On Thu Apr 5 20:25:26 BST 2001, gill samuel (wales email@example.com) from 188.8.131.52 said:
my myself and my husband love your music and has recently managed to get all your greatest onto cd, thank you for all the wonderful listening since the 70's, we both grew up with you.
Clifford, I have enjoyed your songs since getting a copy of Home thoughts from abroad when it first came out. Your work has always seemed to me to come from the heart and is very moving, and feel I know you personally. Thank you for sharing them with us.
I bought esclator in 1974/5 a brillant album and I have been a fan ever since. Are there any other conventions to be organised in the future?
Clifford, i have been a fan of your music for some years and often hear records played on Radio 2. Hope you are well and i wish you strength in coping with your illness.
at last an up to date info centre about britains greatest singer songwriter keep up the good work cheers frank.
After hearing Gaye on the radio in 1973 I went straight out and bought Home Thoughts. What a discovery that was. I told my best friend, Col, that he had to buy it which he did and both of us have been hooked ever since. I emigrated to Australia in 1983 and Cliff's songs kept me close to England, none more so than Home Thoughts. When I had the opportunity to come back for a couple of years I thought that Col and I would be two of a few devotees left. Then I went to the '99 convention and was amazed how many people were there. Now I have discovered this wonderful web site and I find not only lots of fans from the early days but many more who have just discovered Cliffords genius. Cliff, you have affected so many peoples lives in ways that you could never have imagined when you started. See you at the convention. Thanks
Dear Cliff. I've just got my computer, not really into it yet but the first thing i did was to search all the CTW pages. What a surprise I got when I came upon this site. It is just what I was looking for. Cliff, I grew up with your music in the 70s and 80s, so sorry to hear of your illness, I do hope you get better. Like so many people I believe we don't hear enough of your music, so as a fan of Radio 2 I am going to send all the R2 presenters an e-mail requesting they play your songs. I am always entranced whenever I hear a CTW song, so much so that I immediately think of nice things. You are in my opinion an Icon. Long may you continue to encaptulate your millions of followers with your beautiful music and lyrics. I remain your friend forever. With love and best wishes, From Chris.
This man is a god of music.
I have been facinated by your songwriting since the original L P's from the early seventies. I've only heard tracks from time to time on BBC Radio 2. In consideration of this website, I hope to be able to collect more of your up to date material and have in fact ordered the compilation CD. Best wishes, Derek Petrie.
I have always loved Cilfford's music, 'Gaye''and especially 'Up in the world' 'Waving-not drowning'. It is nice to know there is a web site to visit. Do you know where his records can be bought? URAbabecharvie@bun.com
Wishing you well, music and songwriting fantastic...
Best wishes - Joan
Dear Mr. Ward, A couple of your cd albums have just been made available on amazon.com US site...FINALLY! I am thrilled...but still puzzled as to why your albums are so difficult to obtain...and why you are not a household name, in England especially. Best wishes and God bless. S.
Just to say "keep fighting". Some advice given to me once in difficult medical circumstances. Do you ever hear from Derek Thomas ? I used to work with him on the "Shuttle" back in the mid 70's. I remember we invented the worlds first Bottle Organ together. This is a grand title for a contraption made from an old hoover, bits of hose pipe and carefully tuned beer bottles. It actually worked ! Take care.
Dear enyone who wants to know where to get Cifford T. Ward CDs!
GO TO AMAZON.COM! They may not have all of his CDs, but at least you will be able to obtain some of them! This may motivate Amazon.com to get a wider variaty of Albums for purcase! So PLEASE go to Amazon.com to get his CDs! Boyle.
Clifford: In 1983 you sang the vocals for the jingles on my new radio station, Signal Radio in Stoke on Trent. I missed the recording session, but I still have the master tapes. I've always been a fan, and won and lost my first love to your music. Best wishes, good luck. There's no-one who tells it like you.
a fantastic song writer and singer. forgotten by some, but still listened to by many. thank you.
Thank Clifford for the music, and thank Mick for the website.
Although I am supposed to be a grown man of 43, CTW's music still makes me cry, goddamn.
Thanks again an keep up the good work.
