This is the official music video for the title track to Yulia's debut album "Into the West" released in 2004. (Info on Yulia see www.yulia.co.nz)
As a song "Into the West" is a particularly "kiwi" (New Zealand) story.
Walsh, Shore & Lennox penned the song which was first performed by Annie Lenox as part of the film soundtrack to Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh's Blockbuster movie "Lord of The Rings".
Yulia became the first major (signed) artist to cover the song.
This version of "Into the West" became a top 40 hit on mainstream New Zealand radio and continues to receive radio airplay.
The album titled "Into the West", won "Highest Selling Album of the Year" at the 2005 Vodafone NZ Music Awards. New artist Yulia was also awarded "Best Female Vocalist" in the company of the highly accomplished Brooke Fraser and NZ legends The Finn Brothers.
The album "Into the West" achieved platinum and number one album status on the NZ music charts in the first week of sales, remaining number one for four consecutive weeks. The album went on to achieve an official four times platinum sales. (Unofficial figures unconfirmed by SONY BMG).
The album is very popular with Classical, Folk, Opera and Vocal music collectors.