The possessor of one of the finest voices in popular music, Claire Hamill signed to Island records at the age of 16, recording two albums which featured contributions from John Martyn, Free & Terry Reid.
She then signed to Kink's founder Ray Davies' Konk label recording two more classic albums. In the late 70's she collaborated with Wishbone Ash, Steve Howe & Jon & Vangelis before recording a series of albums for Beggar's Banquet collaborating with Gary Numan on one track.
In 1987 the "Voices" album was the soundtrack to a successful BBC TV series and reached the top of the new age chart. This was followed by the release of "Love in the Afternoon". In the 1990's Claire returned to recording with albums "Lost & the Lovers" and "Summer" and Songstress Eva Cassidy covered Claire's "You Take My Breath Away" gaining her a new audience. Cited by Kate Bush as an influence, this compilation precedes the reissuing of Claire's work by Esoteric Recordings.
01 Urge for going 02 River song 03 The man who cannot see tomorrow's sunshine 04 Baseball blues 05 Speedbreaker 06 Crying under the bedclothes 07 To the stars 08 Warrior of the water 09 You take my breath away 10 All the cakes she baked him 11 Something to believe in 12 Geronimo's caddilac
13 One sunday morning 14 Forbidden fruit 15 For sailors 16 Celluloid heroes 17 The moon is a powerful lover 18 Two fools in a storm 19 Denmark 20 First night in new york
01 Awaken; larkrise 02 Icicle rain 03 Tides 04 Trees 05 Japanese lullabye 06 Glastonbury 07 Love in the afternoon 08 Someday we'll all be together 09 Mother of all 10 The last shirt 11 He moved through the fair 12 Oregon inlet 13 We'll be glad we cried 14 Beautiful moon 15 Blue