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Liz Barry  
nialiba@btinternet.com
Location:
Kilrea, Co Londonderry
Wednesday, 2. January 2008 09:45  Write a comment Send E-mail

Did Clifford do a song called 'More I cannot wish you'?

I heard it on Desert Island Discs with Richard Wainright III about 6 months or so ago!

Can you help?

Liz

Mick:
Cliff certainly never recorded a song of that title, and I don't recall those words as being lyrics from any of his songs. Perhaps if you could send a few more of the lyrics, we may be able to identify the song. Regards,
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Derek Wales  
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Tuesday, 18. December 2007 09:25  Write a comment

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Mick.

Thanks for this wonderful tribute site.

Best Wishes
Del

Mick:
Same to you, Derek; and everyone else who calls to the site!!
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Derek Wales  
delboywww@btinternet.com
Location:
Surrey, UK
Tuesday, 18. December 2007 09:24  Write a comment Send E-mail

Cliff, its that day again when you left us and went to the "Great Gig In The Sky"
Your music is such a big part of your fans lives and they will never forget you.
Talent as good as yours is extremely rare, but we still have the music to remember you by.
I doubt we will ever see a singer/songwriter to equal your quality.

God Bless
Del
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Colin Williams  
cwilliams1965@btopenworld.com
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Monday, 3. December 2007 16:42  Write a comment Send E-mail

I listen to Clifford T Ward most evenings and have got to say he was pure quality. His songs where softly sung but you listened to every word. Clifford T Ward ...you have made your mark in this world and i thank you. Sleep easy my friend, Colin.
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Jessie  
Jessiesamo@aol.com
Location:
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Monday, 12. November 2007 13:43  Write a comment Send E-mail

Was there ever a more apt song for rememberence sunday than A DAY TO MYSELF. It was played this morning on Radio Merseyside straight after the 11 o'clock silence. Very poignant.
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John Mcculloch  
johnmcculloch@hotmail.com
Location:
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Monday, 12. November 2007 13:37  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi,

I was trawling around YOUTUBE and found a few songs from Clifford.
I attended Bromsgrove County High School, at the time Cliff was teaching there.
Although he never taught me (he did teach my sister in English), I knew him.
We also got on well with an art teacher, Tony Bell.
It was quite poignant listening to his songs again.
I have his first album, signed by Cliff, which I must now play again and again.
They were happy times.

Regards

John
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Derek Wales  
delboywww@btinternet.com
Location:
Surrey, UK
Friday, 5. October 2007 16:19  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Mick,
Just thought I would stop by and say hi. Been busy lately working on house so not checked in for a while.
Hope all is well with you and nice to see some new postings on here from different parts of the world.

Best Wishes to all CTW fans
Del

Mick said:
Hi Del:
Good to hear from you again. I'm the same these days - always extremely busy. I know the site is desperately in need of some updates, but I just can't seem to find the time to do them! :-( I will get there one day!
Regards,
Mick.
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Werner Bednarzik  
Location:
Germany
Monday, 24. September 2007 13:28  Write a comment

Yesterday I received my copy of Sometime Next Year and, although I like some other tracks on it ( e.g. Sometime Next Year, Losin' After All, Lost In The Flow Of Your Love, Cricket, Home, Laugh It Off) I have to say that Stains is an absolute Standout-Track, not only on this album, but compared to popular music outings in general. For me, Stains feels like a big, big worldwide hit! Anybody should know it! The chorus with its soaring harmonies is simply breathtaking. Yesterday late at night I listened to it about 15 times, I do not know the exact number, but one thing I know for sure, I will love this tune for my entire future life!

Mick:
Hi Werner: I too have always had a particular affinity for 'Stains'!
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Clive Handy  
CHandy7304@aol.com
Location:
Farnham, Surrey
Thursday, 6. September 2007 13:22  Write a comment Send E-mail

It has been most remiss of me not to look at CTW's website for a few years. I was in contact with Liz just before and after he died, and also bought a copy of the hits CD because I had lost the original. As a sometime singer/guitarist I have tried to sing a few of Clifford's songs to friends, but ultimately getting nowhere as good as he sang them. I used to to sing 'For Debbie and her friends' to my now 30 year old daughter when she was about seven, so I've known about him for a long time. I was stationed in Germany in the early 70's and I borrowed 'Home Thoughts' from the library. I recorded it onto cassette, but lost it in several moves. Over the years though I have collected most of my favourite CTW LPs and CDs.

