Native of Wales at a very young age Katherine Jenkins became the biggest-selling classical artist in all of Britain. Jealousy reared its ugly head when her good looks were chalked up as the reason she attained the success she did. The music industry can be a very fickle one for women and God forbid you are a good looking one to boot.
Six years later she is now working with legendary producer David Foster on this latest album. Besides Foster's guidance she has also rounded up an impressive list of guest stars on "Believe". Trumpet player Chris Botti, violinist Andre Rieu and vocalist Andrea Bocelli all appear on different tracks.
The album of 12 tracks contains covers of songs from a variety of genres. From Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" to Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" she dips her toes into many different musical pools. My two favourite tracks are Jenkins' interpretation of Sarah Mclachlan's haunting "Angel" and Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life".
The songs are contemporary and traditional types and though you have heard most of them before they seem fresh on this album. Foster brings his usual impeccable arrangements to the songs and coupled with Jenkins' unique mezzo soprano voice they have created something I'm sure with introduce this artist to the rest of the world.