Well that was difficult! There are so many wonderful tracks on this album vying for favourite position The first two were easy "Whispers In A Dream" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" are out and out favourites and have been from pretty much the beginning. Choosing a third out of my other 'favourites' has taken a dozen plays but, in the end, I chose "Amalia Por Amor"
Out of curiosity, Dave, which 2 are not among your [absolute] favorites?
I don't want to say at the moment because there are 3 or 4 possibilities and I keep changing my mind, it's very close!
As for my favourites, all I can say at the moment is that Amalia Por Amor will be one of the three. It's a real surprise package for me, I just did not expect that and it (vocals and accompaniment) blows me away!
But In general, I lean towards the more dreamy tracks (all of them!) but there are a couple of sparkling upbeat tracks in there too. Boy is this tough - there's no "filler" on this album!
I agree Dave, "Amalia" is fantastic. If you had told me Hayley would sing something like that I wouldn't have believed you. But she nails it! Such fantastic vocal technique.
I don't think there is another singer in the world who could have made that album, with such consistenly brilliant performances across so many different styles of singing. It will certainly give the rest of the classical crossover world something to think about.
Ennio has given Hayley the spark that she needed to bring the best out of her it seems. This truly is a match made in heaven.