Recorded live at the renowned Zenith Theatre in Paris in 1995, this video is a great chance to see and hear Céline doing what she loves to do – performing for her fans. The concert features mainly French-language songs along with a few English-language hits. Beginning with Céline getting ready backstage and ending with a spectacular encore, Live à Paris captures Céline Dion live and brings her to your home.
The memories of past emotions meet new emotions, breaking the life peace, as with the passage of a peaceful childhood to a more animated adult life. Celine was waiting for someone (Rene) who could make her dream of singing come true.
First single from Celine’s album The Colour Of My Love, Jennifer Rush, who co-wrote the song, originally performed this song in 1984.
Celine covered in Spanish version this song which talks about AIDS, Aún existe amor, on her album A New Day Has Come.
The rhythm becomes harder with every second and the woman can’t accept her man’s tiredness.
Fabienne Thibeault originally perfomed this song on the rock musical Starmania.
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.
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.
At first sight, the lyrics seem sad… However they are optimistic: whatever your misery, one day it will be reversed. Celine loves this song; she worries about those who are in the need, she sends them this message of hope.
(Duet with Jean-Jacques Goldman) This is an up-tempo song with flights of voice which reveals Celine’s energy.
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.
“With Le Ballet, Celine admits, it was the first time I sang Blues.” For Celine, in a way, it is a metaphor of her meeting with her audience.
Here, it evokes the intimate faiths in the things of life. The lyrics are strong, Celine addresses the sky.
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.”
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.
“The day after my last concert at the Olympia (September 1994), Celine tells, Jean-Jacques Goldman sent me the demo of a song entitled Vole… Vole could be the continuation of Mélanie which Eddy Marnay wrote for me a few years ago; a song I dedicated to my little Karine, died the previous spring.” “I think that singing this song, Celine explains, shows to people that, someday, we loose people we love -we too- we seem to be somebody else everytime when we are on TV, but in real life, it touches us, it hurts us, so singing it, it helps us a lot, and we say to ourselves while we sing it : ‘maybe somebody who is in the room is loosing someone at the moment and maybe it will help him to go through these difficult moments’ because, for me, it helped me a lot.”