Sir Cliff Richard: ‘I don’t want to retire’ as he releases Christmas album

Published Thursday, 24th November 2022
By James Cowen

Sir Cliff Richard has revealed that he is not up for retiring, as he wouldn't want to make a 'comeback'.

Today sees the release of his new Christmas single 'Heart Of Christmas', ahead of his album 'Christmas With Cliff' out this Friday.

Asked if he would ever slow down, the 82-year old said: 

"Stop is a good word. I might stop one day. I don't want to retire. Once you've retired you feel you've got to stay away and if you do want to do something it's called a comeback. And every time I hear somebody has done a comeback I'm thinking they've run out of money."

"Recording is so much fun, if I could record every day of my life I would. It's always a challenge because every time you do an album, there is something different about it."

Chatting about the new album, the 'Living Doll' singer said:

"It's a fun album and I hope people like it. Unusually, I used two producers because I wanted to have a dynamic… and they gave it to me. They were fantastic producers – different styles of music but connected because of Christmas.

"The backing tracks were done in LA and I put my voice on in Miami. I found a studio the Bee Gees used to use and I'm a big fan of the Bee Gees so I said, 'Yeah, let's do it there'."

Cliff has had four UK Christmas No.1 singles, including 'Mistletoe and Wine' and 'Saviour's Day'.

Listen to Cliff's new single 'Heart Of Christmas' here: 

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Christmas With Cliff will be out, Friday, November 25th. 

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