Friday, August 22, 2008

Clay Aiken - On My Way Here

On May 6, 2008 Clay Aiken released his third full length CD, On My Way Here (OMWH). Unlike A Thousand Different Ways (ATDW - released September 19, 2006), OMWH is a compilation original music.

I love ATDW. I love Clay's vocal nuances, how he caresses the notes - it's just beautiful. My favorite song on ATDW was the iTunes bonus song - Lover All Alone (Lyrics by Clay Aiken/Music by David Foster and Emanuel Kiriakou) and I'm thrilled that this song also made it to OMWH too (people need to hear this song, like lots)

Now on to OMWH - what an amazing CD. Each song was hand picked and chronicles lessons learned as we wade our way through our 20s (I, for one, enjoyed my 30s much more than my 20s - ya hear that Clay?). One of my FAVORITE songs on OMWH is, yet again, the bonus song on the WalMart version - Forget I Ever Knew You (tomorrow's blog will be all about my OMWH dilemma).

Forget I Ever Knew You was written by Greg Critchley and is absolutely amazing. For your listening (and hopefully viewing) pleasure - Forget I Ever Knew You:




If you do not have this CD, get ye to WalMart and pick one up. Or, better yet, how about ordering online? Save a little gas (GO GREEN!!!)

On My Way Here - Bonus CD - WalMart

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have this fantastic Clay Aiken CD and I love it. "On My Way Here" and Everything I Don't Need are my favorite songs.

redca40 said...

This is the best cd Clay Aiken has put out yet! The production is great and his voice is front and center.

Ashes said...

Sue you have excellent taste in music! My Clay Aiken CD's get played over & over again. Every song he sings wraps around me.
Ashes

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is a man that needs to be heard!!

Have you HEARD his CD!?

Amazing! What a voice. I love every single song on it. Just wow!

katy said...

Sue I love Forget I Ever Knew You and I think Clay Aiken does an amazing rendition of that song. Beeeutiful!!

Anonymous said...

I love "Forget I Ever Knew You." There are no Walmarts close to where I live, so I ordered several of my gift Clay Aiken CD's online just to get the bonus track.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this CD. And I love your graphics, especially the bottle dance. Great fun!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this CD! There are several songs that are great on it. "Ashes", "Falling", "Everything I Don't Need", "Something About Us","Lover All Alone"(written by Clay Aiken) and "Forget I Ever Knew You". Can't wait to hear them in concert. Clay is going to bring the house down!

Anonymous said...

I love every soong on this newest Clay Aiken CD! I especially enjoy Ashes and The Real Me but his Lover All Alone strikes at the heartstrings.

~Shycon

Anonymous said...

This Clay Aiken song, Everything I Don't Need, sounds like a great fit for radio. Too bad radio has blackballed him.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken's newest CD is the best ever!

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to get through the entire CD without replaying The Real Me several times!! Clay Aiken has given us a CD that is timeless and will stand against the best artists in the business!!

Carolina Clay said...

SueRue,

I can listen to Clay Aiken's On My Way Here non-stop, and I agree that the bonus tracks are just as fine as the main 12.

Clay has a magnificent voice, and his awesome new CD needs to be heard.

Excellent blog!

Caro

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken needs to put out a CD every year!

On My Way Here is fabulous!

~Shycon

Anonymous said...

I love the whole CD because it is not boring. Every song has it's own feel. I love the voice and the work that was done on this CD. Forget I ever knew you as a bonus track is great, one of my favorites. I really get caught up in these songs while listening. The Real Me is one that I listen to over and over as is Lover All Alone. Such emotion. There are so many fun songs on the album too. Great job Clay!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say that Everything I Don't Need is all of my friends favorite along with Ashes and Falling by Clay Aiken. Radio friendly and fun.

outback

Anonymous said...

I love Everything I Don't Need. This Clay Aiken song is just another example of his versatility as a singer. He can sing a wide range of music genre's although I hope he never raps!

Anonymous said...

On My Way Here is the best work that Clay Aiken has ever done. I like "Forget I Ever Knew You," and I love "Lover All Alone." I totally agree that this song needs to be heard by a lot more people; I'd love to hear this song in a movie! "Something About Us" and "Sacrificial Love" also would work well in a movie. "Falling" is my favorite song on the CD; Clay rocks!

Anonymous said...

Love this CD and every song on it! The way Clay Aiken sings "Sacraficial Love" just breaks my heart, such longing in it.

medusa said...

I love every song on Clay Aiken's OMWH album. Every song is great. Not a throwaway in the bunch.

Anonymous said...

I love "Forget I Ever Knew You"! Whenever I gift the CD to anyone, or tell someone about the CD, I make sure it's the Walmart version with this bonus song on it. This CD is Clay's personal best!

Diana said...

What can I say??? Only one voice! Clay Aiken,babay! You da man!

claniac24 said...

Wonderful post about Clay Aiken's extraordinarily beautiful CD's. Thanks, SueRue.

redca40 said...

My favorite song changes from day to day on this cd. I also love the bonus cut, Forget I Ever Knew You, on Walmart's version of the cd. Clay Aiken, Jaymes Foster and Kipper did a great job on this cd.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken - in my CD player at home, in the car, and at work. I can never get enough of listening to his beautiful voice!!

Hope we have a concert tour next summer.

SueReu said...

I can't wait for a tour too! These songs are going to be AMAZING in concert! Throw in some of my favorites from MOAM and ATDW and I will be one verra verra happy Clay Aiken fan

Deona said...

I love your montage using Clay Aiken's "Forget I Ever Knew You". Very well done!

queenmama247 said...

I can't wait until Clay Aiken tours. Nothing compares to seeing the man live.

musicfan said...

There is something about Clay Aiken's voice when he sings THE REAL ME. Somehow, he colors the tone and almost whispers some of the words. It is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes. The way Clay sings the beginning of "The Real Me" is absolutely heartbreaking.

musicfan said...

I think you really hear "Love" in Clay's voice when he sings SOMETHING ABOUT US also. Clay Aiken really knows how to bring the best shading of his voice in every song.

Keri said...

I keep thinking I will get a bit tired of this Clay Aiken cd but I am still loving the beautiful vairety of songs . The cover art aint bad either .

Anonymous said...

A Clay Aiken Cd is a sure bet. From his Christmas songs to the newest, "On My Way Here", they are all fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken's voice is so amazing!