First released in 1988 on Coda records, Love in the Afternoon extends the boundaries between song and instrumental,coming as it does after the release of her award winning album Voices.Here she explores a pastoral drift towards musical complexity.She is accompanied by Nick Magnus,Martin Ditcham,Brian Willoughby,Tim Cross,Tim Renwick and Annie Black and helping production is Sound Engineer John Acock.
Voices was a groundbreaking album when it was first released in 1986 and Made it to the number 1 spot in the New Age charts.It is entirely made with the human voice,no other instruments were used and uses the theme of the seasons to anchor itself in the psyche
Claire's return to the world of songs is marked by this romantic offering. Produced by Claire , Andrew Warren and Phil Hudson,she makes good use of the talented musicians who came along to give something special to create an album of great breadth and tenderness.
A trip to Ireland in 2000 inspired Claire to begin writing the title track of this album released in 2103.It took her 10 years to finish the song which serves as a backdrop to a return to some Celtic rooted music, always celebrated and always there, just behind the chords
Claire follows on from "The meeting of the Waters" with an album of equal diversity and yet there is a common thread,the smooth vocals,the beautiful guitar,the soaring strings,the tenderness.All are present here.There is an occasional joliness as a respite from the heartbreak.It is by no means a depressing record,it has great beauty and life affirming joy in equal measure.