I know, you've explained that to me a million times, but I still think they should at least put the song on the NZ version! That would be stupid not to put a Maori song on it! Or, if not the Christmas album, the NZ version of the album after that.
But do you think she will stay with Decca once her contract is finished? And am I right by saying she only has 2 more albums left for her current contract? I thought I read somewhere that she was to do 6 albums for them. The Christmas one and the new album after that would make 6.
There is some confusion in my mind as to what counts as an album. I think there is no doubt that Pure, Odyssey and (Celtic) Treasure would count. But after that is gets questionable. ROD is largely taken from those three albums, so does that count. Or how about her Japanese releases that were not released elsewhere? There were six Hayley albums, all under the Decca label, in the Taiwanese chart last week so she must have released that many.. And I thought her contract was for five!
Does the Chrsitmas album count? I'm sure the new international one will do. I don't think I know. I wonder if anyone else does.
As to whether she will continue with Decca, who knows. It probably depends on what else she is offered.
I think Dave is probably the one to ask about this but I believe Hayley's contract will be for International albums. So, unless the Christmas album is released worldwide (and I don't think that is what is intended), then only "Pure", "Odyssey" and "Treasure"/"Celtic Treasure" will count.
Libby, I'm not sure whether Hayley's contract is for 5 or 6 albums - I think it is 5 so, by my reckoning there are two more International albums to go.
The contract was definitely for FIVE albums. Some time ago, I was advised by Steve Abbott and Ian Tilley (separately) that the compilation album which subsequently became 'River of Dreams' would NOT be one of them. To be honest, I am not absolutely convinced but it was certainly the expectation at the time.
A best of album doesn't really count to me, but it might to Decca. But I don't see why they'd want her to be done with them anytime soon, since she did so well for them at first.
I will only mention this briefly because it has been talked to death before, but the album Pure had such a high promotion expense that Decca (and Hayley by extention) almost certainly lost money on it. Having said this it is not my intention to imply anything beyond the statement of that probable fact.
Nothing in life is perfect - and I thank God for that. When we say that something is perfect we are also saying that there can be no growth because any change must be for the worse. In the end, it is our errors which declare and affirm our humanity.
Dictionary.com says that "international" means "between or among nations; involving two or more nations."
I don't see why the Christmas album wouldn't be released in any of the countries I mentioned, except probably the U.S. It's not as if her regular albums are released to every country on earth, so I can't understand why a release in the UK/Europe, Asia, NZ/Australia wouldn't be international.
Just out of curiosity, are her albums released in South America? I know she has fans from Brazil, but are the albums actually released there? Just wondering. If so, then she's probably released albums on every continent except Antarctica. You can't get more international than that. Or wait, is there a South African version?
Thanks. I really hope they do a new photoshoot for the Christmas album. It is starting to drive me a bit mad how the photos taken to promote Treasure (which were shot in 2007) are still being recycled over and over for every cd release Hayley has made since.