River of Dreams: The Very Best of Hayley Westenra

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River of Dreams
Greatest hits album by Hayley Westenra
Released 10 November 2008
Genre Classical, Crossover
Label Universal Records
Hayley Westenra chronology
Hayley Sings Japanese Songs
(2008)
River of Dreams: The Very Best of Hayley Westenra
(2008)
Hayley Sings Japanese Songs 2
(2009)

River of Dreams: The Very Best of Hayley Westenra is a Greatest hits album released in UK and New Zealand by Christchurch soprano Hayley Westenra.

River of Dreams contains selections from her three best-selling Decca albums Pure, Odyssey and Treasure, combined with four newly recorded songs. Westenra's distinctive vocals were showcased through classical, traditional, and easy listening repertoires.[1][2][3]

The New Zealand Special Edition of this album includes a second CD, featuring nine special fan favorites.[2]

Track listing[edit]

United Kingdom version

  1. Pokarekare Ana
  2. River of Dreams (adapted from "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons)
  3. Dell'amore non si sa (with Andrea Bocelli)
  4. Shenandoah
  5. The Water Is Wide
  6. Songbird
  7. Both Sides, Now
  8. Ave Maria (Caccini)
  9. Benedictus
  10. Amazing Grace
  11. Danny Boy
  12. Summer Rain
  13. Never Say Goodbye (Adapted from "Pavane")
  14. O Mio Babbino Caro
  15. May It Be
  16. Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
  17. Now Is the Hour (Po Atarau/Haere Ra)

New Zealand version, with special edition Bonus disc

Disc 1

  1. Pokarekare Ana
  2. River of Dreams (adapted from "Winter")
  3. Dell'amore non si sa (with Andrea Bocelli)
  4. Shenandoah
  5. Who Painted the Moon Black
  6. The Water Is Wide
  7. Songbird
  8. Both Sides, Now
  9. Ave Maria (Caccini)
  10. Benedictus
  11. Amazing Grace
  12. Danny Boy
  13. Summer Rain
  14. Never Say Goodbye (adapted from "Pavane")
  15. O Mio Babbino Caro
  16. May it Be
  17. Majesty
  18. Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
  19. Now Is the Hour (Po Atarau/Haere Ra)

Disc 2:

  1. Hine E Hine
  2. Mary Did You Know
  3. Silent Night
  4. Away in a Manger
  5. Scarborough Fair
  6. Abide with Me
  7. E Pari Ra
  8. Santa Lucia
  9. God Defend New Zealand

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom 27 October 2008 Universal Classics CD/Download
New Zealand 17 November 2008 Universal New Zealand CD/Download

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
New Zealand Music Charts 13
UK Albums Chart 24
UK Classical Album Charts 2

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