"All Or Nothing" was produced in Bernie's home studio. The album contains 12 mostly new songs written by Chiaravalle over the last 2 years. A few of the songs were written some years ago but never released. "I go through my catalog every now and then and hope to find songs I've forgotten about that stood the test of time. Sometimes it happens, but mostly not! But I did find a few that I really still liked and re-worked them and re-recorded them. One song for example is 'Love Will Deliver'. I remember where I was emotionally when I wrote that and it held up as a good song I believe. I was really talking to myself in this one; encouraging myself to move forward with hope and trust that love will get you through the hard times. Turns out that this still stands true many years later. It's also a fun one to perform live".
On this newest release you'll also find songs about his parents (Bernie lost his father in 2011), in particular the song "Always". "I had this chord pattern I was playing with on piano which was very haunting and melancholic and suddenly I realized I was writing about my late father. It turned out to be a tribute song to him more or less".
There are songs of friendship like "Bound To Fall" and "Honesty" -- songs of hope, "Love In Our World" and "In Our Hands Now" -- love songs, "In The Beginning" and even a latin inspired song called "Hands of Time". He also has remade an older song from the 1992 Silent Partner album (with Chazz Frichtel), "Forgive and Forget". "I always wanted to re-do this song again and record it with an updated production. And since it was 20 years ago that I wrote and recorded it originally, it sort of turned into a tribute to my mom and dad. I really enjoy playing this song live".