T Ward - Top 20
'Waves' Reader's Choice (Fanzine
||Home Thoughts From Abroad
||Up In The World
||A Day To Myself
||The Way Of Love
||Ocean Of Love
||The Best Is Yet To Come
||A Sad Affair
||Time, The Magician
||Where Do Angels Really Come From?
||Still Not Free
||Someone I Know
||Not Waving, Drowning
||All Modern Conveniences
||A Song For Susan
(The above chart, and accompanying article (below) are re-produced
from 'Waves' - The Clifford T Ward Fanzine - by kind permission
of Clive Winstanley.)
WATER SHORTAGE !
It's interesting that devoted fans of Clifford T. Ward's music seem
to share the popular opinion about Clifford's best two tracks. "Up
In The World" and "Home Thoughts" won a landslide victory.
With the very last ballot paper I opened bringing about a narrow victory
for the latter. For a long time it seemed as though these two songs would
be joint winners. There are a few equal placings in the lower reaches of
the Top Forty but The Top Twenty ranked themselves very handily. Over forty
different songs received votes and those which so nearly made the Top 20
include "To An Air Hostess", "Who Cares", "Stains",
"Heaven" and "They Must Think Me A Fool". Astoundingly,
although it did receive some votes, "Water" didn't even come
close to the Top 20. I expected this harrowing song to do much better.
Likewise, I thought "The Best Is Yet To Come" would be Top 5
at the very least. The success of "Ocean Of Love" and "The
Way of Love" was a turn-up for the books, coming from relatively unfashionable
albums, and I hadn't expected so much support for "Moonlight".
Unsurprisingly, "Home Thoughts" was the album from which the
largest selection of songs received votes. No songs from the "Singer
Songwriter" LP received any votes at all - the only album to be accorded
this dubious honour. I thought "Coathanger" might have sneaked
the odd vote. Nothing from "Sometime Next Year" made The Top
20 but it's heavily represented in the 21 - 30 region. Perhaps next issue
I'll list all the songs that received at least one vote and print a full
Top 40, but there's a danger of doing a Peter Snow with this feature and
analysing the thing to death! I hope you find the chart interesting and
that you're not too disappointed if your own selections didn't receive
wide enough support to figure in the Top 20. Thanks again to all who voted.
I had great fun doing this feature.
||'Waves' Reader's 'Top 20'
||Mick Armitage's 'Top 20'
'CTW - Top 20' Gallery
June - 98