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On Sat Feb 17 20:46:55 GMT 2001, Norma Ramsay (amron@postmaster.co.uk Scotland) from 192.153.153.244 said:

I've been trying to find out some information about you since I read that your health has been poorly. Only last week did I think of accessing the Internet. Be assured that you have lots of fans in Scotland, and it would be marvellous to see you do a gig here.

Of all your songs, "Homethoughts from Abroad" is my absolute favourite, since I've loved Robert Browning since my school days.

Keep well and take care.


On Sun Feb 18 05:41:11 GMT 2001, Arni Thorarinsson (Iceland (ath@mbl.is)) said:

Sometime back in the seventies my younger sister, who was studying art in England, brought home to ReykjavÝk a record by a guy called Clifford T. Ward. I do not remember the title of this record and I had never before heard of the singer/songwriter. What I do remember is that I got the chance to play the record maybe three or four times and the songs struck me somehow like they were a part of me, the melodies and the lyrics. My sister then took the record away with her but she did not take away with her the melancholy and the beauty of these songs. They were long forgotten but in another way they were not forgotten at all when, more than twenty years later and only a few weeks ago, I was watching Top of the Pops 2, which is shown here in Iceland. There was a segment with Clifford T. Ward singing and playing Scullery and it all came back to me; the record my sister had brought home from England and what Mr. Ward¦s music had meant to me. I remembered the song as if I had heard it yesterday. And then I starte Last weekend when I was in London for a brief visit I went to the record store and bought Gaye and Other Stories and once again it all came back to me. This can only happen with classic songs. After listening to the cd a couple of times I can only be grateful that these songs have been created and, in spite of all, the creator should be grateful that he created them, songs like Scullery, To an Air Hostess and most of all the great Not Waving - Drowning. I just wanted to express my gratitude for the pleasure and creative sadness his music has given me. Arni Thorarinsson ReykjavÝk, Iceland.

PS: Is there anyone there who could e-mail me a fairly comprehensive article about the life and times of Mr. Ward or an interview with him? I would so much like to know what happened and not happened. (e-mail: ath@mbl.is.)


On Mon Feb 19 12:59:41 GMT 2001, David (UK daxton@hotmail.com) from 212.137.250.222 said:

Heard you, Clifford, on Radion 2 on Sunday while driving home from a visit to London. I'd no idea your health had deteriorated so, and am very sorry to hear it. Your music still brings great pleasure, it occurred to me that someone should record an album of your songs. There are millions of people who have yet to discover what beautiful melodies and lyrics are to be found in the Clifford T Ward songbook. Best wishes to you. DLA


On Mon Feb 19 18:32:26 GMT 2001, Andy Portsmouth (Leicester, England (andy.portsmouth@btinternet.com)) from 213.1.178.226 said:

Cliff,

Just bought your CD "Gaye and other stories" and surfing the net came across this excellent website of yours. Found it all very interesting - well done! However, I'm very sorry to learn of your illness, this was news to me. I'm quite sure you're getting plenty of support from family and friends, my best wishes for the future.

I can remember your songs and music from my teens and twenties, like they were being sung today. Listening to it takes me back to carefree days of being a student ... etc! Your music seems to have a timeless quality about it. Oh well, time moves on!

I look forward to listening to my latest CD, many times! Take care,

Regards

Andy Portsmouth.


On Wed Feb 21 23:59:10 GMT 2001, Geoff Hale (England ghale@cableinet.co.uk) from 194.117.133.196 said:

The music and lyrics are great! Had fun downloading a few samples { I have got 4 of the records). Very best wishes to Cliff and family Superb site.....Well done.


On Sat Feb 24 21:32:29 GMT 2001, Jon Smallwood (northernrogue@hotmail.com) from 212.139.40.9 said:

About 1994 I had the luck to visit Clifford T Ward at his house and sit and talk to him in his studio. It was and still is one of the high points of my life. Had all his albums from the 1970 & 80's and to see him in real life was fantastic. I took along about 20 questions to ask him and he didn't mind answering them. When it was time to go he gave me a tape and a record that I didn't even know existed!! What a brilliant bloke he is.

I sometimes use his song lyrics in my English lessons. Why? well try it and you will see that his songs are pure poetry!!


On Fri Mar 2 15:01:38 GMT 2001, Arvid Fahlskog (Sweden, arvid.fahlskog@albihns.se) from 195.163.4.130 said:

I've been a fan of Clifford ever since I bought the 'Mantle Pieces' album. I still miss a few albums, though, which have gone away with former girl friends. Is there a "second hand market" for Clifford albums? Please let me know. Arvid

Arvid, thanks for your message: if you return to the 'main page' then follow the link 'Available Merchandise (And how to get it)', you will find all is revealled on how to obtain CTW music!!     Regards . . . Mick.


