The Ultimate Collection

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Released shortly after the Welsh soprano turned 30, the Katherine Jenkins compilation The Ultimate Collection is a good summation of her recording career so far. In that sense, it tends to confirm the impression of her as essentially a blonde, 20-years-younger Sarah Brightman, to the point of repeating many songs associated with Brightman, such as "Time to Say Goodbye," "Pie Jesu," and "The Music of the Night." In the classical crossover world of Brightman and Jenkins, one takes familiar pop ballads and show tunes and finds ways to suggest that they are to be considered classical music. Thus, Jenkins sings the Dolly Parton-penned Whitney Houston hit "I Will Always Love...
See more details below
CD
$12.62
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$13.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $6.25   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Released shortly after the Welsh soprano turned 30, the Katherine Jenkins compilation The Ultimate Collection is a good summation of her recording career so far. In that sense, it tends to confirm the impression of her as essentially a blonde, 20-years-younger Sarah Brightman, to the point of repeating many songs associated with Brightman, such as "Time to Say Goodbye," "Pie Jesu," and "The Music of the Night." In the classical crossover world of Brightman and Jenkins, one takes familiar pop ballads and show tunes and finds ways to suggest that they are to be considered classical music. Thus, Jenkins sings the Dolly Parton-penned Whitney Houston hit "I Will Always Love You" and the theme from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, and Mutt Lange, and a hit for Adams), in Italian, as if they were arias from lost operas. She also takes on show tunes like "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." And she treats Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" as if it were a sacred hymn. (It isn't, but she's not the first singer to think it is, and for Cohen, that's made it his most valuable copyright since "Suzanne.") Of course, she also does a few actual classical pieces. From a pop perspective, it seems odd that she re-covers so much oft-covered material. But from a classical perspective, it simply may be that Brightman has established a classical crossover repertoire, and as with any classical repertoire, each succeeding generation has the right and obligation to reinterpret it. Certainly, Jenkins' sales indicate that her audience is perfectly happy to hear her sing this crop of recent warhorses, and The Ultimate Collection puts them on one disc.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2010
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 602527098821
  • Catalog Number: 001332502
  • Sales rank: 39,580

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Katherine Jenkins Primary Artist, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Kiri Te Kanawa Soprano (Vocal)
Nicholas Dodd Conductor
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Keith Scott Guitar
Robert King Choir Director
Anthony Inglis Conductor
John Parricelli Guitar
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus Choir, Chorus
Adrian Bradbury Cello
Ralph Allwood Choir Director
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Czech Film Orchestra Performing Ensemble
National Youth Choir of Wales Choir, Chorus
Prague Symphonia Performing Ensemble
Emily Pailthorpe Oboe
Rodolfus Choir Choir, Chorus
Jenny O'Grady Choir Director
Arcadian Ensemble Ensemble
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
David Rowland Choir Director
King's Consort Choir Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Léo Delibes Composer
A. L. Webber Composer, Orchestral Arrangements
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Leonard Cohen Composer
John Williams [composer] Composer
Lucio Dalla Composer
Patrick Cassidy Composer
Nicholas Dodd Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Simon Franglen Arranger, Producer
Steven Lowe Engineer
Ennio Morricone Composer
Nick Patrick Arranger, Producer
Ben Robbins Producer, Engineer
Richard Stilgoe Lyricist
John Whitfield Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Tim Rice Lyricist
Frederick Loewe Composer
Leon Zervos Engineer
James Banbury Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Rolf Lovland Composer
Steven Baker Choir Arrangement
Francesco Sartori Composer
Traditional Composer
Dante Alighieri Text
Chiara Ferrau Composer
Katherine Jenkins Arranger
Lucio Quarantotto Composer
Jon Bailey Engineer
Donna Duggan Marketing
William Hayward Orchestral Arrangements
Hart Crane Lyricist
Philippe Gille Librettist
John Hughes Composer
Edmond Gondinet Librettist
Peter Schwier Engineer
Giovacchino Forzano Librettist
M. Kamen Composer
R.J. Lange Composer
J. Morgan Arranger
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted June 13, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    fantastic voice!! picked her cd up in the store one day because

    fantastic voice!! picked her cd up in the store one day because i needed something to listen to..then i saw her on doctor who and started discovering how amazing her voice is! highly recommend

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews