ARTIST OVERALL RATINGS
I Believe My Heart Album Review
Keedie Green (known only as Keedie on stage) made an unusual entrance to the classical crossover market in 2004 by reaching number two in the UK singles chart with Andrew Lloyd Webber's ‘I Believe My Heart’, taken from his then-new musical The Woman in White. Despite a huge record deal with EMI and a large amount of money thrown at her promotion, a sustainable marketing campaign failed to materialise, and her album sales suffered accordingly. Her album (also called I Believe My Heart) is an eclectic mix of pop, opera, classical and original material clocking up at an unusual 76 minutes containing twenty tracks. Her working class background and jeans and top combo were used to surprise audiences that had certain expectations for what a classical singer should look like and come from. Green sings in two voices – a sweet pop voice, and an incredibly powerful operatic voice that far surpasses the required ability of a crossover artist. Keedie is as happy to burst into arias such as ‘Vissi d’Arte’ and ‘Ebben? Ne Andró Lontana’ as she is to cover Madonna and Enya, not to mention interpreting new material. She can most recently be heard lending her vocals to OMD's second comeback single 'Sister Marie Says'.