|1||The Way Of Love|
|2||The Best Is Yet To Come|
|3||Up In The World|
|7||Not Waving - Drowning|
|9||Home Thoughts From Abroad|
|12||A Song For Susan|
|13||Sometime Next Year|
|14||Still Not Free|
|16||Where Do Angels Really Come From?|
|17||No More Rock & Roll|
|18||A Day To Myself|
|20||End Of Time Tonight|
After listening to all the CTW songs, it is my pleasure to share with you my top 20. It was really a nightmare doing this as you said.
In Hong Kong, Cliff was never as popular as in England & Europe. His records were rarities and not easy to find. In the seventies, I only managed to find 'Home Thoughts', 'Mantlepieces', 'Escalator' and 'New England Days' (1977) and have been listening to them for the following 15 years until 1992 when I came across 'Gaye & Other Stories' CD in the local store. I learned about his illness from the inner notes.
Early this year, by accident, I found my way to the Clifford T. Ward web page. I eventually got a complete set of Cliff's work. Since the span between the vinyls I bought in the 70's and all the other CDs I purchased this year is so long, I have tried to balance my views on both the 'old' & 'new' songs and came up with this top 20 which I think is a good representation of my favourites at this moment.
The Way Of Love' is my all-time favourite... after so many years. It has faced strong challenges from 'The Best Is Yet To Come' & 'Up In The World', but for now it is still at the top. One thing I must admit is that all the above songs are very durable compositions. Regardless how many times I've listened to them, they still present that sense of freshness, depth, comfort, excitement & complacency to me.
Thanks & Regards,
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