"We can today confirm that the release date of Hayley's new album in collaboration with Ennio Morricone is currently set for Monday 18th April 2011 (New Zealand only).
With a CV that belies her 23 years, having performed with Jose Carreras through to Andrea Bocelli and touring North America with Il Divo, Hayley is now realising her dream of working with Morricone.
The album features an array of new compositions written by Morricone for Hayley, as well as some of his best-known film compositions of the last 50 years. With Ennio making new bespoke arrangements for every track, he produced all of Hayley's vocal performances, as well as conducting each session with his own 120-piece orchestra - Sinfonietta di Roma.
Recorded last year at the Forum studio in Piazza Euclide - the very studio where Ennio has recorded his countless classic film scores with his multi Grammy-winning engineer Fabio Venturi - Paradiso showcases Hayley singing in English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Vocalese.
This is the first time ever Ennio has allowed - and in Hayley's case encouraged - anyone to write new lyrics for his classic themes such as for Gabriel's Oboe (Whispers In A Dream) - the theme from the 1986 film classic, The Mission. Hayley has also written English lyrics to two more of the album's tracks: La Califfa and the album's final track, Malena.
Oscar winning lyricist Don Black and Sir Tim Rice and Marilyn and Alan Bergman have all also contributed lyrics to this album."
01 – Gabriel's Oboe (Whispers In A Dream)
02 – Cinema Paradiso: Profumo Di Limoni
03 – La Califfa
04 – Once Upon A Time In The West
05 – Metti Una Sera A Cena
06 – Cinema Paradiso: I Wonder Would He Know Me Now
07 – Per Natale
08 – Deborah's Theme: I Knew I Loved You
09 – Lezione Di Musica
10 – Da Quel Sorriso Che Non Ride Piu
11 – The Edge Of Love
12 – Amalia Por Amor
13 – Here's To You
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