Clouds with Silver

by Lisa Redford

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Lisa Redford's third studio album CLOUDS WITH SILVER is a glorious and heartfelt follow up to the critically acclaimed LOST AGAIN (2005).

Featuring eleven finely crafted self-written songs CLOUDS WITH SILVER takes Lisa’s blend of exquisitely melodic acoustic music to another level. With most tracks recorded live, the album is infused with a real intimacy showcasing Lisa’s soulful and powerful voice and heartfelt lyrics. From album opener, the upbeat radio friendly "Come Back Down", to the sweeping uplifting “Live Your Life”, through to the plaintive yearning ballads “The Boy Who…” and "Makes Your Heart Sing", the album is full of standout tracks. Other highlights include the dreamy "Call Me" and "NY Song" which also display her dynamic and evocative voice and immense gift for melodic hooks. The album closes with live tracks “New Years Day” and “Time to Grow”. Recorded live in the studio with just her voice and acoustic guitar, these two tracks totally capture the raw heartfelt emotion of Lisa's live performance.

Recorded mostly in New York City at Monkeyboy Studios, the album is co-produced with respected producer and multi-instrumentalist Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson) who also adds some subtle sonic dimensions on bass and keyboards. The acoustic songs are also enriched by some truly beautiful string arrangements. “Makes Your Heart Sing” and “Here Alone” feature strings by one of Nashville’s most highly regarded producers David Henry (Josh Rouse, Alison Krauss, REM) and New York based violinist Claudia Chopek (Ryan Adams, HEM) created the wonderful lilting arrangements on “NY Song” and “Live Your Life”. More of New York’s most outstanding musicians guest on some of the tracks. Superb drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright) adds his talent to the two full band tracks and the excellent guitarist Jim Campilongo (in Norah Jones’s The Little Willies) contributes his trademark Telecaster sound to the upbeat Americana track “When You Come Home”.

Like Lisa’s previous albums, Clouds with Silver is available on iTunes and distributed through Proper Distribution who feel it is ‘a very strong and confident piece of work that deserves to be heard’. It earned even more glowing press reviews, airplay on BBC Radio 2 and other radio shows and been the most successful release to date.

Press for Clouds with Silver

'A beautiful album..it really is' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

'Excellent new album...a real step up in sound for Lisa, the quality and profile of the guests are guaranteed to raise her profile both here and the US, and this is an album that will bring her to an even wider audience.' Fish Records.

'a very strong and confident piece of work that deserves to be heard.' Proper Music Distribution

‘a sensational breeze of fresh air. The lyrical and vocal content of all 11 of Lisa’s self-penned songs, provide a longing for more and more accomplished singer-songwriters like herself to come out of the woodwork…a fantastic insight into a world of love, loss and changes’ Maverick Magazine ****

She has really developed as both a songwriter and performer has our Redford, the London-based songwriter who has surpassed all her previous work with this beautiful record...There is a warmth and welcoming vibe to Redford’s music that really is difficult to resist. Given that a lot of these songs seem to be about failed love or unquenchable longing, it’s an acute sense of melody and delivery that stop this becoming just another rummage around a broken heart. Musicianship is top class with strings being a welcome and unobtrusive addition. Her voice – sweet, sultry, sensational at times – becomes an old friend after a few plays and when at its best really does find a way of piercing the old emotional ducts. Bob Harris, the patron saint of female singer-songwriters, has Redford right up there at the top of the pile. It’s easy to see why with "Clouds With Silver" potentially being the record that will catapult her to new heights. Yeah, liked this one, mighty fine indeed.

Americana UK – 8 out of 10

This is classy and assured. Lisa is one to watch for sure.’
Properganda magazine

Clouds with Silver is Redford's best album so far. Her pure, pretty voice has developed a deeper resonance and character and her attractive melodies and thoughful lyrics have become more consistent and finer crafted.
Country Music People Magazine

tellingly it's the soaring yet intimate vocals of Redford that shine throughout…She adds smouldering depth to fine self-penned material such as 'NY Song', 'Live Your Life', 'The Boy Who...' and 'Time to Grow'. Her grasp of texture, mood and fearlessness in giving it her all, I suspect, comes with the realisation that she actually possesses a voice able to do her musical vision justice.’

R2 Rock n Reel Magazine ****

'Lisa Redford is a breath of fresh air. Hers is a pure and quite lovely voice which delivers some sweet Americana-tinged songs from the heart, all done to tasteful acoustic arrangements including some nice fingerstyle guitar. '

Manchester Evening News

'Lisa has already been described as, 'one of our finest singer/songwriters, by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and I would not argue with a Bob recommendation. This is melodic acoustic music of the finest quality; gentle, soulful and uplifting at the same time. The end result has been achieved by recording in New York City with some of the best in the business and with two albums behind her the apprenticeship is complete. She mixes delicate and melancholy with the upbeat with ease and should sit pretty either side of the pond!’
Classic Rock Society Magazine

’Redford has grown in both confidence and stature as both songwriter and singer for her best album to date.’ Fatea Magazine

