Move over Sarah Brightman, Katherine Jenkins is in town. The Welsh mezzo-soprano’s pristine, rafter-scraping voice is beautifully displayed on her new album, Believe. Katherine transforms classics by The Beatles, Queen and Edith Piaf into gorgeous arias and also covers newer songs by Evanescence and Sarah McLachlan. Produced by David Foster, the album features guests Andrea Bocelli and Chris Botti.
A lovely rendition of The Beatles’ “Til There Was You” melts into a dark yet gentle take on Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life.”
A tender rendering of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” follows, and the album’s title track is a soaring duet with Andrea Bocelli.
“Parla Più Piano (Love theme from The Godfather)” shows off the full range of Katherine’s voice, from its deepest, most robust depths to its highest opera-worthy trills.
A seraphic cover of Queen’s “Who Wants to Live Forever” serves as the finale to this splendid album.
I was not granted permission to share an mp3, but you can hear samples at the links below…