All the Way: A Decade of Song

All the Way: A Decade of Song

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by Celine Dion
     
 

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There's a reason Celine Dion's most famous hit comes from the most momentous film epic of our time. Grand statements and performances are what she does best. More than Whitney, Bette, Patti or any other modern vocalist, the northern queen of balladic boom invests her material with so much scope, reach, and power that every song becomes an

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There's a reason Celine Dion's most famous hit comes from the most momentous film epic of our time. Grand statements and performances are what she does best. More than Whitney, Bette, Patti or any other modern vocalist, the northern queen of balladic boom invests her material with so much scope, reach, and power that every song becomes an incredible emotional outpouring. And when she turns her glow on us, the effect can be mesmerizing. "Don't give up on your faith/Love comes to those who believe it/And that's the way it is," she sings on "That's the Way It Is," the radiant Max Martin-produced first single from ALL THE WAY. Translation: I'm here to lift up you where you belong. In that vein, ALL THE WAY is a Celine dream. You get nine massive hits, such as "The Power of Love," "Because You Loved Me (Theme from Up Close and Personal)," "I'm Your Angel," and the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic)," plus seven brand new songs -- including an eerily powerful duet with the late Frank Sinatra, a revelatory version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," and collaborations with Dianne Warren, Shania Twain producer John "Mutt" Lange, and the aforementioned Martin. Of course, each of these formidable figures knows that his or her duty is to stand back and let Dion do her thing, and so many of the productions are simply sonic white walls on which the diva extraordinaire paints her vision with magnificent gestures. And that's all she needs. The world of music rarely produces art this sweeping, and Dion's many fans will welcome this long, lush parade of hits and new performances with joy and enrapt awe. --Peter Rutter

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There aren't a lot of greatest-hits albums with seven new songs, which is exactly what All the Way: A Decade of Song is. There are just nine hits on this hits collection, and of those, only a handful -- "If You Asked Me To," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Power of Love," "Because You Loved Me," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," and "My Heart Will Go On" -- were huge hits in the U.S. Her first American hit, "Where Does My Heart Beat Now," isn't here, nor is her duet with Barbra Streisand, "Tell Him." Naturally, this means it's not a definitive collection, but rather an unsatisfying album that feels suspiciously like a piece of product. The best of the hits, like the Meat Loaf-ian epic "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and "My Heart Will Go On," are certainly among the best adult contemporary songs of the decade, and the new stuff would pale in comparison, even if it was very good -- which, by and large, it is not. Two numbers, the danceable "That's the Way it Is" and the pretty ballad "If Walls Could Talk," work, but the cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" falls flat and "All the Way," complete with old vocals from Sinatra, is a disaster. The remaining three aren't bad, but they're not particularly memorable, especially compared to the hits. And that's the problem with All the Way -- if it had been a straight hits collection, with "That's the Way it Is" and "If Walls Could Talk" added to the end, it would have been fine, but padding it with nearly a full album worth of new material hurts it.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646376027
catalogNumber:
63760

