Sunday, April 02, 2006

Celine Dion - (If There Was) Any Other Way

Celine Dion is one of the worlds biggest selling female artists - and everyone knows her so I'm not going to talk about her career in detail. What a lot of people may not know about is Celine's early English language material, recorded in the early 1990s before her breakthrough hit "The Power Of Love" in 1993. "Unison" was released in 1990, and "Celine Dion" in 1991, and both were successful in her native Canada and the US, to some extent.

The decision to record music in English after many years of French language albums was definitely down to the fact that Celine won Eurovision in 1988 with "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi" which became a hit all over Europe, including places where she'd never released music before.

Neither of her first two albums were big successes in the UK, and apart from "Beauty And The Beast", all the singles released from the albums stalled in the lower half of the Top 75 but they did help establish Celine.

"(If There Was) Any Other Way" was Celine's debut English language single, and was a minor hit in North America. "Unison" is one of my favourite Celine albums, and this track is representative of the type of pop music that was around then. Who would ever think that back then Celine would turn out to be as massive as she became?


Blogger Alexander said...

What a sweet song! Quite nice! :)

Why don't you add me on MSN? We seem have a lot of common together, in music anyway! :)

31 March, 2006 00:06  
Blogger Paul said...

i remember buying this when it came out on the strength of hearing Where Does My Heart Beat Now on the US top 40 show... i adored the title track. Used to belt it out in the shower at full volume. Was never too keen on this track though :(

08 April, 2006 14:16  

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