Essential Celine Dion

Performers Celine Dion

Columbia | September 27, 2011 | Compact Disc

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Following the first Celine Dion collection, All the Way: A Decade of Song, by roughly a decade, The Essential Celine Dion doubles almost everything about the initial collection: it covers two decades instead of one and has three discs, not one. It's almost an overcompensation for how All the Way concentrated on newer recordings at the expense of hits, but then again, Celine has had more hits in the ten years since All the Way, so it makes sense that Essential is a bigger, grander collection. The problem is, apart from her cover of Roy Orbison's "I Drove All Night," almost none of her new-millennium hits are as memorable as her singles from the '90s, so this triple CD doesn't offer too much of an enticement for fans to replace 1999's single-disc set. But for those listeners who are looking for an overview of Celine Dion's two decades as an international superstar, Essential fits the bill well as it has all her big adult contemporary hits -- "Where Does My Heart Beat Now," "Beauty and the Beast," "If You Asked Me To," "Because You Loved Me," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," and "My Heart Will Go On" -- all sequenced chronologically. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 27, 2011

Genre: General

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 886979487222

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Essential Celine Dion

Essential Celine Dion

Performers Celine Dion

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 27, 2011

Genre: General

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 886979487222


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Where Does My Heart Beat Now --
2.Beauty and the Beast --
3.If You Asked Me To --
4.Love Can Move Mountains --
5.My Love [Live] --
6.Power of Love, The --
7.(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman --
8.Because You Loved Me [Theme From "Up Close and Personal"] --
9.Power of the Dream, The --
10.It's All Coming Back To Me Now --
11.All By Myself --
12.Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore --
13.Tell Him --
0.DISC 2: --
1.My Heart Will Go On [Love Theme From "Titanic"] --
2.To Love You More --
3.River Deep, Mountain High --
4.I'm Your Angel --
5.Prayer, The --
6.That's the Way It is --
7.A New Day Has Come --
8.I'm Alive --
9.I Drove All Night --
10.Taking Chances --
11.There Comes a Time --
12.Dance With My Father --
13.I Knew I Loved You --
14.My Love --

Editorial Notes

Following the first Celine Dion collection, All the Way: A Decade of Song, by roughly a decade, The Essential Celine Dion doubles almost everything about the initial collection: it covers two decades instead of one and has three discs, not one. It's almost an overcompensation for how All the Way concentrated on newer recordings at the expense of hits, but then again, Celine has had more hits in the ten years since All the Way, so it makes sense that Essential is a bigger, grander collection. The problem is, apart from her cover of Roy Orbison's "I Drove All Night," almost none of her new-millennium hits are as memorable as her singles from the '90s, so this triple CD doesn't offer too much of an enticement for fans to replace 1999's single-disc set. But for those listeners who are looking for an overview of Celine Dion's two decades as an international superstar, Essential fits the bill well as it has all her big adult contemporary hits -- "Where Does My Heart Beat Now," "Beauty and the Beast," "If You Asked Me To," "Because You Loved Me," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," and "My Heart Will Go On" -- all sequenced chronologically. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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