Release date: Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Where does my heart beat now
Beauty and the Beast
If you asked me to
Love can move mountains
My Love (Live Version)
The power of love
(You make me feel like a) Natural woman
Because You Loved Me
The power of the dream
Celine was attracted to the project because of the Games' international importance and the example Olympic athletes represent.
"It is an honour to sing for the world's athletes", she said. "The sacrifices they made, their dedication and commitment to a single purpose and the hard work they have gone through makes every one of them a hero for having earned the priviledge of being on that field for the Opening Ceremony".
The Opening Ceremonies began at 8:00pm EDT and was broadcast to an expected worldwide television audience of more than 3.5 billion people.
It's all coming back to me now
All by myself
"David informed me that he changed the orchestrations of the last part of the song, Celine tells. I had to sing a little higher, until a F# that almost reached the limit of my voice. The worst was that he wanted me to hold this note during several seconds... 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 trifle... 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 going around in circles. 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 standing to applause.
I left without greeting David Foster...I was thinking of Rene. I was looking for the reason of our fight. And suddenly, I understood... He put once again 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.
Pour que tu m'aimes encore
"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."
My Heart Will Go On
"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."
To love you more
To love you more was the theme song for a popular Japanese drama series.
River deep, mountain high
I'm your Angel
That's the way it is
A new day has come
"For me, this represents the birth of my child, Céline says. Nothing can ever come close to that. But it can mean different things for anyone who has to find strength again. I think it's very positive." Stephan Moccio wrote the lyrics of the song on a music by Aldo Nova. Stephan told: "It's funny because everything took place in 2002 and, ten years earlier, in March 1992, I met Celine while I was studying at the university, said the musicia . I then told her: "One day, I will compose a song for you!" When I met Celine ten years later, when I presented her "A New Day has Come," I reminded her of the meeting and I also showed her the photo that was taken. She thought it was amazing! She also joked "You look better now!" "
"It's cute, it's fun, it's fresh, Céline offers. You don't have to listen to the lyric to enjoy it."
I drove all night
The original version is recorded by Cindy Lauper on her album A night to remember aired in 1989. A version by Roy Orbison, of whom the song was originally aimed, is aired in 1992.
There comes a time
Dance with my father
In July 2003, Luther Vandross released the single Dance With My Father. Celine Dion appeared a few seconds in the music video for this song.
On Sunday, February 8, 2004, Celine Dion performed en live Dance With My Father in a special tribute to Luther Vandross, at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.
Later, on September 20, 2005, is released a tribute album 'So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross' featuring performances of Luther Vandross hits by various artists. These hits range from his debut album to his last release. Celine took part in this beautiful project by recording a studio version of Dance With My Father, from Vandross' most recent album.