One Heart

One Heart

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by Celine Dion
     
 

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The release of Celine Dion's One Heart coincides with the opening night of her exclusive, three-year, 600-show run at Las Vegas's Caesar's Palace. But unlike the show, which features flashy Cirque du Soleil–inspired choreography, the disc is not the aural extravaganza fans have come to expect from the diva behind See more details below

Overview

The release of Celine Dion's One Heart coincides with the opening night of her exclusive, three-year, 600-show run at Las Vegas's Caesar's Palace. But unlike the show, which features flashy Cirque du Soleil–inspired choreography, the disc is not the aural extravaganza fans have come to expect from the diva behind Titanic-sized ballads like "My Heart Will Go On." Instead of filling One Heart with sentimental swooners that showcase her impeccable powerhouse pipes, as she did with 2002's comeback, A New Day Has Come, Dion opts for an understated, youthful-sounding mix of up- and mid-tempo songs. The disc's surprising tone -- think Shania Twain–styled pop-country and modern rock -- is set by the opening track, a pulsating rendition of Roy Orbison's "I Drove All Night," previously covered by Cyndi Lauper. That's also the cut heard in Dion's inescapable Chrysler television ads, for which the singer earned $10 million. So she's got plenty to sing about: The lighthearted sound continues with über–pop producer Max Martin's predictably delicious "Love Is All We Need," which could easily fit on any Britney Spears album. That song, however, and Martin's equally infectious "Faith," benefit from Dion's beautifully subtle vocal interpretation, reminding us that for all the gloss, she's a talent to be reckoned with. Still, no Celine Dion album would be complete without a few riveting power ballads, and One Heart doesn't disappoint. Never mind that two of the show-stoppers, the string-laden "Sorry for Love" and the Daryl Hall–penned tear-jerker "Have You Ever Been in Love," originally appeared on A New Day Has Come. While her new direction may baffle her adult-contemporary steadies, the house money says that hipper Celine fans -- and those caught up in her typhoon of cross-promotion -- will definitely fall in love with One Heart.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Five years separated Celine Dion's 2002 comeback, A New Day Has Come, and its predecessor, Let's Talk About Love. One year later -- nearly to the day -- Celine Dion released One Heart, touted upon its release as an audio souvenir of her three-year engagement at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, which also began on March 25, 2003. One Heart recalls several of Dion's diva peers, including borrowing Britney Spears mastermind Max Martin for three songs. If Spears' stuttering, stop-start dance-pop seems too young for Dion on "Love Is All We Need," there's the unapologetically Barbra Streisand-esque "Have You Ever Been in Love." If that seems stodgy, aim straight at the mainstream with sunny, catchy title track. Then, there's the tongue-in-cheek, neo-house cover with "I Drove All Night" and "Naked," reminiscent of Jennifer Love Hewitt's "Bare Naked," down to the acoustic guitar arrangements. One Heart favors a smooth Vegas-showstopper gloss to radio-ready sheen, with the title track and "Naked" standing out.
Entertainment Weekly - Elisabeth Vincentelli
One Heart is a surprisingly appealing mainstream effort; it's what a neuroses-free Barbra Streisand would sound like if she were midcareer now instead of in 1980. [B]
Billboard - Larry Flick
This is the album that Celine Dion should have offered upon emerging from her extended recording hiatus last year. The relaxed, almost unassuming One Heart offers a well-measured blend of the contemporary pop that will keep Dion commercially relevant and also provides her signature grand balladry.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998718524
catalogNumber:
87185

Tracks

  1. I Drove All Night
  2. Love Is All We Need
  3. FAITH
  4. In His Touch
  5. One Heart
  6. Stand By Your Side
  7. NAKED
  8. Sorry For Love
  9. Have You Ever Been In Love
  10. Reveal
  11. Coulda Woulda Shoulda
  12. Forget Me Not
  13. I Know What Love Is
  14. Je t'aime encore

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celine Dion   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Eric Benzi   Drums,Keyboards
Luis Conte   Percussion
Margaret Dorn   Background Vocals
Rutger Gunnarsson   Conductor
Yannick Hardouin   Bass
Eric Kupper   Keyboards
Chieli Minucci   Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Electric Guitar
Guy Roche   Synthesizer,Guitar
Louis Jardine   Percussion
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Kenya Hathaway   Background Vocals
Russ Desalvo   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
John Shanks   Guitar,Background Vocals
Max Martin   Piano,Background Vocals
Gildas Arzel   Guitar
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Lindberg   Bass
Peter Svensson   Electric Guitar
Adam Phillips   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andreas Carlsson   Background Vocals
Chris Chaney   Bass
Steve Holmes   Hi Hat
Kristian Lundin   Keyboards
Patrick Carroll   Bass
Staffan Astner   Guitar
Rami   Bass
Anna Nordell   Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Dorian Cheah   Synthesizer,Guitar
Sebastian Nylund   Guitar
Peer Astrom   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Jean Sébastien Carré   Bass
Denaine Jones   Background Vocals
Alex Ramirez   Bass
Stockholm Session Strings   Strings
Steve Golmes   Hi Hat
Marc Atoine   Guitar
Kimberley Brenner   Background Vocals
Margaret   Background Vocals
Luis Jardin   Percussion
Denaine Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Daryl Hall   Composer
Cathy Dennis   Composer
Eric Benzi   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Jorge Calandrelli   String Arrangements
Daniel Chase   Programming,Pro-Tools
Gordon Gano   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Jean-Jacques Goldman   Composer
Rutger Gunnarsson   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Tom Kelly   Composer
Eric Kupper   drum programming
Vito Luprano   Producer,Executive Producer
Rob Mathes   String Arrangements
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Guy Roche   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Ren Swan   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Rick Wake   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Greg Wells   Composer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer,Producer
Russ Desalvo   Arranger
Nancy Donald   Package Art Direction
Hooshik   Package Art Direction
John Shanks   Composer,Producer
Max Martin   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Dave Scheuer   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Tom Nichols   Composer
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Richie Jones   Producer,drum programming
Arnie Roman   Composer
John Amatiello   Pro-Tools
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Bernard Löhr   Engineer
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Rami   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Arnthor   Producer
Michael Ilbert   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Paul Barry   Composer
Dushyant Bhakta   Engineer
Arnthor Birgisson   Composer
Dorian Cheah   drum programming
Francis Lalonde   Vocal Engineer,Pro-Tools
Jeff Rothschild   Programming,Engineer
Peer Astrom   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Instrumentation
Troy Verges   Composer
J. Kapler   Composer
Ben Kaye   International Coordination
Alex Ramirez   Producer,Engineer
Laila Bagge   Composer
David Paul Campbell   String Arrangements
Fredrik Andersson   Engineer

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