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Title: Prelude To A Dream
Released: 15 november 2009
Time: 59:27 min.
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 a part 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....
Jackie demonstrates her talent most in the song, 'O Mio Babbino Caro'. I am amazed at the power and range she is able to achieve on this song. ... 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'. ... We would definitely recommend this CD to anyone, and if you don’t like classical crossover, Jackie will make you a fan
After Jackie's performance in 'Americas Got Talent', the album debuted in August 2010 on the Billboard 200 chart at #121 and at #2 on the Billboard Classical Albums Chart. It sold 4,000 copies that week, nearly all digital, and remained on Billboard's Classical Albums chart for four weeks. Nine of the songs on the album charted on Billboard's Classical Digital Songs chart. Evancho's parents withdrew 'Prelude to a Dream' from distribution in late August 2010. Evancho's father, Mike Evancho, gave the following reason for the withdrawal: "Because the CD was recorded about a year and a half ago and her current voice no longer sounds like what it did then ... we decided to withdraw Prelude to a Dream and will be concentrating on new material as part of her progress
This CD is now so attractive, that it is being sold for over 3000 US dollars.