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Saturday, September 02, 2006

I almost forgot to do this CD review....at yet I'm the first one to post

Artist: Celine Dion
Album: All the Way...A Decade of Song
Released: 1999
Label: Epic/550 Music
Tracks: 14
Reviewed by: Kathryn Hoffman

"All the Way...A Decade of Song" by Celine Dion is a collection of her top ten hits, plus four new additions. This CD is meant not only for her, but for her fans. This is the first time her best songs like the "Titanic" Theme Song, "My Heart Will Go On", "Because You Loved Me", "Beauty and the Beast", and many others.

The best part of this album is that it is not only a compilation of her top hits of the past, but it has new songs too. You can hear the difference of old and new.

Dion's voice is a force to be reconed with, it is so versitle. It soars over great jumps in "I Want You to Need Me", while there is a more popular feel to "If Walls Could Talk". She has a great traditional tone in her duet with Frank Sinatra in "All the Way".

The one disappointing track of the album is "Love Can Move Mountains". The piece does not show off her vocal talents and does not match the tone of the other songs. It is very gospel and cramps her rich voice.

All in all, "All the Way...A Decade of Song" is a winner. It is a bunch of Dion's top songs along with seven new additions to her collection. A great purcase of r avid fans and new comers alike.


At 9/03/2006 12:23 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

You were a little bit repetitive in this review. In the beginning you said there were four new additions and at the end there are seven. Your last sentence also doesn't make much sense. Overall you did a good job explaining the album

At 9/03/2006 4:36 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Be careful to avoid circular reasoning; The best part of this album is that it is not only a compilation of her top hits of the past, but it has new songs too. You can hear the difference of old and new. Also, I didn't get why a very gospel piece can cramp a rich voice... rich tone is usually abundant in gospel. I would have liked to see more depth in descriptions of why or why not songs were good.

You wrapped it up well, though. You really sold it. Nice.

At 9/03/2006 5:28 PM, Blogger Renee said...

Hey! I really like how you tell both positive and negative things about the cd. If a reader doesnt know whether or not this cd is for them... at least they have an somewhat fair review. Like Andrew said... the last sentence must have a typo or something.

At 9/03/2006 6:42 PM, Blogger Nat said...

This was kind of already said but you seemed to use a similar sentence about 3 times, saying something about the combination of old and new on one cd. Over all good review, but if someone was a new comer to Celine Dion, which very few people are, they may be confuse by just song titles, maybe a little more description of the songs.

At 9/03/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Vera Lynn Waters said...

Hey Natalie, I liked it. So I don't like Celine Dion too much, but you told the review quite acurately and fairly nonbiased. Even though I'm not a fan of her songs, her voice is amazing I will admit. I like that you complimented some of her songs, yet still gave criticism. Everyone knows that no album is perfect.

At 9/04/2006 9:10 AM, Blogger Vera Lynn Waters said...

ummm... catherine, i'm sorry... i knew it was you, i just wasn't thinking straight.


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