on March 17, 2002
I have always liked Celine Dion...ever since her American debut in 90 with the hit "Love Can Move Mountains." This is Definatly one of her best albums (Along with "Falling into You" which is her other best) and shouldn't be missed on any fan. As with me if you enjoyed the smash hit "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic)" then you'll like the rest of the songs, as they fit in well together...ranging from mid upbeat (Which she is Best at), to ballads. I also enjoy the single "To Love You More." This one is an extended version which shows off a talented violinist (Whomever he/she may be)! This song was also the theme of the movie "The Quest For Camelot." My Absolute fav on this album occurs at the very very end of the Album which is the Album's title song "Let's Talk About Love." - It's PHENOMINAL! You really have to hear it to believe it. This is one of the Best albums and If you enjoyed the singles releaed check this one out!
on December 19, 1998
Way too many critics (aka "the lowest forms of life"), seem to make it their missions to attack any artist who happens to be popular and HAVE TALENT. Ms. Dion is both, and both of those extrordinary qualities shine through on "Lets Talk About Love". Not only does Celine have a voice that can cross hemispheres, but she is also willing to experiment with all types of music without losing her contemporary rock and roll style. There is a little bit of everything here, soaring rock scapes like "The Reason", "To Love you More" and "Miles to Go(Before I Sleep)", right down to the jazzy "Treat Her Like a Lady". And yes, Celine blasts the entire record with her amazing voice, especially on the incredible "Us" and the extravagent title track. Records like this show exactly why Celine is such a superstar, as she has much broader appeal than most people think. Perhaps those who are quick to judge her because of her success should try listening to the music that has made her a modern legend, and then ask themselves why they did'nt do so in the first place.
on July 6, 2001
This last entire english new material album from Celine Dion shows a more mature side of her talent,and proves that the succes of "Falling Into You" was not a passer-by one but instead the entrance to the Diva-world. "Let's Talk About Love" is by far the best album modern pop has ever produced during the past 20 years to say the least. There are simply too much stars involved in the recording of this album. There are practically no mistakes and there is a great coherence and cohesion between all of the tracks. No way this could ever be boring simply because it has a great diversity, starting with the common excellent well produced diva-pop and ending with a hip-hop cover and one or two extremely danceable songs. The album begins with "The Reason", a top vocal track which features the help of role model Carole King. On the following track The Bee Gees appear both as songwriters and as fellow singers turning "Immortality" into and very emotional and romantic song. On her hip-hop effort, Celine is being hepled by jamaican Diana King and Brownstone treesome. In fact, this one is a cover of Diana's 1995 "Treat her like a lady". "Tell Him" is the star duet on this album,Ms Dion teenage years' inspiration Barbra Streisand, having an important role in the succes of the song. It is overproduces, nevertheless tiresome. Still it is simple and clear, making it one of the most enjoyable musical experiences ever. There's also another beautiful cover on the album, "When I Need You", which goes on great with Celine's voice. The last duet is with classical singer Luciano Pavarotti turning on a more serious side of pop music, a more classical one. On top of that the famous producer George Martin (Beatles) helps on "The Reason", Walter Afanasieff and David Foster on "Tell Him" and several other tracks plus production work from music giants such as Rick Wake (previously worked on "The Colour..."), Corey Hart, Jim Steinman, Brian Adams, Jean-Jaques Goldman etc. There is also a spanish track on some non US editions "Amar Haciendo el Amor" on which Celine shows she has no problems with her fifth singing language. This is the work of Emilio Estefan Jr. But what surely made this album so important is the Titanic theme which needs no description. Next to those songs there are some great romantic tracks such as "Where Is The Love" and the title track. Inspite of the cliche phrase this really is a masterpiece album which fits in any respectable CD collection. In fact you cannot say you know music unless you've tasted this one aswell. All i have to say now is "Enjoy it!" because i know you will.
on March 9, 2002
Celine Dion's 1997 release LETS TALK ABOUT LOVE embraces you in a message of love. The album contains soft ballads, rock, movie themes, duets, and opera. The one song that hits me the most and has become my best favorite from the album is Track 14-TO LOVE YOU MORE. A passionate ballad with a very elegant violin opening, the song sorts of like a response to BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME in the previous release.
