I have been listening to “Treasure” over and over today whilst I have been painting a picture from imagination. (I will be happy to share a photo of my painting with you later).
Hayley’s voice always makes me feel elated and relaxed at the same time. How is that possible?
Whilst listening to: “Abide With Me” I was struck by the beautiful reverb at the beginning of the song as Hayley sings in acapella and also at the very end as she closes the song. Did you notice it? It sounds as though Hayley is singing in a cathedral. The effect is incredible!
In my mind this effect really enhances the image of Hayley singing the hymn as a prayer piece.
Have another listen to this piece... Do you see what I mean? This is powerful stuff...
I agree she sings it very powerfully (emotionally powerful I mean).
I will never forget her performance of that song at Nottingham on her aborted Battle of Britain tour. It came after we had heard a harrowing account of the horrors of war. It moved many in the audience to tears.