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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Dream with Me, the long awaited full-length (non-seasonal) debut from "then" ten-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho, was produced by David Foster and comes stocked with all of the arias, show tunes, and pop classics one has come to expect from classically trained phenoms like Evancho, Charlotte Church, and Josh Groban. As far as classical-pop crossover collections go, Dream with Me hits all of the right notes, though there are few surprises or big moments to be found. Opening with an age-appropriate, sweetly sung rendition of "When You Wish Upon A Star," the collection offers up duets with Barbara Streisand ("Somewhere") and Susan Boyle ("A Mother's Prayer"), a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Dream with Me, the long awaited full-length (non-seasonal) debut from "then" ten-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho, was produced by David Foster and comes stocked with all of the arias, show tunes, and pop classics one has come to expect from classically trained phenoms like Evancho, Charlotte Church, and Josh Groban. As far as classical-pop crossover collections go, Dream with Me hits all of the right notes, though there are few surprises or big moments to be found. Opening with an age-appropriate, sweetly sung rendition of "When You Wish Upon A Star," the collection offers up duets with Barbara Streisand ("Somewhere") and Susan Boyle ("A Mother's Prayer"), a lovely cover of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel," a pair of Puccini arias ("Nessun Dorma," "O Mio Babbino Caro"), and a handful of handcrafted originals from Foster and friends, resulting in a solid "official" debut from a rising star at the dawn of her career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886978706126
  • Catalog Number: 787061
  • Sales rank: 3,893

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When You Wish Upon a Star (3:41)
  2. 2 Nella Fantasia (4:18)
  3. 3 A Mother's Prayer (4:28)
  4. 4 Nessun Dorma (3:12)
  5. 5 Angel (5:22)
  6. 6 O Mio Babbino Caro (2:20)
  7. 7 Somewhere (3:51)
  8. 8 All I Ask of You (3:55)
  9. 9 Ombra Mai Fu (3:34)
  10. 10 Lovers (5:00)
  11. 11 Imaginer (4:55)
  12. 12 The Lord's Prayer (3:40)
  13. 13 To Believe (4:27)
  14. 14 Dream with Me (2:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jackie Evancho Primary Artist, Vocals
Barbra Streisand Vocals
David Foster Piano, Keyboards
Bruce Dukov Violin
Michael Boddicker Keyboards
Stephen Erdody Cello
Steve Porcaro Keyboards
Randy Waldman Keyboards
Gayle Levant Harp
Susan Boyle Vocals
Bill Ross Conductor
Conrad Tao Piano
Jochem van der Saag Synthesizer
Janet Adderley School For the Performing Arts Children's Choir Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
A. L. Webber Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Stephen Sondheim Text
Sarah McLachlan Composer
David Foster Arranger, Composer, Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Nicholas Dodd Arranger
Michael Boddicker Programming
Greg Dennon Stage Manager
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Leigh Harline Composer
Charles Hart Text
Larry Mah Pro-Tools
Ennio Morricone Composer
Steve Porcaro Programming
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Armin Steiner Engineering
Richard Stilgoe Text
Linda Thompson Composer
Randy Waldman Programming
Ned Washington Composer
Christopher Todd Landor Composer
Tom Steel Engineering
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Composer
David Bett Art Direction
Tim Lauber Engineering
Chris Walden Orchestration
Steve Mac Producer
Albert Hay Malotte Composer
Renato Simoni Text
Lara Fabian Composer
Giuseppe Adami Text
Angela Fisher Choir Contractor
Steven Mercurio Music Adaptations
Vlado Meller Mastering
Shigeru Umebayashi Composer
Chiara Ferrau Text
Jorge Vivo Engineer, Engineering
Marc Johnston Management
Boh Cooper Programming
Yvie Burnett Vocal Coach
Bill Ross Arranger, Orchestration
Edward Shapiro Legal Advisor
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Denis St. Amand Stage Engineer
Jochem van der Saag Programming, Producer, Engineer, Sound Design, Engineering
Jackie Evancho Composer, Liner Notes
Matthew Evancho Composer
Danielle Siena Dialect Coach
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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    If you only buy one CD this year, make it this

    Scan the audience while Jackie Evancho is singing and you'll see maybe a quarter of them have tears streaming down their cheeks-with the rest not far behind.

    This is not because she's a child. She isn't a "child singer" anyway. She's a singer who happens to be a child. Nor is it because she's singing a sad song. Her magic works whatever the song.

    Nor does it matter what you normally listen to. Jackie's devotees include fans of opera, classical music, classical crossover, pop, rock, country, heavy metal, world music, easy listening.even people who don't care about music--except for Jackie's.

    The diversity of "Dream with me"'s selections reflects her fans' diversity. And she finds new depths even in songs you think another singer owns.

    In performance, you see a happy child walk quickly onstage. But as she opens her mouth to sing, she becomes Orpheus.until the instant the song is done, and the child reappears, smiling, waving with both hands.

    Even the experts can't fully explain how she does this, because she's outside their previous experience. They start by talking about the richness of her voice. I played "Angel" from this album for a friend who'd never heard of her. He said he pictured a woman in her mid-30s who looked like Nana Mouskouri, until I showed him what she looked like. His jaw dropped.