The producers of this album (Vito Luprano and John Doelp) have saved the best for last in the album. Track 15-LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE is sort of like the kind of song you'll hear in Olympics closing, like AMIGOS POR SIMPRE (Barcelona Games 1992). Celine is joined by a children choir in this heart-warming piece. Track 13-I HATE YOU THEN I LOVE YOU (duet with Luciano Pavarotti) will share the merit with LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE as my second favorite from the album. It's a beautiful opera song. As Celine has noted, Luciano is the greatest tenor in the world and she had been secretly hoping to sing a love song with him.
Speaking of popularity, everyone will agree that Track 12-MY HEAR WILL GO ON (theme from Titanic) is the most popular piece in this album. James Horner had do an incredible job on the music score for the film. The music is stunning, breathtaking, and heart-pounding. Cameron (Titanic director) originally did not want to have a vocal theme but instrmentals. After listening to Celine's demo of MY HEART WILL GO ON, Cameron adopted the song as the movie theme. The movie version (as recorded on the Titanic soundtrack) is slightly different. The arrangement is better in this version recorded in Celine's album. The very last four songs, Tracks 12, 13, 14, and 15 are my personal picks and have made the album worth to buy. The album, however, has some other jewels.
Track 07-WHERE IS THE LOVE and Track 08-WHEN I NEED YOU go hand in hand as a pair of beautiful love soft ballads. Track 08-WHEN I NEED YOU Celine sings with a very soft voice. The song would make a nice Kareoke choice. Track 06-TELL HIM (duet with Barbara Streisand) is a very beautiful ballad again. What can I say about two divas coming together and perform a timeless classic? The twin opening cuts Track 01-THE REASON and Track 02-IMMORTALITY have some good tunes but are nothing compared to Track 14-TO LOVE YOU MORE and Track 15-LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE. Track 03-TREAT HER LIKE A BABY is a nice twist from the rest of the album-it is a cute and fun song. I only own two Celine Dion's CDs: FALLING INTO YOU and the current one being reviewed. But I can honestly say that I love both albums. They consistently make their presence back to my CD player. Let the music pulsate in your mind...
on April 25, 2004
Well, after a smash hit like Falling Into You, Celine put out this follow-up. It sold like Falling Into You as well, at about 10 million copies. This album is about love, hence the title. These are my favorites:
THE REASON: This song is a ballad of course, with Celine telling a lover how much they mean to her. Her voice is in top-notch here.
IMMORTALITY: With help from the Bee Gees, Celine tells the story of her ended relationship and how it will always be inside her heart. She doesn't use her impressive range much here, but still an excellent song.
TELL HIM: People seem to hate this song. I don't get why. The two powerful voices of Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand make an otherwise lame song amazing. The lyrics are cliched, but they make up for it by using their all in the range area.
MY HEART WILL GO ON: Everyone knows this one. It's played out, but no one can deny the powerful vocals of Ms. Dion. It is a prototype of her great ballads, building up slowly to an earth-shattering, chest-thumping climax that we've come to expect from Celine.
TO LOVE YOU MORE: Easily the best song on the whole album. It was overshadowed by the mighty "My Heart Will Go On," but it actually surpasses that song in the musical stakes. Celine pours her body and soul into this amazing song, and it's never gotten old with me through the years I've been listening to it.
If those songs aren't enough, just listen to the others. All the songs on this CD are great. Let's Talk About Love should be considered the end-all, be-all of Celine's music. If it weren't for the amazing Falling Into You, this would be her best. It is a close second, however. But why are you wasting time reading this review? GO OUT AND GET IT!
on October 4, 1999
Every generation has a leading pop diva. For the ninteties, it will be Celin Dion.
There are hardly two opinions that Celin is a gifted singer. Her vocal ability and range have few parallels. While she puts them to best use on this album, what also fascinates are her collaborations with some of the music industry's finest recording artists; Lucianno Pavarotti, the Bee Gees, Carole King and the inevitable Barbra Steisand. But of course, the high point of the album is Celin's contribution to the Titanic Soundtrack "My heart will go on", that has become more of a musical anthem of its time. Critics may think that we have had too much of this Titanic business; however, it is undeniable that the song is performed with a fair measure of skill that strikes a chord in the hearts of all of us.
