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Voices that care

(Featuring various artists) (1991) In 1991, Céline lent her voice for the recording of Voices That Care, a special project presented to US troops serving in the Gulf War. Among the other artists participating were Randy Travis, Peter Cetera, Bobby Brown, Luther Vandross and the Pointer Sisters. The B-side contains messages from celebrities.

Tell him

(Duet with Barbra Streisand) This stunning duet with Barbra Streisand, born of the two singers' initial meeting at the 1997 Academy Awards is the first single from Let's Talk About Love.

If walls could talk

Céline's first collaboration with writer/producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, best known for his multi-platinium recordings with Shania Twain.

If you asked me to

Pattie Labelle originally recorded it for James Bond's movie Licence to kill.

My heart will go on

(Theme song in "Titanic") "In April (1997), Celine remembers, composer James Horner came to Las Vegas and proposed a project to Rene : 'I'm writing the music for a movie about the Titanic'. The three of us met in a suite of the Caesar's Palace. Horner played My Heart Will Go On on the piano. On his back, I was making signs to Rene, pouts, I was looking sternly at him, so that he understood I didn't want this song : I really didn't want to record it. First, I didn't like the song, he couldn't sing right, it wasn't really alright on the piano at the moment, I had already performed several songs for movies, one more? We wanted to take a break, another project? More especially as director James Cameron didn't want any songs for his movie. We weren't in the middle of the song that Rene was pretending not to understand me. When Horner turned towards us, he said : 'In one month, we will be in New York, at the Hit Factory, where Celine records her new album Let's Talk About Love. If you give us an orchestral track, she could make a model, then Cameron could listen to it. It would be, I think, the best way to convince him.'" "One month later, James Horner was at the Hit Factory in New York with his orchestral track. He told me with many details the story of the movie. I began to feel the atmosphere of the movie... There is a scene with a couple of old people who are hugging, who are seeing the water come in from under the door and who are deciding to go to bed, and who are going to die together... And there is also a mother who is singing lullabies to her children, and she knows that they're all going to die... And then I imagined it. And on that day, I wasn't totally in top shape vocally and usually I don't take caffeine when I sing, but here it was a model 'no things to worry' so I took a black coffee with two sugars... Then I sang, there were all the Sony team, Tommy Mottola, John Doelp, Vito Luprano... Everybody knew, since the first take, that we had a big hit." "But the model, the coffee and the two sugars remained the original, I never recorded the song again : the model is on the disc. They built the orchestration with my voice... I never recorded it again, so much so that the tremolo is faster on the song than on stage, than usual, because of the caffeine."

Falling into you

"I was not satisfied with the first recording we made with the song Falling into you, Celine admits. This is a song with many nuances, with half-tones. I found the arrangements were too violent, my voice didn't flow enough. Everybody, however, the technicians, the authors, even David and Rene, seemed satisfied. I said nothing. But Rene felt that I wasn't happy... He asked me what was wrong. I explained it to him. He seemed surprised. Then I hummed him Falling into you describing after every time the arrangements which I was imagining. He quickly agreed with me. He seemed amazed, as if he just discovered something... I called the director and the engineer to explain how I was feeling my song, what kind of changes. They all agreed and were happy, they said it to me... This song marked a step of my emancipation as an artist... I was becoming a mature, grown-up, autonomous artist... So we came back in studio and we recorded Falling into you again. It never became a big song for the stage; it is too sweet, too subtle to move a crowd. But it is, in my opinion, one of the thrillest song on the album Falling Into You. And I love the lyrics." Marie Claire D'Ubaldo originally recorded it.

Immortality

(Featuring "The BeeGees") The Bee Gees, kings of Disco in 70s, gave to Celine the song Immortality. When they heard the recording of their ballad where they acompany their "muse" in the choirs, they were so happy and thrilled that they cried : "In the evening when we came in studio, it was the first time when we heard her sing the song and it completely amazed everybody. When you are a composer and when that arrives at you with an extraordinary voice, as Céline, it is indescribable, exciting! It is an evening that we are not ready to forget." - The Beegees The lyrics speak about an eternal love, an only love which will never fade and always remain deep inside the heart.

