Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clifford T. Ward - Path Through the Forest: The Secret World of Clifford T Ward 1964-71



CLIFFORD T WARD
Path Through the Forest: The Secret World of Clifford T Ward 1964-71
When 'singing schoolteacher' Clifford T. Ward finally made a commercial breakthrough in the early 1970s, it brought to an end nearly a decade of toil within the soft white underbelly of the British pop scene. Path Through The Forest: The Secret World of Clifford T. Ward 1964-71 assembles his early work for the first time, featuring his scarce 1960s singles as leader of the Secrets and a breathtaking treasure trove of locally-recorded demos and works-in-progress recordings, including two versions of a song that is now revered as a genuine British psychedelic pop classic, 'Path Through The Forest'. A prodigious collection of beguiling ballads and melodic, hook-laden pop songs, Path Through The Forest (featuring 57 tracks, most of which come from the master tapes and are being released for the first time) reveals that, some years before the winsome singer-songwriter glories of 'Gaye' and Home Thoughts, aspiring pop star Cliff Ward was already a highly significant talent.

 Disc One
1 What A Nice Surprise
2. I Think I Need The Cash (THE SECRETS)
3. The Same Applies To You
4. I Know What Her Name Is (demo version) (SIMON’S SECRETS)
5. Terribly Unkind
6. Attraction
7. Coathanger (demo version) (THE SECRETS)
8. She’s Dangerous (THE SECRETS)
9. Sylvie
10. Consideration
11. The Session Singer (demo version)
12. Rachel (CLIFF WARD & THE CRUISERS)
13. No Money Down (CLIFF WARD & THE CRUISERS)
14. All That Glitters Is Not Gold
15. I Suppose (THE SECRETS)
16. It’s Better To Believe
17. Discernible
18. Path Through The Forest
19. Misfit On Your Stair
20. Keeping My Head Above Water (single version) (SIMON’S SECRETS)
21. Complicated
22. I’ve Got To Get You Off My Mind
23. Realisation
24. Such A Pity (THE SECRETS)
25. You’re A Wonderful One (MARTIN RAYNOR & THE SECRETS)
26. My My What A Day
27. Cartagena
28. Don’t You Ever Take Yourself Away
29. Trousers

Disc Two

1. Candy To Me (MARTIN RAYNOR & THE SECRETS)
2. Naughty Boy (SIMON’S SECRETS)
3. I’ve Got Love In My Song
4. I’ll Keep On Closing My Eyes
5. The Gloria Bosom Show
6. Infatuation (THE SECRETS)
7. Don’t You Know She’s Mine
8. Teacher
9. Sympathy (SIMON’S SECRETS)
10. My Goddess
11. I’d Like To Take You Out Tonight
12. Jenny
13. Oo-Wee Baby (CLIFF WARD & THE CRUISERS)
14. Wait A Minute You Fool
15. I Know What Her Name Is (single version) (SIMON’S SECRETS)
16. Think About You
17. Thinking About You
18. Always Think About You
19. The Mule
20. I Intend To Please (THE SECRETS)
21. Lady With The Book In Her Hand
22. My Heart Cries Out To You
23. Maybe You Know
24. Today Is Taking Too Long
25. Keeping My Head Above Water (demo version) (SIMON’S SECRETS)
26. Learning My Part
27. Baby There’s No Such
 28. Path Through The Forest (demo version) - LOST   

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