A New Day Has Come [Australian Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like politicians, pop superstars staging a comeback need to be on message, devising a story line and sticking to it from conception to completion. Celine Dion's message is a simple one -- one that would be evident to anybody paying the slightest bit of attention. After a ballyhooed semi-retirement following 1999's semi-collection All the Way -- a retirement where she gave birth and tended to her manager/husband's recovery from cancer -- it was time to begin a new chapter in her life, something made explicit in the title of the comeback, A New Day Has Come. Of course, the new day is the new chapter of Celine's life -- she's still a caring, loving wife and mother,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like politicians, pop superstars staging a comeback need to be on message, devising a story line and sticking to it from conception to completion. Celine Dion's message is a simple one -- one that would be evident to anybody paying the slightest bit of attention. After a ballyhooed semi-retirement following 1999's semi-collection All the Way -- a retirement where she gave birth and tended to her manager/husband's recovery from cancer -- it was time to begin a new chapter in her life, something made explicit in the title of the comeback, A New Day Has Come. Of course, the new day is the new chapter of Celine's life -- she's still a caring, loving wife and mother, but she's ready to return to music with a vigor, including a three-year stint as the main attraction at Caesars in Las Vegas. Life -- or at least opportunists -- has a way of interfering with even the best-laid plans, and the week A New Day Has Come hit the stores, it was revealed that Dion's husband was the center of a dubious civil lawsuit claiming he raped a woman in Las Vegas in the late '90s, but the delivery of the message was so strong, so well-conceived, that this barely made a dent in the media blitz no mention of it in a USA Today cover story the day of release, for instance. No matter your musical taste, you have to admire that feat, and to a certain extent you have to admire the construction of this album, as well, since it's about as perfect as it could be. That doesn't mean it's a perfect album, but it does exactly what it should do -- it doesn't deviate from Dion's mainstream audience, yet it dips its toe into modern music, particularly dance, while subtly addressing her status as a working mom which somehow translates as she's a survivor, while keeping hip "Nature Boy" at the end was surely included because of its prominence in Baz Luhrmann's pandering swill, Moulin Rouge. It's savvily sequenced, too, with the radio remix of the title track arriving before the original version! It's so carefully assembled that even stumbles like the bizarre "Rain, Tax It's Inevitable" wash away without much effort, which is a testament to how well-made this record is. There's really nothing to fault it on, actually -- it's more ambitious than it needs to be, covers more stylistic territory than any other Dion record, while never abandoning the middle-of-the-road; it's a balancing act that nobody since Barbra Streisand has been able to pull off. If there's any problem with the record, it's that the songs just aren't that particularly memorable, even after several spins. The mood shifts effortlessly, it never seems to stay in one place, but it never catches hold, either. Surely, some of these songs will define themselves through repeated plays on the radio, but oddly the lack of memorable songs doesn't hurt A New Day Has Come much at all, since the fact that it succeeds without real songs makes it all the more impressive. That's what staying on message is all about -- delivering the surface and the overall theme without delivering in the details -- and, in 2002, Celine Dion does that better than any of her peers. [This album was also released in an Australian import version containing the bonus track "Super Love."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2002
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • EAN: 5099750622629
  • Catalog Number: 506226
  • Sales rank: 114,444

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Celine Dion Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Sue Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Shania Twain Background Vocals
Janie Barnett Background Vocals
Terry Britten Guitar
Jorge Calandrelli Piano, Conductor
Luis Conte Bongos
Joey Diggs Background Vocals
Margaret Dorn Background Vocals
Simon Franglen Keyboards
Rutger Gunnarsson Conductor
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Henrik Janson Conductor
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
Marc Antoine 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
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Nana Hedin Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall Guitar
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Piano
Mary Griffin Background Vocals
Shelene Thomas Background Vocals
Anders "Bag" Bagge Background Vocals
Richie Jones Guitar
Thomas Lindberg Bass
Steve Morales Background Vocals
Andreas Carlsson Guitar, Background Vocals
Keith Fluitt Background Vocals
Jennifer Carr Background Vocals
Marcus Brown Bass, Percussion, Drums
Kristian Lundin Keyboards
David Siegel Keyboards
Jeanette Olsson Background Vocals
Dorian Cheah Synthesizer, Guitar, Violin, Soloist
Sébastien Chouard Electric Guitar
Sebastian Nylund Guitar
Peer Astrom Background Vocals
Matthew Vaughn Gospel Choir Bass, Drums
Stephan Moccio Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gérald De Palmas Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Marc Dold Guitar
Uli Janson Conductor
Technical Credits
Aldo Nova Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Foster Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Martin Briley Composer
Charlie Dore Composer
Daryl Hall Composer
Louis Biancaniello Composer
Terry Britten Composer
Jorge Calandrelli Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Cocciante Composer
Peter Doell Engineer
Felipe Elgueta Engineer
Simon Franglen Arranger, Producer
Humberto Gatica Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Mack Gordon Composer
Rutger Gunnarsson String Arrangements, String Conductor
Henrik Janson String Arrangements
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Composer, Producer
Vito Luprano Producer, Executive Producer
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Christopher Neil Producer
Kenny O'Brien Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Editing
Mark Portmann Arranger
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Guy Roche Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming
Rick Wake Producer
Harry Warren Composer, Lyricist
Kevin Breit Engineer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Dan Hetzel Engineer
Steve Prestage Engineer
Eden Ahbez Composer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Programming, Producer, drum programming
Sam Watters Composer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
William Ross String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Maxime le Forestier Composer
Pascal Obispo Composer
Maggie Rodford String Coordinator
Matthew Dellapolla Scoring Consultant
Gavin Greenaway String Arrangements
Dave Scheuer Engineer
Nick Thomas Engineer
Nick Wollage Engineer
Patricia Weber Stage Technician
Patrick Weber Stage Technician
Tom Nichols Composer
Anders "Bag" Bagge Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Chris Brooke Engineer, Pro-Tools
Richie Jones Producer, drum programming
Shep Solomon Composer
Steve Morales Arranger, Composer, Producer, MIDI Programming
John Amatiello Digital Editing
Andreas Carlsson Composer, Producer
Bernard Löhr Engineer
Patrick Demarchelier Cover Photo
Jennifer Young Engineer
Marcus Brown Percussion Programming
Kristian Lundin Composer, Programming, Producer
Pablo Munguia Engineer
Jim Annunziato Engineer
David Siegel Composer
René Angélil Management
Christian B. Programming, Producer
Luc Plamondon Composer
Marjorie Maye Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Joe Wohlmuth Digital Editing
Kevin Churko Engineer, Digital Editing
Dushyant Bhakta Engineer
Arnthor Birgisson Composer
Peer Astrom Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, String Arrangements, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Justin Douglas Engineer
Matthew Vaughn Gospel Choir Percussion Programming
Robert Conley Programming
Stephan Moccio Composer, Programming
Gérald De Palmas Arranger, Programming, Producer
Brian Mercier Engineer
Lionel Florence Composer
Ben Kaye International Coordination
Laila Bagge Composer
Francis Galluccio Composer
Patrice Guirao Composer
François Eric Lalonde Digital Editing, Vocal Editing, Pro-Tools
Marc Dold Programming, Producer
Fredrik Andersson Engineer
Uli Janson String Arrangements
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