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LIVE – CLIFF RICHARD, Perth – 23 Feb 2013

| 1 May 2013 | Reply

Reeling and a Rocking Sandalford Winery, Perth, Western Australia
23rd February 2013
By Iain Taylor

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For his age (approaching 73) this man is incredible. He exudes a voice and energy that belies his age. The appearance of his old sparring partner Hank Marvin was something to behold. He is a man that makes a telecaster talk sounds the same as he did all of those years ago. The sound was the same but it was lacking some “new” material. Sir Cliff has made a new album but it is remixes of old songs presented in his style. In my opinion to remain popular you do need something new. In saying this, the material presented was excellent and very tight. The 2 male backing vocalists were very good and their musical skills were very competent. The band were very good and the bassist who stole a bit of the show was excellent. The female backing vocalist Suzie Furlonger was outstanding. When she sung the duet The Twelfth Of Never it sounded just like when he sung it with Olivia.

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On the whole it was a very enjoyable experience but there were a few letdowns especially when the classic Green Light was omitted from the set. I feel this may be the last time that we see this show and was glad to see it.

Set List:

Reelin’ and Rockin’  (Chuck Berry cover)
My Kinda Life
Living Doll
Poetry in Motion (Johnny Tillotson cover)
Sealed With a Kiss (The Four Voices cover)
Dream Lover (Bobby Darin cover)
The Twelfth of Never (Johnny Mathis cover)
‘D’ in Love
Miss You Nights
Summer Holiday
The Next Time
What Car
Singing the Blues  (Guy Mitchell cover)
Move It
Willie and the Hand Jive (Johnny Otis cover)
I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine  (Patti Page cover)
Fabulous  (Charlie Gracie cover)
Paralyzed  (Elvis Presley cover)
Ocean Deep
The Young Ones
Devil Woman
Some People
It’ll Be Me  (Jerry Lee Lewis cover)
Rip It Up  (Little Richard cover)
We Don’t Talk Anymore
Wired for Sound

I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)
In the Country
High Class Baby / Dynamite / Please Don’t Tease / Forty Days
Do You Wanna Dance?  (Bobby Freeman cover)

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