For 2020, and his 40th album, one of our most loved singers Aled Jones presents Blessings. An idea first incubated a few years ago, the album speaks to the senses we have all felt, as well as faith, spirituality, and most importantly creating a holistic album for all. The album will be released on BMG on November 6th.
Blessingstouches on a range of faiths and beliefs - Quaker, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhism – through a range of uplifting hymns, texts and scriptures set to music. Aled has also enlisted artists of a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds to collaborate, including singer/songwriter and humanitarian Sami Yusuf, award-winning actress and author Dame Judi Dench, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle, 94-year-old D-Day veteran Harry Billinge MBE, boy chorists Libera and biggest-selling Catholic artists The Priests.
At the heart of the album is Aled’s firm belief that peace, love and kindness are at the core of all faiths - these are the values that bind us together and come to us in times of need.
How Can I Keep from Singing? (With Dame Judi Dench)
Bless This House (With Susan Boyle)
If I Can Help Somebody/Let There Be Peace On Earth (With Harry Billinge)
Vespera (With Libera)
Irish Blessing (With the Priests)
Down By the Salley Gardens
Song of Our Maker (With Sami Yusuf)
Listen, Obey and Be Blessed
Silent Night (With Brian Blessed)