Although he had received a terminal cancer prognosis Roger was determined to find the strength to write, produce and publish 'Closer', his final album. His strong Faith, creative energy and commitment enabled him to do so – not only for his personal fulfilment but as he describes in his own words below and on the album, out of his lifelong desire to touch people with both his music and with the love of God. Roger leaves a profoundly meaningful and lasting creative and spiritual legacy.
You will search again for the Lord your God, and if you search for Him with all your heart and soul, you will find Him.
Lost in a kind of spiritual fog, many feel distant from God, isolated and fearful. Perhaps you are one of them, and you too harbour a longing to be closer to God. This recording is my sincere attempt to blend music and personal reflections to show that there is always an open door back to God's heart. The Bible is clear on this point – that if we really want God to draw near, He Himself is the guide through the fog to help us find time and space to draw near to Him.
Although I have lived with cancer for some years, this album has been recorded and produced under the pressure of recently receiving a terminal prognosis. I am so grateful to God for giving me the strength and deep inner peace in order to complete it.
...what profound words, sensitive delivery and thrilling music. Roger this is so beautiful and I know it will touch many, many hearts.
Please give Roger my love and appreciation for all the blessings his ministry has brought in our generation.
Graham Kendrick – 14th January 2022
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The album includes 2 CDs — Disc 1 combines personal reflections with music, Disc 2 has the music alone — and is available to purchase now with FREE UK delivery.
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Online: Closer is also available to download or stream from iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Deezer and other online platforms – click here (opens in a new window).
Video: You can now enhance your Closer experience by viewing 12 beautiful videos, vividly bringing to life all the Closer audio tracks. Simply click the play button on the video frame below or click here to go to Roger's YouTube channel.
With enormous gratitude to Penny, my very patient wife, encourager and soulmate, without whom this album would not have been completed.
Roger Mayor – 14th February 2022
Piano, and keyboards: Roger Mayor
Flute and saxophones: David Fitzgerald
Cello: Robin Thompson-Clarke
Acoustic Guitar: Martin Paine
All music composed and arranged by Roger Mayor
Engineered and mixed by Roger Mayor
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Album and website design: James Kessell
Photography: Gracie Gill
Medical advisor: Dr. James Rowson
Special advisor: Murray Watts