I ordered this CD on 6/17 and got it 6/21. Fast shipping and CD in excellent condition.....The CD is amazing and the lyrics to the songs are wonderful. Hayley's voice is perfect like always.....Hayley your my #1.
Hayley Sings Japanese Songs Deluxe Edition [SHM-CD] Customer Reviews
CD Album Hayley Sings Japanese Songs Deluxe Edition [SHM-CD]Hayley Westenra3048yen
- June 04, 2008
- No longer available
An absolutely superb album from Hayley which I wholeheartedly recommend. I have listened to this album several times already & never cease to be amazed by the quality & clarity of Hayley's voice which seems to get even better with each release. In my opinion there is not one weak track on this album, buy it - you will not be disappointed!
This is undoubtedly the most beautiful album I have ever bought. Throughout her career, Hayley has always delivered the finest quality in all the projects she undertakes, whether it be her live performances, her books or her CDs. And here she has surpassed even herself. This album is full of beautiful, melodious songs, with tremendous arrangements backing Hayley's breathtaking, and here more mellow, voice. Some of the songs she co-wrote herself, and each of the twelve tracks is a winner, while the CD presentation with a lyric book and a photo book is beyond reproach. And to think, there is another new international album due from her in the autumn. Life sometimes can be wonderful. Hayley has given us a dozen jewels to treasure here, with a voice as pure as always, and her odyssey goes on...
I have been listening to music for over 40 years in the hope of finding and hearing a voice as beautiful as this. Now I have found it, My ears are content to listen to anything Hayley sings, Gorgeous album and booklets.........
A great selection of songs, fantastic arrangments and accompaniment. Hayley's voice is mellow but with lots of emotion. Every time I listen there is more I like about this album!....TimJ
Wow, what an album! I'm a long time fan of Hayley, and have come to expect to be continually surprised and delighted by everything she does. But this simply surpasses everything. If these songs are not released outside Japan, it will be a crime against music (and perhaps CDJapan will sell a lot of copies to overseas customers). To start with all the songs are superb, and all except one are I think, Japanese. The exception is a fabulous duet with Minako Honda on John Newton's great hymn, Amazing Grace, which incidentally, I'm told is a big hit in Japan. But where do you start. These Japanese songs are of very high quality. All have strong melodies, and the English lyrics, some of which were written by Hayley herself, are beautiful and poetic. The production is superb, and the song arrangements excellent. The backing musicians do a fine job, and last and certainly not least, these songs are brilliantly sung by one of the finest soprano voices in the world. It really can't get much better than this! Hence the five stars.
Thanks to Hayley Westenra i discovered, Japanese Pop songs........and her versions of these songs are Fantastic!!! As a Big Fan of Hayley, i really wanted her new CD,just a japanese release........but thanks to internet, and worldwide delivery, available for everyone in the world!!! Listen to this AWESOME,AMAZING<FANTASTIC, album, I just can't get enough!! Best wishes from the Netherlands, JOYCE.
This has to be the best Hayley album to date and is probably one of the most beautiful collections of songs ever to be put together on one album. Hayley's voice is stunning throughout, and the musical accompaniment superb, particularly Ian Tilley on piano and Fiona Pears on violin. Hayley and Suzi Kim have worked together on the English lyrics and I guarantee there will be few dry eyes at the end of this masterpiece. You will enjoy it!