Album 15 in the series of collections that features a variety of compositions, presented in the order that they were composed & created.
The title track was composed following the terrible earth quake and tsunami in Japan, dedicated to its people and sold online as a single track for $1, all proceeds being donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
Hope is all that many people have left, hope that their homes will soon be rebuilt, hope that they will be able to return to them (radiation permitting), hope that the future will be better for them, hope that once again normality will return to their homes and villages, hope that there is never another event like this – ever.
‘And So It Began’ is the perfect laid back, chillout track – ‘New Lives For Old’ is the theme for a film idea I had and is mainly piano & orchestra. ‘Sharing’ is the first funky contribution on this album followed by ‘Jazz Funk 1’, the second. Tracks 6 & 7 are piano based re-visits to two of my earlier compositions. The Asian influenced ‘Bombay Jazz Club’ leads to a lilting Flute/orchestra composition with the appropriately titled ‘A Smile Lights Up The World’. Album 15 is rounded off with a gentle Walk Home.
Composed and recorded by Clive at his home in exotic Bali. Bali always has been and will no doubt continue to be a very popular holiday destination for many Japanese and it is this connection that makes my dedication so much more appropriate.