1. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor 2. Mozart: Adagio for Violin & Orchestra in E 3. Mozart: Adagio for Violin & Orchestra in C 4. Schubert: Serenade (Leise Flehen Meine Lieder) 5. Schubert: Ave Maria 6. MacMillan: From Ayrshire
Now that the Amazon UK rankings are working again (after being broken for a week) we can see that Nicola's new album has reached the dizzy heights of no. 21 there as i write. Needless to say, this is an excellent result - albeit possibly caused by a general lack of availability of the album in the shops (making people order it online).
Unfortunately, I have so far been unable to find any of the big Supermarkets or general stores (like Woolworths) that has Nicola in this week's in-store chart, or in stock at all, not even the ones with a top 100 or more. This means it will be harder than expected (but not impossible) for Nicola's album to enter the top 75 pop chart as we were hoping it would... if it has to rely on internet ordering and specialist shops like HMV.
This (poor availability) could change by next week, of course - let's hope it does. Supermarkets in Scotland are, of course, more likely to be stocking this album than the ones further south.
You are right in that I am keen to get it, and I surely will. However, I will be patient because I may well find it locally in a few days or, failing that, it won't be long until I am in London and can pick it up from HMV. I only buy CDs online as a last resort.
I like the bottom one, Andrew, a somewhat seductive look. Now that raises an interesting thought. Hayley I think of as wonderfully winsome, but not seductive and I don't want to think of her as seductive. But, she is growing into a young woman... Maybe her figure is not right for seductive poses just yet, its not her thing but... there's a very large still untapped audience out there...
I also found it interesting in that the top picture of Nicola has been taken on level with her lying face down on a bed or the ground. A feature i first noticed with a Charlotte Church pose and seems to be an essential shot in all portfolios, including Hayley's.
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.