Songs from the Silver Screen

Songs from the Silver Screen

by Jackie Evancho


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Pittsburgh-based prolific 12-year-old vocalist (and classical crossover powerhouse) Jackie Evancho's fourth studio album, the 12-track Songs from the Silver Screen, eschews the usual assortment of carefully timed holiday classics and goose bump-inducing arias for a set of celluloid favorites. Evancho's effortless and expressive voice lends itself well to the project, which offers up renditions of some of Hollywood's most iconic tunes, including "Pure Imagination" (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), "The Music of the Night" (The Phantom of the Opera), "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (The Lion King), "Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific), and, of course, "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic). Arranged by Bill Ross and produced by Ross and longtime David Foster collaborator Humberto Gatica, Songs from the Silver Screen finds Evancho more than up to the task, displaying maturity, poise, and a sincere love for the genre.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2012
Label: Sony
UPC: 0887254665526
catalogNumber: 546655
Rank: 23661

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackie Evancho   Primary Artist
Joshua Bell   Guest Appearance
John Barclay   Trumpet
Chris Botti   Guest Appearance
Bill Cantos   Keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Richard Edwards   Tenor Trombone
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Chris Laurence   Bass
Dean Parks   Guitar
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Randy Waldman   Piano
Leonardo Amuedo   Acoustic Guitar
Peter Lale   Viola
Martin Owen   French Horn
Stephen Henderson   Timpani
Andrew Crowley   Trumpet
Stephen Maw   Bassoon
Richard Watkins   French Horn
Sean Holt   Background Vocals
Everton Nelson   Concert Master
Nigel Black   French Horn
Sarah Williams   Bass Trombone
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
David Pyatt   French Horn
Chris Cowie   Horn,Oboe
Andy Wood   Tenor Trombone
Ken Stacey   Background Vocals
David Stewart   Bass Trombone
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Owen Slade   Tuba
Ben Foster   Conductor
Karen Jones   Flute
Michael Thompson   French Horn
Tenors   Guest Appearance
Richard Berry   French Horn
Michael Thompson   Guitar
2Cellos   Guest Appearance
Stjepan Hauser   Group Member
Luka Sulic   Group Member
Jacob Evancho   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
David Baerwald   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Matthew Wilder   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
James Horner   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Kevin Gilbert   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Charles Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Alan Menken   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Glenn Slater   Composer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
David Zippel   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
William Ross   Arranger,Producer
Andrea Morricone   Composer
Marc Johnston   Management
Cristián Robles   Engineer
Alessio de Sensi   Composer
Edward Shapiro   Legal Counsel
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Reed Smith   Legal Counsel

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Songs from the Silver Screen 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
FridayBridge More than 1 year ago
Wondering what the fuss is about? First, look at the playlist. On the face of it, it would appear to be an adequate playlist. However, they are all sung by Jackie Evancho. She elevates each and every song on the list to a new height. After you've listened just once, each of these songs will take on new meaning for you. You will never be able to listen to anyone else's version again without comparing them to Jackie. Now, sit back and think of your favorite Soprano, that one special singer who reaches you. Throughout history there has been a short list of truly gifted singers. However, after you hear this CD, you will clear a new place, a special place in your heart for Jackie Evancho. Her voice is so incredible that only a portion of that small handful of singers are on the same plane with Jackie, because as gifted as they might have been, only a precious few have ever had the ability to reach past the listener's emotional defenses and touch souls as deftly, as readily, as completely as Jackie does with total ease. She sings directly from her heart to yours, singing what she wants you to hear, not what she thinks you want to hear. This is the "Jackie Effect". Be forewarned, You can prepare yourself, you can harden your heart in anticipation. I won't work. She'll get you just as she has so many others.
JoeMerkt More than 1 year ago
Some of the greatest music today is being written for movies and this album showcases 10 wonderful themes. Jackie Evancho shows that her artistry is growing by leaps and bounds. Coupled with her gorgeous soprano voice and her innate ability to discover and evoke the emotional content of the songs, she makes them her own. Some were orginally recorded more than 50 years before she was born and some much more recently, but, in her hands, each is made new again. Even light fare, such as the themes from Disney movies, Reflection (Mulan), Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King), and I See the Light (Tangled), become songs with profound messages when Jackie applies her talents to them. The orchestrations are extremely well done and support rather than drown her out. Guest artists, Chris Botti, Joshua Bell, and the 2Cellos add wonderful individual, supporting performances to The Summer Knows, My Heart Will Go On, and Se (Cinema Paradiso). The duet of Come What May (Moulan Rouge) with The Tenors is an awesome blend of voices, and the performance of I See the Light with her brother, Jacob Evancho, again gives her a chance to show her ability harmonize as well as sing lead. Her performances of Music of the Night and My Heart Will Go On are, by themselves, reason enough to buy the entire CD. I was amazed and delighted by this follow up album. Who would think that her incredible, full length debut album, Dream With Me, released last year, would just be a prelude to introduce us to the beauty yet to come? Exquisite!
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Musical genuis!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
you have to hear it to believe it . stunning . the emotion she projects just makes you smile . buy it
lw2 More than 1 year ago
Jackie Evancho is the Angel of Music!! Her voice is unique and beautiful. Jackie is a super star in every way, voice, personality, beauty, and talent. She is 12 years old, with a voice more beautiful, than an adult. This album is full of songs sung to perfection, and will bring tears and goosebumps to those who love great music.
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drbaseball999 More than 1 year ago
This is a horrible CD. A total waste of money. Its so strange that Jackie is a teen yet 90% of her fans are males between the age of 50 and 60 years old. Theres something wrong there. And she sings adult songs instead of singing songs that teens would like. Thats very odd. Most of these songs are innappropriate for a teen to sing. Especially The Summer Knows. I would not waste my money on this trash. Unless you are a older male perverted Jackie fan.