To clarify, the point of my post is that Amazon having a thousand signed copies to sell is another example of "something extra" being done to promote Paradiso, compared to everything Hayley's released since Pure. More effort is going into it in the UK anyway, to be sure.
No? Well there is Hayley's increased media presence for one thing.
And doing gigs like Kings Lynn does her no harm at all. Sometimes people appreciate an artist that is prepared to give a fabulous performance in front of 700 odd people in an unfashionable country town.
I have held back from buying Paradiso until the UK release to add my one option to the initial sales peak with the Amazon offer. Let's hope that pushes Paradiso into no.1 in the first or second week, depending upon when the first full week starts.
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.
The iTunes digital release of Paradiso is now up there as a prerelease, but the Artist name is listed as: Ennio Morricone & Hayley Westenra.
This is just silly, because if you click on it to see what other albums they have released, none come up (because they have never done a joint album). Also, everywhere else lists it as Hayley Westenra. Inconsistency!
If this isn't fixed within a few days, I think we must bombard someone with emails to get it fixed.
Also, it's listed under Pop - not Classical - so that might be wrong, too.
Well, Libby, perhaps it has to be drip fed. We are talking about the greatest album of the century (or millenium) here (although not quite my personal favourite,which is HSJS1 - that's just me - but technically and musically Paradiso is far better).
Now the UK release of Paradiso is less than two weeks away, I'm hoping Classic FM will start advertising it soon. I listened for a few hours yesterday and heard nothing, but they're still advertising Laura Wright who's been at No.1 in the classical charts for three weeks now.