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It's different now


It's Different Now

recording date elvis: Saturday 21 july ( 1973 ) ; studio
first release: on cd walk a mile in my shoes - the essential 70's masters (october 1995)
label: bmg
ean: 00 7863 66670 2 7
comments: 5 cd set

originally by: Cilla Black

recording year: 1970
release date: 14 may 1971
originally written by: Clive Westlake
catalognumber: pcs 7128
label: parlophone
album: images
comments: 1st Pressing with -1/-1 matrix endings

Clive Westlake composed many, many pop hits during the 1960s and 1970s, for artists such as The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, and Tom Jones. He was born in Wales, but moved to Nashville in 1980, where he died in 2000. Other Westlake songs recorded by Elvis are "How The Web Was Woven," "Twenty Days And Twenty Nights" and "It's A Matter Of Time."
Cilla Black was born Priscilla White in Liverpool in 1943. She worked as a cloakroom attendant (and for American readers, that's not the same as a toilet lady) in The Cavern, where she became friendly with the still-to-become-famous Beatles and other Liverpool acts. She would occasionally perform at The Cavern and in 1963 became manager Brian Epstein's only female act. She went on to enjoy great recording successes and then to become a top television personality. Her version of "It's Different Now," probably written for her by Clive Westlake, appeared on her album "Images," released in early 1971. Cilla Black died in August 2015.
For some reason, Elvis's version drops the first verse and is often listed as "It's Diff'rent Now."

It's Different Now
performed by:
Cilla Black

It's Different Now
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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