Personnel: Peer Astrom (various instruments, guitars, background vocals); Michael Thompson (guitar, guitars); John Shanks (guitar, bass instrument); Phil Palmer, Tim Pierce (guitar); Chieli Minucci, Esbjorn Ohrwall, Dann Huff, Eddie Martinez, Marc Dold, Andre Coutu, Sebastian Nylund (guitars); Emanuel Kiriakou (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass instrument, percussion, programming); Walter Afanasieff (acoustic guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, Synclavier, bass instrument, programming); Paul Peabody (fiddle); Stockholm Session Strings (strings); Tony Hinnigan (pennywhistle); Joel Peskin (electric oboe); Roy Bittan (grand piano); Doug Petty (organ); Loris Holland (Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Wix (keyboards, bass instrument); Dan Shea (keyboards, programming, drum programming); Max Martin (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Jeff Bova, Kristian Lundin (keyboards, programming); Steve Skinner (keyboards, drum programming); Lafayette Carthon II (keyboards, background vocals); Claude Lamey, David Foster , Yves Frulla, Ned Douglas (keyboards); Guy Roche (synthesizer); Ren Klyce (Synclavier, programming); Simon Franglen (Synclavier); Jean-Sebastien Carre, Marc Languis, Steve Buslowe, Tomas Lindberg (bass instrument); Jimmy Bralower (drums, percussion, drum programming); Andy Duncan (drums, percussion); Jeff Rothschild (drums, programming); John Robinson, Kenny Aronoff, Dominique Messier (drums); Bashiri Johnson, Paul Picard (percussion); Claude Gaudette, Swiss American Federation, Simon Franglen, Stephen George, Tony Black (programming); Eric Kupper (keyboard programming); Richie Jones (drum programming); Cheryl Wilson, Leah Haywood, Chris Neil, Claytoven Richardson, Konesha Owens, Philip Ingram, Johnny Rutledge, Yvonne Gage, Robin Robinson, Robert Bowker, Jeffrey Morrow, Joan Walton, Rob Trow, Anthony Ransom, Alanna Capps, Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont, Maxann Lewis, Nana Hedin, Eric Troyer, Glen Burtnick, Jeanie Tracy, Kara Dioguardi, Kasim Sulton, Kofi , Larry Jacobs, Alex Brown, Andreas Carlsson, Anna Nordell, Skyler Jett, Terry Bradford, Terry Wood, Todd Rundgren, Will Wheaton, Jean McClain, Rory Dodd, Leslie Ellis, Cathy Richardson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Denis Savage; Dana Jon Chappelle; Humberto Gatica; Kristian Lundin; Max Martin; Mick Guzauski; Peer Astrom; Tony Phillips; Jeff Rothschild; Brian Malouf.
Audio Remixers: Ric Wake; Richie Jones.
Arrangers: Carl Carwell; Ulf Janson; David Foster ; Guy Roche; Henrik Janson; Jeff Bova; Jim Steinman; Jimmy Bralower; R. Kelly; Rob Mathes; Robbie Buchanan; Roy Bittan; Sue Ann Carwell; Todd Rundgren; William Ross; Bill Rossi; Walter Afanasieff.
Twenty years into her career and nearly a decade since her first anthology, 1999's ALL THE WAY: A DECADE OF SONG, MY LOVE: ESSENTIAL COLLECTION is a fine overview of Celine Dion's hits. A well chosen, thoughtfully sequenced, and beautifully packaged compilation, the 17-track MY LOVE: ESSENTIAL COLLECTION includes all of Dion's biggest chart hits (including those which had appeared on her first anthology, such as the epic "My Heart Will Go On"), several other fan favorites, and a new single, "My Love." There is also a two-disc special edition, MY LOVE: ULTIMATE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION, which contains all 17 tracks from the single disc version and adds nine others, including duets with Barbra Streisand and Andrea Bocelli.