Er..there are twelve tracks on the one I've got! And the last track is rather good!
So there are on mine, Martin. But, as I said in my opening post, I didn't include the bonus track in the poll because it would have split the vote for that song as it is the same as Track 4 except for the language in which it is sung.
.... I didn't include the bonus track in the poll because it would have split the vote for that song as it is the same as Track 4 except for the language in which it is sung.
Hi Roger and Martin, It was a bit of a 'no win' situation Roger. What you say about a split vote is true but equally now song 4 has an advantage as it will also get the votes for those that like track 12
I am currently listening to this album for the 6th time and I don't think I'm going to change my thinking from the first few times I've listened to this amazing album.
What was difficult was having to leave a couple of songs out of my final selection.
First let me say that I love every track on this wonderful album, it is only the degree of love that varies.
I have chosen as follows:-
"Amazing Grace" - Always a favourite of mine and this is, in my opinion, the finest version ever. "I Am A Thousand Winds" - The words of this song are incredibly beautiful and the final note just takes my breath away. "Tsubasa Wo Kudasi" - My absolute favourite - the lines "To the sun that lights the day, To the clouds that drift away" unbelievably catchy, I can't get them out of my head and there's something about this song that, whatever I happen to be doing, I have to stop because I feel completely emersed in it.
Oh well! I'm not going to get any work done today!
I too have difficulty picking a favourite, but track 12 IS one of the contenders, some people might actually prefer that to the English version.
I love EVERY song, and as always with Hayley, my favourite is the one I last heard (perhaps that's why I like track 12). But this allbum is very beautiful, this morning I was driving around in the car playing it with tears streaming down my face. I'm convinced that Hayley has another masterpiece on her hands. But why did she go to the trouble of translating and/or writing English lyrics if it is only to be sold in Japan?
Hi Everyone, I have lost count of the number of times I have played it ! It is a good job it is made from the 'new material' or there is a danger it would be worn out. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif There is NOT a track I DO NOT like so choosing three favourites was a real problem. I have settled for tracks 4, 6 and 8. With 8 my favourite as well Grant, it has a real 'catchy' appeal' I think you might have to 'rerun' Hayley's Best Album poll again Roger !
I over-hastily voted for I Believe and submitted it, and then saw I could have voted for three - but I can't now. It kind of reminds me of school examinations - "Read the question before answering it"!
My other two votes would have gone to I Am a Thousand Winds and Tsubasa Wo Kudasai.
Well, I've finally taken the plunge. My first choice is I Believe, mostly because of the wonderful positive and uplifting lyric. I think there is a lot of Hayley in it, and I could well imagine its sums up exactly how Hayley feels about things.
I've also gone for second and third choice tracks 8 and 4. But its a hard thing, this album has a consistently high standard. I resisted Amazing Grace, although it is a wonderful hymn I have sung myself many times, and this is by far the best (IMHO) of Hayley's three album recordings of this song.
I think I have sorted out my favourite 3 songs but it was hard to narrow it to 3. First was No 6 Blooming Flowers (very catchy tune) 2nd was No 3 Yuki No Hana which was one of my favourites from the first time I heard it. 3rd was No 8 Tsubasa wo Kudasai which grows on me each time I hear it.
Ross, if you're reading this, you haven't submitted your votes yet.