A good mix of recent TV talent show artists and established star names make this 2CD compilation on the Sony Music label well worthy of consideration.
The attraction lies in the wide ranging styles on offer. There are classical favourites (Paul Potts with Puccini's Nessun Dorma), musicals (Teatro with the Lion King hit Can You Feel the Love Tonight), popular (Westlife with Secret Garden's You Raise Me Up) and traditional favourites (Rhydians's Bridge Over Troubled Water).
Katherine Jenkins takes centre stage on the cover with the title track Hallelujah but there's a whole host of other artists making this a great variety of lovely music
I love both the fact this is both classical and contemporary, a crisp and inspiring albulm - I am so pleased to see Ysgol Glanaethwy include, the choir (Last Choir Standing 2008) at there absolute finest with Circle of Life (Lion King).
Kathrine Jenkins version of Hallelujah is by far the favourite version I have heard, the X-Factor one is good but the crispness and clarity of Jenkins voice is absolute fantatic!
I personally Rating this 8 out of 10... Mainly because pretty well all these tracks are available on other albums, but still a joy to listen to.
I could not find a complete list of artists/songs for this CD before purchasing it, but decided to order it because of the names that were given. If you have very eclectic taste and are looking for something with great variety, this could be for you. But if you, like me, prefer a CD to be generally consistent in style and voices, you might wish you hadn't taken a chance on it. One CD begins with Il Divo singing 'Amazing Grace' followed by Faryl Smith singing the Quaker song, 'How Can I Keep from Singing?' and ends with Katherine Jenkins' version of 'Hallelujah' but in between it is all over the place, e.g.: Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Mary Mary, ACM Gospel Choir, etc. There are songs I like, but I have to keep the remote handy to skip those that aren't my cup of tea.
I love this CD because it is a collection of beautiful songs performed by excellent artists. I listen to it every day as it is uplifting, calming and simply beautiful and the sound quality of the two CDs is very good, too. Highly recommended product!