Voice of an Ángel
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Given that she was merely 12 years old when she released her debut album Voice of an Angel, and that she is certainly cute, it may be easy for observers to dismiss Charlotte Church as the product of mere marketing, but that's not really the case. Yes, she is a marketer's dream, but her soprano voice is alluring, accomplished, and sweet — even if it's not quite the voice of an angel, it comes close. And that's the reason why millions of listeners were wooed by Voice of Angel: Church is talented, young, and adorable. She's a good singer, sure, but one with enough talent to make her more than a special interest story. However, she is also the kind of singer that isn't well-regarded by classical purists for a variety of reasons, chief among them being the special-interest story itself. It's a double-edged sword, actually, since her very age makes her noteworthy to a wider audience, but not to the aficionados of opera, since she doesn't possess the skill that would make her a great artist in the view of many critics. Yet Voice of an Angel should be judged as a record, apart from Church's age. On that level, it succeeds — particularly if it's viewed as a debut album. Yes, the material is pretty familiar — "Ave Maria," "Amazing Grace," and "Danny Boy" all make appearances — and because Church doesn't really offer revolutionary interpretations of the songs, she is open to criticisms from some opera critics. However, she has such a nice voice that it will be easy for many listeners to overlook the obviousness of the material and just enjoy the sweet music; Voice of an Angel certainly has its fair share of that.
Born: 21 February 1986 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Charlotte Church
||It's the Heart That Matters Most||Enchantment||2:19||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Chick||Tissues and Issues||3:07||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Chick||Essential Pop Anthems: Classic 80s, 90s and Current Chart Hits||3:07||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)||Charlotte Church: Enchantment||4:24||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||It's the Heart That Matters Most||Prelude - The Best of Charlotte Church||2:19||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Panis Ángelicus||Voice of an Ángel||4:11||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Somewhere, song (from "West Side Story")||Charlotte Church: Enchantment||2:47||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Tonight, song (from "West Side Story")||Charlotte Church: Enchantment||2:26||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Even God||Tissues and Issues||4:08||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Dream a Dream||Dream a Dream||3:49||0,69 €||View in iTunes|