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CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS ON RADIO LUXEMBOURG



#19: I LOVE YOU SO [partial]
(Ian Samwell/ Jet Harris/ Cliff Richard)
1960

This composition was recorded at Abbey Road on 17 March 1960 for inclusion on the much feted Me And My Shadows album released in October that year.

At five recording sessions held between 15 March and 1 April 1960, Cliff and The Shadows cut over 24 original songs most of them self written for possible inclusion on the album. EMI Columbia held a party for eighty teenagers on Monday 23 May 1960 to help them decide their favourites: which of the songs would be released as Cliff's new single and which would be included on the album or as B-sides. Nine Times Out of Ten, Please Don't Tease and Gee Whiz It's You were the gems from these sessions, all with surviving Luxembourg takes.

Although I Love You So was not the fans' favourite choice, it was the track that demanded the most studio time at Abbey Road with Hank taking over an hour to get the guitar part right. Unfortunately only the opening verse of the Luxembourg track is available, and the quality is quite poor.

MC: the fans showed impeccable taste in shying away from this feeble ditty for Single release. This is one Luxembourg track where it seems superfluous to lament the dire sound quality.



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