I didn't find a topic like this (Search function failed), but I'm sure it's there somewhere, if so please link me to it. If not, well there was this track called Dreaming of Newzealand www.andrerieu.com/en/webshop/cds/wiener-festwalzer/and-the-waltz-goes-on, in his album. If somebody could tell me when this was and such, it'd be sweet , she though sounds as if it was recorded recently.... The sample was brilliant!
Have a look at thread Hayley Westenra Twitter Account....page 144 reply 2146............
A couple of weeks ago, Hayley tweeted about a little trip over the pond....for recording something.... but we didn't know in what direction she went.....but now i know where she has been....and i think i guessed in that direction....
recording with Andre Rieu !!!
...and to be honest..... The song ..or Waltz .... Dreaming of New Zealand, sounds...with Hayley's vocals......
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2011 17:42:56 GMT by dutchjoyce
wow I can't wait for this album to be released! my dad recently introduced me to Andre Rieu and I love his version of amazing grace and the blue Danube I have been hoping that Hayley would work with him at some point and now she has- I think it'll be a meaningful song for her- I hope she will sing it live one day best wishes Sing
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This is exciting! He's always at the top of the classical charts, too, or much of the time, isn't he? So, even if Paradiso is down farther by Oct. 31, then at least Hayley will still be at the top with this album! And maybe she'll even be at the top of the pop charts with Jai McDowall's new album (Amazon says that'll be out in November)! Or would he qualify as classical, too?
And how could she not sing that during her tour of New Zealand?
André's new album presents waltzes from around the world – a sad waltz “Valse Triste” from Finland, a miniature waltz “La petite Valse” from France, a popular waltz tune that began life in Germany, and then reaching across continents we go all the way to New Zealand.
When in New Zealand on tour in 2011, inspired by its stunning landscape,heartbroken by the natural disasters that has beset it in recent times, elevated by the indomitable ‘life must go on’ attitude of its people, André penned another waltz, a dreamlike waltz, like mountains seen through the mist; "Dreaming Of New Zealand" was the only title it could have.
You can hear it on this album both, as a song without words and an alternative version with words, dovetailing both English and Maori texts. And who better to lend it that absolute unblemished purity of voice and vision than New Zealand’s own star, Hayley Westenra
This will be a big thing for Hayley. Andre Rieu sells so many DVDs and CDs in Australia. His concerts are massive and sell out huge sports stadiums. I would wager that this collaboration will mean more Australians will hear Hayley than with Paradiso and Treasure put together.
This means that my two favourite female singers - Hayley and Mirusia - both have recorded with Andre Rieu.
P.S The only thing that could make that CD better would also to have a recording of Mirusia singing 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' on it. Love that performance. Hopefully that will be on the DVD that comes with it.
I've just listened to a few more of the samples, and I will admit I like the album more than Andre's previous releases. I'll definitely buy it, and I'm about to post a link to this thread on our Facebook page.