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Premiere [Extra tracks]

Katherine Jenkins Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 April 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00016W7D6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,129 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. LÝvland: Questo e Per TeKatherine Jenkins 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Traditional: The Ash GroveKatherine Jenkins 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Caccini: Ave MariaKatherine Jenkins 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Traditional: BaileroKatherine Jenkins 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rutter: The Lord Is My ShepherdThe Arcadian Singers and Ensemble 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Traditional: Ar Lan Y MorThe Arcadian Ensemble 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sweetest LoveKatherine Jenkins 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bizet: HabaneraKatherine Jenkins 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Richards: Cymru FachThe Arcadian Singers and Ensemble 3:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Giordani: Caro Mio BenKatherine Jenkins 2:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Handel: Lascia ch'io piangaKatherine Jenkins 3:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Allegri: MiserereKatherine Jenkins 3:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Satie: AbsenceKatherine Jenkins 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Traditional: Cwm Rhondda (Bread of Heaven - Wales Victorious)The Arcadian Singers and Ensemble 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins' debut album Premiere is a collection of songs that reflect her musical influences. Tracks include "Habanera" from Carmen, "Ave Maria", John Rutter's "The Lord is my Shepherd", Welsh folk songs and some new arrangements of classic tracks.

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Katherine Jenkins Premiere

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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 10 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Being a singer myself i found myself extremely critical of other singers, not liking Hayley Westernra and Charlotte Church. I think their age led me to criticise their maturity but the beautiful warm tones of Katherine Jenkins could not be criticised. All of the songs, especially Ave Maria, Miserere and Bailero, are beautifully sung and well produced. An excellent album that deserves to be more highly aclaimed, and i am waiting desperately for a song book, which i cannot find anywhere!!!Please bring one out!!Cannot wait for her next album a very worthwhile and enjoyable buy.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine debut 28 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have come to this the wrong way round, having first bought and generally liked Katherine Jenkins second album, which is still in the classical chart after nearly a year and which won the Album of the Year award at the recent Classical Brits. Although this earlier CD also sold well, I suspect that I am not alone in investigating this album in retrospect and by comparison.
Katherine does have a wonderfully strong and clear voice, with little noticeable vibrato. Her diction is also quite clear, although less so than on the more recent album.
The material is firmly in the light classical drawer, with four traditional Welsh folk songs, a vocal adaptation of Bach's Air On A G String, and John Rutter's setting of the 23rd Psalm (I'd love to hear her singing the more traditional tune) added in for good measure. The arrangements (some done jointly by Jenkins herself) and orchestrations are generally in tune with her singing - on a couple of numbers I thought the backing was a little strong, and on a couple more there's an unnecessary additon of electric bass and modern percussion, though it's not over-intrusive.
In summary this was a fine debut album - it's not as smooth and polished as the later one, and the repertoire is not quite as populist, but it is just as enjoyable.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VEry nice 18 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
Amazon, thank you for delivering this in under two weeks to my home town in South Africa. This is truly a remarkable cd, and even a more remarkable performer. You will have to buy it!!!! Her versions of Bailero, Caro mio Ben(Perfect), Lascia Ch'io pinga, Miserere(Wonderfull) and Ave Maria are brilliantly performed. Strong voice, clear and pitch perfect!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album, but too short 11 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
Premiere is the first of 2 CDs released by Katherine Jenkins in 2004 and, as its title suggests, is her debut album. It is notable for several reasons- it reached the no.1 position in the classical charts where it remained for 8 weeks, and marked the beginning of the biggest recording contract in UK classical music history (reportedly worth £1 million) when the singer signed to the Universal label.

I have to say that, for a debut album, and particularly considering Katherine's appearance, I thought the cover picture and the sleeve pictures are slightly drab, although sales figures for the CD suggest her fans think otherwise. This presumably is the image that Universal wanted to portray, although it's interesting to see the marked transformation of the singer's appearance to a sharper, more glamorous one on her following CDs.

I have no complaints though about the choice of music on this CD, other than at 45 minutes long there's not enough of it. It's a mixture of classical, opera, traditional and crossover styles, with a few Welsh and Italian lyrics thrown in for good measure. The emphasis is on classical and operatic music, and amongst these can be found my personal favourites.

The aria `Lascia ch'io piango' (let me weep) from Handel's opera Rinaldo is a piece which everyone seems be including in their repertoire these days and this is a lovely version, sung largely in its operatic form, without the vocal embellishments which is a modern trend which I think often spoils this beautiful piece.

Another popular classical (or more accurately Rennaissance) piece is `Miserere' by Gregorio Allegri.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars premiere katherine jenkins 3 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I think Katherine has one of those crystal clear voices that sends a shiver up your spine. My personal favourites are Ave Maria, Bailero and Sweetest Love. I can't wait for the next album to come out and you can order it now! Of all the female vocalists out now, only Hayley Westenra comes close to Katherine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Katherine Jenkins is a Star 29 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've been lucky enough to hear Katherine singing songs from this album in concert recently - and I'm going to be the first in line on 5th April to buy my copy! Katherine has such a beautiful and unique voice, I feel certain that she is well on her way to stardom. Songs such as Ar Lan y Mor and Cymru Fach show that she is still a Welsh lass at heart. Good luck Katherine!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 22 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wonderful CD from a very talented musician. Love listening to here easy flow of singing and superb range. Top CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice 18 April 2014
By conker
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This must be one of her early cd's I think but she really is some talent right from the start
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good Début album!
Like many debut albums, this album contains several musical styles (I think this is intentional, the idea is still present the singer) and it does not have much drive. Read more
Published 4 months ago by RM
5.0 out of 5 stars A real cheer to the day
Great music/vocals to get you singing and whistling along .... a nice voice and a real cheer to the day.
Published 5 months ago by Angel Silver
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Not standard Jenkins but its is her standard high quality and a great album to listen to, it brings a smile to the face and a glow to the heart with these familiar songs.
Published 5 months ago by JBT
4.0 out of 5 stars SHame about the finale...
This is certainly an impressive debut with some lovely songs beautifully performed - just so long as you remember to stop before the last song Cwm Rhondda/Bread of Heaven. Read more
Published 8 months ago by W. Bustard
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit of class
In this busy and often hectic world we live in, I needed some music to be quiet, to be complatative, to be'still' to. This album fits the bill. For me anyway!
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. J. E. Gayle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent if you like Katherine Jenkins
Got this at Xmas. Excellent present for a Katherine Jenkins fan like me. No complaints. Arrived on time. Played often.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Katherine Jenkins at her best
As always with Katherine Jenkins, a wonderful clear voice which touches the heart. A must for her followers and to all those who love this type of music.
Published 17 months ago by S. Fenton
4.0 out of 5 stars A really great album
It seems odd to think that at one time, Kathryn Jenkins was an unknown teacher that sung a bit; she has become one of the most sought after mezzo-sopranos in the classical... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mole
5.0 out of 5 stars La 'Premiere' Diva
Being a relative newcomer to the Amazon community, it is difficult at this stage in her career to know with which of Katherine Jenkins' music albums to start a review, since I own... Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2011 by Nostalgia
5.0 out of 5 stars Never fails to thrill...
Miss Katherine Jenkins is without doubt the most impressive British - no Welsh - entertainer and songstress. Read more
Published on 28 July 2010 by Cheshire Cheeze
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