OFFICIAL ALBUM PRESS RELEASE
'ONE VOICE' REACHES NO. 3 – WELSH SINGER’S HIGHEST EVER CHART POSITION
HIGHEST CHARTING CLASSICAL ALBUM IN 9 YEARS.
Classic FM presenter Aled Jones MBE becomes the highest charting British male classical artist in a decade as his latest album 'One Voice' continues to soar up the Official UK Album Chart to reach No.3!
This achievement marks Aled’s third consecutive week at the top of the pop charts with his classical record, on which the former choirboy duets with his younger self – it was No. 4 last week and No. 6 the week before.
‘One Voice’ continues to be Aled’s highest ever charting solo album – this week ahead of Sia’s ‘This is Acting’, Santana’s ‘Santana IV’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ and is behind only PJ Harvey’s new record ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ and the ever-present ‘25’ from Adele.
All of this signals a sensational musical comeback for the singer, being his first Top 10 album in over 30 years, and overtaking the phenomenal ‘Walking in the Air’ which reached No.5 in the singles chart on release in 1985. ‘One Voice’ also remains at No.1 in the Classical Chart for a third week.
Aled’s album – which was released on 1st April on the Classic FM label – features the last ever recordings of him as a boy, which have never been heard before. They were rediscovered following a chance conversation with his parents at their home in North Wales. They revealed there was a tape of his folk song recordings in their airing cupboard (to keep it dry) sandwiched in-between his old pants and socks!
Aled is thrilled with his record-breaking achievement:
“It’s incredible to be spending a third week at the top of the charts. I’m so grateful for the support of all my fans and humbled by the response the record has had so far.” - Aled Jones
‘One Voice’ features Aled’s duets of classic folk songs such as Lark in the Clear Air, Danny Boy and Eriskay Love Lilt, as well as Welsh favourites All Through the Night and David of the White Rock. Aled has also recorded three brand new solo tracks including Come To Me Soothing Sleep by Handel and The Ash Grove.
Following a performance of some of the songs from ‘One Voice’ at Classic FM Live at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Aled soon embarks on a 22-date cathedral tour in which projections of his younger self will join Aled on stage to sing duets from the album.
The tour starts in Norwich on Friday 6th May and ends in Aled’s hometown cathedral in Bangor on Saturday 2nd July.