I cannot even begin to describe the amount of sweat and tears that went into trying to understand this album. The amount of effort I put into this CD to try and like it. I was waiting for some miracle, some revelation to appear out of thin air, as to why this album tends to be a favourite among Hayley Westenra fans. Why it is so highly esteemed, why it is the pivot of discussion. I am not so lucky this time. I have failed. I officially don’t get it.
Let me start with the postives. I do enjoy two songs on this album and tellingly they are two songs that are co-written by Westenra herself. ‘Let Me Lie’ and ‘Summer Rain’ are clear standout tracks from what is otherwise a highly predictable album. Continue reading