Charlotte Church - Voice Of An Angel (Sony) A CD called Voice Of An Angel and sung by a 12-year-old is a guarantee that most people between 10 and 45 are going to hate it, right? Fortunately this young Welsh soprano's voice carries this recording through the saccharine record company blurb ('Charlotte sings classical music but has the appeal of a young pop star . . .') and interviewer gush ('I closed my eyes and listened; it was the voice of a woman at least 10 years older; I peeped out again. It really was her . . .') to make the album's phenomenal success more than just marketing hype. This Church album is mostly church - plenty of hymns like Pie Jesu and Panis Angelicus which show that this choirgirl can sing to the high rafters as clearly as any choirboy. But the highlights are the Welsh songs: including a sparky version of Suo-Gan - that haunting lullaby in the movie Empire Of The Sun - which she sings with a slight nasal quality that betrays her youth. When released in Britain, this angelic voice soared to the top of the classical charts, and Number 24 in the pop charts. Her parents - and Church - insist she won't be spoiled by all of this. But Vanessa-Mae used to say the same thing. Church has a beautiful voice: let us hope she doesn't augment it with wet T-shirts on her next cover.