Star Records, with the help of inspirational diva Jamie Rivera, gathers together various music artists to perform gospel songs for the inspirational album Sa'Yo Lamang.
The album was created in time for Star Cinema's upcoming movie with the same title—starring Bea Alonzo, Lorna Tolentino, Cristopher de Leon, Enchong Dee, and Erich Gonzales—which is a sequel to its award-winning drama film Tanging Yaman (2000).
Star Records managing director Annabelle Regalado-Borja explained, "Since magkakaroon ng sequel ang Tanging Yaman, gumagawa na naman po kami ng another set of inspirational album. Hindi naman po kami magsasawa kung ang ginagawa natin ay para sa Panginoon."
Like the 5x platinum album Tanging Yaman, ABS-CBN's recording outfit also hopes to get the same appreciation for Sa'Yo Lamang. Borja said, "Hopefully, we get the same acceptance and the same response and the same way we moved hearts of some people's live na nagawa namin sa Tanging Yaman."
Among the music performers who contributed songs to this album were Erik Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Juris, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, Fatima Soriano, and Pinoy Dream Academy Scholars Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia.
The winners of the Sa'Yo LamangChorale Fest held last February—The Heralds Choir, Ars Cantica Ensemble, and Hail Mary The Queen Children's Choir—also participated in creating this album.
MORE INSPIRATIONAL ALBUMS TO COME. As a recording company that constantly releases inspirational albums including H.O.P.E. and May Bukas Pa, Star Records believes producing such albums is their way of giving back to the public.
"Kami po, hindi rin naman po kami nagsasawa bilang music label," said Borja. "Kasi po, sa pamamagitan ng musika nakaka-touch tayo ng buhay ng marami. And siguro 'yon naman po ang importante, di ba? Hindi lang naman negosyo o entertainment. It's how we touch the lives through our album."
Meanwhile, as part of the promotional plan for Sa'Yo Lamang music album, Star Records is planning a church tour so they can perform for free for interested congregations.
"'Yong sa church tour namin, which I thank itong mga artist naming because minimum honorarium lang ang binibigay namin, 'yon na ang binibigay naming serbisyo sa mga simbahan at mga parokya na pupuntahan po namin. 'Yon lang po ang binibigay naming, ang mga artista po ang mismong lalapit at magbibigay at mini concert sa church tour sa lahat ng parokya."
Interested parishes can contact Star Record through its website, http://www.starrecords.ph if they want to be included in the Sa'Yo Lamang concert tour.
Sa'Yo Lamang songs may also be downloaded via Star Records's website.
- Sa'yo Lamang - Jamie Rivera with Hail Mary The Queen Children's Choir
- On Eagle's Wongs - Ars Cantica Ensemble
- Lead Me Lord - Aiza Seguerra
- One More Gift - The Heralds Choir
- Pananagutan - Bugoy
- I Offer My Life - Erik Santos with Optimi Choir
- Take and Receive - Chin-Chin Gutierrez with Lighter Side Movement
- Panalangin sa Pagiging Bukas Palad - Jamie Rivera
- Anima Cristi - Liezel Garcia with The Heralds Choir
- Give Thanks - Fatima Soriano
- Shine Jesus Shine / Shout to the Lord - Hail Mary The Queen Children's Choir
- Sa'yo Lamang - Juris with Arc Antica Ensemble