I WAS BORN ON MAY 4 1973 AND HAVE JUST CELEBRATED MY 28TH BIRTHDAY THIS PAST WEEK SO WHEN YOU WERE AROUND IN THE 70'S I WAS JUST A BABY AND MY PARENTS I'M SURE WOULD'VE PLAYED YOUR MUSIC ALONG WITH EVERYTHING AROUND THEN. ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO WHILE LISTENING TO MAGIC A LONDON RADIO STATION AND IT WAS THERE I FIRST HEARD GAYE. I WAS SO DEEPLY TOUCHED WHEN I NEXT HEARD IT I NOTED THE ARTIST THAT DAY AFTER WORK I RACED OFF TO HMV IN BOND STREET AND THERE I GOT GAYE AND OTHER STORIES. I LOVED IT AND IT IS MY MOST PLAYED ALBUM. FRIDAY NIGHTS I PLAY IT WHEN I'M GOING TO BED WHEN I NEED COMFORT I PRAY TALK TO JESUS WHO IS MY BEST FRIEND AND I LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC. CLIFF I KNOW I'M JUST A BABY REALLY BUT I LOVE YOUR MUSIC IT TOUCHES ME IN SUCH AS SPIRITUAL WAY AND IS LIKE A COMFORTING BALM AND IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU. I WANT YOU TO KNOW EVEN THOUGH IM BABLING I THINK YOUR THE MOST WONDERFUL MUSIC TALENT I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED AND I FEEL I KNOW YOU THROUGH YOUR MUSIC CRAZY I KNOW.
CLIFF I NOW PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY AND I HOPE THAT THE LOVE AND THOUGHTS OF YOUR FANS IS OF SOME COMFORT TO YOU. I'M GOING TO GET THE SISTERS AT TYBURN CONVENT IN LONDON TO HAVE THE CANDLES IN THEIR SANTUARY TO BURN FOR YOU ONE DAY THIS YEAR WHERE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT IS EXPOSED YES IM A CATHOLIC AND I HOPE MY PRAYERS HELP YOU. CLIFF I WILL WRITE A PERSONAL LETTER SOON I DONT EXPECT A RESPONSE BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL TALENT. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU FOR ALWAYS.
ALL MY LOVE.
I bought two of Cliff's albums in the mid 1970's - Escaltor and No More Rock and Roll. For twenty five years I have never tired of listenting to them. The tunes are often very melodic and the words so compelling to listen to - why has the rest of the Music world failed to appreciate the genius of the Author!. Cliff, I know your illness must be a great frustration to you but remember that your music has brought so much enjoyment to many thousands of people -and will for many years to come. Roger Jones
Speak up Thomas! . . . . Mick.
I've just been to the Kidderminster Harriers Football Charity Match (May 2001) in aid of Clifford T Ward & was delighted to see the warmth & love of the crowd & staff there. I'm not very familiar with Clifford's music (to my shame) - but what I 'do' know - is that he's loved & appreciated by so many that it was a very moving experience.
Just when you think Life's unfair for someone like Clifford - you realise that even under such particular circumstances he's so very lucky to have found such heart-warming support of his family & friends.
I wish him well & hope that today, he felt some of the love & admiration for him that I witnessed.
I am delighted to be the bringer of good news!
After a break of fifteen years from writing songs, Cliff has started to write once more. Although the process is difficult for him, between us we have managed to complete three brand new songs and we are starting to record them and compile a new album hopefully to be finished this year. Its wonderful to see cliff so enthusiastic and beleive me he has lost none of his talent despite being so ill.
I would love to hear how folks feel on hearing this news and i will pass your comments directly on to Cliff.
Best wishes James Davey.
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Felt I had to write having just seen the above news from James - The thought of a brand new Clifford T album is far more than any of us could have dared hope for .. Cliff's wonderful talent has lain dormant too long . Very best wishes to James and Cliff and hope that the album works out.can't wait to hear it!
Just read James Davey's good news....I am delighted to hear that CTW is writing songs again. What a wonderful Christmas present a new album would make! Also it may just bring new awareness and more fans to this brilliant song writer. Very best wishes to CTW and James Davey on this project. I am almost holding my breath. God bless. S
RE SUNDAY 13/5/01. HARRIERS FOOTBALL GROUND. MY THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY. NICE TO SEE THE 'GREAT DANE' [ JAN MOLBY ] AND OF COURSE THE STAR OF THE SHOW, CLIFF. A BIG WELL DONE TO ROY SMITH AND STEPHEN BAGUS FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK. I WAS UNABLE TO STAY FOR THE AUCTION, HOPE IT RAISED LOADS OF DOSH FOR CLIFF I NOW HAVE ALL CLIFFS CDS, HAVIING BOUGHT 'NO MORE ROCK N ROLL' ON SUNDAY. IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF CLIFF WRITING ANY MORE SONGS OR ARE THERE ANY MORE TAPES IN THE GARAGE ?
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CELEBRATION CONCERT IN SEPTEMBER 2001 THANKS MIKE [THE ROCK N ROLL WRECK]
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