All the Way: A Decade of Song

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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 ...
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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
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646376027
  • Catalog Number: 63760
  • Sales rank: 5,811

Album Credits

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, 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
Vladimir Meller Mastering
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 Digital Editing, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celine is the best

    Celine is the best. Real down home

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    SIMPLY FANTASTIC!

    UNLESS A LISTENER HAS BEEN UNDER A ROCK,HOW COULD ONE NOT BE UPLIFTED BY CELINE DION?PASSIONATE. VIVACIOUS.A WONDERFULL FIRST TIME CD FOR THOSE 'SKEPTICS'. THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE HERE AS WELL IS,'THE PRAYER'.NONE THE LESS,FROM THE MOMENT THE MUSIC AND VOCALS INTWINE WE HAVE THE VOICE THAT LIFTED US AT THE OSCARS WITH,'MY HEART WILL GO ON',AS WELL AS ALL INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE. JUST SO MANY TO NEVER BE MISSED. MAY I SUGGEST A BOXED SET?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good

    good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful collection of her best songs!

    Celine Dion is one of the world's greatest female singers. She is so good at ballads and this collection shows it. Because You Loved Me, My Heart Will Go On, To Love You More, It's All Coming Back to Me Now and others are fabulous showcases and performances. But she breaks out of it for a minute for the very funky Love Can Move Mountains, one of my favorites of her danceable, fun numbers. I'm Your Angel with R. Kelly is yet another highlight. The newer songs are sharp, especially If Walls Could Talk, Live, I Want You to Need Me and others. One of the standouts of the 1999 songs is the also funky That's the Way It Is, where that Max Martin sound so great on Backstreet Boys' songs fits so perfect for her here. It's so consistent for 72 minutes with these pop songs and a true testament of the first phase of Celine's music career. Long before her successful 700+ shows at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace from 2003-2008. If you missed out on her in recent times, this collection of her best '90s hits is a good start for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful....

    Celine Dion is just great... I lovvvveeee so many of her songs, maybe because I love her voice and the lyrics too. My favorite song is My Heart Will Go On...I loved it in Titanic and I love it when I'm sad... or just when I'm singing along w/ it in my car. Anyway, every thing Celine Dion sings is beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love you Celine

    I love her voice so much she rocks? Hey do you guys know where to find her cd where she sings God Bless America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PERFECT ENDING......BEGINING

    This album is great. it features celines hits and all the new songs are soooooooooooo great.They are powerful and beautiful.the last song "live" is a english translation of "vivre" on the Notre Dame De Paris cd. she does it well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celine RULES!!!!

    She is the best artist I have ever heard! She gives me chills! I wanna go see her in concert!!! I have every one of her CD's!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listener

    Celine Dion has a beautiful voice. I've always been looking for other CDs and/or tapes with her songs. I would recommend this to anybody. Young and old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celine Goes All The Way she is Always my fave Diva.

    What amazing album I Love this one On this album are all Celine´s best songs as Beauty and The Beast,Because You Loved Me,My Heart Will Go On from Titanic,It´s All Coming Back To Me Now,The Power Of Love,Think Twice,To Love You More, and some new songs as Then You Look At Me from Bicentennialman. and That´s The Way It Is. Celine rocks she has the greatest voice of all time in history i always get goosebumbs when she sings on the high notes she is amazing and she is the new generation of Barbra Streisand i think they sounds exacly the same so does Tina Arena and Lara Fabian but they haven,t got the chance jet to proof their talents as Celine Dion hopefully they will someday.Celine´s producers on this wonderful collection of her hits and the 7 new songs are as Walter Afanasieff(Mariah Carey,Michael Bolton,Kenny G, Barbra Streisand,Lara Fabian,Tina Arena among others)David Foster(Whitney Houston,Chigago,Toni Braxton,Mariah Carey among others)Jim Steinman(Meatloaf,Tina Arena among others) Max Martin&Kristian Lundin(Britney Spears,N-Sync,Backstreet Boys)Robert Mutt Lange(Shania Twain,Michael Bolton & others)And More. Celine Dion rules she is the best of all female artist today no other female artist has conquered the world as her except for miss Streisand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A winning record.

