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by Clif Payne

Renowned singer/songwriter Clif Payne's latest album "Too" is a power-packed collection (produced by Preston Glass) that includes a new duet with the legendary Freda Payne with whom he scored a UK Top 10 soul hit in 2016, "No Payne, No Gain."
Genre: Urban/R&B: Smooth Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Go Back to What You Know
4:19 $0.99
2. Too
5:22 $0.99
3. Blue Melisma
5:48 $0.99
4. (Easily) Breezy
3:47 $0.99
5. Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy (Nl Mix) [feat. Freda Payne]
4:55 $0.99
6. Because of You
4:42 $0.99
7. Another Star
5:51 $0.99
8. Get Up, Get Busy
4:13 $0.99
9. Heaven Is Watching
4:52 $0.99
10. To Share My Life with You (Interlude)
1:05 $0.99
11. Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy (feat. Freda Payne)
5:10 $0.99
12. No Payne, No Gain (Nl Downtown Mix) [feat. Freda Payne]
5:02 $0.99
13. No Payne, No Gain” (Nl Uptown Mix) [feat. Freda Payne]
5:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Continuing where his 2016 debut album (“Welcome To My World”) left off, renowned singer/songwriter Clif Payne follows up with a power- packed collection of songs he so aptly has entitled “Too”. Like his well-received first album, Clif's latest CD (produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass with associate producer Larry Batiste) includes a soulful duet with the legendary Freda Payne (no sibling relation – at least not to their knowledge): "Yesterday's Payne, Tomorrow's Joy" follows the UK Top 10 soul hit, “No Payne, No Gain," two remixes of which by UK producer Nigel Lowis are included on this 2018 musically-satisfying set.

A cover of the Stevie Wonder perennial, "Another Star," and "Get Up, Get Busy" penned by SoulMusic Records' founder David Nathan and Byron Motley are among the album's standouts along with a number of Payne-Glass-Batiste originals including the jazz-inflected "(Easily) Breezy," the finger-snappin' "Because Of You," the fast-paced "Go Back To What You Know," the head-boppin' title track and the uplifting "Heaven Is Watching" (penned by the trio with Louis Biancaniello.

Harlem-born, Bay Area-based Clif has worked with a plethora of major artists including Evelyn "Champagne" King, Norman Connors, Bobby McFerrin, Ellis Hall, Sheena Easton, American Idol judge & vocal coach Peggy Blu, Four Play drummer Harvey Mason, jazz fusionists Hiroshima and former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and has opened shows for the likes of Dan Siegel, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dionne Warwick.

In addition to his own "Welcome To My World," Clif can be heard on two Preston Glass projects - "Dyanamic Duets" and 2017's "Love & Compassion," the latter released via SoulMusic Records and Platnum Garage Recordings as is "Too," a musical masterpiece that is sure to please Clif's growing global audience!

Produced by Preston Glass; associate producer, Larry Batiste
Cover art: Roger Williams
Photography: Clayton Everett

1. Go Back To What You Know
2. Too
3. Blue Melisma
4. (Easily) Breezy
5. Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy (NL Mix) - Co-Produced by Nigel Lowis for DIG Productions
6. Because Of You
7. Another Star - timbales, Various percussion: Mike Prichard
8. Get Up, Get Busy
9. Heaven Is Watching - Co-Produced by: Louis Biancaniello - Harp & Strings: Preston Glass; All other Instruments: Louis Biancaniello
10. To Share My Life With You (Interlude) -Lead Vocal underpin and spoken word message: Clif Payne
11. Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy
12. No Payne, No Gain (NL Downtown Mix)
13. No Payne, No Gain (NL Uptown Mix)

Tracks 5, 11-13, Lead vocals by Clif Payne & Freda Payne

All Instruments:
Tracks 1-4, 6-8, 10 & 11 - Preston Glass
Tracks 5, 11, 12 - Nigel Lowis

Backing Vocals:
Tracks 1, 3, 9 - Clif Payne
Tracks 2, 12 & 13 - Gemia Burns
Tracks 4, 6, 8 - Preston Glass
Tracks 5, 7, 11 - Clif Payne & Gemia Burns

Tracks 6 & 7 - Cal Rutherford

Recorded at: “the hang” studios, Los Angeles, Ca.,/ ‘the Villa Barn”, Manteca, Ca./ Friendly studios, Novato, Ca. and Laughing Tiger studios, San Rafael, Ca. (Engineers: Preston Glass,Peter Post,Ari Rios,David Kessner)

Thank Yous from Preston Glass: Frank Martin, Gina Glass, Klaus Lovgreen,UK Radio, David Nathan, Freda Payne, Bilal M., Larry Batiste, Peter Post, Hoppy & Linda Post, Nigel Lowis,Louis Biancaniello, Gemia Burns, Mike Prichard….. Extra special thank you to Clif Payne: “Your gift to all of us is your magnificent voice and to share your journey with the universe; I enjoyed working with you on “Too”, and look forward to the next “one” “too” (“Three”)!- Preston

Thank Yous From Clif Payne

TOO All Who Have So Graciously Brought This Album TOO life--"Heaven Is Watching:"
I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.
Psalm 104:33-34

First, it was my debut solo 2016 album, Welcome To My World. Now in 2018, it's round TOO--My gift of song TOO all of you!

Kudos TOO 3 of the finest songwriters and producers in the music industry: Preston Glass, Larry Batiste and the U.K.'s Nigel Lowis. You have made my dreams of making great music more alive than in my wildest imaginations. I am absolutely grateful. You are absolutely phenomenal!

Kudos to the legendary Freda Payne--I'm at a loss for words from the joy of singing with you, Freda, on this new album just as I was with you on WTMW. You are the personification of beauty, class, excellence and artistry! Sir Cliff Richard, Ali-Olly Woodson, Ron Tyson and Antone "Chubby" Tavares are just a few of the fortunate who have partnered with you in song. I'm altogether honored and humbled TOO be included in that illustrious group. Love you much, Freda! Let's go for another #1 hit--Just like WTMW!

Kudos to Klaus Lovegreen of Evershift--TOO would not exist without you!! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.

Kudos also TOO Soul Music Record's David Nathan for bring TOO to the world. Thank you also, David, for contributing "Get Up, Get Busy" for the album.

Kudos to Peter Post and all the fine folks "the Villa Barn"..... Fantastique work, Peter! Very impressive. Welcome TOO the family!

Kudos to Ari Rios at San Francisco Bay Area's Laughing Tiger Studio. "You da man," Ari! Wonderful to work with you again!

Kudos to Preston Glass' Platinum Garage Recordings and the PG family for your kindness and hospitality. Your platinum art is pure gold, Preston!

Kudos to all the singers, musicians, media personalities, venues, event organizers, album support folks and anyone I may have unintentionally not included in this stellar shoutout to those who have given this project a HUGE nudge

Kudos to Clifton Mosley at the We Luvv Rare Grooves Show in Hollywood. Thank you for featuring Freda, myself and Preston on your show.

Kudos to photographers Clayton Everette, Matthew X. Kiernan and Eddy Bee for capturing those memorable moments frozen in time.

Mega Kudos TOO my family--you know I love you all!

Kudos again TOO all of you, TOO--my fans from every corner of the globe--for welcoming my world of music inTOO your music collection. I truly appreciate it! TOO was made with all of you in mind. TOO is dedicated TOO you! It's for YOU! So, embrace it! It's all yours! I thank you! Enjoy!!

© 2018 SOULMUSIC RECORDS/Platinum Garage Recordings



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