On Sun Mar 4 12:30:15 GMT 2001, Dave Smith (Sheffield, England) from 193.114.44.180 said:

Dear Clifford, Hope you are okay. How is Stourport these days, is it still the same without me? My mother has asked me to see if you had a website as she is a big fan of yours, she lives not far from you in Ludlow. I'll tell her that I left a message 4U that'll cheer her up. We've heard your stuff played on Radio 2 loads of times and I've got "Gaye" somewhere in my 2100 singles. Best wishes for the future Clifford from Dave.


On Mon Mar 5 01:23:12 GMT 2001, ivan gilchrist (ivangilchrist53@aol.com)said:

great to see your still doing fine clifford.


On Mon Mar 5 11:07:04 GMT 2001, Arabella Ramsay (Arabella_Ramsay@hotmail.com) from 213.38.90.212 said:

My Dad just gave me a copy of Home Thoughts from Abroad, which I am now sat listening to. My parents were fans when I was a child, and I grew up listening to Clifford T Ward records - so these songs seem to have been somewhere in my consciousness for as long as I can remember! It's great to sit here listening to this album again after so long, and I will now have to introduce it to my friends too!

Best wishes
Arabella


On Tue Mar 6 18:34:24 GMT 2001, Lincoln A. Benson (USA, fatgroundhog@hotmail.com) from 63.112.233.100 said:

greetings... i am a 24-year old guitarist-singer-songwriter. i am in the process (however protracted and painful) of recording my first cd of demos with the help of my good friend James Mosheen (www.jamesmosheen.com)... we're also in a band together (called This Dizzy Height) that is in the process of putting out our debut cd, "Stereo Luxuriances"... (visit us at www.mp3.com/ThisDizzyHeight or at up.to/thisdizzyheight) in a fit of drunken inspiration, last night i recorded an a cappella version of "Up In The World" with four vocal tracks. i have been familiar with (and loved) Art Garfunkel's version for years, but had never heard the original or learned anything about its author. i've spent the past few hours reading about Clifford T. Ward, and i must say, i am quite impressed, even though i have only been able to locate small wave files online to get an idea of his style. i just wanted to extend my respect to an accomplished and great musician from one who is desperately hoping to one day achieve some similar sort of artistic fulfillment. your friend, Lincoln.

That's a lovely message, Lincoln - Cliff will be pleased to read it - thanks!   . . . Mick.


On Wed Mar 7 22:39:07 GMT 2001, allan bishop (uk albishop@24-7freecall.net) from 195.12.238.192 said:

hi cliff it seems an age since i last wrote in your guestbook hope thing are ok for you and your family wiil see you in september god bless allan


On Sat Mar 10 20:22:04 GMT 2001, Mick Bromley (England Mick.Bromley@talk21.com) from 212.85.244.5 said:

I bought my first Clifford T Ward Album when i was about 18 from Woolworths in Chelmsford. I went with a friend and pretended to be deaf buying a record. Stupid i know, Id never heard of CTW but my friend said he was good so i bought it it was fantastic. I have only just found out about CTW and i was really upset as was my wife may i wish CTW the very best Good luck MGB


On Sat Mar 10 21:17:29 GMT 2001, Colleen Tripp (jtripp@sympatico.ca) from 209.226.122.36 said:

I have listened to a remake of the song A Day to Myself and loved it. It is on John McDermott's album. Could I get the lyrics to learn to sing it. Lovely, thank you.
Colleen


On Sun Mar 11 03:21:30 GMT 2001, Dave (U.K. foxbat666@hotmail.com) from 62.209.143.239 said:

Hi Cliff
Just to say it's great to hear your still rocking, keep writing those wonderful songs and never let anything stand in your way. Looking forward to September. Best wishes Dave.


On Mon Mar 12 12:56:37 GMT 2001, Shameena Boyle (The Bahamas birdmail41@yahoo.com) from 206.48.0.2 said:

Dear Clifford T. Ward, It makes me rather cross when you are compared to other singer-songwriters ~ there is none other like you. You are the absolute best! You weave your songs with threads from your heart ~ which is why we feel such a connection. True beauty is unmasked in your melodies. Your songs (every one of them) are like cool water to one stranded in a desert; a soft pillow to a weary soul. It fills one up in the most exceptional way and lets one hunger for more. If only you knew just how much joy your songs have brought to my household. God bless you and your lovely wife. S. To all the fans of Clifford T. who may live in far flung countries...A few of his CDs are available on amazon.co.uk Send one or all to a friend or loved one....it's the best gift you will ever give. S.


On Mon Mar 12 21:56:21 GMT 2001, Steve Law (uk stephenlaw@btinternet.com) from 62.7.90.162 said:

For over 20 years Clifford T has been a source of pleasure. Amongst a collection of over 5000 albums my most expensive purchase was a vinyl copy of 'Sometime Next Year' to complete my set ! The man in Redingtons Rare Records thought I had flipped.

