Hi, Hayleydisca! I'm sorry that you were having trouble with that link which I posted, up above. I tried the link myself, just now, to see how it is working.
What I found was... for some odd reason, the first time that I clicked on the link it didn't work. (I don't know why this is so, since it was working fine when I posted it yesterday.) HOWEVER, because I am persistent, I clicked on the same link again, five minutes later, and again, two minutes after that, and again, yet another two or three minutes after that. I discovered that it actually did work perfectly fine the third or fourth time that I tried it!!!
Here is what I think is going on... the website of loudeye.com (where the server is located which houses this RealMedia file) is a very, very popular website. ALL of the amazon.com RealMedia sample files are stored there. That means that there are thousands and thousands of music clips there, and there are many thousands of users at Amazon.com who are clicking on various links, at the same time, all of them leading to loudeye.com, every second.
I believe that sometimes the loudeye.com server becomes overwhelmed with many multiple, simultaneous "hits" -- and when that happens, it sends you an error message such as "file cannot be found." Believe me, the file CAN be found... as long as the server has enough room, or enough memory, to permit your computer link to enter the site. If you try again, and still cannot access it... wait five minutes, wait two minutes, or wait three minutes, and try again and again!! Sooner, or later, you will succeed.
Good luck!!! And, happy listening! If you try more than thirty different times, and still cannot make it load into your computer... I have a question for you: you DO have RealPlayer software installed on your computer system, yes? This file is NOT a Windows Media Player file. It is a RealPlayer file (notice that the file extension is .RA)
My only last thought on this problem is... and i really HOPE this is NOT the case... I see that you are located in Hong Kong. I'm hoping that the website of loudeye.com is *not* restricting access to computer domains in North America only. Very few websites restrict access geographically, and I'm hoping that loudeye.com is NOT one of them!
Anyone else out here in cyberspace who is having trouble with this file? Aussies? Kiwis? Brits?
Hi, Roger! (waves to Roger... from across The Pond) Yes, I know where you are... many, many miles from me!
I'm glad that you could hear the clip, and I hope that others on the board could hear it also, in spite of the fact that it was addressed to you! :rollin
For your listening pleasure... Here is another sound clip which I found at Amazon.com! It features the soprano Anna Moffo singing an excerpt from Sergei Rachmaninoff's exquisite composition entitled Vocalise. Just close your eyes, and try to imagine Hayley singing this one!!! Heavenly, right?
As before, the link below plays using RealPlayer... CLICK HERE
Thanks very much for the link to the latest clip. I have just listened to it and agree totally, it is perfect for Hayley. It would sit very well on a re-release of Odyssey. Hayley, are you reading this?
Richard, I am very happy for you to listen too but just remember, Susan's wave was for ME!
i realize that thinking this early in ther morning is kind of dangerous but.... celine dion's "quattre pas d'ici would be kind of fun if she did a version of it. of course its in french so i have no idea what it is actually about...
"i didnt see nothing, but the nothing i did see was worse than anything i've ever seen" from tremors 4
I do not have any specific song,but always thought Hayley would sound great doing just about any Broadway tune. Van Morisson songs would be interesting,maybe even something from Sting. There is one song I believe the title is [You Lift Me Up],it is very beautiful and would seem to fit the genre of Hayley. Just some late evening thoughts from an avid fan in the cold ,windy,icy southeastern PA ,USA. TTFN,Dave Gibson
I can't think of a better song than "You Raise Me Up" to showcase Hayley's incredible vocals.
But having said that, here's the problem I have with "You Raise Me Up": This should have been Becky Taylor's breakout hit all along. Sadly, Josh Groban got his version into the stores before she could even though she recorded her spectacular (and five times better) rendition first. Now that Celtic Woman have put their little stamp on it as well, asking Hayley to attempt it is risking the "me too" perception and setting her up for potentially unflattering comparisons.