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The Healing Touch by Clifford White
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The Healing Touch by Clifford White

The Healing Touch review by John Olsen, New Age Music World (March 2010)

Some New Age music has the power to inspire us right from the moment it was first created, capturing your attention right from the beginning while also standing the test of time. Inspiring music reaching this level is powerful, imaginative, and well defined.

Something I find just as inspiring are the true life biographies of the artists themselvesand their individual success stories that sets them apart from all others, and what may be revealed in their futures. I find their innermost passions and true life stories of their careers incredibly powerful and real.

Clifford White is a musician living in the United Kingdom defining our New Age genre in many respects, and if you knew the significance of Clifford’s story, you would agree we can expect more contributions in the future. His insightful inception into the New Age genre emerged as a teen back in 1985 when he released a phenomenal hit entitled Ascension, establishing Clifford as a leading composer and producer who greatly influenced our primal genre in the process.

Ascension ll – The Healing Touch on the MG Music label is his 2010 sequel revisiting the very essence of his younger creative spirit, now with newly enlightened perceptions as an acclaimed artist.

Clifford White first composing the historic international best-seller Ascension back in 1985 now celebrates his 25th year commemoration by the powerful and inspiring Ascension ll – The Healing Touch. The biography of Clifford White reaches another chapter in his life and music, telling much about the man and his insightful dedication to the New Age genre.

The true story of Clifford White is unique from so many artists since he began a recording studio while retaining producer credits on 26 albums, founding the music magazine Sound Waves and the New Age Music Association (NAMA) persevering even more where he and top artists began promoting our genre by concerts and individual recordings during the early years.

Ascension ll – The Healing Touch has a reverent infusion into 9 classic songs, ushered in by A Blessing, where mid tempo bell tones unite in a gilded keyboard melody rising to embrace a peaceful interlude in mind calming ambiance. Orchestra stanzas enter a rich fullness in depth, giving a gentle swaying motion which readily personifies the aesthetic legacy of his insight into a genre promising peace and tranquility to all.

Eternity denotes wonderful orchestration with flugelhorn articulating an offertory role in a gentle concerto. Chimes and keyboard form an abstract atmosphere with chorals that lightly crescendo into a proclamation of relaxed contentment, while Luna adheres to a steady rhythmic keyboard pattern as upper octaves support a light shimmer to an already glistening theme.

The Healing TouchSanctuary gives retrospect imagery of the song Hallowed Ground from the first Ascension album, where songbirds begin verbal episodes of their creative entity, lightly recalling a past heritage. The new melody in Sanctuary now signals in peaceful orchestra illuminations where bells signal in light contrast to a calming melody while songbirds again give a final repose about the common ground shared in melodies during the past 25 years.

In a counter beat melody, Reawakening joins with strings, soprano choir, and percussion woodblocks in a peaceful realm, while The Answer & The Power Withinembrace ethereal sensations in synthesizer projections that evoke supreme auditory notes, residing in high melodic textures that reach for the stratosphere in harmonic purity.

The Healing Touch (Title Song) is a lightly ascending piano melody where an invocation with celestial harp gently strums a transcendent likeness, remaining well versed with the ethereal theme.

Ascension ll bestows another great testimonial to the aesthetic values of Clifford White and his time tested principal leadership towards a music genre that promises peace, relaxation, and calming tranquility with every defining moment.

Visit cliffordwhite.co.uk to sample / purchase Ascension ll and then be sure to read the full biography on Clifford White. Here is his dedicated page at our website.

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March 20th, 2010 | By John Olsen, New Age Music World
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Classical Beauty
First To Love // The Lifespring
  1. First To Love // The Lifespring
  2. Journey’s End // Ascension
  3. Hallowed Ground // Ascension
  4. Music Box Lullaby // Ascension
  5. Ascension // Ascension
  6. Arrival // Twilight Paradise
  7. Church of Light // Ascension
  8. Mr. Elemental // Ascension
  9. The Calling // Ascension
  10. Golden Sunrise // Ascension
  11. The Last Snows of Winter // The Lifespring
  12. Inspirations // Nature's Symphony
  13. The Never Ending Dream // Revelation
  14. Transmigrations // Nature's Symphony
  15. Tears of Innocence // Revelation
  16. Worlds in Motion // Nature's Symphony
  17. Revelation // Revelation
  18. The Golden Years // Nature's Symphony
  19. The Blessed // Revelation
  20. Forevergreen // Revelation
  21. Rapture // Revelation
  22. Eternity’s Ocean // Revelation
  23. Into Infinity // Revelation
  24. The Journey Begins // Revelation
  25. Poseidon // The Gods of Olympus
  26. Reawakening // The Healing Touch
  27. Hermes // The Gods of Olympus
  28. New World // Atlantis
  29. Eternity // The Healing Touch
  30. The Power Within // The Healing Touch
  31. Ares // The Gods of Olympus
  32. Atlantis // Atlantis
  33. Aphrodite // The Gods of Olympus
  34. Gods of Olympus // The Gods of Olympus