The Voice - Phil Ball
Originally from Coventry, England, Phil ended up in Canada at the age of twenty as the result of a coin toss. Now over forty years later, who was to know that in the wee hours of the night Phil had been writing poetry and prose for many years. It was a surprise to everyone that knew Phil, that he up and announced that he had all these poems and was going to compile a book and make a CD.

Phil recently received an “Outstanding Achievement Award” presented to him by the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF POETS for his poem “A BOX OF EMOTIONS” Featured on the CD and a poetry book published by the International Library of Poetry.

The Keyboards - Michael Fonfara
The Guitar - Brian Gauci
The Saxophone - Pat Carey
 

Spoken word with a difference. These eclectic collections of poetry and prose on CD were inspired by one man’s journey through life’s ups and downs. Sometimes romantic, sometimes funny, sometimes sentimental, sometimes frivolous but always entertaining. Through the creative efforts of Poet Phil Ball and musicians Brian Gauci, Guitar, Michael Fonfara, Keyboards, and Pat Carey, Saxophone these collections of poetry and prose came to life with an unparalleled depth.

 

Musical Poetry - Volume 2
Featuring Phil Ball

1. THROUGH MY LIFE
2. DRINKING WINE
3. BORIS
4. TINY BUBBLES
5. TRASHCAN OF MY DREAMS
6. TERRY THE TOP HAT TOAD
7. THE TELEPHONE
8. THE TOILET TOP
9. “O” MUM
10. BUMPY ROADS
11. I HEAR THE TICKING OF THE CLOCK
12. TOMMY THE TADPOLE
13. BULLY DAD
14. A POET’S LIFE
15. A BOX OF EMOTIONS
16. WHEN


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Musical Poetry - An Eclectic Collection


1. HELLO
2. HERE'S A LITTLE NOTE
3. THE WINDOW OF LIFE
4. THE CIRCLE OF LOVE
5. THE DEPARTURE OF MY FIRST LOVE
6. LOVE IS
7. GLAD RAGS
8. THE NIGHTMARE
9. POLLUTION
10. PONCHO'S LAMENT
11. BIRTHDAY PARTY RULES
12. BEFORE A BLIND DATE
13. AFTER A BLIND DATE
14. WHAT DO I DO
15. THE BOTTLE OF WINE
16. THE BOTTLE OF BRANDY
17. A BOTTLE OF BOOZE
18. I DON'T KNOW WHY
19. RECIPE FOR MARRIAGE CAKE
20. THE DOOR OF LIFE
21. WHY
22. LOVE MAKES IT HARD
23. A PLACE CALLED HOME
24. WHEN

Reviews & Comments


Norm Hacking review of Musical Poetry Volume 2
Written and performed by Phil Ball
(Musicians: Brian Gauci, Guitar; Michael Fonfara, Keyboards; Pat Carey, Saxophone.) 

Smart, and delightfully unpretentious, Phil Ball’s words give his brilliant musicians wings. 

Subject matter ranges from tadpoles in jars, abusive fathers, telephone salespersons, and finding dinner at the bottom of a trashcan. 

This CD addresses both the whimsical, and the truly poignant thoughts and moments of a lifetime. 

Track 15, entitled “A Box of Emotions” should be required listening for everyone who attempts to lead a life on this confusing, cruel, joyous world. 

Congratulations! Phil Ball has created a spoken word CD that is both entertaining, and courageously open and real. 

Norm Hacking
Poet, Recording Artist, Journalist and Actor.



Played the poetry CD in my car this week. I’m enjoying the fun poems/songs and I’m impressed with the physical production. Sound quality is great.

Tamara Woolman