A New Day Has Come

A New Day Has Come

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by Celine Dion
     
 

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A New Day Has Come marks Celine Dion's return to recording after a lengthy maternity leave, and charts the pop diva's growth as an artist and as a woman. Although Dion's songs have always been about the power of love (she wasn't mincing words when she titled her 1997 blockbuster Let's Talk About Love), maternalSee more details below

Overview

A New Day Has Come marks Celine Dion's return to recording after a lengthy maternity leave, and charts the pop diva's growth as an artist and as a woman. Although Dion's songs have always been about the power of love (she wasn't mincing words when she titled her 1997 blockbuster Let's Talk About Love), maternal rather than romantic sentiment fuels her fire this time out. As she gushes on the uplifting title song (penned by '80s one-hit-wonder Aldo Nova), "Where there was weakness I've found my strength/All in the eyes of a boy." And Dion's lovefest with motherhood doesn't end there. On the heartfelt, country-tinged "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)," the chanteuse muses, "There is no other love like a mother's love for her child," and on the anthemic, gospel choir-accented ballad "Prayer" -- which recalls Faith Hill's equally poignant "There Will Come a Day" -- she describes children as "the light" and "truth of spirit in flight." Along with newfound maternal instincts, the new songs reveal a more spiritual and edgier Dion. The songbird with glass-shattering chops sounds a bit like Sheryl Crow on the bluesy, honky-tonk rocker "Ten Days," but the lyrics still reach skyward: "Ten days I've seen the rain/Comin' down on a sunny day/But all I've got to do is pray and pray." Dion, however, hasn't stopped singing about romance altogether, and the soaring ballad "Have You Ever Been in Love," as well as her solid renditions of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" and Etta James's "At Last" should satisfy her lovelorn fans. It's obvious that for Celine Dion, A New Day Has Come.

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker
"Having taken time off to give birth to her first child, Dion is back to celebrate the joys of motherhood, and you won't catch me knocking that. Indeed, grappling with something other than her own emotions and her perennial theme, recovering from heartbreak...has been good for her music."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998640023
catalogNumber:
86400
Rank:
34219

Tracks

  1. I'm Alive
  2. Right In Front Of You
  3. Have You Ever Been In Love
  4. Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable)
  5. A New Day Has Come
  6. Ten Days
  7. Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)
  8. Prayer
  9. I Surrender
  10. At Last
  11. Sorry For Love
  12. Aun Existe Amor
  13. The Greatest Reward
  14. When The Wrong One Loves You Right
  15. A New Day Has Come
  16. Nature Boy

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celine Dion   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Shania Twain   Background Vocals
Janie Barnett   Background Vocals
Terry Britten   Guitar
Jorge Calandrelli   Piano,Conductor
Joey Diggs   Background Vocals
Margaret Dorn   Background Vocals
Simon Franglen   Keyboards
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Eric Kupper   Guitar
Michael Landau   Guitar
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Guitar,Background Vocals
Chieli Minucci   Guitar
Kenny O'Brien   Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Mark Portmann   Keyboards
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Guy Roche   Synthesizer
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Walter Afanasieff   Bass,Keyboards
Sam Watters   Background Vocals
Francis Benítez   Background Vocals
William Ross   Conductor
Chantal Kreviazuk   Background Vocals
Maryanne Morgan   Background Vocals
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl   Piano
Mary Griffin   Background Vocals
Shelene Thomas   Background Vocals
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Background Vocals
Kevin Fox   Cello
Richie Jones   Guitar
Thomas Lindberg   Bass
Steve Morales   Background Vocals
Andreas Carlsson   Guitar,Background Vocals
Keith Fluitt   Background Vocals
Jennifer Carr   Background Vocals
Stockholm Session Orchestra   Strings
Marcus Brown   Bass,Percussion,Drums
Kristian Lundin   Keyboards
David Siegel   Keyboards
Sakai   Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Dorian Cheah   Electric Guitar
Sébastien Chouard   Guitar

Technical Credits

Celine Dion   Liner Notes
Aldo Nova   Producer
David Foster   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Louis Biancaniello   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Cocciante   Composer
Lenny DeRose   Engineer
Peter Doell   Engineer,Engineering
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Simon Franglen   Arranger,Producer
Humberto Gatica   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Rutger Gunnarsson   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Simon Hurrell   Engineer
Henrik Janson   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer,Producer
Vito Luprano   Producer,Executive Producer
Vladimir Meller   Mastering
Christopher Neil   Producer
Kenny O'Brien   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Editing
Mark Portmann   Arranger
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Guy Roche   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Rick Wake   Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
Kevin Breit   Engineer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Steve Prestage   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Sam Watters   Composer
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
William Ross   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Pascal Obispo   Composer
Hooshik   Art Direction
Maggie Rodford   String Coordinator
Matthew Dellapolla   Scoring Consultant
Gavin Greenaway   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Nick Thomas   Engineer
Patrick Weber   Stage Technician
Tom Nichols   Composer
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Richie Jones   Producer,drum programming
Ignacio Ballesteros   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Steve Morales   Arranger,Producer,MIDI Programming
John Amatiello   Digital Editing,Pro-Tools
Andreas Carlsson   Composer,Producer
Patrick Demarchelier   Cover Photo
Shane Stoner   Engineer
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Denis Savage   Vocal Engineer
Jim Annunziato   Engineer
Christian B.   Programming,Producer
Luc Plamondon   Composer
Arnthor   Producer
Joe Wohlmuth   Digital Editing
Kevin Churko   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Dushyant Bhakta   Engineer
Peer Astrom   Composer,Digital Editing
Lionel Florence   Composer
Laila Bagge   Composer
Patrice Guirao   Composer
Uli Janson   String Arrangements,String Conductor

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