'Radio 2 playlist here you come' **** The Event Magazine

‘heartfelt acoustic folk-pop gem’ Going Out Magazine, Evening News

‘an accomplished and melodic achievement’ In-Sync Magazine

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released September 15, 2008

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Lisa Redford Norfolk, UK

"one of our finest singer/songwriters" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2. "a mighty fine singer/songwriter deserving of the widest possible recognition." Maverick Magazine****
Lisa is a versatile artist whose acoustic music has been described as having heartfelt lyrics, gorgeous melodies & stunning vocals. For fans of Rosie Thomas, Shawn Colvin, Mindy Smith, Nerina Pallot, Tift Merritt & Sarah McLachlan.
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Track Name: Come Back Down
You’ve been waiting
For something that you’ll never find again
In everything you do, you know it’s up to you to make it work, this time
So much sorrow, you’ve set your sights too high once again
When you were standing tall, you know you’re bound to fall and that’s a fact

You’ve been holding
On for too long
Lost all reason in your mind
All the feelings
Lose their meaning
Don’t you think now that it’s time
You come back down again
You come back down again

They’ve been saying, ‘don’t you think it’s time that you’ve moved on’
But when you look inside, an emptiness is all that’s left behind

You’ve been holding
On for too long
Lost all reason in your mind
All the feelings
Lose their meaning
Don’t you think now that it’s time
You come back down again
You come back down again

Come back down again
To where you were before
You’ll be fine and then
Find what you’re looking for
Oh oh oh

You’ve been holding
On for too long
Lost all reason in your mind
All the feelings
Lose their meaning
Don’t you think now that it’s time
You come back down again
You come back down again
You come back down again
You come back down again…

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: New York Song
NY Song

Been walking these streets, been heading downtown
Been full of regrets, too late for them now
And though I may say I’m alright, from time to time
Still hiding the pain I’ve been feeling inside

I’m here on my own
Alone in the night
Know that I’ve grown
And I’ll be alright
I’ll never know why it went wrong
I’ll just keep singing my new york song

Stopping at Steinway, meeting my friends
Too late to go back home, to make amends
I know that I’ll miss you sometimes, in my mind
I’m trying to get lost in this perfect sky

I’m here on my own
Alone in the night
Know that I’ve grown
And I’ll be alright
Will never know why things went wrong
I’ll just keep singing my new york song
I know that I changed
Go back if I could
Words on the line were misunderstood
Finding a place where I belong
For now I’m singing my new york song

Doesn’t matter where I go
Doesn’t matter what I do
And though I may say I’m alright from time to time
Still hiding the pain I’ve been feeling inside

I’m here on my own
Alone in the night
Know that I’ve grown
And I’ll be alright
Will never know why things went wrong
I’ll just keep singing my new york song
I know that I changed
Go back if I could
Words on the line were misunderstood
Finding a place where I belong
For now I’m singing my new york song

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: Call Me
Call Me

Do you wish there are things that you could change?
Couldn’t find it in your heart to feel the same
The light is fading now behind the trees
It’s when a loneliness drifts over me

Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Then call me

I know it doesn’t mean that we’re in love
But just your touch tonight would be enough
Don’t wanna talk about the past
And all the things that never last

Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Then call me tonight
Then call me.tonight..

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: Makes Your Heart Sing
Makes Your Heart Sing

Is there someone that you long for
Now that someone isn’t me
Got to try and stop believing
If it wasn’t meant to be

And I’m trying so very hard to be so very strong
Now I’m not the one who makes your heart sing

Is there someone that you’re holding
When the night falls, keeps you warm
Is there something that you’re hiding
Deep inside you, keeps you safe from harm

And I know it’s been so long but time don’t mean a thing
When you’ve lost that one who makes your heart sing

Do you listen to the same shows that we used to on the radio
When you’re driving down the same streets, all the places we used to go

And I hope I’ll be alright
Now that love has gone
Then I’ll find the one who makes me heart sing

And I wish you all the love in the world, for all time
And I’ll miss all of those days more than I did when you were mine

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: Never Was a Yesterday
Never Was a Yesterday

Yeah ok, I will act like we never met
Yeah ok, I will try hard to forget
Yeah ok, we don’t have to talk about it now
Yeah ok, cos I’ll be moving on somehow

Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a smile upon your face
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a heart that had to break
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a price we had to pay
Like there never was
Like there never was
Like there never was a yesterday

Yeah ok, I will act like you never cared
Yeah ok, there were dreams that we never shared
Yeah ok, I just find it hard to let it go
But ok cos I guess that you’ll never know

Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a smile upon your face
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a heart that had to break
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a price we had to pay
Like there never was

Something real, something true
That felt so right
I guess all the time, I’d been living life
Like there never was
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Oh

Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a smile upon your face
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a heart that had to break
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a price we had to pay
Like there never was a yesterday…

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: When You Come Home
When You Come Home

You followed a path
You travelled the world
Losing sight of who you were
You did as you please
Although you were ‘owned’
Dismissing those who cared the most
But you forgot that luck can turn
You forgot all those you hurt

When you come home what will you do
Now that your friends are gone there’s noone you’re talking to
And when you cry noone will hear
Now there’s nowhere to turn and you’re left standing here
When you come home, when you come home
When you come home, when you come home

