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Charlotte Church: Enchantment


Download links and information about Charlotte Church: Enchantment by Charlotte Church, Sian Edwards, Philharmonia Chorus, The Orchestra. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Pop, Opera genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 54:48 minutes.

Artist: Charlotte Church, Sian Edwards, Philharmonia Chorus, The Orchestra
Release date: 2001
Genre: Pop, Opera
Tracks: 15
Duration: 54:48
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No. Title Length
1. Tonight, song (from "West Side Story") 2:26
2. Carrickfergus 4:26
3. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts Habañera 4:27
4. Bali Ha'i, song (from "South Pacific") 4:06
5. Yentl, film score Papa Can You Hear Me? 2:52
6. Lakmé, opera The Flower Duet 3:55
7. The Little Horses 2:48
8. Gymnopedie for Piano No. 1 4:08
9. The Water Is Wide 3:09
10. Can't Help Lovin' dat Man, song (from "Showboat") 4:16
11. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta, RV 503: The Laughing Song 3:35
12. If I Loved You, song (from "Carousel") 3:34
13. The Secret Garden, musical play A Bit of Earth 3:55
14. Somewhere, song (from "West Side Story") 2:47
15. The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot) (featuring Josh Groban) 4:24



"It's true that, because of my age, I don't have the life experience to sing about things like love and death," admits 15-year-old Charlotte Church in the press biography accompanying review copies of her fourth album, Enchantment. "But, as I get older, I find I can be a bit more of a narrator, telling the story and conveying the emotion of a song." Church is referring specifically to her transition to being more of a pop singer and less of a classical one on Enchantment, her first album to be released by the Columbia Records imprint of Sony Music rather than through Sony Classical. There are still some classical selections, notably a version of "Habañera" from Bizet's Carmen, but there are also plenty of show tunes, and, as Church acknowledges, such material often requires more of an emotional involvement, one she is not yet capable of conveying. Juliet, the Shakespearean character who formed the basis of Maria in the musical West Side Story, was only 14, but the emotions expressed in "Tonight" and "Somewhere," both included here, are very much about love and death, and they call for more than narration. And that's just as true of the Celtic traditional song "Carrickfergus," which laments a lover's inability to be united with her true love (the same subject as the traditional song "The Water Is Wide," which is also here). Her tone is lovely, and she is even more impassioned on "Papa Can You Hear Me?" from the movie Yentl and "A Bit of Earth" from the musical A Secret Garden.