There is 1 word that could sum up this album (albeit a simple 1) WOW!!! And that was after a period of being speachless. I've loved Jackie ever since i saw her performance on America's Got Talent last year, her rendition of O Mio Babbino Caro just blew me away. This girl truely does have the voice of an angel. I was lucky enough to have heard her very first cd Prelude To A Dream and was dissapointed when her father decided to withdraw it stating:
"Because the cd was released about a year and a half ago, her current voice no longer sounds like it did then (due to vocal maturity), we decided to withdraw Prelude To A Dream and will be concentrating on new material as part of her progress".
And to some extent i can see why, her voice has matured so much on this album compared to Prelude To A Dream (maybe even O Holy Night), but i think it's a shame that so many people have missed out on owning that beautiful cd. You maybe lucky to find a rare copy being sold on ebay, but bare in mind it's become such a colectors item that it has recieved final winning bids of over $1,500.
Anyway, unlike many classical crossover singers i've listened to in the past, this cd has been produced and arranged beautifuly, owing to having the wonderful David Foster at the helm.
I encourage everyone to listen to this album, it is so beautiful and such a pleasure to listen to, you will not be dissapointed. And yes, you really are listening to the voice of an 11 year old girl, the voice of an angel.
And if her next album is even half what this album is, then i know it will still be spectacular :-D