September 17, 2014

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Cliff Richard - Devil Woman b/w Love On (Shine On) (1976) - single

"Devil Woman" is a 1976 hit single for Cliff Richard culled from his album “I'm Nearly Famous”. The song was written by Terry Britten and Christine Holmes (singer of the Family Dogg) and also recorded by Holmes under the name "Kristine". A No. 9 UK hit in June 1976, "Devil Woman" became Richard's first single to reach the Top 20 in the US, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The song is told from the point of a view of a man jinxed from an encounter with a stray cat with evil eyes, and his discovery that the psychic medium (a Gypsy woman) whose help he sought to break the curse was the one responsible for the curse in the first place. The song is heavily guitar-driven, with soft-distortion lines doubling the melody in the chorus and long, high, sustained single notes providing atmosphere over the verses. A Rhodes electric piano, bass guitar, drums and percussion are the only other instruments. The musicians featured on the Cliff Richard recording are Terry Britten on guitar, Alan Tarney on bass, Clem Cattini on drums, Graham Todd on keyboards, and Tony Rivers, John Perry and A. Harding on backing vocals, with string arrangements by Richard Hewson.

A - Devil Woman
Written-by: Britten, Authors / Produced-by: Bruce Welch
B - Love On (Shine On)
Written-by: Richard / Produced-by: Bruce Welch

Label:  EMI Records
Genre:  Pop
Catalog#  5C 006-06143


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