Jan 222012
 

from DREAM WITH ME

written by Sarah McLachlan

Jackie Evancho is an American child singer who recently climbed to fame thanks to her amazing talent and the expert guidance of David Foster.

Evancho released her second album, “Dream With Me,” produced by Foster, in the spring of 2011 when she just turned eleven years old.

Her style is classical crossover not too far from other singers like Charlotte Church and Josh Groban. What’s absolutely impressive, given her young age, is Evancho’s incredible voice and her superior skills. Foster’s mentoring has been instrumental to give her the right material to sing, the chance to maximise her always developing talents and great exposure to various media. “Dream With Me” was an out of the box hit debuting on #2 on Billboard’s top 200 album chart and reaching #1 on the magazine’s classical chart while in the UK it went to #4. The album features a pout pourri of operatic material, pop songs with some Broadway and movie themes. Jackie also had the chance to duet with Barbra Streisand on a rendition of West Side Story’s “Somewhere,” originally recorded by the superstar in 1985 always with Foster in the recording booth. Another special pairing on “Dream With Me” was with UK singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle on Foster’s co-penned, “ “A Mother’s Prayer.” Evancho shines on opera themes like Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro ” and “Nessun Dorma” but also on classics like “When You Wish Upon A Star” and Ennio Morricone’s “Nella Fantasia.” She also handles perfectly pop material like Walter Afanasieff and Lara Fabian’s “Imaginer” and especially Sarah McLachlan’s bittersweet masterpiece, “Angel.” The gospel-tinged rendition of the song also sports an outstanding arrangement by Foster. The production on the album is flawless and Foster’s work is absolutely what was needed to put Jackie Evancho’s in the spotlight. She clearly has a bright future ahead of her.

 


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Lead Vocals: Jackie Evancho
Keyboards: David Foster
Cello Solo: Steve Erdody
Programming & Sound Design: Jochem van der Saag

Orchestra Arranged by Bill Ross & David Foster
Choir Contracted by Angela Fisher
Produced & Arranged by David Foster
Co-Produced & Mixed by Jochem van der Saag


Lyric

Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There’s always one reason
To feel not good enough
And it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Oh beautiful release
Memory seeps from my veins
Let me be empty
And weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of an angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort there

So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There’s vultures and thieves at your back
And the storm keeps on twisting
You keep on building the lie
That you make up for all that you lack
It don’t make no difference
Escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of an angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort there
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here s