Clive Barratt Wall of Storms

Clive Barratt – Chilliwack, Canada

Singer | Songwriter | Guitarist
Genre: Rock, Acoustic-Rock, Pop-Rock, Alt-Country-Rock, Blues-Rock, Brit-Pop

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In the Studio and Behind the Scenes (Taken from Clive’s “Wall of Storms” Album)

Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet and my work is in aviation. This album is not about flying although sentiments expressed might resonate with anyone whose work or circumstances, take them far from home and loved ones for extended periods of time. Some songs may also strike a chord with hard working men and women who never seem to have enough hours in their day.

The “Wall of Storms” title was taken from a phrase in the opening song ‘I Miss You’.  “Wall of Storms” is also a fitting metaphor for a string of unrelated, serious events which occurred during the making of the album; events faced by producer Ron Beggs’ family, my own family and by Marpole Studio’s drummer; Rogé Belanger.  Rogé was diagnosed with cancer and sadly, passed away in late 2012.

These events caused work on the album to stop many times and for such long periods, it seemed the album was never meant to be. In aviation, to be up against a wall of storms might be what some people refer to as being ‘between a rock and a hard place’.

The drums and background vocals on “Tonight You’re Going Out” and background vocals on “Dance The Night Away” represent Rogé Belanger’s final studio recording.

Wall of Storms

All songs, Lyrics, and Music by Clive Barratt

Track List:

1. I Miss You
2. I’m Without You
3. Dance The Night Away
4. Why
5. Tonight You’re Going Out
6. One More Chance
7. Don’t Be A Stranger
8. These Are The Rules
9. Wierdos On The Loose
10. Dance The Night Away (Single version, featuring Michelle Szulc)
11. I’m Without You (Fast version)
12. I Need Some Time

Produced by Rob Begg
Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Rob Begg, Marpole Recording Studio, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Drums for “I Miss You”, “I’m Without You”, “Don’t Be A Stranger”, and “These Are The Rules” Recorded and Engineered by Niles Spencer, The Bathouse Recording Studios, Bath, Ontario, Canada
Drums for “Dance The Night Away” Recorded and Engineered by Gary Barratt, GB Drum Studio, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Mastered by Craig Waddell,, Gotham City Recording Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Musicians:
Clive Barratt: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Harmonica, Piano, Synthesizer, and Percussion
Rob Begg: Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, and Background vocals
Bill Patterson: Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Rogé Belanger: Drums and Background vocals
Gary Barratt: Drums, Congas, and Percussion
Ron E. Wells: Drums
Lisa Adrianne Witt: Background vocals
Andrea Petersen: Background vocals
Michelle Szulc: Background and Feature vocal on “Dance The Night Away” (single)

Artwork:
Wall of Storms cover concept, Guitar photo, and Sky photographs by Clive Barratt
Cover art, CD Disc & Lyric insert art, and design by Clive Barratt

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