Archive for Japanese Import

Hayley Westenra’s “Prayer”

Posted in Hayley Westenra, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 24 March, 2009 by Nicola

I am going to take a wild stab in the dark here and guess that no matter what type of music you listen to, that most Eastern country, Japan, has laughed in your face before when they received the coolest edition of that coolest album by the coolest artist.  Damn them.  Us Westerners are never content with our 12 track albums, we want the four bonus track edition that Japan or Taiwan have.  All the more reason to hop over CDJapan and make an account.  This beautiful album, Prayer, released only for the Japanese market is no exception.  It’s actually a goldmine what mouth-watering tracks for any Hayley Westenra fan.

This album basically has lots of tracks recorded by Westenra that are otherwise scattered all over the place.  To put this into perspective, if you want to buy all of these tracks without buying this album, you will have to buy up to twelve albums to make up the tracklisting.  You see how awesome this album is now?  Continue reading

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Sarah Brightman’s “Fly” – Japanese Edition

Posted in Music, Sarah Brightman with tags , , , , , , , , on 13 December, 2008 by Nicola

I would like to assume that you’re looking at this page because you already know the album Fly in its original format, and simply want to know if forking out extra money for this new edition is worth it. This review is simply about this edition, not to the actual Fly album, which I think is a complete and utter classic that epitomises perfection.

This is the fourth edition of Fly (yes, that’s right, the fourth of her least successful studio album), but it is the first release for Japan. Perhaps Sarah Brightman and team really want to drum into the world what they missed back in 1995 when this gem was originally released, and I do not blame them – the world did miss something. Continue reading