FORUM: Amazon.uk customer reviews
DATE: October 2, 2012
So here I am in Edinburgh and what am I thinking about at 2 AM (sleep schedule’s been thrown off) — Jackie Evancho.
On Amazon.uk there are not many customer reviews of Jackie’s Songs from the Silver Screen, nor is there much in the way of Evancho customer forums.
There is, though, at least one customer review that I found well worth drawing attention to, this one from RBSProds (an Amazon.uk Top 1000 Reviewer, whatever that means).
JACKIE EVANCHO’s ANGELIC VOICE SINGS LOVELY MOVIE THEMES
These are soaring, inspiring, and sometimes stunning performances by 12 year old classical crossover artist Jackie Evancho, who possesses a mature, crystal clear, angelic voice that once again is captured within ideal musical frameworks played by full orchestra with strings.
Possessing a voice that can go from a whisper to solid upper register notes surfing above the crest of a huge orchestra reaching its crescendo, Ms Evancho’s upper altissimo notes may literally make your hair stand on end.
Following her successes on “America’s Got Talent”, national tours, a record-setting PBS appearance, and 3 critically-acclaimed and platinum-selling recordings featuring songs from classical, folk, movie soundtrack, religious, and popular music genres, she collaborates here with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Humberto Gatica and renowned musical director/arranger Bill Ross.
She performs 12 wonderful recordings from movies such as Moulin Rouge, South Pacific, Mulan, Tangled, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, and Titanic. Guest artists are Joshua Bell, Chris Botti, The Canadian Tenors, 2 Cellos, and her older brother Jacob Evancho. Each selection is excellent but the ‘best of the best’ includes a fabulous version of “The Music of The Night” that is as good as I have heard.
Can You Feel The Love” is marvelous and her version of “Reflection” from Mulan is possibly the definitive performance. The heightened drama of “The Summer Knows” is accentuated perfectly by Botti’s trumpet. There are stirring versions of “Se” featuring the group 2 Cellos, “My Heart Will Go On” with violin star Joshua Bell, and ascendant version of “Come What May” with the Canadian Tenors, and a rapturous, heavenly version of “When I Fall In Love” that may bring on goosebumps at the end.
Young Ms Evancho’s career is advancing at a measured pace, revealing more musical wonders as it goes forward and this recording is quite an achievement. My Highest Recommendation. Five BRILLIANT Stars