Katherine Jenkins (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh mezzo-soprano. She is a classical-popular crossover singer, who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre and hymns. So far, she has released 8 albums, starting with Premiere in 2004 to the most recent Daydream in 2011.
Believe (2009) is her first release since she changed labels, from Decca to Warner. There are 12 songs, all very well recorded and remastered, bringing out to focus Katherine's pure and angelic voice. All the songs were well chosen. A cover of Evanescence's Bring Me To Life actually charted in the UK Top 75 Singles Chart. This album featured Andrea Bocelli (I Believe) and other musicians like André Rieu (Ancora Non Sai), Cody Carey (No Woman, No Cry) and Chris Botti (La Califfa). My own favourites are Sarah McLachlan's Angel and Parla Piu Piano - Love Theme From The Godfather.
All the above songs were performed live in her recent blu ray release: Live at the O2 Arena: Believe tour. She was simply amazing and an all-round performer. She could sing, dance and act. Plus, she was gorgeous looking too. It was this concert that brought me to focus this singer from Wales. My review of that concert is found elsewhere.
Like other extremely popular discs, like from Lady Gaga and Rihanna, this Platinum Edition has 7 more songs than the original version (Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming, Love Never Dies, In the Bleak Midwinter, Endless Love (with Amaury Vassili) from her concert, Adagio, O Holy Night (with Michael Bolton) and A Year Of Believe). The second disc is a DVD with interviews.
Although the price is much higher, you can always buy this more complete version from sellers at a much cheaper price. I have lots of experience with various sellers and I am always satisfied with the cheaper price and no tax (you have to pay for shipping $3.49), and good service. Try it once, and you will never turn back.
Her talent and beauty really reminded me of a young Sarah Brightman. She has a bright future ahead of her...and I firmly BELIEVE it! This Platinum Edition is highly recommended.
I notice that Katherine Jenkins is one of the contestants on Dancing With The Stars 2012. I "BELIEVE" that she will go all the way to grab the mirror-ball trophy. Go, Katherine, Go!