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2007 album from the French/Canadian diva, a brilliant step forward for one of the most respected female vocalists of modern times. Features such songwriters and producers as John Shanks, Ben Moody (formerly of Evanescence), Linda Perry, and Ne-Yo. Features 14 new Celine classics including the first single 'Taking Chances'.
Taking Chances is not without its daring moments--we'll get to those--but the first order of business in any review of this much-hyped record, on which Celine Dion is said to have slunk away from her songbird instincts in favor of embracing her inner rock & roll wild child, should be fan reassurance. Therefore: fear not. Taking Chances has its share of poignant, pretty ballads (both "A Song for You" and "Right Next to the Right One" are goosebump-raisers) and love songs (the hopeful, heartfelt title track, which unfolds into an anthemic power ballad midway through, may be the best one). As far as standard Celine fare goes, in fact, Chances is likely her strongest non-French outing since 2002's A New Day Has Come; nobody unfolds a lyric with more care or nuance. And, as the subtle "My Love" deftly proves, any early-career instincts to over-sing have gone poof along with her '90s-era, sweet-natured-kook persona. Because it's a generous 16 songs long, it may even be possible to ignore the non-Celine-like moments on Taking Chances and just enjoy the more fan-faithful tracks. But that wouldn't be any fun, would it? There are songs here--"Can't Fight the Feelin'," "Fade Away," "That's Just the Woman In Me"--that will astound diehards and make fans of those who've dissed her for more than a decade. If you didn't think the diva behind Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" had it in her to screech from the bottom of her soul, a la Janis Joplin, flip to track 15 and guess again. --Tammy La Gorce
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This said, some of her attempts at pushing her voice in a rock area don't work for the best. Try as she might, her cover of Heart's "Alone" is simply adequate and fails to capture the original's palpable desparation - her voice soars and she hits all the right notes, but the performance itself and the production are way too clean to make it truly convincing. "Can't fight the feeling" sounds like the parody of a rock song, rather than a real one - it's like a tiger without claws or teeth.Read more ›
If we don't, we will lose out on the chance for future happiness, a point Madame Dion makes very clear in this beautiful song. Knowing Mme. Dion's music, the rest of the album will be just as good. I have already pre-ordered it, and I am no weepy man.
Celine is the diva of divas in my humble opinion, and one of Canada's best.
She soars to new heights with her high end vocals but on the other end, reaching down into her abdomen for some of her deep ones and finding some rock roots, pretty much a first for her.
No schmaltzy love songs here but a little more edge to the music, not unlike Sarah MacLaughlin.
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I've listened to my wife's copy, and after listening to this pile of whatever you want to call it, all I can say is ugh! Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2008 by C S M
No, I was not dumb enough to buy this crap but I'm giving a review anyway, basing it on her previous output. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2008 by C. Matthewson
Celine Dion won the Eurovision-price for Switzerland. So for that she's untouchable here. But I must say that I'd like to see her doing other more personal things than this... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2008 by Jo day
Celine Dion has returned to the recording studio and this is her first English studio album in over four years. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2007 by modern jazz