Clay McCord | Return of the Ballad

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Return of the Ballad

by Clay McCord

These concert-style songs range from soft rock to semi-classical in audiophile quality---all are ORIGINAL with varied instrumental accompaniment. The entire package of songs, lyrics, performance, arrangements, & production were done solely by this artist.
Genre: Easy Listening: Ballads
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The World Is Beautiful
2:40 $1.25
2. A Father's Love
3:21 $1.25
3. Let's Keep Our Hopes Alive
3:18 $1.25
4. Dreams
3:46 $1.25
5. When I Was Young
3:42 $1.25
6. Life in San Francisco
3:36 $1.25
7. Out from the Darkness
3:30 $1.25
8. Angels Come Down
2:55 $1.25
9. All Through the Night
4:10 $1.25
10. Everything Is Possible
3:07 $1.25
11. In the Afterglow
3:05 $1.25
12. My Love Always
3:59 $1.25
13. The Will of Nature
3:30 $1.25
14. You Came Into Mylife
3:38 $1.25
15. Marvelous
6:59 $1.25
16. These Are the Times
7:11 $1.25
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The album contains 16 ORIGINAL songs that range from semi-classical to soft rock, with varied instrumental accompaniment. Lyrical themes vary and are of a love / social / environmental / spiritual nature . Audiophile quality sound is open and spacious & the CD was recorded in Las Vegas with songs and lyrics composed by the artist. Performance, arrangements, and production were also done by the same artist. This production quality cannot be as appreciated on MP3 / computer downloads. There is no monotony here with variation in mood, sound and tempo. The album progressively becomes more dramatic in texture with a concert hall feel which evokes passion and depth. There are catchy tunes that could be sung by anyone, but other songs might bring one to tears & deep emotion. Any music lover would enjoy this album. It comes with a 16 page booklet so that listeners can enjoy the lyrics more. This album is an attempt to rebuild some of the musical culture from the past inasmuch as the ballad has recently been overlooked.



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Emerson Bailey

Positive lyrics, wonderful music
This CD is a great insight into Clay's philosophy of life: extremely positive and upbeat. He sings of his love for his wife, his love of nature, and many other things dear to his heart. Listen to the chords and progressions, and you will have a hard time NOT singing along and even harmonizing. Highly recommended.

Stephen Goscin

The fifteenth title on the album (Marvelous) is an apt description of this collection. McCord's composing ability and powerful voice are showcased by excellent production quality. Optimism and spirituality subtly suffuse the work. The endearing cover picture of the artist as a child testifies to the fact that he has been honing his skills for many years.


Poetic, classic, high quality, fantastic voice and great job! We really like i
Poetic, classic, high quality, fantastic voice and great job! We really like it!