Love Will Keep Us Alive (single)

by Rick Sparks

Released 07/04/2017
Rick Sparks Music
Released 07/04/2017
Rick Sparks Music
Pianist Rick Sparks' lovely instrumental cover of the classic Eagles' love song from the 90s.
  • 04:49 Story Lyrics
    Love Will Keep Us Alive

    LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE

    I was standing
    All alone against the world outside
    You were searching
    For a place to hide

    Lost and lonely
    Now you've given me the will to survive
    When we're hungry, love will keep us alive

    Don't you worry
    Sometimes you've just gotta let it ride
    The world is changing
    Right before your eyes
    Now I've found you
    There's no more emptiness inside
    When we're hungry, love will keep us alive

    I would die for you
    Climb the highest mountain
    Baby, there's nothing I wouldn't do

    I was standing
    All alone against the world outside
    You were searching
    For a place to hide
    Lost and lonely
    Now you've given me the will to survive
    When we're hungry, love will keep us alive
    When we're hungry, love will keep us alive
    When we're hungry, love will keep us alive

    Written by Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack, Peter Vale • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC
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Rick Sparks' "quiet piano to replenish your spirit" is currently heard on SiriusXM's Spa & Escape channels and on radio worldwide. It is available for purchase at CDbaby.com, Amazon & iTunes.

2017 PRAISE FOR RICK SPARKS' MUSIC:

"Exquisite - highly recommended." -Creations Magazine NYC

"Nightfall London must be ranked as one of the best new-age albums I've heard this year." -Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio.

"Highly recommended." -Wisconsin Bookwatch

"Contemporary instrumental fans have a winner here." …
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Nightfall London

by Rick Sparks

Released 04/10/2017
Rick Sparks Music
Released 04/10/2017
Rick Sparks Music
"One of the best New Age albums I have heard this year." -Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio. Let Nightfall London's gorgeous night music gently replenish your spirit.
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Lovely melodic night music featuring quiet piano, gentle strings & ethereal voices. "Highly recommended." -Wisconsin Bookwatch. "You just have to make Nightfall London part of your musical collection." -One World Music Radio. "Contemporary instrumental fans have a winner here." -Midwest Record

(LINER NOTES )
"In a stressful world, we all need times of quiet renewal. May these songs help replenish your spirit with beauty & peace."

(DEDICATION)
"To lovely Sandie - you are my highland rose."
"To the …
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In the Bleak Midwinter (single)

by Rick Sparks

Released 12/20/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Released 12/20/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Lovely recording of an all-time favorite English Christmas carol, with gentle strings & ethereal voices enhancing this advance single from "Nightfall London" (2017).
  • 04:19 Story Lyrics
    In the Bleak Midwinter

    "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Christina Rossetti & Gustav Holst

    1. In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, 

    Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; 
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, 
    In the bleak midwinter, long ago. 

    2. Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; 
    Heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign. 
    In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed 
    The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ. 

    3. Angels and archangels may have gathered there, 
    Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air; 
    But his mother only, in her maiden bliss, 
    Worshiped the beloved with a kiss. 

    4. What can I give him, poor as I am? 
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; 
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; 
    Yet what I can I give him: give my heart. 

NOTES
"In the Bleak Midwinter" is an advance release from Rick's new 2017 album, "Nightfall London." With three quiet-piano album releases since 2014 and current airplay on Sirius XM's Spa Channel 68, Rick Sparks continues to record lovely piano originals.

Hearts As One (single)

by Rick Sparks

Released 09/28/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Released 09/28/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Deeply romantic piano solo for two hearts becoming one.

NOTES
"Hearts As One" is an advance release from Rick's new 2017 album, "Nightfall London." With three quiet-piano album releases since 2014 and current airplay on Sirius XM's Spa Channel 68, Rick Sparks continues to record lovely piano originals.

Matilda's Flowers

by Rick Sparks

Released 08/05/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Released 08/05/2016
Rick Sparks Music
Sweet, poignant piano songs inspired by the 1912 girl named Matilda.

"Simple yet wonderful sonic experiences that remind us of how timeless music can be... gentle yet emotionally filling." -Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation


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An album with deep emotional roots for Rick Sparks is his 2016 release, "Matilda's Flowers."

"Matilda was my grandmother," says Rick. "While I only knew her in her golden years, Matilda's faded 1912 engagement picture as an 18-year-old created a whole new personality for her that inspired me to record 'Matilda's Flowers.'"

"Matilda's Flowers" is an album of sweet, poignant songs featuring 7 piano originals plus a lovely arrangement of Sting's "Fields of Gold" & two timeless hymns. …
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Endless

by Rick Sparks

Released 2014
Rick Sparks Music
Released 2014
Rick Sparks Music
Quiet piano to replenish your spirit. "Gorgeous arrangements - simple elegance! I love the pace and feel - you captured the magic of the songs." - Bill Leslie, 2014 World Radio Album of the Year
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"Endless" is an album full of inspiring, melodic songs framed in simple yet powerful arrangements. From Gordon Lightfoot's 70's hit "Beautiful" to poignant Scottish & Irish songs to lovely originals, this is music that feeds the soul. "It's a beauty from the stunning cover artwork to every note of music. Recommended!" -Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com. "One of the top albums of 2014." -Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire

Christmas Love

by Rick Sparks

Released 2007
Rick Sparks Music
Released 2007
Rick Sparks Music
Quiet piano instrumentals that evoke the joy & longing of Christmas, in the style of George Winston & Jim Brickman.
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The 2007 album which pointed the way musically for Rick's recordings today. This collection of carols, modern classics and the original title song evokes both the joy and solitude of the season. Let "Christmas Love" take you to a place of inner peace and wholeness centered in one small Child.