Peter Sanford is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. After a glittering career as a session musician for many recording artists and companies, including the BBC, Peter now runs his own successful production company. Crippled in an accident in 2009 Peter suffered multiple fractures including both legs, both knees, lower back and nerve damage. Told he would never walk again Peter fights a daily battle to prove the specialists wrong. He continues to write and record very personal and uplifting music.
The CD “Beautiful Dream” released in January 2012 to huge critical and commercial acclaim was truly a triumph of success over adversity for Peter. Coming three years after an accident and with nearly four millions hits on YouTube, “Beautiful Dream” has proven to be an album that carries a message for the many people that love Peter and his music.
Peter Sanford is now set to release his new Ep, “Never Walk In My Shoes,” in February of this year. As usual all songs on the Ep are composed, performed and produced by Peter, while the vocals are handled by Emily.
From the beautifully orchestrated title track, to the pure adrenaline rush of the power ballad, “Words I Never Wrote,” Sanford shows us what pure pop music is capable of being. Each track has a full and multi-layered sound and never the stripped down basic garbage that has made mainstream pop music so unlistenable in the past several years.
This thing is loaded with great songs and the Ep is a snapshot of a creative mind percolating at full steam. “Always There,” “All That We Need” and “Gonna Be Fine,” play testimony to Sanford’s crystal clear and uplifting songwriting style, which could be described as mainstream pop with occasional nods to Americana and even R&B.
Emily’s unique voice, which has great depth, resonance and color, adds the final touch to Peter Sanford’s compositions. More often than not, it is her inner-soul that drives her voice to the place it will occupy in your heart, while listening to these songs. Sanford’s melodies and arrangements on this Ep set, captures all of that charm, power and magic. You will find the soothing vocals by Emily will move you, along with the lyrics and music.
After a hard day, or even a good day at work, there is a poignant beauty to all the recordings on “Never Walk In My Shoes,” that will uplift and satisfy your soul. What you’ll hear when you listen to this Ep is talent, talent and more talent. Emily’s voice is absolutely beautiful and Sanford’s arrangements are awesome.
I commend Peter Sanford for working on the music and plying his trade brilliantly, against all the odds and hardships, and urge him to keep it coming!
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