review by no1ssassnclass.com
with her latest album the lovely Hayley deserves the accolade.
From busking in the streets this is what being an Achiever
is all about.
Of course you have to have that voice !
My fav tracks on this album well
Pokaretkare Ana gives me goosebumps..
My Heart and I ... yes like !
In fairness though this album echoes one of the biggest problems
in the music industry at the moment, on others less deserving
clogging the chart space... bought for the looks of the artiste,
the boy bands or the girly band image mass produced fodder
for the like minded... this contradicts, I'm not saying Hayley
is not a very attractive young lady but quintesentially you
buy this for the voice... yes the lyrics are there and you
can't fault the music albeit 90% what I call orchestrated,
but worth listening to, which again something I can't say
for some albums !
but most of all that voice.... I can't say it appealed to
me listening to it in the car, though drivetime I do get to
try and chill its too adrenalin pushing with its tones for
that, but put it on the system at home and you can work quite
happily listening to that voice ! You will stop on occasion
to take in the ripple effect of that powerful voice as it
rolls off the notes with ease.... catch your breath !
Longterm I think Hayley has more to give, different genres
perhaps will generate some more exciting and explosive results
and I sincerely hope Hayley doesn't just stick with 'orchestrated
music but does explore other options including classical guitar
etc, which does lead me into one of the tracks not mentioned
Beat of your Heart... an almost Gypsy like ballad with a touch
of flamenco ... lingering to flavour the song it left me wanting
more of this type of song... it definately fitted in well
with Hayley's voice.... but enough go take a listen yourselves...
money worth spending in this case don't ask silly questions
go and buy it... put it with your Britney Spears you will
play it !
most charming and talented international artist Hayley Westenra
has sold over one million copies worldwide of her album 'Pure'.
From busking in the streets of Christchurch - to recording
her first New Zealand quadruple platinum album only two years
ago - to International Stardom with her debut international
album 'Pure' - Hayley has climbed the ladder quickly
'Pure' has been a tremendous success for Hayley, the album
is already 9 times platinum in New Zealand and was the #1
album for Christmas in the New Zealand Top 50 Chart. 'Pure'
has also broken the record for the number of weeks a NZ album
has been #1 in the New Zealand Top 50 Chart (15 weeks so far).
has a gold album in Australia with 'Pure,' has just completed
extensive promotion in Japan and Asia; and will be travelling
to the USA at the end of January for advance promotion (including
a showcase in New York's Times Square on the 27th January)
for the US album release on the 6th April 2004.
Hayley performed with tenor superstar Jose Carreras at London's
Royal Albert Hall last Wednesday and got a special surprise!
Jose presented Hayley with her official Platinum Sales award
for stupendous sales of Pure in the UK!
2004 venue details
20th - Northampton, Derngate Theatre
Sunday 21st - Llandudno, North Wales Theatre
Wednesday 24th - Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 25th - Bradford, St Georgeís Hall
Sunday 28th - Cardiff, St Davidís Hall
Monday 29th - London, The Palladium
Wednesday 31st - Eastbourne, Congress Theatre
On tour with Hayley the lovely Catherine Jenkins.
1st - Bournemouth, Pavillion
Tickets for all dates are available at Way Ahead box office
and also at www.gigsandtours.com
doing our best to get the feature in line just for March
of Hayley with a more indepth look at the young lady and to
find about the Hayley off stage aswell as on stage keep your
eyes here !
August 1, 2004 12:27
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