Prelude To A Dream -Review

1250614926_prelude to a dream coverTitle: Prelude To A Dream
Singer: Jackie Evancho
Album #: Debut Album
Label: Unsigned
Genre: Crossover Contemporary
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Songs On The Album:

  1. Everytime
  2. Concrete Angel
  3. Teaching Angels How To Fly
  4. Starry Starry Night
  5. Think Of Me
  6. Memory
  7. To Where You Are
  8. River Of Dreams
  9. Dark Waltz
  10. The Prayer
  11. Amazing Grace
  12. Ave Maria
  13. O Mio Babino Caro
  14. Con Te Partiro

Classical crossover is music that tells a story. It must be compelling and elegant in its delivery, and it must make the listener feel every emotion and become one with the song.  This genre takes a special kind of musician because you’re not only a singer, you’re a storyteller and an actor/actress in the same light.  Many musicians (singers) tend to shy away from the genre just because of its complexity, but those that stand the challenge and love it, know how to make it work.  When done right, this genre is an exquisite example of singing at its best.

Jackie Evancho’s debut album, Prelude To A Dream, is exactly what classical crossover should sound like.  This nine-year-old girl sings like a bird, with perfect harmony, passion, and heart. These very qualities allow Jackie to tell her story while providing the listener the feeling they are apart of the story she sings.  Jackie’s vocals on this CD are second to none; she has pitch perfect control and powerful vocals when needed, while delivering a sweet innocence in her voice that makes her singing oh so sweet.  What’s even more amazing is that her voice sounds mature in her songs, setting her up for a long career when her voice does change in the near future.

Jackie demonstrates her talent most in the song, “O Mio Babino Caro.”  I am amazed at the power and range she is able to achieve on this song.  You can tell from the first word out of her mouth that she loves this song and is ready to do it justice; an instant hit for her.  Some other great songs to mention on this album are “Teaching Angels How To Fly” for its sweet, soothing and heart-warming story and vocals, and also “Amazing Grace.”  I, personally, love the music compilation of this track; it helps add strength and beauty to Jackie’s already amazing voice.

We would definitely recommend this CD to anyone, and if you don’t like classical crossover, Jackie will make you a fan.  

RATING:   5 out of 5


  1. Great review!

    Echos my feelings on Jackie CD perfectly!

  2. Edward Burton says:

    Dose she have any tours planed and where and dates

  3. kid's got some voice!! says:

    you go, girl!

  4. kid's got some voice!! says:

    you go, girl!!

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