My interest in Sacco and Vanzetti has been renewed, and was wondering if Hayley had ever performed Here's to You in concert. It's such a powerful song, with such meaning. I've not been able to find any footage online, but was wondering if it just never got recorded.
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Here's to You has a huge backing chorus so I think it would have needed a choir on stage, I don't recall any live versions of it by Hayley but I'm sure our members will confirm if this is so.
It was one of the songs I had requested several times to be played on RTE Lyric fm but never succeeded in getting it played. It was a favourite of mine when the album was released as I had a previous memory of it as a Joan Baez hit some years before Hayley's version of it. It did have political content which was controversial in it's time which may explain why some folks did not want it to get airplay.
I have nothing to add to that, but I have been thinking lately of how this was the last of the good old Hayley days. At the time of the album announcement, I was quite disappointed that, yet again, it was an album not by Hayley herself. I did end up looking forward to it very much. The photo shoot and music video was all very glamorous and elegant, and the music showed off her perfect classical voice. Also, that was a major turning point for Hayley's voice. In 2009 and 2010, I was beginning to be concerned that she was becoming very nasal and thin-sounding in her vocals, and this, after her singing lessons from Dame Malvina Major! But, Ennio Morricone came to the rescue! Not only was the nasalliness cured, she had learned how to sing with emotion in her voice and give every song her all. She has been nothing but amazing and outstanding since.
This was not the last album, but it was the last time there was an album to look forward to that gave her career a boost, sent her on tours, and gave her gorgeous songs to sing. The forum was still thriving, too.
New music is on the horizon, she says, but for some reason, the word horizon sounds very distant and far off still.