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Celine Dion plays to her strengths wth diva track after diva track
Falling Into You - Celine Dion
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Falling Into You - Celine Dion
Advantages: Strong vocals and good music
Disadvantages: Not much variation
For some reason in the 1990s, there was something about Cline Dion that appealed to me, and it wasn't just her music, it was her story and how she came through to become a worldwide success singing in English when French is her first language. Coupled with her immense vocal range and her ability to stun a crowd with a virtuoso performance, she is a very appealing performer. Falling Into You is her 21st album, but only the 4th in English. It was released in 1996, and features a few instantly recognisable tracks from a decade or so ago when she was storming the charts.
It's All Coming Back To Me Now
Because You Loved Me
Falling Into You
Make You Happy
All By Myself
Declaration Of Love
Dreamin' Of You
I Love You
If That's What It Takes
I Don't Know
River Deep, Mountain High
Call The Man
There are a few recognisable tracks on here that she released, the most notable probably being the first two on the album. It's All Coming Back To Me Now was a big hit that used the wide vocal range she has and showed her class as a musical diva. Because You Loved Me gives a softer side of her voice, and against showcases the variation she can lend a track with her voice.
The quality of the songwriting is also present throughout the album, and there are actually some tracks on here which, while not being as commercial as those that were released as singles, are actually musically better, and more critically acclaimed. Tracks such as Declaration Of Love and I Don't Know are very well written and put together, as well as being lyrically profound.
The construction of the album is very good, and I like her versions of a couple of favourites: All By Myself and River Deep, Mountain High. These seemed the more fun tracks on the album, where she could really let herself go and enjoy singing classic tracks originally performed by strong vocal females in the past.
Overall, it's a well made album. There are however, a few weaker tracks, and it does all sound rather the same for the majority of the album. The commercial aspect seems to have been focused on more rather than a more technically sound and balanced album, and I didn't a feel of personal touch coming through, so much as getting the feeling of love ballad after love ballad, with just a change in vocal levels being the key difference.
That having been said, what the album does do is play to Celine Dion's strengths, and that is the strong powerful vocal diva aspect, and that is ultimately what sells albums: playing to someone's strengths. I still have this album, but my musical tastes have changed a lot since the mid-90s. This is no longer an album I choose to play, but if I hear a track from it every now and then I still appreciate the musical quality involved with it. The album is readily available on the internet, and don't expect to pay that much for it, either.
Summary: Decent album, but nothing special