The Premiere of the show took place on March 15, 2011 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
Open Arms is a popular song originally recorded by American rock band Journey, and released as a single from their 1981 album, Escape. It is the opening song of Celine Dion's residency show 'Celine' in Las Vegas.
(Theme song in "Up Close & Personal")
Pandora's Box originally performed this song.
First single from Celine's album The Colour Of My Love, Jennifer Rush, who co-wrote the song, originally performed this song in 1984.
This is a song written by Sam Coslow that was first recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1936. Celine Dion performs this song during her residency show 'Celine' in Las Vegas. She also recorded the song for her album "Water and a Flame", in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Terri Lyne Carrington and Christian McBride.
This song is a cover from Billy Joel, from his album River of Dreams, released in 1993. Celine Dion performs this song during her residency show 'Celine' in Las Vegas.
It is a collaboration between Celine Dion, songwriter Carole King, and legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin. In addition to writing the song, Carole King also played the piano and sang the chorus on the track.
Goldfinger was the title song from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. Composed by John Barry and with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was performed by Shirley Bassey.
Nobody Does It Better is a song originaly recorded by Carly Simon as the theme song of the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was composed by Marvin Hamlisch with a lyric by Carole Bayer Sager.
This is the main theme song of the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die and was performed by Paul McCartney & Wings.
This song was composed by Michel Legrand, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman for the 1982 film Best Friends, where it was introduced by Patti Austin and James Ingram. During her show 'Celine' in Las Vegas, Celine Dion performs this song with a hologram of herself onstage.
This song is originally a 1985 hit single released by Stevie Wonder on his album In Square Circle. Celine Dion performs this song during her residency show 'Celine' in Las Vegas, in duet with a hologram of Stevie Wonder.
Celine recorded the song in November 2011. It's Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds who produced this song on Celine Dion's "Loved Me Back To Life" album. Céline performed this song for the very first time in December 2008 during the GRAMMY Nominations Concert. Celine Dion also performs this song during her residency show 'Celine' in Las Vegas. This song was originally released in 1975 on Janis Ian's "Between the Lines" album.
(Duet with Peabo Bryson) (Theme song in Beauty And The Beast)
Ne me quitte pas is a famous French song composed, written et performed by Jacques Brel in 1959. Céline covers this song during her show in Las Vegas.
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.
This song was released in 1972 on Michael Jackson's album Ben.
This song was released on Mickael Jackson's abum Bad , released in 1987.
This song was originally recorded by Adele on her album 21, released in 2011. Celine Dion added the song "Rolling In The Deep" to her residency show 'Celine' in Las Vegas from June 9, 2012.
This song was originally recorded by Ike & Tina Turner in 1966.
(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."
(solo) (Theme song in "Quest For Camelot") Celine Dion originally performed this song in solo for Quest For Camelot, Warner Bros' first full-length, fully-animated feature, released in 1998. She provided the singing voice of the character Lady Juliana (speaking voice by Jane Seymour) and sang The prayer. Celine's version of The prayer as well as a separate Italian version performed by Andrea Bocelli are featured in the film's soundtrack. A duet of this song between Celine and Andrea Boccelli appears on Celine's These Are Special Times and The Collector's Series Vol. 1 as well as Andrea Bocelli's Sogno. At last, for the album Miracle, Celine Dion recorded a new studio version of this song in solo then entitled A mother's prayer.
Celine already performed this song on David Foster's Christmas album in 1993. Nat King Cole made famous this Christmas standard in 1946.
(2017) In March 2017, Celine Dion took part in the theme song of Disney’s new live-action "Beauty and the Beast" ! Written by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. "How Does A Moment Last Forever" is an emotional ballad about holding onto life’s precious moments. The movie was in theaters on March 17th, 2017.
(2018) On May 18, 2018, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Columbia Records released "Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". The 12-track compilation features two new original songs recorded exclusively for the film, including "Ashes" by Céline Dion. The accompanying official video for Ashes, helmed by the film’s director David Leitch, features Deadpool himself and was filmed in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the very venue where Celine hosts her Las Vegas residency shows. "Over the years I’ve received some incredible songs and I’ve been involved in some amazing projects.’Ashes’ is one of those songs and ‘Deadpool 2’ is off-the-charts! Take the most insane ride of yourlife when ‘Deadpool 2’ opens on May 18 … you’ll be laughing your “ashes” off! – Céline xx…"