Oh, thanks for that. I think that has decided for me that I don't think I really need it after all. I wasn't really crazy about the sound of Ronan's voice. Hayley sounded pretty of course, and the song itself is nice, but their voices together almost annoyed me at some parts; I would have loved to hear Hayley by herself, though. I think I'll do without. My credit card can breathe a sigh of relief.
Katie, why don't you stay till Jan. 22nd, to see Hayley in concert? I would!
I would like to stay Libby, but I have to get back for work. I can't really move the trip either because of work, but oh well. So close, but so far away. I will have to make due with buying the New Zealand version of Winter Magic when I am there.
Ronan Keating And Hayley Westenra Get Together For Christmas!
The duet 'Its Only Christmas' hits NZ radio this week! It's been a big year for Ronan Keating. He ran the London Marathon, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, performed on the final of New Zealand's Dancing With The Stars, and he recently announced his 2010 New Zealand tour. Now Ronan is really making his mark on Aotearoa as he teams up with our very own Hayley Westenra for an unforgettable Christmas duet!
The duet, 'It's Only Christmas', is one of two brand new songs featuring on Ronan's latest release STAY, which is a mix of traditional and modern festive classics from artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Grammy Award winning Sugarland. Along with these Ronan has also included the poignant Christmas hymn 'Silent Night' and the beautiful 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
'It's Only Christmas' will also feature on a new album from Hayley. Released just in time for the festive season comes CHRISTMAS MAGIC, a very special album that combines some of the best loved and most familiar seasonal carols such as 'Silent Night' and 'Coventry Carol' with popular Christmas songs 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Sleigh Ride', as well as tracks Hayley has written herself - 'Peace Shall Come', 'All With You' and 'Christmas Morning'.
RONAN KEATING - STAY HAYLEY WESTENRA - CHRISTMAS MAGIC BOTH AVAILABLE NOW!
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Serious???!!! Does that mean it's being released as a single? Or is it just being pulled off each of their respective albums to be played on the radio?
I got this info from last weeks Christchurch Press which had a music column on a Friday called Pop Tart. In it there was a small piece about Hayley's new album and that the duet would be played on the radio.
Here is a review of Christmas Magic in todays Christchurch Press. It is hard to know if she liked the album or she has seen too many Christmas albums lately and only did a quick review. She gave it 3 out of 5 so rates it as good. Personally I think she might have had too many wines lol.
Post by stevemacdonald on Nov 27, 2009 4:44:47 GMT
Thanks Ross for the Christchurch Press scan. I didn't realise people still wrote that way in some parts of the world, but I kind of liked it. In fact, I will soon present my review of Winter Magic in pirate-speak. Yarrr!