I've now found a way to complete the CD set.

My children have sang 'The Traveller' at school. We have a tape in the car.

Thank You Clifford, you are almost part of the family.


On Thu Mar 22 14:51:29 GMT 2001, ANDY RUSHWORTH () from 195.195.20.252 said:

HELLO AGAIN, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK IF I COULD SING AT THE CONVENTION THIS YEAR. PERHAPS JUST A SONG PLEASE. GIVE ME CONTACT NUMBER IF POSS. I'LL WATCH THIS SPACE. YOURS ANDY.

That's a great offer, Andy; but you would need to make some arrangements with Roy Smith - the guy who organises the conventions: you can e-mail him at: beatles109@hotmail.com   .   .   .   .   Thanks, Mick.


On Thu Mar 22 21:55:39 GMT 2001, Richard T Morgan (Norfolk, England.) said:

Cliffords music meant a great deal to me, back in the early seventies I was living in Indonesia (Sorong, a remote part) and had left my fiancee in England. I had an old (early) cassette player, and a tape "Home Thoughts from Abroad". I know the words off by heart, they meant such a lot to me.

I was very sad to hear about Clifford's illness, I have just purchased a copy of the book "Bittersweet" so hope to learn about his life.

Best Wishes,

RTM.


On Fri Mar 23 16:11:29 GMT 2001, BEN REED (ENGLAND OLLY@PHOENIXDATASOLUTIONS.CO.UK) from 195.92.67.74 said:

HELLO CLIFFORD.. I BOUGHT "HOME THOUGHTS" ON VINYL IN AN OXFAM A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SONGS RIGHT AWAY. I`D HEARD YOUR NAME BEFORE AND PLANNED TO CHECK YOUR STUFF OUT AT SOME POINT. I`M VERY GLAD I DID. I INTEND TO HUNT YOUR OTHER ALBUMS TILL I`VE GOT THE LOT. JUST FROM THE FEW SONGS I`VE HEARD, YOUR VOICE HAS BECOME ONE OF MY FAVOURITES. IT MUST BE NICE HAVING A PLACE DEDICATED TO EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND MUSIC.. AND TO BE ALIVE TO ENJOY IT!. I HOPE YOU FEEL LOVED. THIS SITE IS A RESULT OF SOME SERIOUS DEVOTEES.. I`LL BE PAYING MANY VISITS. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS...BEN


On Sat Mar 24 21:16:53 GMT 2001, matthew laming (matthewlaming1@aol.com) from 205.188.195.32 said:

one of the best song writers .........


On Fri Mar 30 14:05:45 BST 2001, matt (hardstation@yahoo.com) from 64.12.104.22 said:

DEAR CLIFF, I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF YOURS FOR MANY YEARS AND REGARD YOU AS ONE OF THE BEST SONG WRITERS IVE HEARD. I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WELL. FROM MATT.


On Sat Mar 31 18:31:27 BST 2001, Clement Augustine (Singapore clem_ja@hotmail.com) from 203.117.33.24 said:

I listened to your single "gaye" when I was 15 years old and that year was a real special year for me, as everything I did turned to gold. Recently I was looking thru' some old photos and sharing memories with my wife and children on the crazy 70's. It left me wanting to go back in the past and live in my mind 1973, what better way to do that but to listen to "Gaye". But to my disappointment I search thru' all the record shops and could not find it. So the next best thing is to search the net and I found your site. Anyway thanks for that beautiful song which was one of the reasons that made 1973 a year that I will always remember. Thank You. Clement


On Tue Apr 3 23:48:53 BST 2001, Derek Tibbetts (Wales degsy21@btinternet.com) from 213.122.223.150 said:

what a brilliant site this is, i've been a fan of clifford t ward since i first heard (home thoughts from abroad ) many years ago when i used to live in kidderminster in the seventy's. But i have only just really started to appreciate what a excellent song writer he is. i only have one album of his at the moment but cant wait to get my next one. hope you get better soon, my best wishes to you and your family. degsy.


On Wed Apr 4 14:20:29 BST 2001, Alan Kenworthy (rimmer@rimmerj.freeserve.co.uk) from 64.12.105.22 said:

Have just received "Who Cares" in the post from James Davey. This is a beautiful CD, James sings real feeling for the style and mood of Clifford T.Ward, and his guitar, a Gibson Chet Atkins, has a gorgeous tone. James' playing gets better and better, so good on this (the opening song, Next to You took my breath away) that it makes aspiring guitarists like feel like giving up. But you don't have to be a guitarist to recognise a superb production, just enjoy James doing real justice to Clifford's work and achieving an artistry of his own also. Of all the covers I have heard of Clifford T.Ward's songs, this CD is the finest. If you haven't heard it yet, order it now from James, you won't be disappointed. Well done, James, and I know there's more to come and some pleasant surprises.


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