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Performance Credits

Celine Dion   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Peabo Bryson   Track Performer
Todd Rundgren   Background Vocals
David Foster   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Glen Burtnik   Background Vocals
Yvonne Gage   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Kasim Sulton   Background Vocals
Shania Twain   Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Roy Bittan   Piano,Piano (Grand)
Jeff Bova   Keyboards
Terry Bradford   Background Vocals
Jimmy Bralower   Percussion,Drums
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Steve Buslowe   Bass
Lafayette Carthon   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Choir Conductor
Carl Carwell   Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Rory Dodd   Background Vocals
Simon Franglen   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Synclavier
Humberto Gatica   Vocals
John Gilutin   Piano,Keyboards
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Tony Hinnigan   Penny Whistle
Loris Holland   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Choir Conductor
Dann Huff   Guitar
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Nancy Jackson   Background Vocals
Larry Jacobs   Background Vocals
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Ren Klyce   Sampling,Synclavier
Kofi   Background Vocals
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Background Vocals
Maxayn Lewis   Background Vocals
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Morrow   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Peabody   Irish Fiddle
Joel Peskin   Oboe
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Anthony Ransom   Background Vocals
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Guy Roche   Synthesizer
Johnny Rutledge   Background Vocals
Dan Shea   Drums,Keyboards
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Jeannie Tracey   Background Vocals
Rob Trow   Background Vocals
Eric Troyer   Background Vocals
Joan Walton   Background Vocals
Spencer Washington   Background Vocals
Wil Wheaton   Background Vocals
Cheryl Wilson   Background Vocals
Elisabeth Withers   Background Vocals
Terry Wood   Background Vocals
Robert Moe   Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lisa Lougheed   Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama   Conductor
Walter Afanasieff   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Synclavier,Synthesizer Bass,Synclavier Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
William Ross   Conductor
Stevie Robinson   Background Vocals
Nancey Jackson   Background Vocals
Max Martin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Tomas Lindberg   Bass
Taro Hakase   Violin
Alanna Capps   Background Vocals
Andreas Carlsson   Background Vocals
Ayuana George   Background Vocals
Konesha Owens   Background Vocals
Tsuneyoshi Saito   Synthesizer
Yoshinobu Takeshita   Bass
Leslie Ellis   Background Vocals
Robert Bowker   Background Vocals
Troy Bright   Background Vocals
Cathy Richardson   Background Vocals
Kristian Lundin   Keyboards
Leah Haywood   Background Vocals
Jacques Saugy   Guitar
Latasha Jordon   Background Vocals
Joel Peskins   Oboe
Robin Robinson   Background Vocals
Dennis Collins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Meyer   Programming
Celine Dion   Liner Notes
Todd Rundgren   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Jennifer Rush   Composer
Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Tony Black   Programming
Jim Steinman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Track Arrangement
Sue Ann Carwell   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Riccardo Cocciante   Composer
Will Rogers   Assistant Vocal Engineer
James Horner   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
R. Kelly   Arranger,Producer
Howard Ashman   Composer
Jon Avnet   Executive Producer
Roy Bittan   Arranger,Producer,Piano Arrangement
Jeff Bova   Arranger,Programming,Track Arrangement
Jimmy Bralower   Arranger,drum programming,Track Arrangement
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Carl Carwell   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer
Felipe Elgueta   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Simon Franglen   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Synclavier Programming
Humberto Gatica   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Claude Gaudette   Programming
David Gleeson   Engineer
Will Jennings   Composer
Ren Klyce   Programming,Synclavier Programming
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
Mario Lucy   Engineer
Vito Luprano   Executive Producer
Patrick MacDougall   Engineer
Rob Mathes   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Alan Menken   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Steve Rinkoff   Producer,Engineer
Guy Roche   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Olle Romo   Programming
Dan Shea   Programming,drum programming,Rhythm Programming,Sound Design
Steve Skinner   Engineer,drum programming
Rich Tancredi   Arranger
David Thoener   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Rick Wake   Arranger,Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
John Doelp   Executive Producer
John Herman   Engineer,Engineering Consultant
Gunther Mende   Composer
Stephen George   Programming,Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Orchestral Arrangements
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
Simon Rhodes   Engineer
William Ross   Arranger,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Mark Dobson   Pro-Tools
Matt Serletic   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Jack Hersca   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Max Martin   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Candy Derouge   Composer
David Shackney   Engineer
Chris Brooke   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Ron Last   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Mary Susan Applegate   Composer
Andy Haller   Engineer
Kryzler & Kompany   Arranger
Yoshinobu Takeshita   Programming
Kristian Lundin   Programming,Producer,Engineer
David Ashton   Engineer
René Angélil   Producer
Michel Gallone   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Jon Newman   Packaging Manager
Stephen Saper   Author
Luc Plamondon   Composer
Jeff Taylor   Remixing
Junior Miles   Composer

