Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs

Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs is the fifteenth solo studio album by Cilla Black. The project featured eleven all-new studio recordings produced by Ted Carfrae alongside nine of her own hit singles produced by George Martin. Also included as a hidden track was a club remix of a re-recording of "Step Inside Love" produced by DJ Tommy Sandhu (which had been a #3 UK Club Hit).[2]

Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs
Beginnings - Cilla Black.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 September 2003
Recorded2003 (New Recordings)
GenrePop
LabelEMI
ProducerTed Carfrae
Cilla Black chronology
Through the Years
(1993)
Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs
(2003)
Beginnings: Revisited
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The album was a minor hit in the UK charts, peaking at no. 68, and staying in the top 75 for one week.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" [2003 Remaster] (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 2:51
  2. "Kiss You All Over" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 4:03
  3. "Step Inside Love" [2003 Remaster] (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:22
  4. "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot) – 3:39
  5. "Beginnings" (?) – 3:53
  6. "Beautiful Goodbye" (Jennifer Hanson, Kim Patton Johnston) – 4:11
  7. "Surround Yourself with Sorrow" [2003 Remaster] (Bill Martin, Phil Coulter) – 2:37
  8. "Imagine" (with Cliff Richard) (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 3:39
  9. "Let There Be Love" (Ian Grant, Lionel Rand) – 2:30
  10. "Conversations" [2003 Remaster] (Jerry Lordan, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway) – 4:10
  11. "It's for You" [2003 Remaster] (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:21
  12. "This Kiss" (with Cliff Richard) (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff) – 3:17
  13. "My Man (You've Changed My Tune)" (Cynthia Webb, Vini Poncia) – 3:30
  14. "Alfie" [2003 Remaster] (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 2:39
  15. "Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)" [2003 Remaster] (Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook) – 2:28
  16. "Photograph" (with Cliff Richard) (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) – 3:51
  17. "I've Been Wrong Before" (2003 version) (Randy Newman) – 3:41
  18. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" [2003 Remaster] (Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 3:09
  19. "You're My World" [2003 Remaster] (Umberto Bindi, Gino Paoli, Carl Sigman) – 2:57
  20. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Late Night version) [Re-Recording] (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 9:37
  21. "Step Inside Love" (All Burnt Out Mix) [Re-Recording] (Hidden Track) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:31
Beginnings: Revisited
 
Studio album by
Released3 August 2009
Recorded2003
2009 (New Mixes)
GenrePop
LabelEMI
ProducerTed Carfrae
Cilla Black chronology
Greatest Hits & New Songs
(2003)
Beginnings: Revisited
(2009)
Cilla All Mixed Up
(2009)

Re-releaseEdit

The album was released on digital download in 2008 shortly after the CD was deleted.

On 3 August 2009, EMI Records released a repackaged edition of the album exclusively to digital download. This re-issue entitled Beginnings: Revisited excludes all the hit singles which are otherwise available and presents solely the 2003 recordings with many previously unreleased bonus tracks. A digital booklet containing all-new cover album artwork, detailed track information was available from iTunes with purchases of the entire album re-issue.[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Kiss You All Over" [2009 Mix] (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 4:17
  2. "Imagine" (backing vocals by Cliff Richard) [2009 Mix] (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 3:39
  3. "Beautiful Goodbye" [2009 Mix - Full Version] (Jennifer Hanson, Kim Patton Johnston) – 4:34
  4. "Let There Be Love" [2009 Mix] (Ian Grant, Lionel Rand) – 2:29
  5. "Beginnings" [2009 Mix] (?) – 3:56
  6. "This Kiss" [2009 Mix - Extended Version] (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff) – 3:34
  7. "My Man (You've Changed My Tune)" [2009 Mix] (Cynthia Webb, Vini Poncia) – 3:32
  8. "If You Could Read My Mind" [2009 Mix] (Gordon Lightfoot) – 3:35
  9. "I've Been Wrong Before" [2009 Mix] (Randy Newman) – 3:40
  10. "Photograph" [2009 Mix] (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) – 3:54
  11. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" [Late Night Version - 2009 Mix] (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:50
  12. "Step Inside Love" [All Burnt Out Mix] (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:31
  13. "Kiss You All Over" [2009 Acoustic Mix] (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 4:09
  14. "Imagine" [2009 Acoustic Mix] (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 3:24
  15. "Beautiful Goodbye" [2009 Klubkidz Remix - Radio Edit] (Jennifer Hanson, Kim Patton Johnston) – 3:58
  16. "Imagine" [2009 Orchestral Mix] (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 3:27
  17. "My Man (You've Changed My Tune)" [2009 Alternate Mix] (Cynthia Webb, Vini Poncia) – 3:32
  18. "Beautiful Goodbye" [2009 Stripped Down Mix] (Jennifer Hanson, Kim Patton Johnston) – 3:53

PersonnelEdit

  • Lead vocals by Cilla Black
  • Produced by Ted Carfrae (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20 on Beginnings: Greatest Hits and New Songs, all tracks on Beginnings: Revisited)
  • Produced by George Martin (tracks: 1, 3, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19 on Beginnings: Greatest Hits and New Songs)
  • Produced by DJ Tommy Sandhu (track 21 on Beginnings: Greatest Hits and New Songs)
  • Album cover photograph by Nicky Johnston

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beginnings... (2003) album review". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  2. ^ CillaBlack.com Discography – Beginnings: Greatest Hits and New Songs (2003)
  3. ^ CillaBlack.com Discography – All Mixed Up (2009) / Beginnings: Revisited (2009) (2CD released in 2018)

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