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The Ultimate Collection [CD]

Katherine Jenkins Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B002FWYL5G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,937 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Time To Say GoodbyeKatherine Jenkins 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. HallelujahKatherine Jenkins 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. L'Amore Sei Tu (I Will Always Love You)Katherine Jenkins 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Vow To Thee, My CountryKatherine Jenkins 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Quello Che Farò (Sarà Per Te)Katherine Jenkins 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Nella Fantasia (Album Version)Choir of The King's Consort 5:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hymn To The FallenKatherine Jenkins 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Flower Duet (Album Version)Kiri Te Kanawa 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pie Jesu [feat. Steffan Hughes]Katherine Jenkins 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Calon LanKatherine Jenkins 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. CarusoKatherine Jenkins 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Vide Cor MeumRhys Meirion 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. "O Mio Babbino Caro" (Gianni Schicchi) (Album Version)Katherine Jenkins 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Music Of The NightKatherine Jenkins 5:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Could Have Danced All Night (Album Version)Katherine Jenkins 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I've Dreamed Of You (Questo E Per Te)The Arcadian Ensemble 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Don't Cry For Me ArgentinaKatherine Jenkins 6:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

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98 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great place to start 25 Nov 2009
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
While just about everyone has heard of Katherine Jenkins not everyone will have bothered to find out what she sounds like to any great extent. My only experience before this album had been 'Time to say goodbye' being played at a funeral! I thought it was OK but preferred Sarah Brightman singing it with Andrea Boccelli. I thought at first glance that this best of looked to be a pretty worn out collection of old standards that had been pretty much done to death. However it has been a pleasant surprise to discover just how excellent so many of these tracks are. You would think that 'Hallelujah' had just about been flogged to pieces but this version is somehow purer and Jenkins haunting vocal style alongside a rather beautiful orchestral accompaniment means there was still life to be found in Cohen's much covered track. This really pretty much sums up what makes this such a winner. Jenkins really does have a beautiful voice that avoids artifice and cleverness but rather simply portrays a clear and yet powerful projection. She is constantly supported superbly but orchestration that is both moving and highly enjoyable. Such well worn classical tracks as 'O mio babbino Caro' & the flower duet from Lakme sound fresh and bright. Corny stage barnstormers such as 'Music of the night' & 'Don't cry for me Argentina' again sound new and well worth listening to. Even an Italian rendering of the Dolly Parton/ Whitney Houston 'I will always love you' is touching & beautifully finished. The only track I would happily live without is 'I could have danced all night' but in fairness I already hate it and this does little to change my mind.
Otherwise this is a very enjoyable collection, with a generous track listing and well recorded at a great price. Not sure what else needs to be said other than to give this a try if you've not taken much notice of Kathrine Jenkins before. It really is a very good album and she has a lovely voice.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Although Katherine Jenkins recorded six albums for Decca, this collection draws heavily on just three of them, these being Second Nature, Living A Dream and Serenade. It would be fair to say that these were the albums that really established Katherine's reputation following her promising debut album, which isn't represented here at all.

It's possible to argue what should have been included. The compilers had a hard job in selecting seventeen tracks that represent the best of Katherine's Decca music. No doubt the selection was influenced by the need to ensure that the album qualified for inclusion in the classical music charts, as all but one of her earlier albums did. This may explain the absence of Katherine's exquisite covers of We'll meet again, You'll never walk alone and Amazing grace, to name but three popular songs that I would like to have seen included. But I am pleased that Decca chose to include Don't cry for me Argentina. This was not included on Living A Dream , but it was included in a deluxe edition of the same album. I decided not to pay the premium price for just that track and one other. There's also a deluxe edition of this collection, Katherine Jenkins: The Ultimate Collection / Special Edition, containing a second CD featuring eight live tracks, but again I opted for the standard edition.

Whether this truly is the ultimate collection of her music, this compilation certainly provides a great introduction to the music of Katherine Jenkins.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good `Best Of' Katherine Jenkins 19 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
It's no surprise to see this Katherine Jenkins `Best Of' compilation release on the Universal Classics label since her departure from them to sign with Warner Brothers.

The 17 tracks are a selection from her highly successful five year, six album contract with Universal from 2004 to 2008. Second Nature, Living a dream and Serenade are well represented, while her debut Premiere is dismissed (Lascia ch'io pianga would have been nice) and her last two albums Rejoice and Sacred Arias are poorly represented with just 3 tracks from them.

The decision to release the album into the popular, rather than classical, chart means that many of her trademark songs must be left out to comply with the chart rules, which is a shame for those early classics were the ones responsible for her current popularity.

Katherine's regular fans won't find anything new on offer here but for newcomers this is a good introduction to Katherine Jenkins, and of course an opportunity for Universal to squeeze some more revenue from the singer's increasingly successful career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Voice Beautiful Woman 30 Nov 2012
By Achilles TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Katherine Jenkins (AKA: The Forces Sweetheart) is a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice!

This ultimate collection is full of fantastic songs that will touch your emotions. She has a superb vocal range and can hit any high note with ease; keep an eye on your stereo's volume as she is very powerful!

I normally play this album in the background when I have guests, when driving on long journeys or when my young daughter asks me to play it, as she adores Katherine and likes to sing along to some of the songs.

A lovely album at a nice price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Katherine Jenkins- The Ultimate Collection/SE 26 Jun 2010
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A package that displays the vocal competence of the artist, with beautiful tracks and melodies.
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