Surprisingly Cilla

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Surprisingly Cilla

  • Release date: 1985-10-07
  • Label: Cilla Black Ltd

‘Surprisingly Cilla’ is the title of Cilla Black’s twelfth solo studio album. It was a spin-off project conceived after the runaway success of her British TV show ‘Surprise, Surprise’ and built around its catchy theme tune. Cilla was notably re-united for this project with her former EMI producer David Mackay.


An attempt was made in 2003 to re-release the album which is owned by Cilla Black Ltd on CD but it was discovered the master tapes were lost. The re-issue project was therefore abandoned.

Lead Vocals by Cilla Black
Produced by David Mackay
Arranged by David Mackay, Allan Rogers & David Cullen
Keyboards by Allan Rogers, Danny Schogger & David Mackay
Bass by Paul Townsend Guitars by Tim Renwick
Drums by Graham Jarvis & Tom Nichol
Sax by Andy Mackintosh
Album Cover Photograph by Ian Hooton

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