Tracklist Collaborations 2000s
(2007) (Duet with Claude Dubois)
(2007) The song was recorded in 2006 in Las Vegas and appeared on the album 'We All Love Ennio Morricone' released in 2007, a tribute to the legendary composer of over 400 film soundtracks. Composed by Maestro Morricone for 'Once Upon a Time In America', with brand new lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman written especially for this release, "I Knew I Loved You" is the perfect ballad for Valentines Day and beyond.
(2006) (Duet with Tony Bennett) In 2006, Celine Dion recorded a duet, If I Ruled the World, with American crooner Tony Bennett. The duet is featured in the album Tony Bennett Duets an American Classic, celebrating Bennett's 80th birthday. Released on September 26, the album also features other duets along with Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Bono et Elvis Costello.
(2006) (English version of "Tous les secrets") This song is part of the soundtrack of the animated movie Astérix et les Vikings.
(2005) (Marc Dupré & Céline Dion as a vocalist) Celine Dion offered to humorist and singer Marc Dupre the only song she has ever composed.
Entitled Tout près du bonheur, the melody was composed in 2000 for Marc Dupre & Rene Angelil's daughter, Anne-Marie Angelil's wedding. Celine Dion performed it after the ceremony.
During the recording of his album Refaire le monde, Marc Dupré asked to Celine the permission to cover the song and record it; the mother-in-law accepted at once.
The song, halfway between rock and pop, has been recorded by the humorist, accompanied by some vocals by the diva.
The album is released on October 18, 2005 at the Spectrum in Montreal, Quebec.
(2005) (Featuring various artists) The song, Come together now, written by Sharon Stone, Damon Sharpe, MarkFeist, and Denise Rich, was inspired by the magnitude of human suffering and tragedy that touched so many lives after the tsunami disaster in December 2004. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in the USA in August 2005, the song has been used as a combined effort to raise funds for the two global tragedies. The following artists have participated: Celine Dion, The Game, Joss Stone, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Mya, JoJo, Rueben Studdard, Patti Labelle, Gavin Degraw, Anthony Hamilton, Natalie Cole, Stacie Orrico, Kelly Price, Chingy, Jesse Macartney, The Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Lee Ryanand Glenn Lewis. The track was being produced by Mark J. Feist and Damon Sharpe (Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Mya.) Top musicians have offered their time to play on the track: Steve Lukather on guitar, Abe Laborial, Jr. on drums and Greg Phillinganes on acoustic grand piano. The strings were arranged and conducted by Bill Meyers. The song was mixed by legendary mix engineer Jon Gass. The song is released on Monday, October 17, 2005 during a press conference in Hollywood.
All proceeds from the song will benefit Hurricane Katrina/Tsunami relief. Rebuilding the damage is a journey that will take a long time and the intent is to establish revenue that will continue past the release of the single.
They have documented all the stages of production for the music video and a making of DVD that will also be sold and given to the Charity. Both will be directed by music video and feature film director Bille Woodruff.
The Come Together Foundation is a newly constituted (501 3c) charity with the purpose of collecting all monies raised from the album, DVD and all related merchandising and broadcast rights. The Foundation will distribute the funds to the appropriate charities working in the region.
(2005) Celine Dion has recorded a new version of the song ‘A Paris’ to mark the “Fête de la Musique” (“Music Day”) on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
An internationally-known classic by Francis Lemarque, the song is a symbol of Paris that has captured the musical imagination of generations.
In a message to Bertrand Delanoë, the Mayor of Paris and Paris 2012 President, Ms. Dion paid tribute to the city that holds a special place in her heart and the Olympic bid that she is supporting. She declared: “It means a lot to me to support Paris 2012. It is as a French woman at heart that I offer you the hymn A Paris.
Accompanied by a 500-strong chorus, Ms. Dion has given the song a new spirit and emotion.
The song is released on the album 500 Choristes avec... on October 17, 2005.
(Featuring various artists) (2004) In November 2004, many artists from Quebec decided to make a tribute to the humanist Yvon Deschamps. More than 70 artists, singers, actors and humorists recorded, with Yvon Deschamps' wife, Judy Richards, several versions of the song Aimons-nous, popularized by Deschamps in 1970. Ginette Reno, Celine Dion and Gilles Vigneault, among many other known people, participated to the project, kept secret until the last minut.
A set of five DVD tribute to Yvon Deschamps was released on November 23, 2004.
(Theme song in "Nouvelle-France") (2004) On Sunday, October 3, 2004, in Las Vegas, Celine Dion recorded the theme song in the french-canadian movie Nouvelle-France which opens in theaters in Quebec on November 19.
The historic drama Nouvelle-France takes place in the middle of the XVIIIth century, as France leaves Canada.
Contacted five months earlier by the producer Richard Goudreau, Celine Dion's husband and manager Rene Angelil was impressed by the movie. Then he gave his green light so that the singer could perform the song entitled Ma Nouvelle France.