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Ragged Valentine

by Chris Beales

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Quintessence 03:51
Kelly's Song 03:40
Colours 03:55
Sunset Blues 04:15
Breathless 03:08
One Word 05:05
Jealousy 04:28
Forsaken 05:01


Ragged Valentine is a collection of songs about love that I have written over the past few years. Some of these songs are romances, serenades; whilst others are darker, about the feelings when love is lost in life; finally, Forsaken is about the earth, and consequences of not loving our home.


released June 7, 2008

I sing and play rhythm/arpeggio guitars on these songs. However, this album would not be alive without the huge generosity of the excellent musicians and friends that have been part of it. They all poured their magic and ideas into these songs. I am so very grateful to:

Mac - who recorded and mixed this album, in his splendid studio, in Didcot. Link: www.youtube.com/user/groutfinger1

Carlos Chadderton - who played syncopated rhythm and lead guitars on Quintessence, One Word and Forsaken. Link: www.staticrain.net

Eric Butcher - who played bass guitar on Quintessence, Sunset Blues, One Word, The Midnight Lake and Forsaken. Link: www.staticrain.net

Stuart Clark - who plucked the melodic guitars on Colours and Jealousy. He also took the panoramic photos, which I have used in this album, on our fine adventure to Zakynthos.
Link: www.stuart-clark.co.uk

Gavin Taylor - who played saxophone on Sunset Blues, One Word and The Midnight Lake.

Janet Barlow - who played piano and flute on Breathless.

Rikk Smith - who played percussion on One Word, Forsaken and Late Night Blues.

Louise Rapple - who came down to listen to me sing the vocals, and sang harmonies on Kelly’s song and One Word.


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Chris is a songwriter, singer and acoustic guitar player...with roots of rock and blues.

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