All 'Original Songs' listed below were Written, Composed and Performed by Stephen Verdon, PhD and most of these Songs were Actually Composed while Dreaming. I actually Dreamt the Title Song, 'Woman of Spain' twice in 2-different Dreams which hence, the Title of the Album, "What Comes from D r e a m s".
Accompaniment Composed, Performed and Recorded by Rodrigo 'Pigo' Moffioli
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I Present to you Very Special, 'All Original' Music.
Many have asked about Carmelita and why I was inspired to write the Music for this CD. I would like to share a 'Very Special Chapter' in our Family's Lives which marked the beginning of a Journey of Inspiration.
The song, "Carmelita's Song" was written in her memory as she was my Wife, Carmen's 'Best Friend' for 9 years. When Carmelita died just over 2-years ago, Carmen was in a lot of pain from loosing her, especially from loosing someone who has been this close to you for so many years. For almost a week, Carmen went into a deep depression. She slept very little and would sit in front of her grave and tell her (Carmelita) stories about the past. I felt compelled to do something so I wrote her this song in 'Memory' of her loss.
When I first played it for her and her mother, they both wept terribly. I said to them that now Carmelita will live 'Forever' in this song and for those who knew her, they too will also enjoy her memories through this music. Carmen and I took it to a Professional Recording Studio in San Jose (200-miles from the Farm where we live) and asked them to Produce something as a Special 'Gift' for my Wife and told them the story behind the Music. They were so touched by the thought of what inspired the music that they created the result of what has become, "Carmelita's Song".
When Carmen heard the finished version for the first time at the Studio, she cried again and the Studio producers were touched by Carmen's appreciation for their work and too cried. It was a very inspirational moment for all of us. After playing it a few times, we Celebrated with a Toast to Carmelita and how the Love for someone who meant so much to Carmen and her Family and knowing that the Spirit of someone so Dear really 'Never Dies', that the Feelings from Wonderful Memories do Live within us for the rest of our Lives...
The following day, we took the finished copy to a Local San Jose Radio Station (94.7 FM) where the Owner and his Program Director wanted to listen to it twice. They both were so touched by this music that they started playing it the following day on their Evening 'New Artists' Program. At the bottom of her website www.chlorfree.net/Dreams.htm, you'll see me performing 'Carmelita Song' in front of an audience of over 2500 people. After the show, 6 or 7 people came up to Carmen and I with tears in their eyes thanking me for the words that seemed to mean so much to them. The night I performed her song, was our 3rd Wedding Anniversary where our Family and a few close Friends were also in the audience. This will be an Experience I will Never Forget.
Carmelita's Song (and her Memories) are being shared by so many more people who too have someone Special in their Hearts. One never knows where or how far Carmelita's Song will go. We've been selling her CD believe it or not, on eBay where people as far away as Germany, Prague, yesterday France, the UK, Italy and all over the US have purchased her Album.
Like all valuable relationships, we carry Lasting Memories in a very special place in our Hearts that inspires all of our Thoughts, Dreams, Aspirations, Desires and Hopes in that one day, we will all be a Family Again. I truly believe that a part of her song was inspired by everyone who shared a special part of my life. Even you.
Thank you for Sharing your time with us.
Thank you Very Much for the Opportunity to Share with you, these 'Heart Warming - Inspirational Songs' as I hope you too will enjoy listening to them as much as I have composing them.
Stephen Verdon, PhD