Long may his music reign!!
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Werner Bednarzik  
Location:
Germany
Thursday, 6. September 2007 13:19  Write a comment

Last year I purchased the Clifford T. Ward albums "Gaye And Other Stories", "Homethoughts From Abroad", "Both Of Us" and "Singer/Songwriter". I just ordered a copy of "Sometime Next Year" after listening to the mp3 snippet of "Turbo". I have to have that song in full length, too. What a brilliant, melodic pop-tune! Surely a new CTW fav of mine! Thank you for the music, Mr. Ward!
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Werner Bednarzik  
Location:
Germany
Thursday, 6. September 2007 13:18  Write a comment

Last year I discovered Clifford T. Ward's music and quickly purchased the albums "Gaye And Other Stories", "Both Of Us", "Singer/Songwriter" and "Homethoughts From Abroad". Now I found a new fav of mine: Turbo! What a brilliant, catchy pop masterpiece! Being a big, big ELO fan I find that this song is very reminiscent of some of Jeff Lynne's early 80's work. I just ordered "Sometime Next Year". Thank you for the music, Mr. Ward!

ELO and Clifford T. Ward are currently the artists that I listen to the most - oh, not to forget the Traveling Wilburys Collection!
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Marie (Cullen) Eryatmaz  
chantal15@comcast.net
Location:
Dublin, Irelend
Monday, 13. August 2007 11:15  Write a comment Send E-mail

Cliff was unique, brilliant and his music was the best! I grew up in Ireland
with his music playing throughout my room and me singing along, I first was introduced to his song "Wherewithal" when I spent my summers in Birmingham (UK) with my cousins and I was hooked immediately.
Sad to hear he passed away - I didn't know till I saw it here on your website.
Good to have a rememberance for him - well done!

Marie (Cullen) Eryatmaz.
on Cope Cod. Massachusetts
from North Strand. Dublin 1. Irl.
e-mail; GoingForApint@aol.com
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Terry O'Neill  
teroneillhrc@eircom.net
Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Thursday, 2. August 2007 09:36  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just visited the site brought back great memories of my early teens here in Dublin, Ireland. First girlfriend and all that. Lovely music, timeless.

Terry
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Gary Power  
gpower@amnet.net.au
Location:
Australia
Thursday, 5. July 2007 15:43  Write a comment Send E-mail

Great Guy.

Very sad to read he died. I've been in Australia for 19 years, I did'nt know. I was 17 in the summer of '73 back in Dublin, I loved Gaye. Great voice, may he rest in peace.
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Derek Wales  
delboywww@btinternet.com
Location:
Surrey, England
Thursday, 29. March 2007 09:48  Write a comment Send E-mail

Welcome Pam. Now you are hooked there's a lot of great recordings from Cliff's back catalogue now being re-issued on CD

Best Wishes
Del
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Keith Finney  
k.finney4@ntlworld.com
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent
Thursday, 29. March 2007 09:47  Write a comment Send E-mail

To Pam McGibbon posting 92, welcome to the page Pam, and welcome to CTWs music, please if you can, and if you haven't already- get to listen to more of Cliffords albums, the one's he made after 'Home Thoughts', his songs just got better and better!
It's so good that people like yourself are discovering CTW, putting pen to paper so to speak, and telling others their thoughts on his wonderful musical legacy, a true fan, and great to see!-with your postings and others too, CTWs memory and music -and this excellent webpage will come alive and stay alive..

Keith Finney... www.myspace.com/finney4www a CTW tribute page..

Keith Finney.:
Please note:- That the above webpage address is no longer running..my sicere apologies to all CTW fans....
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Pam McGibbon  
fountainservices@tiscali.co.uk
Location:
Scotland
Wednesday, 28. March 2007 16:28  Write a comment Send E-mail

I only discovered Clifford T. Ward after they played his music on the radio a couple of weeks ago and I am now hooked. I was really distressed to hear that he has passed away and I had missed him all the time he was alive. My favourite album so far is Home Thoughts from Abroad.
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Derek Wales  
delboywww@btinternet.com
Location:
Surrey, England
Monday, 12. March 2007 11:53  Write a comment Send E-mail

Home Thoughts from Abroad

by Robert Browning


Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England - now!

And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops - at the bent spray's edge -
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
- Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!

Although the "Home Thoughts" and "Both of Us" albums are superb, as are many of Cliff's other albums, the "Work In Progress" album still has something very special about it. I guess its because its just Cliff and his piano and what else do you need really? Brilliant!

