These Are Special Times


These are special times


The album was released worldwide on November 3rd, 1998. It took only nine days for Celine to record it in Miami! Directed by David Foster and Ric Wake, the album features sixteen traditional and modern tracks. Among them, six pieces are original. Celine sings in english, french, spanish, latin and italian!


Songs

O Holy Night
Adolphe Charles Adam (1856), teacher at the Music Conservatory in Paris, wrote the music on the words of the poem Cantique de Noël by M. Cappeau de Roquemaure. The english version were written by John Sullivan Dwight (1893).
Don't save it all for Christmas day
"Don't save it all for Christmas day, Celine tells in 1998, the first song I wrote... I never thought I could, because I think writing is a carreer and singing is another one. But I had a lot of melodies in my head for many years, and I kept singing that song: 'How many people...' and I kept Read more...
Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley originally performed this song.
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Be careful, the music of this Ave Maria was not written by Gounod as it is mentionned in the booklet. This music was written by Franz Schubert in 1825 for The Lady Of The Lake. The original english lyrics were by Sir Walter Scott. The latin lyrics were by an unknown author.
The Christmas song
Celine already performed this song on David Foster's Christmas album in 1993.
Nat King Cole made famous this Christmas standard in 1946.
The prayer

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Brahms' Lullaby
This is the famous lullaby by the german composer Johannes Brahms, written in 1868, taken from his Opus 49, 4th song, and played for the first time in 1869.
Happy Xmas (War is over)
"It was that incredible song, Celine tells in 1999, and maybe, you know, the world changed, but the feelings didn't change, I mean: human beings, true values and love, and sharing all that is still the most important thing, caring. So, when I heard that song, it became one of my favorite of Read more...
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I'm your Angel

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Feliz Navidad
Jose Feliciano, who wrote the song, originally performed it.
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