Huntley
Moog by David Mackay
Backing Vocals by Terry Britten, Alan Tarney, David Mackay, The Breakaways &
Anna Peacock
Orchestration led by Pat Halling
Album Cover Photograph by John Kelly
Cover Design Produced by Cream

EMC3031 (LP)
8X-EMC3031 (8-Track Tape)
TC-EMC3031 (Cassette)
Digital Download Release