I finally pre-ordered it. There were 7 copies left before I ordered. I'm paying $40 to get BOTW, basically. LOL
Bridge over Troubled Water alone would be worth your $40, But you will be getting so much more than that. This is a gorgeous album, the sound is "gentle and intimate" recorded in a way that many of Hayley's fans suggested they would love to hear, Especially after the "For the Fallen" recordings were released. (I may be wrong on the exact titleof the DVD )
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen
Actually, it was just less than $35. I was thinking of a different, completely unrelated purchase that was just over $40.
No, Simba, this is the first version I've ordered, and I also plan on ordering the US version, if there actually is one. B & N and Amazon still don't look very promising as far as that goes. B & N shows the different title, at least, but as usual, still shows that it's from Universal UK and that the release date was June 25th. And costs over $30 (they keep adjusting the price, though). It's a little discouraging. I wonder what I'd get if I ordered it now.
And Comet, you ought to know by now that I'm not crazy about lullabies, no matter who sings it, so let's not get into that again.
Yes but if it's your first album I'm sure you're paying it for Dream a little dream and a couple of others too
Yes, that's true. I know I'll enjoy some of the other songs, but some more thoroughly than others.
BTW, I love the song For the Fallen, and even if the orchestration is too loud, I would enjoy it more than songs like Brahm's lullaby or Pretty Little Horses. It isn't just beautiful voices that gets me, but lyrics and emotion have a big effect on me, too. Just remembering her absolutely beautiful, emotional performance at the Festival of Remembrance would make it that more special to me. I don't know anyone who's ever died in war personally, but the song and the whole performance of the gentleman reciting the poem, and the soldiers marching through the aisles are enough to get to me emotionally. All right, so Sleep On is an emotional performance too, and that's why I do enjoy it more than the other baby songs because of her interpretation. However, the words "sleep on, sleep deep and sleep long" kind of ruin any emotional effect for me. Being told to sleep, no matter what the tune sounds like, isn't so amazing. I do appreciate how it shows her great interpretation skills, the words themselves don't do so much for me. Plus, I don't need the song to tell me to sleep to make me feel relaxed enough to sleep.
Her spiel about wanting to make a soothing album isn't very convincing, because nearly all her albums are soothing, minus songs like Summer Fly, Wuthering Heights, and Benedictus (the big sudden crash could give someone a heart attack lol). And I don't think she means she actually wanted to make a soothing album of lullabies, though, especially since she admits she was a little uncertain about the idea at first. I know she says she likes some of the songs on it, but if she hadn't been given this project to begin with, she would have been very unlikely to choose any of those songs, really.
And how is Goodnight My Angel not a baby song? When Lisa Kelly sings it, you imagine her singing to her children.
...Nearly all her albums are soothing, minus songs like Summer Fly, Wuthering Heights, and Benedictus (the big sudden crash could give someone a heart attack!).
Haha! When I occasionally share music with someone at school, they sometimes say something like "How can you hear this with the volume so quiet?" First, I say I don't want to be deaf at 35, and then I cede to their request for higher volume. And put on “Benedictus”. Oh, the things people have done!! Then after the bridge is done, I tell them, "That is what you shouldn't play your music loudly. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif "
WOW! They chose the right portion of the song! That octave change for See how they shine! and nice drums yay!! Bridge over troubled water is going to be such a hit for hayley! The live performances got so much acclaim already.
And that Japanese lullaby sounds wonderful too!
I still can't snap out! Bridge over troubled water was perfect! Much better than her concert performances too for me! The instrumentation and everything
The Japanese really do deserve her best, because the country as a whole seems to have respected and adored her music more than anyother XD