Live à Paris

J’attendais

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.

Destin

This song reveals Celine’s life, it is a kind of a mini-biography of her career as a international singer.

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.

Regarde-moi

The rhythm becomes harder with every second and the woman can’t accept her man’s tiredness.

Les derniers seront les premiers

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.

J’irai où tu iras

(Duet with Jean-Jacques Goldman) This is an up-tempo song with flights of voice which reveals Celine’s energy.

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.

Le ballet

“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.

Prière païenne

Here, it evokes the intimate faiths in the things of life. The lyrics are strong, Celine addresses the sky.

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.”

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.

Vole

“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.”

To love you more

“A few years ago, when I was touring in Japan, Celine tells, I met an incredible young violonist: his name is Taro Hakase, and we have recorded this next song together.” To love you more was the theme song for a popular Japanese drama series.

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