Aled's next CD is it seems going to be a "Greatest Hits" and as discussed in the Hayley Twitter thread, includes the Silent Night duet with Hayley. There is an existing thread about that duet in this Aled sub-board.
* 1. How Great Thou Art * 2. Deep Peace * 3. Pie Jesu * 4. Hallelujah * 5. I Believe * 6. Suo Gan * 7. Did You Not Hear My Lady * 8. You Raise Me Up * 9. Abide With Me * 10. Silent Night-With Hayley Westenra * 11. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind * 12. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace * 13. O Come All Ye Faithful * 14. Land Of My Fathers (Hen Wlad) * 15. Ave Maria * 16. The Rose
I was hoping someone (thought it might be you ) would provide some details of Aled's album - I see it is due for release on 23rd November - surely not enough time for Hayley's mystery duet to be for that?
With the help of You Tube, I've just discovered some of Aled's material from way back when he was a boy soprano (or treble or whatever the term is). WOW!! I've never listened to that sort of music before and I've had the socks knocked off of me!
I then also watched a video of a very young Aled announcing his retirement .... at age 16! I guess that's the problem with that genre -- you've got to go through puberty eventually! (And I'm surprised he managed to last until 16 before his voice broke! That was some good fortune.)
Well, I always like Aled, and Sue is quite a fan of his. We have seen him perform I think three times in the last couple of years, once with Hayley.
I think when he reappeared with his adult voice, many people thought that his best days were behind him. I once heard him say he can actually still sing Walking in the Air in a high pitched voice. He didn't demonstrate though!!
I doubt we will buy this album, since i thin k we already own most if not everything that will be on it.
I haven't listened much to his adult voice -- I'm still more transfixed on his younger voice -- due to my lack of experience with the genre it's unlike anything I've ever heard before. Goodness me, I love the internet!!