The first track (Angel) is, in my opinion, brilliant. You may not like it, so see it (the video) yourself on: [...]
I bought the album having heard that track, without looking to see what else was on the album. When I saw what the other tracks were, my heart sank ('Somewhere over the Rainbow', for God's sake! Who wants to listen to that? I thought that the album comprised other contemporary songs like 'Angel'). Well, now I love that track - it is a beautiful arrangement, with excellent harmonies. Likewise 'O Holy Night', and 'Morning has broken' (as I name those songs, I can see why my heart sank - they sound as if they would only appeal to those over 60 and people who go to church every week).
Incidentally, the last thing I am is religious. Or old. I just used to be a Head chorister, and have a very broad taste in music (primarily rock & pop - certainly not classical).
In short, this is in my opinion an excellent album. It is worth buying for 'Angels' alone - Simon Cowell himself said that that track makes him feel that 'everything is suddenly right in the world'... 'it completely relaxes me - I love it'. (See his interview at:
Incidentally, the first few people to review this album on Amazon did so before it was released. I can never understand people who do that - how can you write an honest and accurate review of something that you have not seen or heard?