Clinark has recorded a reggae version of 'Smile' in memory of Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer of all time
Clinark voiced and produced the final mixes at Blu Pro Studios in London, UK working with Engineer, John Webber. The recording included the Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir, and also an extra acoustic guitar mix from Stanley Andrews and a classical piano mix from Guy Barzily of the Souls of Prophecy Choir. Sam Gilly of the House of Riddim Studio in Austria produced the riddim track
Clinark says ‘Thanks to all the fans who requested that I record this cover of 'Smile' as it was Michael’s favourite song.’ This was comes a few weeks after he released the cover of I'll Be There,' another Jackson 5 classic, sadly, just before Michael died.
The ‘Lovers Rock’ style single with various mixes will be available in shops in November 2009 and on MP3 download from ITunes, Napster, CD Baby and Amazon. The tracks are released under Clinark’s own label, Nurture Projects Music.
Nurture Projects Music Presents: smile by Clinark 1.Smile Radio Mix 3:46 2.Smile Acoustic Guitar Mix Feat. Stanley Andrew 4:03 3.Smile Classical Piano Mix Feat. Guy Barzily 4:06 4.Smile Dub Mix 3:27 5.Instrumental Mix 3:44
Radio/Dub/Instrumental Mix House of Riddm Band Guitars: Herb Pirker Keyboards: Parvez Syed Bass: Manfred Scheer Drums: Percussion-Sam Gilly Recorded by Sam Gilly at House of Riddim Studio, Austria
Lead Vocal: Clinark (C.Dill) Backing Vocals: Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir Choir Director/Backing Vocals: Jay Kamiraz Backing Vocals: Guy Barzily, Stephen Granville & Ife Sekoni
Recorded at BluePro Studios, UK Mastered at; BluePro Studios, UK Engineer: John Webber Cover Versions of 'Smile' Produced by Clinark
Executive Producer: Clinark Composer: Charles Chaplin Author: Parsons Geoffrey Claremont Author: John Turner
Publisher: BOURNE CO Final Shares: BOURNE MUSIC LTD
About Clinark Bermuda Born singer songwriter and producer, Clinark, currently resides in the UK and has formed his own Independent Record Company and Publishers, Nurture Projects Music. Clinark’s Journey to Foreign Album released in the UK in 2009. Clinark, often compared to Garnett Silk and said to have the stage presence of Bob Marley has recently released together this classic Roots, Culture and Lovers Rock album ‘Journey to Foreign’. He collaborates on some of the songs with Richie Spice, Luciano, Maxi Priest, Kofi, Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and Irie Love, Troy Anthony, Fantan Mojah, Gramps & Peetah Morgan. Clinark said 'Wow, it’s been a great 4 year struggle to bring the album out, Mafia & Fluxy and Dillie at Stingray Recording Studio, helped me to produce something so amazing, with all the musicians and artists that believed in me and worked on the project, I feel that they really understood my work and brought it out at its best.’
The official video for the Lead track of the album, ‘Life in the Ghetto’ is featured on You Tube and on rotation on Tempo TV and various network channels around the world and the Video ‘Life in the Ghetto ft Gramps & Peetah Morgan reached no 5 on Suzie Q’s Reggae Top Ten Video Alley and on BEN TV’s, Lifestyle on DJ Daddy Ernie’s show. Clinark teamed up with film graduates Chris Cargill (Director), Jesse Banfro and Lee Tarrier of DOF Films UK last year to enable Nurture Projects make some budget videos suitable for YouTube and the success meant that TV stations are now requesting them. Clinark is working on more promotion for the album has also released a new music video this summer of the song ‘It’s True which is a song on the ‘Journey’ album featuring Hawaiian/Jamaican songstress, Irie Love.