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Singer Songwriter


Download links and information about Singer Songwriter by Clifford T. Ward. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 47:03 minutes.

Artist: Clifford T. Ward
Release date: 1972
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 14
Duration: 47:03
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No. Title Length
1. Coathanger (featuring Unknown) 2:47
2. Sam (featuring Unknown) 3:03
3. Leader (featuring Unknown) 4:08
4. A Dream (featuring Unknown) 4:11
5. Anticipations (featuring Unknown) 2:43
6. Rayne (featuring Unknown) 3:11
7. The Session Singer (featuring Unknown) 3:03
8. Carrie (featuring Unknown) 4:25
9. God Help Me (featuring Unknown) 2:52
10. The Cause Is Good (featuring Unknown) 3:21
11. Sympathy (featuring Unknown) 3:01
12. Circus Girl (featuring Unknown) 3:01
13. You Knock When You Should Come In (featuring Unknown) 3:57
14. Sidetracked (featuring Unknown) 3:20



One of many singer/songwriters who surfaced in the wake of Paul McCartney — a British phenomenon, to be certain; in the States, James Taylor was a catalyst — Clifford T. Ward had a gentle gift for melody, always emphasizing a graceful, sweet lilt in the flow from verse to chorus. He didn't toss off songs, he constructed them, and this care is certainly evident on his 1971 debut, Singer Songwriter, an uneven but largely appealing collection of melody-heavy pop tunes. More are grounded in acoustic guitar than you'd expect — "A Dream" feels like a remnant from British folk, eerie in its strums — but there are music hall flashbacks ("Anticipation") balanced with a bunch of propulsive midtempo pop ("Coathanger" [which begins in a manner not dissimilar to his best-known song, "Wherewithall"], "Rayne," "God Help Me"). The tongue-in-cheek "The Session Singer" demonstrates how clever Ward could be although there are times here when he's slightly mired in sincerity ("The Cause Is Good"), but even those slips are endearing, largely due to Ward's strong melodic instincts. There's a slight dourness to Singer Songwriter that prevents it from being transcendent — blame it on a singer/songwriter intent on proving his worth — but it still showcases a nimble, versatile singer/songwriter deserving of greater acclaim than he has received.