Alex Sharpe => Alex's Place => Topic started by: CelticAlex on April 08, 2014, 05:49:56 PM

Title: It's Here!!!!
Post by: CelticAlex on April 08, 2014, 05:49:56 PM
Hi Everyone!!!!

I am finally getting a chance to announce on here that since yesterday 07th April.... My new album "Be Still My Soul" is now officially released and available for digital download and on CD.

I wanted to get on here and announce the news yesterday but I have literally been swamped but that's in a good way.

Guy's I wish you could be a fly on the wall and see how an album starts as an idea and finally comes to fruition and ends up playing on your Stereo ( do people still say that word.....well that's how old I am).
It's been quite a journey and I have learned so much through out it all!

I want to thank you all for being so loyal to me and supporting and encouraging me to get this done.... it never really started as a commercial project, I just decided one day that I would record some of the hymns that people kept asking me to record and see how far we could run with it and here we are...!!!

There is a power in Hymns and songs sacred in nature, that goes beyond the capabilities of the human voice, I have always felt a very strong spirit as I have sung these songs in church and I hope that they will have a positive and uplifting effect on you.

I always said that if this happens then Heavenly Father will help me to make it happen.

I have created a new website that links in with the launch of the new album and you can purchase the CD through the website or if you want a digital download then you can do this too on Amazon, Itunes and CD baby.

A big thank you to Dave for his help,encouragement and faith in my abilities ... he plays a big part in this journey as do all of you.

Although most of the album is hymns there is a bonus track on there that is not... My Heart Was Home Again ... it is my way to say THANK YOU to all the Celtic Woman Fans all over the world.

So come on over and say Hi! on the new website check out the new album and have a look at our studio footage the day we filmed My Heart Was Home Again.

As always love to you all. XXX

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: steveyoung on April 08, 2014, 08:03:50 PM
Alex, we are so grateful not only for all you've done (most of us can't imagine what it takes), but also the years of practice and training which have put you in a position to bring this to us.  Words fail here!

Dave, you probably need to get some kind of award for all the unsung help you've given, not only to Alex, but to the rest of us.  Thanks!!  You don't get much acclaim on this site, but you probably should!

I hope everybody finds contentment in using this new CD as a gift for people.  It's going to be great for me--being a male I'm usually abysmal at choosing gifts, but now I have some major help!

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Apollomoon on April 08, 2014, 09:55:37 PM
Yikes!!! I feel so humbled to hear Alex's words of thanks. Given the chance, I am certain that any one of you would be as honored as I am to be able to help Alex in any way possible. For once I am speechless.

I will only ask you all to please help her now to sell as many of these incredibly wonderful cds as is possible. Tell your the links to her site or to this forum on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. She has put her soul onto this project believe me. And she truly has done it for her love of the music and those that support her.

Thank you all for being here through the years and helping us get to this day at last!!

Kind regards

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Celtic Fiddle Chick on April 09, 2014, 10:26:22 AM
Thank you Alex. I purchased the CD on itunes but will also be purchasing a physical disk. It is a wonderful album. I know most of the hymns on it and sang one of them in church recently. Its too bad that you had a few hiccups during the process and hopefully next time it will go more smoothly.

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: steveyoung on April 09, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
I second what Dave said about trying to help sell the album.  Mother's Day is coming up, and I can already tell you what my mother is getting!  In the gym this morning, I told a guy about it and he was so glad to have a good idea for a Mother's Day gift!  I'm going to spread the word in 3 languages as not all of my Facebook friends are fluent in English.  Hopefully that will spread to their friends in other countries.

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Moscapoet on April 15, 2014, 10:43:18 AM
Thank you, Alex, for seeing this project through. So many wanted this and I know how much time and money it takes to do this. Yes, Dave has kept the light on here for you and your fans and it has paid off for everyone. It is Holy Week this week and what better time to pick up a copy (or several) to share with friends and family. Poor bunny is going to be loaded down with more than eggs!  ::) And, yes, many of us remember the "stereo" and some still have them! Hehe, maybe Dave can talk you in to doing the album on vinyl! I no longer have a credit card so I have to rely on others to acquire the CD and I'll simply send them a check. It is a must have and how great you now have an official website. Whoever designed it did a great job! Thanks for embracing not only The Lord but all of us here as well.

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Apollomoon on April 21, 2014, 12:40:40 PM
Looks as if people are starting to get their cds and seem very happy with them from what I can tell. Remember you can leave your comments for Alex on this thread. I am sure  she will be reading them.

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: steveyoung on April 21, 2014, 02:03:55 PM
Mine are here!  An emotional moment as I see she has signed albums for my family and friends.  I ordered 10 of them, and I'm going to start giving them as gifts today!  Don't have the words to say thanks, Alex!

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Firetow17 on April 22, 2014, 12:31:43 AM
Got mine today too!  ;D

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: palmtreeguy on April 22, 2014, 07:39:57 PM
Me too !

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Lily on April 22, 2014, 10:02:45 PM
I wish I could get a copy! I will start begging my parents as soon as I get "ungrounded"  ;)

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: steveyoung on April 23, 2014, 04:14:24 PM
Lilyflower, you can tell them that the messages on the album help to make anybody who listens to them a better person! Maybe they'll let you get it even while you're still grounded. :-)
PS:  good luck getting ungrounded!

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: Lily on April 23, 2014, 08:01:53 PM
Thanks, good idea! Plus, I wouldn't be lying!  ::)  I got my phone back last night, so it shouldn't be too long now...

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: steveyoung on May 02, 2014, 09:20:35 PM
Lilyflower, hopefully your parents will become fans of Alex--let us know what they think when they hear the album. Can't imagine them not loving it!

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: CWFanForever on June 22, 2014, 03:24:21 PM
I'm so glad Alex! God bless you!

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: steveyoung on June 25, 2014, 02:33:14 PM
I just got into a friendly competition on Alex's personal Facebook page with a lady named Julie Green to see who has bought the most albums. As of yesterday she was at 26, but I just bought my 30th!  I don't know how far this can go!! Hopefully Alex will share it on her fan page. 

Title: Re: It's Here!!!!
Post by: quantummechanic on January 03, 2015, 08:38:18 PM
Hi Alex. Thank you for persevering on the album. I have played my copy many times. Also played SFTH a lot as Holly had her second heart surgery. Fortunately the second time was the charm. I am glad to be catching up on your achievements. Congratulations and best of luck!
Quantum Mechanic