Diane Ward “Beautiful Ways”
All songs written by Diane Ward except “Down to the Floor,” lyrics by Brian Franklin & music by Diane Ward. © 2014 all rights reserved.
Produced by Jack Shawde & Diane Ward
Mixed: by John Merchant
Mastered: by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios
Recording and Engineering: John Yarling’s drum tracks were recorded at Audio Vision Studios in North Miami, FL. Everything else was recorded by Jack Shawde at Laundry Room Studios in Hollywood, FL.
Jack Shawde – Electric & acoustic guitars (all)
Debbie Duke – Bass (all)
John Yarling – Drums (Beautiful Ways, Georgia Rain, Lucky, Sister)
Nicole Yarling – Backing Vocals (Beautiful Ways, Georgia Rain, Sister)
Bob Taylor – Organ (Satellite, Eve of a Broken Heart)
Chaim Rubinov – Flugel Horn (Sister)
Diane Ward – Everything else
Photography: Rose Gargiulo
From Diane: I’ve always taken my time releasing music. This particular recording took a bit longer than my “normal” because early on in the creative recording process, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery and throughout what felt like endless months of treatment, I tried my best to chip away at it’s completion alongside the unwavering friendship and boundless talent of the album’s co-producer, Jack Shawde. The completion of this album represents the several lifelines thrown to me during a very difficult time, as well as the love and support of my close friends and family. I am profoundly grateful and I crazy love you all. Thank you Rose, Jack Shawde, Debbie Duke, John Merchant, Brian Franklin, John Yarling, Bob Taylor, Nicole Yarling, Eileen Hochberg, Amy Turkel, Mom, Dad, Harriet, Sis, Ray, Auntie Linda, Vinnie G, LuLu, Alexis & Keith, Luna Star Cafe, Magda Hiller, Henke Milne, Lydia, Carol, Anna, Dar, Max & Tracey, Dr. Angeleke Saridakis, Dr. Mark Chin-Lenn, Dr. Ney Alves, and countless other wonderful friends & fans (you know who you are). Every single one of you have graced my life by showing me your heart.