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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B000093CZF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,969 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Still Not Free 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Messenger 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Watchin' The TV News 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Leaving 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Both Of Us 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Where Do Angels Really Come From? 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Contrary 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Before The World Was Round 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Waiting For The Garda 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Change Of Heart 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Twenty Minutes 6:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Best Is Yet To Come 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Spoken Word Extract From Bittersweet (The Clifford T. Ward Story)15:02Album Only

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The third Clifford T. Ward release from Cherry Red Records is a reissue of his Both Of Us album. Originally issued by Philips in 1984 on vinyl, Both Of Us was only released in Ireland where Clifford T. Ward enjoyed a substantial following. This is a keenly awaited repress and this CD version includes the original artwork and in depth sleevenotes from David Cartwright, author of the Clifford T Ward biography - Bittersweet. The book is also available from Cherry Red Books. As a bonus, we feature a spoken-word track and David Cartwright reads a 20 minute passage from his book.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bermingham on 26 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Having bought this album when originally released in the 'eighties I was not surprised at the magical lyrics and wonderful melody contained here.
However it made a pleasent surprise to at last get hold of a cd which had top quality sound re-production and did justice to the mavellous talent of C.T.W. Often in the past, albums were released which contained out-takes and poor sound quality.
Now to the album content.It starts with the marvellous 'Still Not Free', a wonderful love song in the best C.T.W. mould.Sandwiched in the middle is the thought provoking 'Contrary' and the album ends with one of his best ever songs 'The Best Is Yet To Come'.The rest of the tracks are all good and the album closes with an extract from the C.T.W. biography.This extract shows how human C.T.W. really was and indicates how he struggled, like most of us, from day to day.However when it came to writing music this man seemed to have a direct line to heaven.So long, old friend and r.i.p.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By I. Varey on 15 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
Undoubtably his finest work starting strongly with a wistful/ hopeful "Still not free" followed by upbeat "Messengers", both of which will come back to haunt you time and again. Some tracks grab you immediately with their strong hooks and melodies, others burn slowly into in your brain. "Where do Angels really come from?" and "Contrary" belong to the former. "Before the world was round" and "The best is yet to come" are achingly sad and could move you to tears. "World" has a superb elongated guitar piece that wrenches your emotions. Still more to come, as if this was not enough... Clifford sadly died of MS related complications in December 2001. A biography aptly entitled "Bittersweet" by Dave Cartwright, due to be released in autumn in paperback, graces this album with a spoken word extract by the author. It will make you dearly wish Clifford was given the recognition in life he so richly deserved. He is one of England's finest ever singer songwriters. Come on Sir Paul McCartney and others.. cover these and other songs of Mr Ward's. You could do a lot worse. Lastly can someone please release his other albums on CD. This is a great start!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
How strange it is to hear this album in such clarity via CD!I have long since worn out my "LP" and only managed to copy it to tape after it was past its prime.Thanks to this, all CTW fans can hear again such beautiful music with pristine reproduction. Those who know this artist will buy.Those seeking to know more fully Cliiford`s work should buy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cloudberry on 7 Dec 2007
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I always thought that Clifford T. Ward was so uncool, he was cool! Very long hair that would make Lemmy of Motörhead proud, and make anyone who didn't know him wonder who on earth he was. What CTW will be remembered for is his mastery of the English language, brilliant subject matter and melodies to yearn for.

This is a fantastic album which, like one of the other reviewers, I would love to see other, bigger names in music, cover, if only because his music deserves to be remembered for its sheer high class.

We all know that Judy Collins, for one, has covered beautifully "The Best Is Yet To Come", which is a great song, but not the best on the CD by a long chalk. My personal favourites are "Still Not Free", "Leaving", "Both Of Us", "Contrary", "Before The World Was Round" (great guitar and piano), "Waiting For The Garda" and "Twenty Minutes", all brilliantly crafted songs - see, I've named seven of the other 11 tracks. That suggests to me that all tracks are of such a very high standard.

Less is more on this album, good singing, instrumentation and arrangements which are understated, but which add up to a perfect set of tracks.

Unlike the other reviewers, and not trying to be irreverent, I think the 15 minute spoken extract of "Bittersweet" is unnecessary and I would have preferred if it had not been included. However, it does show that CTW was a normal bloke who had his ups and downs and has made me consider buying the book; but it is superfluous to the music.

I have four other CTW albums, including "Home Thoughts" and "Mantel Pieces", which are also brilliant albums, but this is marginally better that those two.

And it's a lovely picture of Polly, the youngest of his children, on the inner sleeve.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Darbyshire on 22 Jan 2009
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I've been a fan of Cliff for many many years. He's written some wonderful songs and this album is definitely some of his best work. Wistful, melodic, truly interesting lyrics and fabulous tunes, and his lovely voice is so easy to listen to.

I'd recommend this album to anyone, not just those who know his work.

I hope his family are enjoying his success now he's gone. I just wish he was still with us :-( His life was much too short and losing him to MS at such a young age (57) robbed us all of his amazing contribution to music. Thank goodness his life lives on through his albums, which we can all enjoy and listen to again and again.

Buy this album. You won't be disappointed!

Also, buy the biography of Cliff, Bittersweet, by his friend, Dave Cartwright. It's wonderful read and a great tribute to a man whose legacy will live on forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Oct 2010
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A friend put me onto Clifford T Ward. Of course, being of an age, I remember Gaye, Wherewithal, Up in the World, Scullery, Home Thoughts...the singles he released in the `70s. He`d had a hit or two, didn`t feel like touring and playing the publicity game (Cliff was by all accounts a prickly, obstinate chap) and so pretty much disappeared into the oblivion to which we tend to consign those who don`t/won`t `play the game`. But CTW had aces up his sleeve, even if few were paying much attention: his songs.
Ah, his songs. We laud and applaud the likes of Pauls Simon & McCartney, Nick Drake (posthumously, anyway), James Taylor, Sandy Denny, Joni et al. But there was another in our midst arguably the equal of any of these admittedly great singer-songwriters. He was a tall, rangy, ugly-handsome Midlander, with terminally long blonde locks, an often fierce face, like a bird-of-prey or haughty lion - his rare smiles in photos are welcome - and a tenor voice that seemed to stray into falsetto, so high was it, though he could come down gently on the lower notes too.
My introduction proper to CTW was the fine compilation Gaye And Other Stories, but this later album (once only available in the Rep of Ireland) is something very special indeed, a quite wonderful collection of songs - not one weak track - with a downbeat, melancholy feel to it that in no way lessens its originality or its beauty. We are most certainly talking of beauty here. Each time I listen to this collection I am struck anew by the utter loveliness of the songs, as well as the sheer craft that allowed CTW to write such moving, poignant songs as Leaving, Waiting For The Garda, and the sublime The Best Is Yet To Come, while marrying musicality to lyrical brilliance in an alchemy that leaves me agog.
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