ONE VOICE: BELIEVE - OUT 3RD NOVEMBER.
PRE-ORDER SIGNED ALBUM NOWALED JONES SET TO RELEASE THE FINAL ALBUM IN HIS
BESTSELLING ONE VOICE SERIES WITH CLASSIC FM
One Voice: Believe
- Featuring the all new composition Believe, written by Aled
- Newly recorded duets with his younger self including Ave Maria and Pie Jesu
- Special trio recording of The Lord is My Shepherd with Aled – both as man and boy – and his son Lucas
- Plus, unearthed bonus tracks of newly discovered tapes featuring Aled’s very first recordings at the age of 10
Released 3rd November on the Classic FM label
One of the UK’s most popular singers and presenters, Aled Jones MBE, returns this autumn to complete what has been an extraordinary journey. The final instalment in his One Voice album trilogy – One Voice: Believe – is released on the Classic FM label on 3rd November. The first two albums in the series topped the UK Classical Album Charts.
A collection of spiritual classics, One Voice: Believe sees Aled duet with his younger self – man and boy – and features a few special surprises. Highlights include Richard Mill’s An Australian Blessing, Handel’s Did You Not Hear My Lady?, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria and the traditional hymn Morning Has Broken. Once again, the album is produced by Ian Tilley.
As befitting to the finale in the series, the album features the life affirming Believe. Written by Aled himself, the song – his first ever composition – is a soaring number, sure to become a fan favourite.
Alongside this, also for the very first time, the Classic FM presenter is joined by his 12-year-old son Lucas, to duet on one of Aled’s favourites hymns, The Lord is My Shepherd, arranged by Howard Goodall. An incredibly tender and heartfelt rendition, the hymn reminds of us of the strength and belief that can be inspired through song.
Aled explains, “This is the final part of what has been an extraordinary journey. Over 30 years on from my first recording as a chorister in Bangor Cathedral, I have enjoyed reliving so many memories from my childhood over the last year and a half.”
“To be able to sing with my younger boy voice has been such an emotional experience,” he continues. “On a personal level, this album will forever be extra special to me, as I share one song with my son Lucas. He’s never wanted to sing and has never had a single lesson, but fancied having a go before his voice breaks. Who am I to stop him – and the resulting duet melts my heart! It’s something for him to look back on in the future”.
An extra special treat for fans comes from a call made earlier this year with one of Aled’s choir friends from Bangor. In his school days, a then 10-year-old Aled had been spotted by choir master Andrew Goodwin who, with the help of tenor Brian Saunderson, decided to record Aled singing. This was the very first time that Aled recorded a track.
Nearly four decades on, a now 78-year old Brian stumbled across the original reel-to-reel tapes whilst clearing his house. He kept hold of them, hoping to return them to Aled one day. He thought his opportunity came when Aled was touring One Voice a few months later in Bangor Cathedral. While he didn’t get to meet him on the night, Brian tracked Aled down via his contacts in Bangor and presented him with a new, digitised version of his very first recording, before he had secured his first record deal.
These tracks – How Beautiful Are the Feet, Pie Jesu (Faure) and Y Lili Ddwr (the Welsh version of The Lotus Flower by Schumann) – can now be heard for the very first time as bonus tracks on the album.
Millions know Aled for his radio and TV presenting work, which includes his Sunday breakfast show on Classic FM. He has had an extraordinary career over the past three decades, having sung for the Pope, Her Majesty The Queen and numerous members of the Royal Family. Aled has released more than 30 albums, generating eight million albums sales and counting. He has performed across the world – from the Hollywood Bowl to The Vatican and from Buckingham Palace to the Sydney Opera House. Never staying in his comfort zone, he has performed in English, Welsh and Japanese.
One Voice: Believe will be released on 3rd November on the Classic FM label
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One Voice: Believe – track listing
- The Lord is my Shepherd (featuring Lucas Jones) (4:07)
- Pie Jesu (3:46)
- Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (2:56)
- Ave Maria (4:02)
- Believe (4:36)
- Sarah (Mi Glywaf Dyner Lais) (3:40)
- Did you Not Hear My Lady (2:29)
- All in the April Evening (featuring Libera) (3:37)
- Morning Has Broken (3:33)
- Ombra Mai Fu (3:32)
- An Australian Blessing (2:50)
- The Day Thou Gavest (featuring Libera) (3:41)
13. Pie Jesu (2:59)
14. How Beautiful are the Feet (1:59)
15. Y Lili Ddwr (The Lotus Flower) (1:35)
Live Dates 2017
2 Oct City Recital Hall, Sydney Australia
4 Oct Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia
6 Oct QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane Australia
17 Nov Worthing Assembly Hall
29 Nov Dublin National Concert Hall
30 Nov Belfast Ulster Hall
19 Dec Norwich Cathedral
21 Dec Guildford, G Live
23 Dec Manchester Cathedral