Lost for words
I've never been knocked to the floor by any album I've ever bought. Pure changed that. Hayley Westenra's voice is truly something, and the Classical arrangements are a perfect backdrop for her voice. The album first came to my attention a few weeks' ago, when I heard [Across the Universe of Time], a mesmerizing track. After hearing the album in full a few times, it is no longer my favorite. [Pokarekare Ana], [River of Dreams], [Benedictus], [Hine e hine], [Dark Waltz], and [Heaven] are now my most treasured favorites. There were only two tracks I disliked: [Wuthering Heights] (Kate Bush's rendition, whilst not perfect, was much more emotional) and [Amazing Grace] (a little too strained). Recently I also bought Kate Bush - Aerial, and as a long-time Kate Bush fan, I had waited 12 years' for that album. Pure is such a refreshing change. Goodbye Kate, Hello Hayley. Executive summary: Pure gold. Now if only it was available in 24-bit format...
Hayley is AMAZING. I first heard of Hayley from my grandad a year ago. And when I listened to it I thought EXCELLENT. BUY IT!
Voice of an angel
This is gorgeous! Pure, clear and beautiful. The voice of an angel!
Born: 10 April 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand
Years Active: '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Hayley Westenra
||World in Union||World in Union 2011 - The Official Album||3:22||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pokarekare Ana||Pure||3:19||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Time to Say Goodbye||Russell Watson: The Platinum Collection||4:32||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||World In Union (All Stars)||World In Union 2007||4:32||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Benedictus||Pure||3:49||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||World In Union (English)||World In Union - Single||3:20||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wuthering Heights||Pure||4:14||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ave Maria||Odyssey||3:42||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Abide With Me||Treasure||3:34||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Amazing Grace||Pure||3:40||£0.99||View in iTunes|