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Best Of 1963-78
(Produced by George Martin)

Release Date: May 26, 2003
Label: EMI

Genre: Pop, Merseybeat, Soul, Soft Rock
Recorded: 1963-78

The Best Of 1963-78 [Cover Artwork]

Physical: amazon.co.uk / amazon.com / HMV.com
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The Best Of 1963-78 is an 80 track retrospective which was released to coincide with Cilla's 60th birthday. The set compiles the star's most essential recordings featuring 19 British hit singles; highlights from 10 studio albums; 19 tracks that debut on CD; as well as the premier on CD in STEREO of recordings from hit albums "Cilla" and "Cilla Sings A Rainbow". It also features previously unreleased songs which include "I'll Still Love You" a single penned for Cilla in the seventies by George Harrison. Packaged with a comprehensive colour booklet featuring rare photos, bio, a hand-written message from Cilla plus a wealth of celebrity anecdotes from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Sir George Martin, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber etc.


  1. John Lennon Introduces 'It's For You'
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  2. Surround Yourself With Sorrow
    (Bill Martin/Phil Coulter)
  3. Put A Little Love In Your Heart
    (Jimmy Holiday/Randy Myers/Jackie DeShannon)
  4. Anyone Who Had A Heart
    (Hal David/Burt Bacharach)
  5. For Once In My Life
    (Orlando Murden/Ron Miller)
  6. Step Inside Love
    [Opening theme for series 1-4 of the BBC TV show ‘Cilla’]
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  7. Love Letters
    (Edward Heyman/Victor Young)
  8. Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)
    [Opening theme for series 5-6 of the BBC TV show ‘Cilla’]
    (Roger Greenaway/Roger Cook)
  9. I Don't Know How To Love Him
    [from the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar']

    (Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  10. Your Song
    (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
  11. Don't Answer Me (Ti Vedo Uscire)
    (Bruno Zambrini/Luis Enriquez/Peter Callander)
  12. When You Walk In The Room
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (Jackie DeShannon)
  13. To Know Him Is To Love Him
    (Phil Spector)
  14. Only Forever Will Do (Prigioniero del Mondo)
    (Carlo Donida/Don Black/Giulio "Mogol" Rapetti)
  15. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    (Phil Spector/Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)
  16. From Both Sides Now
    (Joni Mitchell)
  17. Alfie
    [Inspired by the film 'Alfie']
    (Hal David/Burt Bacharach)
  18. Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves
    (Robert Stone)
  19. Conversations
    (Roger Greenaway/Roger Cook/Jerry Lordan)
  20. Words
    (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb)
  21. Baby It's You
    (Burt Bacharach/Mack David/Barney Williams)
  22. I Only Live To Love You (Cosa Si Fa Stasera)
    (Gene Colonnello/Norman Newell)
  23. Make It Easy On Yourself
    (Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
  24. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
    (Cole Porter)
  25. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
    (Roger Greenaway/Roger Cook)
  26. Fantasy
    [Previously Unreleased Outside USA]
    (Will Jennings)



  1. You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)
    (Umberto Bindi/Carl Sigman/Gino Paoli)
  2. One, Two, Three
    (John Madara/David White/Leonard Borisoff)
  3. Misty Roses
    (Tim Hardin)
  4. Aquarius
    [from the musical 'Hair']
    (Jim Rado/Gerome Ragni/Galt McDermot)
  5. Everything I Touch Turns To Tears
    (Gary Geld/Peter Udell)
  6. Dancing In The Street
    (Ivy Jo Hunter/William Stevenson/Marvin Gaye)
  7. You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
    (Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
  8. Faded Images
    (Kenny Lynch/Tony Hicks)
  9. Love's Just A Broken Heart (L’Amour Est Ce Qu’il Est)
    (Mort Shuman/Kenny Lynch/Michele Vendome)
  10. If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
    (John Cameron)
  11. The Long And Winding Road
    (John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
  12. You You You
    (Geoff Stevens/Roger Greenaway/Roger Cook)
  13. Liverpool Lullaby
    (Stan Kelly/Tune: Traditional Dollie)
  14. Across The Universe
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  15. Red Rubber Ball
    (Paul Simon/Bruce Woodley)
  16. Without You
    (Pete Ham/Tom Evans)
  17. One Step From Your Arms
    (Brian Cadd)
  18. Everything I Own
    (David Gates)
  19. Lay The Music Down
    (Albert Hammond/Hal David)
  20. From The Inside
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (Artie Wayne)
  21. Without Him
    (Harry Nilsson)
  22. Flashback
    (Alan O'Day/Artie Wayne)
  23. I'll Take A Tango
    (Alex Harvey)
  24. Every Little Bit Hurts
    (Ed Cobb)
  25. If I Could Put You In My Song
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (Ed Cobb)
  26. Daydreamer
    (Terry Dempsey)
  27. What Good Am I?
    (Mort Shuman/Kenny Lynch)



  1. Love Of The Loved
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  2. Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me
    (Barett Strong/Roger Penzabene/Cornelius Grant)
  3. Day By Day
    [from the musical 'Godspell']

    (Stephen Schwartz)
  4. Child Of Mine
    (Gerry Goffin/Carole King)
  5. Work is A Four Letter Word [Single Mix]
    (Guy Woolfenden/Don Black)
  6. Heartbeat
    (Norman Petty/Bob Montgomery)
  7. Baby We Can't Go Wrong
    [Opening theme for series 7 of the BBC TV show ‘Cilla’]
    (Jimmy Dunning)
  8. I've Been Wrong Before
    (Randy Newman)
  9. Come To Me
    (George Martin/Bobby Willis)
  10. Let Him In
    (Gary Benson)
  11. Ol' Man River
    (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II)
  12. Black Paper Roses
    (Belle Gonzalez)
  13. Follow
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (Songwriter Unknown)
  14. Sing A Rainbow
    [from the film 'Pete Kelly's Blues']
    (Arthur Hamilton)
  15. In My Life
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  16. First Of May
    (Barry, Robin, Maurice Gibb)
  17. A Fool Am I (Dimmelo Parlami)
    (Flavio Carraresi/Alberto Testa/Peter Callander)
  18. Putting It Down To The Way I Feel
    (Ken Gold)
  19. Winterwood
    (Don McLean)
  20. Yesterday
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  21. This Time I'm In It For Love
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (Larry Keith/Steve Pippin)
  22. For No One
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  23. I'll Still Love You (When Every Song Is Sung)
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (George Harrison)
  24. Make It With You
    (David Gates)
  25. My Love Come Home
    (Gene Colonnello/Conrad/Mario Panzeri)
  26. Slow Dance
    [Previously Unreleased]
    (Songwriter Unknown)
  27. Where Is Tomorrow? (Non c’č Domani)
    (Umberto Bindi/Mason)



Catalogue Number 5841242 (CD)


  • Lead Vocals by Cilla Black
  • Produced by George Martin, David Mackay & Mike Hurst



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