We had discussions somewhere (can't find them) about UCJ being the label for Treasure but i see on Andrew's promo CD it says Decca and also at Amazon UK it says Decca at the moment. So that's quite a few UCJs and now, two Deccas. We shall have to wait and see what the truth is!
The track listing indicates songs that Hayley likes were chosen (Shenandoah for instance). That’s ok because it means Hayley will put all her effort into them. However, I wondered if Hayley or her manager took into consideration the feedback from the forums. A lot of people suggested similar songs for her new album, way before it was recorded. I was expecting a couple of these songs to have appeared on it, or at least something more adventurous as Hayley said herself she wanted to do something similar to ‘Wuthering Heights’. I’m still looking forward to the album. I’m very excited. But I have this dream of Hayley rerecording songs like ‘Pie Jesu’ and ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and was hoping that some of them of similar would of appeared on her new album. So I am little bit disappointed, but never mind.
Yes it is Japan version but it certainly has interesting information about the songs on Treasure!
This site says Let Me Lie (Track 1) and Summer Rain (Track 5) are written by Hayley herself!!! I think i've heard before that she's written Melancholy Interlude (Track 13), but no info about this on the site.
One Find Day (Track 7) is from the opera Madame Butterfly by Puccini. Sunny (Track 11) is Irish traditional. Well, in this album, she sings quite many traditional songs. Let me count, total four!
There's one track more for JP version - Nadasousou, but sorry, I don't know how to say this in English! It's a title song from the same name film, and Hayley sings this in English. I was told that she's going to sing in Japanese on her new album, so I wonder if its Japanese version will be on any other versions.
Hi Anna and thank you very much for the information. I had heard that Hayley recorded something in Japanese too, but I never knew which song. It is strange, therefore, that she is singing a Japanese song in English on the Japanese version. Maybe it is because we are Hayley Westenra International!
I will be really interesting to see how people react to Hayley's co-written songs, especially as they might be pop songs. I hope they are, personally.
Hi Jon,yes I agree with you there,I think the success of 'Pure' was due to the fact that there are some easy listening tracks that had a wider appeal eg “Who Painted the Moon and Mary Did You Know” are two favorites of mine.When I did a gig with a band I play with,we played these two #'s and it was amazing the people that came up to us and said “ Those are Hayley's songs aren't they?” It just goes to show the wide audience that Hayley appeals to.
Nice one, Rodders. I hope you told them about HWI!
PS. Your task for your next gig is to learn the words of Pokarekare Ana!
Hi Roger,we used to do and in some cases,still do play Pokarekare Ana! we used to have a dozen or more Maori songs that we used to play regularly.
I was with a different band in Ashburton (which is 52 miles or 80Km's south of CH CH ) I lived there for 31 years,and the instruments we had then suited the music we were playing back then. I will see if I can get the listing of the numbers we used to do,I will have to catch up with my colleagues in Ashburton.There are some wonderful numbers that I am surprised that Hayley hasn't spotted,without doubt Hayley would have made a wonderful job of them.BUT you never know she just might include them on her future albums,
PS yes I did mention HWI I always do if I find out if they have access to a computer