Céline Dion à l’Olympia

This album was recorded from performances on September 28 and 29, 1994 at the Olympia in Paris and released on November 18, 1994.

Singing at the Olympia : I was waiting this moment for long time, for 10 years in fact… When I was 16 years old I came and sang three songs in first part on this stage; it was my dream which at last came true. – Céline

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.

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.

Calling you

During a show, Céline sang the song Calling you, written by Bob Telson for the movie Bagdad Café in 1988. The song first had been recorded and sung by Bob Telson and Jevetta Steele, these two versions are on the sound track from the movie Bagdad Café. Céline’s live version can be found on the album Céline Dion à l’Olympia.

Elle

This song, written by Eddy Marnay, is extracted from the album C’est pour toi released in 1985. “It had been put aside, Celine explains during her show at the Olympia, it didn’t play on the radio… This is one of my favourite songs and it is entitled Elle.”

Le blues du businessman

Claude Dubois originally performed this song on the rock musical Starmania. On December 31, 1999, Celine Dion & Bruno Pelletier performed together Le blues du businessman during the concert La Dernière de Céline, at the Centre Molson in Montreal, Quebec.

Le fils de Superman

“One day, Celine tells during her show at the Olympia (Paris) in 1994, Luc Plamondon was in New York, and a tragical story happened… a real story about a little boy who… threw himself out of the window down a building, because he thought that he was Superman… and Luc Plamondon made it a song.” Martine St-Clair originally performed this song.

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.

Quand on n’a que l’amour

There are two live versions of this song by Celine, one on Céline Dion À L’Olympia and the other on Live in Paris. In 1995, Céline performed it in duet with Maurane and dedicated it to the victims of the floods in Saguenay, Quebec, Céline’s native province The original version was sung by Belgium’s singer Jacques Brel who wrote the song in 1957.

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