Consumed in a world
That just didn’t care
Illusions fade and dreams can disappear
And there were so many you left behind
Now it’s too late to try and put it right
You forgot that looks can fade
You forgot the plans we made

When you come home what will you do
Now that your friends are gone there’s noone you’re talking to
And when you cry noone will hear
Now there’s nowhere to turn and you’re left standing here
When you come home, when you come home
When you come home, when you come home

You forgot about your peace of mind
Now there’s nothing left, nothing more you can hide behind
When you come home

You forgot that luck can turn
You forgot all those you hurt
When you come home what will you do
Now that your friends are gone there’s noone you’re talking to
And when you cry noone will hear
Now there’s nowhere to turn and you’re left standing here
When you come home, when you come home
When you come home, when you come home

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: Live Your Life
Live Your Life

You hold onto something
Though you know it’s not right
Before you know it, forever’s flown by
And scared of the future
And all that it brings
You tiptoe through life and lose everything

But nothing is as it seems
Don’t ever stop chasing your dreams

Live your life
Don’t ever choose to hide
Don’t let nothing stand in your way
But take your time
All that you long to find
Could be out there and be yours someday

Promises broken
You take thing to heart
You want to move on but don’t know how to start

Failure is nothing new
You can’t control all that happens to you

And don’t you care
We all know life’s unfair
Sometimes, but just let it go
And don’t you cry
Or let your life pass by
Too fast, it’s all you have

Live your life
Don’t ever choose to hide
Don’t let nothing stand in your way
And don’t you care
We all know life’s unfair
Sometimes but just let it go

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: Here Alone
Here Alone

It’s a dark and lonely sound
That I hear, when noone’s around
It’s a world I left behind
It’s the peace I cannot find

It’s the words I couldn’t say
Can’t believe it turned this way
There’s a light you’ll never see
Now you don’t have the time for me

I know it all takes time
To let go of what was mine
And now it seems to me
I’ll always be, here alone
Here alone

It’s the fear inside of me
Takes my soul and never leaves
There’s a wound that doesn’t heal
From a touch I cannot feel

I know it all takes time
To let go of what was mine
And now it seems to me
I’ll always be, here alone
I’ll always be, here alone
Here alone
Here alone

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: The Boy Who...
The Boy Who…

He ain’t nobody special
He ain’t noone you’d know
He ain’t even around here now
Playing his one man show
But I just can’t forget him
No matter how hard I try
They say that time is a healer but
It passes slowly by
Passes slowly by

He’s just the boy who broke my heart
Just the one who tore it apart
Just the one I thought I’d be loving for life
He’s the just the boy I see at night
When I lay down and close my eyes
Just the boy who broke my
Boy who broke my heart

Every night is the same dream
And I can still see his face
Lost in the eyes that were searching mine
A love I can’t replace
It’s a love I can’t replace

He’s just the boy who broke my heart
Just the one who tore it apart
Just the one I thought I’d be loving for life
He’s the just the boy I see at night
When I lay down and close my eyes
Just the boy who broke my
Boy who broke my heart

Wake up every morning to the sound of his voice oh
And though I’ll never see him again, it’s like I have no choice

He’s just the boy who broke my heart
Just the one who tore it apart
Just the one I thought I’d be loving for life
He’s the just the one I see every night
When I lay down and close my eyes
Just the boy who broke my
Boy who broke my heart
Oh oh oh oh

He ain’t nobody special
He ain’t noone you’d know
He ain’t even around here now
Playing his one man show

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: New Year's Day
New Years Day

You walk on winter’s frozen ground
The trees are bare, a storm surrounds
Thrown away all that you had
See the frost on mistletoe,
The burning embers watch them go
Believe that good comes out of bad
And don’t you feel sad

And chase the demons from your mind
You can leave them all behind
You don’t have to feel this way
Just believe you will be fine
Take my hand on New Years Day and say – you’re gonna change

And so another year has passed
These hollow feelings will not last
Give them up now you should try
Pain is something you don’t need
Lose yourself in errant dreams
Close the wounds and leave to dry
Cos you can’t turn back time

And chase the demons from your mind
You can leave them all behind
You don’t have to feel this way
Just believe you will be fine
Take my hand on New Years Day and say – you’re gonna change

Pull away the layers, see what lies within
You can try and reinvent, be somebody new
Don’t waste your time, on answers you can’t find….

And chase the demons from your mind
You can leave them all behind
You don’t have to feel this way
Just believe you will be fine
Take my hand on New Years Day and say
It’s New Years Day just say – you’re gonna change
You’re gonna change
You’re gonna change
You’re gonna change

© Lisa Redford 2008
Track Name: Time to Grow
Time to Grow

She said, I need time to grow
And this, this is all I know
I’ve been racing through the alleys
Racing through the fields in my mind
This is all that I have done today, but it’s enough

She said, life isn’t all I planned
Sometimes life is out of your hands
We’re all racing through the alleys
Racing through the fields in our mind
This is all that we can do today, but it’s enough

But it’s enough…

© Lisa Redford 2008