On the other hand, the album will hardly appeal to those who lament the demise of rock'n'roll, gentle acoustics and fair singing.. but Celin was never their cup of tea anyway...
on June 20, 1999
If Celine is all about popular music today then it's a sad statement for the times. You may like her voice (I wouldn't subject dogs to it for fear of those nasal high frequencies that go beyond human hearing) and are entitled to it, but this album (again) shows that her voice is the only thing on it that's probably hers. With technology, I can sing like Celine, but would I want to?
As usual, she has just about as many different producers as songs. Let's see, hire the guy who produced the Beatles, the guy who produced Chicago and was responsible for the radio friendly pop of the 80s, add the guy who wears his sunglasses at night, etc...She also doesn't write anything she sings. She's an actress, taking someone else's words and creating so-called emotion from it. Not to mention she adds no instrumentation to the overproduction.
Give her an empty recording studio filled with musical instruments and blank sheets of paper to write lyrics with no producers, what do you get? Silence.
The singer/songwriter art has been lost in the 90s amidst the overproduced "heart-wrenching" ballads of the Titanic Theme and Celine's other "work." Should one believe that adding the Bee Gees, Pavarotti, and Streisand to the album add some credibility? Not.
I'd suggest checking out the brilliance of modern and past signer/songwriters, many of whom added their own instrumentation to their works. Bill Withers, George Michael, Marvin Gaye, even Lauryn Hill. These artist prove that there can be credibility in soul.
Rob and Fab did more work to pull off Milli Vanilli than Celine Dion does on her "own" albums.
on August 6, 1998
Celine Dion has a powerful voice. No doubt about it. She has an astonishing range, as well as the vocal flexibility - within her genre - to match any opera diva. But anyone can develop power and polish. The rare, beautiful gift that only Celine has given the world, the gift that can take your breath away, is passion. There are miraculous moments when the startling intimacy of her voice brings tears to the eyes...you cannot look for it, it finds you unexpectedly. I feel that the hodge-podge of styles represented in this album contains a great deal of material inferior to her prodigious talents, although she can sing just about anything with finesse. Part of what appeals to me in "My Heart Will Go On," "I Hate You, Then I Love You," and "To Love You More," is the musical interest provided by the added complexity of great orchestration. I look forward to hearing more dabbling in serious music as this gifted artist continues to define h! er creative essence.
on December 16, 2000
This is one of Celne's best album. Collaborating with some of the biggest and best names in the music business including: her long-time idol Barbara Streisand (for their spectacular, over-the-top duet "Tell Him"), the Bee Gees (on "Immortality")Carole King and Sir George Martin (who co-wrote "The Reason")and Lucianno Pavarotti (for their duet "I Hate You Then I Love You"). The album was vaulted to the top of the charts back in 1998 by the ubiquitous Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On." Other outstanding tracks include David Foster's gorgeous masterpiece "To Love You More," the emotional title track, the powerful, poignant "Us," beautiful "Miles To Go Before I Sleep," and Celine's pseudo hip-hop song "Treat Her Like A Lady," (featuring Diana King.) While there are a couple of weak tracks, and the aforementioned duet with Pavarotti suffers from mediocre songwriting, all in all, it is an excellent adult contemporary pop album.
on May 26, 2004
1. The Reason -5 out of 5!
2. Immortality -5 out of 5!
3. Treat Her Like A Lady -4 1/2 out of 5!
4. Why Oh Why -5 out of 5!
5. Love Is On The Way -4 1/2 out of 5!
6. Tell Him -5 out of 5!
7. Where Is The Love -3 out of 5.
8. When I Need You -3 out of 5.
9. Miles To Go (Before I Sleep) -3 out of 5.
10. Us -5 out of 5!
11. Just A Little Bit Of Love -4 out of 5!
12. My Heart Will Go On -5 out of 5!
13. I Hate You Then I Love You -4 1/2 out of 5!
14. To Love You More -5 out of 5!
15. Let's Talk About Love -4 out of 5!
Another review of a superior Celine CD from me. I know I never rate a song below 3 stars, but that's because Celine consistently turns out top-quality music; at least, in my opinion, until the release of "A New Day," which was high-quality but not top-quality. This album rules (as demonstrated in the ratings.) It has some truly amazing songs on it that are well worth owning to listen to often.