All by myself

For the recording of the album Falling Into You, David Foster asked to Celine to do a remake of All by myself. "David informed me that he had changed the orchestrations of the last part of the song, Celine tells. I had to sing a little higher, until a F# which almost reached the limit of my voice. The worst was that he wanted me to hold this note during several times... I knew that I couldn't do it more than two recordings without risking to break my voice. The day of the recording, Rene and I quarrelled, for a mere nothing... He decided not to acompany me to the studio. I left all by myself, to the Record Plant (in Los Angeles), where I found a rather cold, condescending, almost contemptuous David Foster... While the technicians were finishing to put the orchestra tracks, I was bothering myself. I think that David was delaying everything on purpose... At one point, innocently, he told me: 'If you don't manage... I could ask it to Whitney.'. Whitney Houston was recording on this day in the nearby studio... I did not say a word... I sang All by myself with all my strength, with all my soul. When I came to the time to climb towards the F#, I put my voice at maximum, until it was hurting, and I held the note a very long time, without weakening. When I finished, the musicians on the other side of the glass were stand up to applause. I left without greeting David Foster...I was thinking to Rene. I was looking for the reason of our fight. And suddenly, I understood...He put one more time the difficulty harder to give me new challenges, to force me to surpass myself." Now, Celine speaks about the impact of this song when she sings it on stage: "Before, people did not expect this note, she says, and when I was doing it, they were surprised, amazed or not, but they did not expect this note... And now they expect this note, and there is a silence which moves me, and which paralyses me, it's incredible! And then, I say to myself, 'well, I can't leave them now', so, there is a hand inside me, this performer who loves singing, who's saying to me 'go girl, do your note, make them happy, do it right!'." Eric Carmen originally recorded it.

Unison

Unison is a new version of a song which first had been recorded as theme song in the movie All The Right Moves with Tom Cruise. The original version, recorded by Junior, can be found on the sound track from the movie.

On ne change pas

Celine's voice is soft, full of indulgence and a little homesicknessly. "I, Celine admits, I think that people don't really change, and when Jean-Jacques presented me this song, I was very thrilled, because, every day, when I travel, when I'm on stage, when I make up, when I put high heels, when I tape a show, it's sure that there's always that "thin little girl" who comes from Charlemagne, who is shy but who wonders, who wants to travel the world, but she's lean and quite fragile... She's there every time." "Our childhood is full of feelings and sometimes it's hard, but singing it, it's wonderful!"

L'amour existe encore

Celine covered in Spanish version this song which talks about AIDS, Aún existe amor, on her album A New Day Has Come.

Pour que tu m'aimes encore

It is Celine's favorite song on the album D'Eux. Jean-Jacques Goldman wrote it late in 1994. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore, Celine tells, the first song heard, the first recorded, at once reminded me L'hymne à l'amour by Edith Piaf. The same subject, the same structure, the same woman consumed by love. It is a hymn to wild, possessed, possessive, definitive love, as mine... We knew while we were recording that now it will be part of my life."

Je sais pas

This song speaks about a woman who couldn't imagine her life without her man, like Celine with Rene. We can remember that during the concert at the Stade de France in 1999, Celine was crying singing it, as we just learnt about Rene's cancer.

Zora sourit

"For me, Celine tells, Zora does not only represent Algeria but also all those women from all those countries where they just don't have the chance to be free and happy." The lyrics puts in light the example of a woman who fights for her and for the others, who resists to the insults, who keeps her dignity in spite of the difficulties. With her steady and frank voice, Celine expresses all these feelings, those of the revolt but also those of the hope.

Think twice

In 1995, British fans took extremely well to Think Twice, a ballad on The Colour Of My Love. For five consecutive weeks, the song and the album stood on top of the respective British charts, an achievement not replicated since 1965 and the heyday of The Beatles. Think Twice remained at number one for two more weeks, surpassing the magic million mark to become only the fourth million-selling single ever in the UK by a female artist.

The power of love

First single from Celine's album The Colour Of My Love, Jennifer Rush, who co-wrote the song, originally performed this song in 1984.

Des mots qui sonnent

The lyrics were written especially for Celine by Luc Plamondon. The song presents a bolder sound than Celine's previous hits. Aldo Nova and Marty Simon made the music. Besides, Luc Plamondon and Aldo Nova are presents on its rock'n roll videoclip.

When I fall in love

(Duet with Clive Griffin) (Theme song in "Sleepless Nights In Seattle") Note that Warren Wiebe first made the demo of Clive Griffin's part in the duet. The song was produced by David Foster. Nat King Cole originally recorded it in 1952.

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