    And the experts have marveled over Jackie's mastery of her instrument--of how she maintains a full, consistent tone throughout her range. Most singers have audible transitions. They also marvel at her portamento-the way she works the notes and the melodic line (without overdoing it).

    They marvel over her musical intelligence. She is a serious singer. She doesn't just want you to admire the beauty of her voice; she wants to take you somewhere.

    Here's a child with a happy upbringing who sings convincingly about things she's never experienced herself, because she's able to find the profound universals in whatever she sings about.

    So when she performs "Lovers," from the Chinese movie "House of Flying Daggers," she sings about the longing in romantic love that it shares with other kinds of love-- the longing you can feel when any kind of love is denied you.

    The movie's sound track uses the formidable mezzo Kathleen Battle, who does a beautiful job with it. But Jackie's version is even better.

    You can hear many of the songs from the new album on YouTube, mostly in low-fi audience recordings. They'll whet your appetite for this album.

    As will accounts by those who have worked with her on "Dream with me." They marvel at her professionalism-how she instantly grasps what producers tell her; how dedicated she is to recording the best performance possible.

    This professionalism extends even to interviews, where she's invariably thoughtful and diplomatic-yet so quick on her feet she never sounds rehearsed. She's confident but never cocky, friendly but never gushy.

    Sometimes a great performer's offstage antics detract from your appreciation of her performances. But with Jackie, the more you know about her as a human being, the more you appreciate her in performance.

    The only danger in getting this CD is that it may make you dissatisfied with listening to other singers, as many fans now say.

    People gush over performers all the time. This is different. Listen to anything she's done-right back to her "O mio babbino caro" at age 8--and you'll know. And you'll pre-order "Dream w

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    An extraordinary production and performance

    "Dream With Me" contains 14 beautiful songs performed with a richness and warmth unique to Ms. Evancho's incredible voice. When you listen to Jackie you feel and share her emotional connection to the music. Having savored every promo clip of this album I'm anxiously awaiting its full release and have preordered numerous copies.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Angelic

    If you look, the Sarah Mcglachlin cover "Angel" preview is out!
    Purely Angelic!!
    The tone and pitch of this 11 year old is second to none!!
    Somewhere featuring Barbra Streisand
    A Mother's Prayer (Jackie Evancho and Susan Boyle)
    When was the last time Babs did a track? Its been forever and could be the last,and to come out and sing with an 11 year old is saying something!
    You won't be dissapointed..

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Best CD for 2011

    Ive heard most of these songs live by Jackie by YT and TV and let me tell you never have i heard a more powerful and at the same time sweeter voice. Her voice goes right through me. When you wish upon a star is a song i grew up hating.But when jackie sings it its like im hearing it for the first time.Unbelieveable. The best song for me is the one she singing at the time im listening.
    I dont buy cd much anymore but this one i bought 2.One for me and one for those who as yet to hear of Jackie.I like to see their face when i tell them she 11. Anyway must buy for all ages.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Jackie-- The Best Experience!

    I am sure this CD will be great Just like Prelude to a Dream and o Holy Night! Great job Jackie(:

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2011

    Simply the best

    Jackie Evancho is the best female singer of the 20th and 21st century. No comparison. FANTABULOUSO

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Beyond...Simply Beyond!

    Please see the excellent review by Ehkzu for specifics. Can not be said any better.

    Buy...this...CD...Now!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    You will love every song on the 'Dream With Me' CD

    Jackie's voice/instrument is a wonderful and beautiful thing to experience. To hear or watch her sing/perform is an 'out of this world' experience. The experience is so precious and in a realm of experience so set apart from the everyday norm that it overpowers the emotions of almost all that hear and appreciate her singing.

    I have been listening to Jackie sing for almost one year and have never gotten tired of listening to her singing. In fact it is the exact opposite. I look forward to hearing the next song, or the next video performance, from one day to the next with the same anticipation I had from the very beginning. Jackie Evancho "the experience" has been an astounding blessing. I hope, one day, to see her in concert, in person.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2011

    Delightful

    Enchanting - proof positive that God exists.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2011

    Better than the Hype

    I knew this would be a great cd..I just didn't know HOW good. Jackie's voice soothes the soul and her understanding of how the songs should be sung, is phenomenal.
    My personal favorites are "angel" and "The Lord's Prayer, but every one is magical. Personally, I would have been happy to have left Barbra Streisand and Susan Boyle off the cd because they added nothing to it.
    I am eagerly looking forward to her next cd.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Mimicry or Gimcrackery

    In most of the songs she sounds like a child trying to mimic a 50 year-old English opera singer.Minus the operatic quality It is said she is classical crossover,but classical you can always understand the lyrics.She sounds like there is a wad of gum in her mouth.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2011

    Beautiful!!

    Jackie has the voice and talent of an angel...saw her concert on PBS and fairly sure she is at least 16yrs old..the shirley temple routine is silly when she is so incredibly gifted..

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Awe Inspiring!

    I have all her CDs and I will purchase more in the future! Jackie is awe inspiring and a gift from God. I congratulate her on sharing her precious talent with the world! What a gifted voice she has! I've played her newest CD over and over and will still do until the next one comes out! I hope she will sing with Susan Boyle again where their voices have blended in so beautifully! May God Always Bless You Jackie!

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