I am really looking forward to this album and am a fan of Hayley,but Sarah Brightman was the first person to get permission to put lyrics to an Ennio Morricone composition with Nella Fantasia,just to put the record straight!
It says "...the first time ever Ennio has allowed -- and in Hayley's case encouraged -- anyone to write new lyrics for his classic themes" which, I think, means the first time the actual singer has written *their own* new lyrics to his music. It's written ambiguously though, unfortunately.
Yes I understand that and its correct Sarah Brightman wrote the lyrics to Nella Fantasia quote from Eden concert..." My next song was originally an instrumental written by the composer Ennio Morricone for the film The Mission. About three years ago I wrote to Mr. Morricone, asking whether he would give me permission to turn this particular piece into a song. He flatly refused. So every two months I would send yet another begging letter, until I think he became so sick of me that he finally relented. And I am really glad that he did, because I think it works beautifully as a song"...but again there is grey area as I READ on Wikipedia she wrote in English then someone else translated it to Italian!..so its not 100% !!mm I am confused now haha!!