Many thanks for the info from CD Japan. I hadn't spotted them on there as I hadn't realised that once you search for Hayley and the list comes up, you can then click on the artists name to get more search options.
I have just had a second look at the track listing on the official site. It does not look as if it is aimed specifically at the Japanese market. Is it going to be an International album with the first version released in Japan to coincide with the tour?
The pricing of the Limited Edition is unfortunate at just over £18. I think were it just under it would not attract VAT and therefore the Post Office handling charge. I don't mind the tax (liar) but think the P.O. charge is criminal.
The English translation of this is, "In addition, as a bonus truck, the Theme song for the Exhibition of Paul Gauguin is included only for the Japanese edition of the CD. The Exhibition is held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo from 3/7/2009-23/9/2009."
I think it would be a good idea to wait a month or two to confirm this Those who are rich and the collectors of items should buy Japanese edition of course.
Thanks for that link! Here is the google translate track list from that site:
1. RIVA (Joni Mitchell) 2. To wait long to chant 3. Oh Holy Night 4. Ave Maria (JS Bach & Gounod) 5. TORAMA Little Boy 6. Chestnut tree 7. Kiyoshi Kono night 8. A Child Is Born 9. Yeah, I Bethlehem 10. White Christmas 11. YUASERUFU HAVU a Christmas VERI 12. Baby Santa 13. lullaby of 14. Corpus Christi Carroll 15. . Cam piece Shal 16. You With All 17. Morning Christmas 18. Sledding 19. Winter Wonderland 20. Carol of the bells 21. HOWATTO Child Is Ji Soo 22.Love At Christmas 23. Bee Isle Home For Christmas <bonus> 24. When riding on the wings of time (Lyrics: Haley, composer: thanks Mugi)
I think RIVA is 'River' by Joni Mitchell. Here is a live recording of that song on You Tube. I think Hayley's version will sound incredible.
Its coming on christmas Theyre cutting down trees Theyre putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on But it dont snow here It stays pretty green Im going to make a lot of money Then Im going to quit this crazy scene I wish I had a river I could skate away on I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on I made my baby cry
He tried hard to help me You know, he put me at ease And he loved me so naughty Made me weak in the knees Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on Im so hard to handle Im selfish and Im sad Now Ive gone and lost the best baby That I ever had Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly Oh I wish I had a river I made my baby say goodbye
Its coming on christmas Theyre cutting down trees Theyre putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace I wish I had a river I could skate away on
Somehow it's interesting that it seemed to have become a general practice to include a 'Hayley calendar' in the special edition albums. Not that I dislike the idea, but I won't really want to write on it when I receive one. Well, I guess these Hayley calendars are valuable collectables for us after all and we won't mind getting one anyway.
P.S. There're 24 tracks in this album? That's more than the sum of the number of tracks of the two HSJS albums! Great!