The Essential Celine Dion

The Essential Celine Dion

by Céline DionCéline Dion


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886979487222
catalogNumber: 794872
Rank: 10859


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
  6. The Power of Love
  7. (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman
  8. Because You Loved Me
  9. The Power of the Dream
  10. It's All Coming Back To Me Now
  11. All By Myself
  12. Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore
  13. Tell Him

Disc 2

  1. My Heart Will Go On
  2. To Love You More
  3. River Deep, Mountain High
  4. I'm Your Angel
  5. The Prayer
  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. [Untitled Track]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Céline Dion   Primary Artist
Todd Rundgren   Background Vocals
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Yvonne Gage   Background Vocals
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Kasim Sulton   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Roy Bittan   Electro-Acoustic Piano
Jeff Bova   Strings,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Terry Bradford   Background Vocals
Jimmy Bralower   Percussion,Drums
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Steve Buslowe   Bass
Lafayette Carthon   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Choir Director
Carl Carwell   Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Rory Dodd   Background Vocals
Andy Duncan   Percussion,Drums
Simon Franglen   Synclavier
Humberto Gatica   Performing Ensemble
Julie Gigante   Violin
Jerry Hey   Conductor
Tony Hinnigan   Penny Whistle
Loris Holland   Keyboards,Choir Director,Hammond B3
Larry Jacobs   Background Vocals
Henrik Janson   Conductor
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Morrow   Background Vocals
Christopher Neil   Background Vocals
Phil Palmer   Guitar
Paul Peabody   Irish Fiddle
Doug Petty   Organ
Paul Picard   Percussion
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Anthony Ransom   Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Guy Roche   Synthesizer
Johnny Rutledge   Background Vocals
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
Rob Trow   Background Vocals
Eric Troyer   Background Vocals
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Joan Walton   Background Vocals
Cheryl Wilson   Background Vocals
Terry Wood   Background Vocals
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Walter Afanasieff   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass,Hammond B3
William Ross   Conductor
John Shanks   Bass,Guitar
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Max Martin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Emanuel Kiriakou   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar
James "Big Jim" Wright   Piano,Keyboards
Tomas Lindberg   Bass
Alanna Capps   Background Vocals
Andreas Carlsson   Background Vocals
Konesha Owens   Background Vocals
Yves Frulla   Keyboards
Leslie Ellis   Background Vocals
Ned Douglas   Keyboards
Robert Bowker   Background Vocals
Cathy Richardson   Background Vocals
Kristian Lundin   Keyboards
Leah Haywood   Background Vocals
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Anna Nordell   Background Vocals
Jeff Rothschild   Drums
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Peer Astrom   Background Vocals
Jean Sébastien Carré   Bass
Bob Mathes   Conductor
Joel Peskins   Oboe,Soloist
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Will Wheaton   Background Vocals
Robin Robinson   Background Vocals
Ralph D. Morris   Violin
Claude Lamey   Keyboards
Marc Languis   Bass
Glen Burtnick   Background Vocals
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Philip Ingram   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Ulf Janson   Conductor
Rickey Minor   Acoustic Bass
Maxann Lewis   Background Vocals
Katie V. Popov   Violin
Dominque Messier   Drums
Cleytoven Richardson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Babyface   Composer,Producer
Eric Carmen   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Aldo Nova   Composer,Producer
Todd Rundgren   Vocal Arrangements
Jennifer Rush   Composer
Luther Vandross   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer,Producer
Tony Black   Programming
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer,Producer,Track Arrangement
Sue Ann Carwell   Vocal Arrangements
Phil Spector   Composer
James Horner   Composer,Producer
R. Kelly   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Howard Ashman   Composer
Jon Avnet   Executive Producer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Roy Bittan   Producer,Piano Arrangement
Jeff Bova   Programming,String Arrangements,Track Arrangement
Jimmy Bralower   drum programming,Track Arrangement
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger
Carl Carwell   Vocal Arrangements
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Simon Franglen   Synclavier Programming
Humberto Gatica   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Claude Gaudette   Programming
David Gleeson   Engineer
Jean-Jacques Goldman   Composer,Producer
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Jimmy Jam   Arranger,Producer
Henrik Janson   String Arrangements
Will Jennings   Composer
Robert White Johnson   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Ren Klyce   Synclavier Programming
Terry Lewis   Producer
Mario Lucy   Engineer
Vito Luprano   Executive Producer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Richard Marx   Composer
Alan Menken   Composer
Linda Perry   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Taylor Rhodes   Composer
Guy Roche   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Dan Shea   Programming,Rhythm Programming,Sound Design
Steve Skinner   drum programming
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Rich Tancredi   Arranger
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Diane Warren   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
Richard Zuckerman   Executive Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
John Doelp   Executive Producer
Gunther Mende   Composer
Stephen George   Programming
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Rhythm Programming
William Ross   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
John Shanks   Producer
Shari Sutcliffe   Contracting
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Candy Derouge   Composer
Paul Farberman   Music Business Affairs
Emanuel Kiriakou   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tony Renis   Producer
Richie Jones   drum programming,Additional Production
James "Big Jim" Wright   Producer
John Amatiello   Engineer
Mary Susan Applegate   Composer
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Programming,Producer
René Angélil   Management
Christian B.   Programming,Additional Production
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Chris Neil   Producer
John Hanes   Engineer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
Jeff Rothschild   Programming,Engineer
Peer Astrom   Producer,Instrumentation
Luigi Caiola   Producer
Bob Mathes   Orchestral Arrangements
Stephan Moccio   Composer
Linda Thompson   Composer
Junior Miles   Composer
David A. Stewart   Composer
Mia Dumont   Creative Consultant
Marc Dold   Programming,Additional Production
Bill Ross   String Arrangements
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Ric Wake   Arranger,Producer,Additional Production
Steven Rinkoff   Producer,Engineer
A. Carlsson   Composer
Ulf Janson   String Arrangements
Simon Hurell   Engineer
Elizabeth Rodrigues   Composer
Vic Luprano   Executive Producer

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