Alfie by Cilla Black

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but marycigarettes was first  

This is Cilla at her peak. A thrilling performance coaxed out by Burt Bacharach, in Studio One, Abbey Road in the autumn of 1965. The final version is take 19 - unprecedented at the time in the UK; a full orchestra at Musician's Union rates. The usual rule was one rehearsal, one take, and one for luck.   2

sirterence 26 Sep 2014

RIP Hal David

invernessred 3 Sep 2012

RIP to the one & only Hal David.

iPaulie 2 Sep 2012

My little tribute, thought she did a very good job on this song.   3

june_murray 23 Aug 2015

Amazing video of the recording, with Burt Bacharach conducting and the legendary George Martin producing.

pauseliveaction 6 Dec 2012

Don't know how much more fantastic this jam can get, but perhaps that's just me, being a child of the Swinging 60's ... The amazing emotional genius of Burt Bacharach and hard but pure British sound of Cella Black, circa 1965, in the original recording at Abbey Studios. Continuing with #MarriageWeek ... reminding people what it's all about ... xo (Sorry ... Getting a restricted notice due to copyright; go to youtube, it's worth it.)   11

europabridge1 4 Aug 2014