Now, we know this is not her WITA recording, because her voice here is way more mature. We also know she never 'recorded' this song in a solo version. She's performed it live with Andrea Bocelli and James Doing, and she recorded a duet with Russell Watson.
So where is this recording from? Surely it's not live with someone just recording it. The sound is way too clear. Unless some genius of a technician edited this to such perfection, it is really really mysterious.
Any idea, anyone? Anyone?
Ten bucks to the one who solves the mystery! (Kidding, you know....)
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Thank you for the link to this version of Time To Say Goodbye. Now we know where it is from, I guess its appearance on YouTube is a copyright infringement!
Thank you for solving the mystery. I don't usually buy compilation albums which is why I didn't realise where this recording originated. I was unaware that a new version had been recorded for the 'Best Of' album. Maybe I need to buy it after all!
Time to say goodbye also appeared on the DJ only single that had Nada SouSou on it. This was a promotional single in China / Malaisa / Japan I think.
A few of them sold on Ebay over the last 18 months or so.
Yes. Comet. .....It was called a '2 Track Sampler' . It had the bonus tracks from ( Celtic ) Treasure And the ' Best of Hayley Westenra' from the far East Editions .... i.e.... 'Nada SouSou' and 'Time to say Goodbye' as you said above.
Quite right about the 2 Track Sampler. Problem with that is that the track info is in Japanese, so you have to know what the tracks are or play it!
I am now reminded that I haven't played my "Best Of .." CD for ages so I am going to rectify that now.
Best wishes Grant
Edit: Just listened to this CD. Gosh! I'd forgotten about the updated version of "Time To Say Goodbye" It has to be one of my favourite Hayley songs and I wish she would perform it in concert sometime!
To anyone who hasn't got this album, it's worth the price for that track alone!
Hi Grant, I know what you mean ! I have a 'favourite' Hayley track then I play one of her CD's I haven't played for a while and I change my mind again. It's a bit like Hayley's favourite album it is usually the one that is playing at that time i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Thank you for sharing this! Hayley sings it so much better here than she did with Andrea Bocelli. And although I enjoyed the version with Russell Watson (on youtube), I much prefer to hear her sing it by herself.
The only exclusive song in this album is probably a new cover of Time to Say Goodbye. The other thirteen songs can be found in Pure, Odyssey, Crystal or Prayer. The complete tracklisting is as follows:
1. Amazing Grace 2. Lascia Ch'io Pianga 3. Benedictus 4. Never Say Goodbye 5. River of Dreams 6. Wiegenlied 7. Bridal Ballad 8. May It Be 9. Dell'Amore Non Si Sa 10. Both Sides Now 11. What You Never Know 12. The Water Is Wide 13. Pokarekare Ana 14. Time to Say Goodbye
If you haven't got Prayer, then Bridal Ballad maybe another reason for you to buy this album.