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Charlotte Church - Voice of an Angel
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I love the story of Charlotte Church - she was discovered by her response to a telephone-in contest from the 'Richard and Judy' show. Charlotte recounts that she was told by the producers to sing down the phone, which she did, and was invited to appear on the programme right away. The rest, as they say, is history. This CD is the first of her productions - one must give her credit for initially resisting the urge to become another Britney Spears or similar type, staying with traditional, classical, and religious music that serves to highlight her vocal talents well. While there are times she is a bit more ambitious than her voice will permit at the moment (some pieces of music are specifically intended for a more mature voice, so give Ms. Church time!), she has a good range, a great tone, and a wonderful sense of music as she sings.
This particular CD is one of several standards. From the religious side, she has such classics as Mawby's setting for Psalm 23, Andrew Lloyd Webber's setting for 'Pie Jesu', Franck's 'Panis Angelicus', and Parry's 'Jerusalem'. On the more classical/traditional side, she has versions of 'Danny Boy', several Celtic/Welsh tunes ('My Lagan Love', 'Suo-Gan', 'Y Gylfinir'), and even a piece from Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel'.
Charlotte Church was just 13 years old when this CD was released; she has since gone from strength to strength with later releases. Her popularity has helped to revive an interest among younger listeners for music that they might otherwise overlook - that is one of the very great benefits of a career such as hers. Identified as a classical artist, yet being media savvy toward other people her own age, she embarked upon a still-growing career with this album that promises greatness.
This greatness can already be heard in its beginning stages on this recording.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 1999
"Voice of an Angel" is a slice of heaven. Charlotte's "Pie Jesu" is the most beautiful song ever sung by anyone, ever. Forget those cranky opera snob critics who've bashed her. We are witnessing in Ms. Church the emergence of one of the finest singers ever to grace our world.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 1999
Voice OF An Angel is a beautiful C.D.by Charlotte Church. the starting song is Pie Jesu and once you hear her voice you will be totally hooked.The C.D includes love songs, lullabies, Psalms and much more. Very highly recommended by me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2013
I bought this because I loved her rendition of 'Pie Jesu'. I was not at all disappointed.I really liked this album,and her lovely voice from someone so young. I also love her 'Danny Boy'. A good buy. The seller sent this item on time and in very good condition. Am very pleased. Thank you so much.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2004
Charlotte Church has been something of a phenomenon in the United Kingdom, a prodigy who leaped to national attention during a television talent show. This album was produced in 1999, when Charlotte was a mere slip of a 13-year-old girl. The songs are gentle, and show off Charlotte's abilities to good effect. I bought this CD as a gift for my wife, and she loves it. We both highly recommend it to you!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2000
For one so young, Charlotte Church has a magnificent voice with immense power. With practice and maturity she will capture many more hearts with her undoubted talent. This CD has been giving me many pleasurable hours and will continue to do so for many more. Forget all the bad comments she gets here, give her a break, the girl has only just reached her teens! You just have to remember how young she is when you hear her sing, she may not have mastered every techniques, but given time I'm sure she will become a very successful opera singer if she chooses to continue.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2000
Charlottes voice has an amazing clarity that transports the listener captivating your interest. At once you are aware of a maturity and a childlike quality to her voice. Yes, there are times when the technique falters ever so slightly (this will improve with time and patient practise) but adds a real presence to her singing. I am stunned that some one so young can have a voice that is so capitivating. I can only say that if I had a daughter who sang as well as Charlotte I should be very proud indeed. Indeed my 7 year old daughter and I listen every morning on our way to school. Truly captivating. Keep it up Charlotte!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 26 January 2000
I was impressed enough by six or seven songs on this album to purchase it. The ones I liked I really liked but I hated the others. Particularly annoying was Danny Boy. Overall I find this far superior to her new album,'Charlotte Church' but not as good as Lesley Garrett's - 'The Soprano's Greatest Hits' which has more consistency.
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on 17 December 2014
Good product,Good price,prompt delivery,as described,well packaged,Firstt clas seller,Wouyld use again.
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on 29 September 2014
I bought it as a present for my father-in-law. He was very happy, as he had lost his copy a while ago.
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