A Genuine River of Dreams It is without doubt by no coincidence that Hayley decided to call this album River of Dreams. It is a tiver of dreams. Each track explains a personal journey in Hayley’s musical and personal life, and I believe it is the best Best Of one can produce. Each song was carefully selected, and the songs were without doubt my favorite from the start. So I was extremely pleased to see the tracklistings. I am also more than impressed with the three new recordings. Songbird is one of the best version I have ever heard, and Now is the Hour is yet again one of Hayley’s best Maori songs. I believe Hayley’s best songs are in sung in Maori, and there is no exception for Now is the Hour. The new recording of Ave Maria displays Hayley’s purity of her voice, and how she has contained it over the years. The three new tracks are very well selected, as the album itself is great, and the new tracks prove that she has more. I am very pleased with this album, and am so glad she produced a Best Of. I can now listen to Pure, Odyssey and Treasure all at the same time! If you likes her three international albums, then this is for you. You will not be disappointed.
Beautiful album This album is worth the price for Now is the Hour on it’s own.A beautiful Maori song (Po Atarau / Harere Ra) that was a huge hit about 1948 sung by Gracie Fields,This version of Now is the Hour by Hayley is my definitive version of the song, sung with an intimate understanding of the Maori culture and language, just melts the heart with it’s beauty, What a gorgeous voice !Should also bring back some great memories for the older listeners, My Da just loves it :-)Gorgeous version of Christine McVie’s Songbird on this as well.Two versions of Ave Maria the Bach/ Gounod version and the Caccini version.17 tracks in all you won’t need the remote to skip over any tracks on this collection, You may need the remote to press repeat a few times as some of the music on this album just massages the soul about as deep as a female voice can !Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
river of dreams Just love this album! The beautiful voice of Hayley is like a clear crystal brook rippling over smooth pebbles, fresh like the trees that grow alongside the river banks, delighting the senses of all you happen to come by, refreshing them with every note she sings. Beautiful Hayley,you refresh me and lift me up, thank you.
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