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All the Way: A Decade of Song 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine is the best. Real down home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish the best for this talented woman! Her music is extremely inspiring! She needs to come up with some new stuff SOON! I hope and wish the best for her. Deidra Casida
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Celine Dion's music.It is THE best nobody beats her. This cd I think is her best yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I made sure to get the album the day it came out. The songs, both old and new, make it an album that no one should have waited to buy. Her voice is absolutely breath-taking and the new songs are songs that would probably end up being big hits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the angels in Heaven sing, it has to sound just like this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago who would have known that this beautiful voice would still be making us smile and cry and feel good all over. Celine has consitently made good career choices. I'll bet more of us wish we had the insight into gold that Celine seems to have. From Beauty and the Beast to Titanic and beyond she continues to warm our hearts with her joyous melodies. I recommend her greatest hits CD in particular because it highlights her best and offers us 7 new titles making this choice very enticing. We'll miss you my dear but everyone needs to take a break now and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Album. The title couldnt have said it any better. Celine's voice is truly divine. The rendering of her songs comes from within her heart & the depths of her soul. I guess thats what makes it special. The emotions & the feel that she puts into her music is simply divine. She is simply a cut way above the rest. Viva Forever Celine... :o)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd because it is a lot of songs that I love and some songs that I starting to like.Celine if I had to pikc my Favorite cd this would be it definetly !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album that combines greatest hits with some new songs from a great singer of our time. Celine Dion knows how to take a song and make us the listners feel what she is singing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recieved this cd for a chrismas gift. It is the best cd she has put out. I just love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine Dion again does what she does best Sing her Booty off. Her new title ranks as one of her best.The songs are crisp and clear. Not full of weak lyrics or embroidey to get lost in. Like so many other pop diva's use. She sings the songs we adults wnat to hear and the way we want to near them sung. She is the pavarotti or greatest in her field of singing. May she continue to pull out all the stops , keep hitting the high c's d's e's and so forth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine Dion's new cd is so good! I listen to it all the time. I especially like her new music. She is a very good singer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Celine Dion is a great singer. She has inspired my so much. I love her music! She has a great voice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine holds so much talent and has found a way to release it with spirit--Her voice is unique and there is a Celine song for each and every mood. A must for all Dion fans!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is full of new material and old to welcome in the new year yet still remember the old. I really liked this album because it included old songs not just new. It summed up her talent. I liked everything about it and I don't think there's anything not to like. So, thats the way it is!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't gotten this CD yet, but I will have it soon. I have listened to it and it's great! I especially like her new song, That's the way it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is hard to describe Celine Dion. Her voice is incredibly powerful and her emotions behind her voice. Gosh! it is like humm, may need help here..:-) I would say Celine is like Pavoratti and Withney Huston combine..:-) She is a phenomenon and I wish her all the best in her future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a great cd
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine has done it again, and added a few oldies to the track.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liken Celine Dion's music to the perfect performance of an olympic ice skater. Totally flawless. It doesn't really matter what songs she sings--I am willing to hear with greatest pleasure. So you see, no matter what songs--old or new--I will buy her music. It is nice to have all of her really great music on one CD, but since they are ALL really great,it doesn't matter!
Guest More than 1 year ago
she really has a good voice, personality, and the best heart anyone could have...i'm a bit jealous!!!lol
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love all of Celine's songs! I love how she puts all of her energy into her songs. Someday I want to be just like her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Celine's music. Naturally, as she has an enormous vocal range. But the draw back to All The Way has to be the lack of good material. At first I hated, That's The Way It Is, but listening to it more, I've grown to like it a little better and I absolutely hate If Walls Could Talk, it's not a song for Celine, what does Renee think he's doing letting her record material like this. Offcourse, the highlight has to be My Heart Will Go On from Titanic, that song is synomous with Celine, Think Twice and Because You Loved Me. Overall, the compilation in general is very poor. I do not like her with long hair, she suited it shorter. God, knows why she's taking time out from her career, when its at a peak, I know that Renee had cancer, but she entered the music industry knowing that she would be in the public eye. Lets hope she comes back with some good material
Guest More than 1 year ago
This recent release of Celine Dion's...All the Way: A Decade of Song...brings a lot of emotions to those who have become lovers...and who are old time lovers...The song I liked the most is; I Want You to Need Me. It has brought the emotional detail of one who is truely in love with someone else who may or may not feel the same.... Also, Celine has continued the quality of uniqueness throughout this CD...Thank you Celine for choosing wonderful writers and keeping the world rich with music for those who are in love and are in search of love.