Hayley Sings Japanese Songs 2

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Hayley Sings Japanese Songs 2
Studio album by Hayley Westenra
Released 17 March 2009 (2009-03-17)
Genre Japanese music
Label Universal Music Group
Hayley Westenra chronology
River of Dreams: The Very Best of Hayley Westenra
(2008)River of Dreams: The Very Best of Hayley Westenra2008
Hayley Sings Japanese Songs 2
(2009)
Winter Magic
(2009)Winter Magic2009

Hayley Sings Japanese Song 2 is, as the title suggests, the second Japanese-themed album by Christchurch, New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra. Like its predecessor, the album contains Westenra's interpretations of traditional and popular contemporary Japanese songs. Some of the songs have been translated into English while others were sung in Japanese.[1] [2] [3]

The album entered the Japanese charts at number 30 but rose to number 16 in its second week.[4] The album was certified Gold in Taiwan.[5]

The song "Nemu No Ki No Komoriuta" is based on a poem Empress Michiko wrote as a teenager.[6]

Before the album's releasing, A special DVD features Westenra performing in a landscape of New Zealand with "Nemu No Ki No Komoriuta" and "Tsubomi" was released on 4 March 2009.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Tsubomi 蕾 (Bud)
  2. Mikadzuki 三日月 (Crescent Moon)
  3. Mirai E 未来へ (The Future)
  4. Mama E ママへ (To Mother)
  5. Love Love Love
  6. 秋桜 (Cosmos)
  7. Warabigami ~Yamatoguchi~ 童神~ヤマトグチ~ (Child of God)
  8. Mama Ni Sasageru Uta ママに捧げる詩(うた)(Mother of Mine)
  9. Itsumo Nando Demo いつも何度でも (Many Times Always)
  10. フラワー (Flower)
  11. Nemu No Ki No Komoriuta ねむの木の子守歌 (Lullaby of Nemunoki)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Japan 17 March 2009 Universal Japan CD/Download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hayley Sings Japanese Songs 2 Hayley Westenra [CD]". Cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Hayley Sings Japanese Songs 2 (CD & DVD): Hayley Westenra: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ a b "ヘイリー/絆(きずな) - Hayley sings Japanese Songs 2". Universal-music.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Hayley Westenra International - HWI Forum - 'Official Charts' News". Hwi.proboards.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b "The Outside Organisation | Publicity, Events, Crisis Management and Digital PR". Outside-org.co.uk. 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  6. ^ [1]

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