yep cd japan are good to deal with and pack the items well. the deluxe edition is worth the few quid extra for the high quality printed inserts.
The 30 track 2 cd on ebay is a bit dodgy , bad printing, origins are a bit suspect and so are the sellers, it has also doubled in price since they first started selling it a $7 but I got one anyway because I am just plain daft
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen
You can buy the album from CDJapan with total confidence, I already placed three orders, and all went well, the packages arrived safe and well protected.
As a matter of fact, the first purchase that I ever made online was with CDJapan, I was afraid about it, but after read very good feedback about their service, here in the forum, and how I wanted the album, I decide to take the risk.
I'm really sorry, but there are 33 pages, and I just want to know one thing, really.
Who were the original artists for all of the tracks? I listen to a lot of J-Pop, actually. I'll be ecstatic if she has done any Utada of Ayumi Hamasaki. Hayley should do 'Forbidden Colours'. The vocal version of 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence'. <3
I will order this album as soon as I get the money (I just spent it all on Hayley tickets!). In which case, I guess I'll know when I give the album a listen if I recognise any of the melodies. I'll let you guys know when I do.
I'm surprised that the info hasn't been announced somewhere, somehow, though. Isn't there a japanese fan on the forum somewhere? I know some crossover Japanese fans in other forums - I may ask them and bring back my findings.
My favourite asian performer is Faye Wong, but she is Chinese, so Hayley won't be covering her.
Someone from a Sarah Brightman message board answered - they're from Japan and didn't know about Hayley or this CD. He didn't really answer my question, but it doesn't matter. He said this about it:
You found a great CD! Thank you for letting me know. It has many popular Japanese songs(from the 60's to these days). You can hear the samples. www.hmv.co.jp/digital/product/detail/sku=2001632606 I like Jidai(Time Goes Around) very much. Every time I hear it, I can't resist crying. I downloaded the track and the original piece by Miyuki Nakajima(singer-songwriter). Hayley sings it great! The end part is sung in beautiful Japanese. My mother likes "Sen No Kaze Ni Natte" very much. It made a big hit a couple of years ago. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCY5SQXQByQ Minako Honda(Amazing Grace) was a huge fan of Sarah. Sadly Minako died young a few years ago.