Based on the comments elsewhere on the Treasure board, I suspect a lot of people won't be able to select a favourite track as they are all so good. I am therefore not expecting to be inundated with votes, but I promised a poll would begin today so here it is.
I have deliberately not included the tracks that are only available on the digital version.
Depending on the popularity of this thread, we may start further polls for other versions when they are released.
I agree it is very difficult to select just one favourite track, because the whole album is so good and Hayley sings every song to perfection. I've had to pick 'Santa Lucia', following the wonderful live performance at Cadogan Hall on Saturday. Every time I hear the song, I think of Hayley and that long green dress gently swaying in time with the music. Magic! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
I'd have to go for "Abide with me". In fact I'm going to have it played at my funeral. I know that sounds morbid but two of my family died young and I'm not taking any chances ! The other piece incidentally will be the slow movement from Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. Maybe I should start a new thread : "Music to die for....!"
"My love is like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June, My love is like a melody that's sweetly played in tune." (Robert Burns).
Hi there, My first favorite song was *Santa Lucia*, but has now slightly been surpassed by *Le Notte Del Silenzio* ! I love listening to all of her Duets, but this I one just tops it for me !! She really let's her voice FLY, if I may put it that way ! And Humphry's voice accompanies her beautifully, almost staying in the background for Hayley to be heard most gloriously !! Love, Marianne
Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul. Source unknown.
Mmmmm... rather difficult question to answer. However, I always think that a good measure of the best song on an album is the one that you can't get out of your head and you find that you are either humming or whistling it wherever you go.
On that basis then it has to me for me "One Fine Day".
I like Summer Rain and Summer Fly but I think Summer Rain has it for me. When Hayley wrote this I think it was a very special song for her and she sings it with real feeling.
I vote for Summer Rain
There's a poem by James R Caine called Summer Rain. It looks like a good one for Jeff's funeral!
SUMMER RAIN Each day a stagnant death. I sit and gaze unseeing, ponder paths not taken, roads misty in regret. If I could but start again, I say, things might have been different. . . .
The past. those fossilized footsteps. How long till the darkness comes? Till worms make me their home? I am a tree, reaching forever for the sun; craving light I can not touch nor grasp. My roots are trapped in stone. Even my skin resembles bark. I can but wait, suspended in this intolerable silence and dream of that summer rain.
Let Me Lie Le Notte Del Silenzio Summer Rain Melancholy Interlude
Of those, I can easily select a favourite. Without doubt it is 'Le Notte Del Silenzio'. I nearly voted for that one as my overall favourite but eventually chose 'Summer Fly' because it is so different from anything that Hayley has previously recorded yet she sings it so well.