Celtic Treasure - US Release Sept 10, 2008 22:07:37 GMT
Post by martindn on Sept 10, 2008 22:07:37 GMT
Yes, I know that Hayley has strong opinions on some things, but it is not Hayley wanting to control what she records that is the issue. It is how best to package and market what she chooses to record. Hayley, quite rightly, wants control of the musical side of things, but how best to market that to best advantage is up to Decca. Hayley told me herself that she had no control of where in the world HSJS (and its forthcoming follow-up) was released, although I'm sure that she was totally in control of what music was included on the album.
Like several others here, I am convinced that Hayley knows exactly what she wants musically, and she is invariably right about that in my opinion. But she has little say, and perhaps not much interest, in the commercial aspects. In that regard she trusts others, and like the rest of you, I hope those others know what they are doing, but sometimes fear that they don't. Especially when she produces a masterpiece like HSJS, which I for one regard as the best album ever recorded by a solo female artist, and it is only sold in one country. OK, I'm biased, but I surely can't be that wrong! I know a lot of you on this forum share my admiration of it too. Perhaps it would take the world by storm, if only they were told that it exists and given the chance to hear it.