This may well be the cause of many of our problems here, a lot has been invested in Katherine and if "the record company" can hobble the competition at the starting line there's not a lot you can do about.
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen
I'm not sure how much was invested in this album as it is mostly a compilation, only 8 'new' songs which are all covers except the one written for the Queen's birthday. I haven't bought a KJ album since Daydream and don't expect to buy another of hers as they are quite boring and mostly covers and not much originality, they all sound the same. It is definately right that Decca puts a lot of emphasis on Katherine, but this could be good for Hayley also as if Katherine makes money for them then they might have more to invest in Hayley/promotion for her new album?
Well, I think it's good to get her album out of the way before Hayley's does... whenever that might be. Who knows, maybe by that time, Katherine will have another one? So much for giving up music for motherhood! That was a good one, Martin.
I never believed for a second she would give up or stay away too long. 7,151 is not very many considering Premiere famously so led over 30,000 in the first week, but I suppose it is the same for all artists now as not as many records are sold in general.
And Katherine and Hayley are two different people, but I still stand by my belief that, in this day and age, it's totally ridiculous to assume or worse, expect, women, young women, have any desire to give up their musical careers. Women no longer have to, or should, throw away their aspirations just because they happen to want children too. Most women who have children and work take maternity leave and come back to work. There is no reason why a singer can't do the same thing. Though they probably have an advantage over "normal" people in that they can probably get more time off than a few months if that's what they want.
I attended a marvellous concert last night at the Albert Hall with Katherine Jenkins celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday. What a professional she is and had the audience in her hand throughout the concert.
The conductor also announced that following the release of the album 'Celebration', Kathrine has now sold more classical albums worldwide than any other female singer. A fantastic feat for a UK classical singer.
I also saw our John H in the audience being told to stop taking photos by the photo police! A bit unlucky I feel as the girl in front of me was taking photos on her iphone throughout the performance.
Sorry I didn't spot you, Martin. Yes I did feel a little victimised, as people beside me and in front of me continued to take photos with no word of admonition Ah well... Here are some photos of Katherine in each of the four dresses she wore for the evening
A first rate album so tonight's broadcast may well be worth seeing. Katherine sings a couple of tracks on the album as a pure soprano and just shows how good her voice is when singing in this register rather than in pure mezzo.