I think Hayley will want her next album to qualify for the clasical charts. This will restrict the number of "own" compositions as I don't think they would qualify. She could I suppose write her own words to established clasical tunes but I think there will have to be some covers. We can't guess what will be on the next album but it is fun trying and seeing other peoples ideas. You never know it might give Hayley some ideas.
A compete album of songs we already know would be a disappointment I think. I really want to hear some more original Hayley songs. Hushabye sold well enough to top the classical chart for 3 weeks, although it didn't qualify. That is encouraging, perhaps she doesn't need the classical charts. That would encourage her to be more adventurous. My dream Hayley album doesn't need any classical content at all, or even belong to any other genre. It would be free of genre limitations, just Hayley expressing herself. The HSJS albums weren't classical, and are still my favourite Hayley albums. If she could ever get Radio 2 (in the UK) to play her stuff, she would not need the Classical charts. And with that voice, she could do anything.
1.WHISPER OF ANGELS.2.MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED RED ROSE.3.THE RAINBOW CONNECTION.4.PLASIR D`ARMOUR.5.ALWAYS.6.SMILE.7.THE UMBRELLA MAN.8.YOU`LL NEVER KNOW.9.A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE 10YESTERDAY.11.STREETS OF LONDON.12.THE PRAYER.13.NOREEEN BAWN .14.VIVO PER LEI.15.WHEN I GROW TOO OLD DREAM.16 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER.
I assume you're referring to the Charlie Chaplin version. That's a good call. I recently watched 'Chaplin' (again) starring Robert Downey Jr, and I couldn't get 'Smile' out of my head for days. Great film, great song.
I don't want an album of just classical. But I don't want one of just original material either. I want VARIETY. I want classical. I want pop (Hayley pop!). I'd like maybe light folk, like the song I'll Fly Away that I've hoped for for years now. I want songs in Maori, French, Gaelic, etc. The French song I would kind of hope she could write (translated, of course), a love song in French. It seems only fitting. Variety is what I want. I could do without the old-fashioned songs or the overdone Beatles songs, as I see mentioned above, but one or 2 (old-fashioned) wouldn't kill me, I suppose. But we still need room for BOTW and I Know You By Heart. Maybe even You Raise Me Up.
So, are you guys saying that there's a limit to how many songs she can potentially write on her album? Obviously I realize that she probably can't do all originals in order to qualify for the charts. But as I keep saying, I DON'T want an album of ALL originals. That's because I DO like her classical songs, and I DO want her to qualify for the charts. Sure, she may still be able to sell her albums pretty well if they don't qualify, but it's probably better if they do. Also, if Decca won't promote her albums, then that might not really work.
As you say, she could write lyrics to classical pieces. She's done it before, and she can do it again, I'm sure.
Hi all, Yes IHF I do mean the song written by Charlie Chaplain. I`m very surprised Libby only recognizes four tunes.Whisper of Angels see the version by Amici Forever,My Love is like a red red rose(scottish traditional)see the version by Izzy.The Rainbow Connection from the Muppet show.See the version by Karen Carpenter.Plasir d`Armour is an old classic which can be found on many crossover albums.Alway`s is a fantastic old tune track down the version by Mary o`Hara.Smile is one of the nicest songs ever written and I suggest listening to the version by Nat king Cole.The Umbrella Man is an old dance hall type tune.You`ll never know and A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square are old war time classics by Dame Vera Lynn.I think Hayley performed the later on the Battle of Britain tour.Yesterday is of course a Beatles classic with great lyrics.The Streets of London is a classic by Ralph Mctell and very apt for Hayley considering her busking origins. The Prayer I think has already been sung in duets by Hayley as has Vivo Per Lei.Listen to the version of the Prayer by Andrea Ross.Noreen Bawn is an Irish tearjearker and for this listen to the version by Dominic Kirwan.When I Grow Too Old To Dream is a marvelous old love song.Finally The Carnival is Over is a classic by The Seekers and a great way to end any album or show.
Okay Stephen, I said I recognized some. Obviously if Hayley's sung it before (Vivo Per Lei!? Come on!), I recognize it. And again, Hayley did the Berkeley square song before, so of course I've heard it. Doesn't mean I was absolutely crazy about it.
I of course recognize Smile, and Josh Groban sang a very powerful rendition at his concert a couple weeks ago. I don't normally like that song; one of those old-fashioned songs. But Josh sang it in a very emotional, convicting way, and I enjoyed it very much. I'm sure Hayley would do well with it too., but as I say, I'm really not keen on the old-fashioned music. Wasn't Dream a Little Dream enough? I like that, too, but please, as I said, variety is key. We can't have too many "old classics", otherwise there's no room for Hayley's original material. I can't imagine anyone's dream Hayley album leaving no room for Hayley's own songs. Mine would certainly have songs that have done before, but not too many, and few that are overdone (Smile, Yesterday).
Anyway, the shock and horror over the songs I haven't heard of is getting a little old. I am 29 years old, so I don't know every song there is from before my time, or even during my time. I also have never heard of the Carpenter's song Hayley did at the concert last night. In fact, I'm not sure if I could even name a single Carpenter's song. Time for more shock and horror.
I think maybe you should be more shocked if I have heard of a song, than if I haven't.
P.S. I would be very happy if I could hear that Carpenter's song... by Hayley maybe?? Hint, hint...
Hi all, Thank`s for your video Martin especially in these difficult times.I see you liked this one libby and hope Hayley performs other Carpenters tunes in future.To me Karen Carpenter was singing perfection and sadly died far too young.
Yes, in some ways Karen was a lot like Hayley. Small and slim, and with a unique voice you could never mistake for anyone else, and first class singing technique. Unfortunately she starved herself to death, a sad loss. We know that Hayley too once had a period when she wasn't eating properly but unlike Karen managed to beat that illness.
Yes, I thought I would like it, even though I didn't recognize it. I know I must have heard bits of the Carpenter's before, just enough to know what type of voice Karen C had. I knew she had a nice voice. But I just for the life of me could not think of a single song by them, and I still can't, other than this one. And I have heard about how she died, too. All because one man told her she was fat, or something? Words can kill, apparently, but too bad some people take people's words too much to heart. But as for Hayley, she was the one who saw a photo of herself, which started it all, or so the articles said.
Well, I know The Carpenters music very well, they are one of my wife's favourite artists. We even played their greatest hits album to her as she lay in bed yesterday (Yesterday Once More). They had a lot of hits, so I'm surprised you don't know them better Libby. But it is possible to miss these things.
Lol martin, not again, Sorry Libby a lot of people are just too surprised that you don't know certain songs, even after you explaining quite a bit. But on the other hand, "Top of the world" by Carpenters is one of my favourites, I think it'd suit Hayley well.