Best wishes to all CTW fans.
Del

Keith Finney.:
'I like the words they use, and i like the way they use them, you see 'Home Thoughts From Abroad' is such a Beautiful Poem'- perfect timing Del, spring is in the air! -well done mate..Keith.
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Pui Ming Wong  
pmwong@hkbu.edu.hk
Location:
Hong Kong
Tuesday, 13. February 2007 10:49  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello
There are more contribution to the Yotube site for CTW videos (so far 9 are there). In order to make it easy to watch all of them, i've created a group where you could just go to

http://www.youtube.com/group/ctw

and find them to watch (The latest video posted was suggested by Keith Finney, in memory of late Al Hodge who played a brilliant guitar solo on When The World was Round).

So much for now

Pui
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Keith Finney  
k.finney4@ntlworld.com
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent
Monday, 12. February 2007 09:43  Write a comment Send E-mail

A belated birthday greeting to the great man Clifford T Ward, - I've been busy promoting Cliff's songs - on my *fan tribute* website wich now includes 6 song/videos of CTW's work all created by one of the worlds best video makers, i do hope all fans that visit Mick's excellent informitive CTW site - will take a look to (see) England's finest singer/songwriter, and to listen to those fantastic poetic lyrics just waiting to be re-discovered, many thanks Mick for all your help, 'The Best is Yet To Come'. . regards to all CTW fans worldwide. . Keith. . . . . . www.myspace.com/finney4www
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Derek Wales  
delboywww@btinternet.com
Location:
Surrey, England
Saturday, 10. February 2007 19:10  Write a comment Send E-mail

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF!

Del
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Alan Lewendon  
LewendonA@aol.com
Location:
UK
Saturday, 10. February 2007 01:55  Write a comment Send E-mail

I quite liked Clifford T, in the early 70s but then attended the "Twiggy" concert at the Festival Hall and became hooked. I have every album, but not until after his death, did I hear "Lost Again", on one of the Friends Cds which I think is, without doubt, his finest work. Would his later music have been so good had he become a great star, maybe not?

Mick:
Ah, nice to hear from someone else who considers 'Lost Again' to be Cliff's best song!

Thanks Alan.
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Michael Trottier  
mt006g3135@blueyonder.co.uk
Location:
UK
Friday, 9. February 2007 09:19  Write a comment Send E-mail

Clifford T Ward was essential listening in my mis-spent youth of 1973 and I have had a passion and love of his songs. One of the world's most forgotten underated songwriters. Clifford wrote from the heart and normally avoided explaining his songs when interviewed. He sooner would leave it to the listener. His beautiful melodies and romantic lyrics won him many fans. I proudly own, today, most, if not all, of his songs and he will forever have a special place in my heart.
Michael Trottier
UK
email mrst53@blueyonder.co.uk
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Derek Wales  
delboywww@btinternet.com
Location:
Surrey, England
Sunday, 4. February 2007 17:07  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Susan,

Welcome to Mick's great CTW site. I can see you have good taste in music! Your in good company here!. Cliff's music, once heard never forgotten, and your right, the due recognition has never been given to such a wonderful talent but that will soon change I am sure, as long as there are fans like you who keep playing his music. Radio 2 and Terry Wogan in particular, champion Cliff's music and regularly play his songs.
If you have not already got it, may I recommend the "Both of Us" album, its one of his best.
Anyway do come back and post again as we need to support Mick's site and the CTW legacy.
Best wishes
Del
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Susan Treece  
soozie-t@ntlworld.com
Location:
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Friday, 2. February 2007 22:51  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, I first heard of Clifford T Ward back in 1979 when a local radio station DJ always finished his 'Midnight Hour' with Home Thoughts From Abroad. I was actually going out with a DJ at the time and it became 'our song' as we used to listen to the show from our respective homes. Time passed by and we parted but I have always found times when I have got out my LP's and tapes and had a blast of them. Some are quite sad so not a good idea to listen when you are feeling down though. I did know that he had MS but did not know that he had died until once again visiting the LP's and then the web site to see if any were available on CD and yes they are - yippee! I was sad to read about Cliff dying and especially for not knowing all this time. He has left a lasting legacy in his music which I feel did not get the coverage it deserved. Even nowadays you rarely hear his music on the radio, even on the 'oldies' stations, how sad. I live near Nottingham and Radio Trent used to be the station which played his music but I don't know if they still do. Thanks for all the info on your site, it is good to know that he is not forgotten.

Susan
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