    I'm just going to review a few songs from this mind-blowing record. -"The Power of Love": A Celine classic. Very beautiful, very emotional, and amazingly powerful track. -"Love Can Move Mountains": Great song! Just gets you to move, and it keeps that tried and true Celine sound. -"My Heart Will Go On": This song needs no comment. Truly a "landmark" song. -"I'm Your Angel": I'm a bit disappointed, not with the song, but that it appears on this record. "Tell Him" should have taken its place. Barbra is certainly a better performer than R Kelly. -"That's The Way It Is": The beginning of the new Celine pop era and the end of a Celine decade. A wonderful song. -"If Walls Could Talk": A very pretty, simple midtempo ballad. Mutt and Shania (and of course Celine) shined here. -"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face": A very natural, simple, yet powerful song. -"Then You Look At Me": A winner! The vocals are overwhelmingly powerful and emotional on this track, but it is not too show-offy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Warm ,genuine, and emotional, Celine is sure to please

    Celine is nothing less than a great singer. This compilation of most of her best work proves it beyond doubt. One merely has to measure her against the other "superstars" with whom she is compared: the fading Whitney and egomaniac Barbra come to mind.There are others but none are in Celine's class. One has to turn to earlier female singers to find any anyone who deserves mention with Celine. Most notably, in my opinion, is Patsy Cline who, while a "country singer," had crossover hits and undoubtedly would have had many more, and who was, like Celine, a truly great singer.My only reservation re Celine is that many of her songs allude to her love affair and marriage with her manager. While the emotions in them I'm sure are genuine, and can apply to others, her personalization of these love songs has always been, to me, obtrusive. That does not detract much from the superlative and enjoyable interpretations she gives to these songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celine Deion: The Hit Singer Of The Decade

    This CD is an awsome CD! It includes a ton of great,fun to listen to songs. Like the theme song for the movie Titanic ''My Heart Will Go On'' and another outstanding song,''That's The Way It Is''. If your looking for a clean,fun to listen to CD, get, ''All The Way;A Decade Of Song''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A WONDERFUL CD

    This has to be Celine Dion's best CD! All of the songs are great and the oldies even better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1006%

    I really like the songs and the singer!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I find myself in awe of this album! It is so good!

    I love every one of the Celine's Greatest hits, and the new songs, particularly ''Live'', ''all the way'', and ''the first time ever I saw your face'' are so brilliant! I felt touched by this album, and you probably will, too. That is if you are an adult contemporary fan or romantic teen girl. It's not quite ''guy music'' but I do love it! My only gripe is that she only included an edit of ''It's all coming back to me now'', my all-time fave. But I have ''Falling into you'' so I guess it's okay!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved it, it was the best!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celine Dion is the best singer there is.

    Nobody and I mean nobody can sing with such passion, such power, with so much emotion as Celine Dion. You haven't experienced music untill you have given her's a serious listen. You really owe yourself the adventure of discovering her songs. She has so many hidden gems that you don't hear on the radio. Think twice, to name just one in so many. You can put all of her cd's in the changer and listen to them back to back without having to skip over a song. Even if you don't speak french you can feel her passion in her french albums. There are no bad Celine Dion albums and I don't believe there ever will be as long as she makes records they will be great. Celine is not a novelty, rather a classic that will go down as one of the greatest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CELINE DION RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the best CD ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite song ever is Thats The Way It Is ( i'm listening to it right now ) Someday i want it in my wedding.I have ALL of her CD's

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Ending!!!!!!

    This is a great album.I love all the songs on it but I really like That's The Way It Is and I Want you to Need Me.Celine has made it all the way.

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