Celine Dion - Taking Chances Album Review




Taking Chances by Celine Dion, Album Review

Taking Chances is the latest English-language album from Celine Dion, it is her 13th English album and 35th in total !!! Amazing !

Celine Dion worked with many different producers for this album, mainly on pop, rock and R&B songs. The tracks were recorded mostly during Dion’s summer holiday, between July 2 and August 15, 2007.

The material and performances on this album are on a par with most of Celine’s work… excellent. This album is just the essence of what Celine has been doing in English for a long, long while.

She is definitely “taking chances” with different genres and succeeding beyond everyone’s expectations. She delivers amazing vocals in all of her songs.

Celine Dion - Taking Chances

Celine Dion - Taking Chances Track Listing

1. “Taking Chances” K. DioGuardi, D. Stewart 04:07
2. “Alone” B. Steinberg, T. Kelly 03:23
3. “Eyes On Me” K. Lundin, S. Kotecha, D. Goodrem 03:53
4. “My Love” L. Perry 04:08
5. “Shadow of Love” A. Bagge, A. Nova, P. Sj?¶str?¶m 04:10
6. “Surprise Surprise” K. DioGuardi, M. Harrington, A. Howes 05:14
7. “This Time” D. Hodges, B. Moody, S. McMorran 03:47
8. “New Dawn” L. Perry 04:45
9. “A Song for You” A. Bagge, A. Nova, R. Wells 03:27
10. “A World to Believe In” T. Izzo, R. Ciciola 04:08
11. “Can’t Fight the Feelin’” A. Nova 03:51
12. “I Got Nothin’ Left” Ne-Yo, C. Harmon 04:20
13. “Right Next to the Right One” T. Christensen 04:10
14. “Fade Away” P. Astrom, D. Stenmarck, A. Nova 03:17
15. “That’s Just the Woman in Me” K. Rew 04:33
16. “Skies of L.A.” C. Stewart, The-Dream, T. Harrell 04:24

Celine Dion - Taking Chances Album Info

Released in Japan on November 7, 2007, in Europe on November 9, 2007, in Australia and New Zealand on November 10, 2007, in United States and Canada on November 13, 2007.

Recorded 2007
Genre Pop/Rock/R&B
Length CD 73:39, DVDdeluxe 25:00, DVDWal-Mart 41:00
Label Columbia, Epic
Producer Peer Astrom, Anders Bagge, Kara DioGuardi, Chuck Harmony, Kuk Harrell, David Hodges, Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou, Kristian Lundin, Ben Moody, Christopher Neil, Ne-Yo, Aldo Nova, Linda Perry, Guy Roche, John Shanks, Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart

Here is an Editorial review from amazon.com

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

Taking Chances doesn’t quite do what the title suggests, but it does push Celine Dion to the edge of her comfort zone and show an artist who not only wants to remain relevant but is prepared to work hard to stay that way.


13 Responses to “Celine Dion - Taking Chances Album Review”

  1. jamie Says:

    Well im not so sure if this album as done her many favours….
    Good to see her do something diffrent and new. And myself think the album is one of her best,

    But it was released into the album charts in the UK it went straight in at number 3 in the UK. For a week and then vanished i dont think it’s even in the Top 40 Now…

    Shame. Maybe the song Taking Chances was not the best song to make a come back with….

  2. donna Says:

    LOL……

    This album flopped in the Uk Chart….. But then saying that she isn’t the most biggest Star in the UK….

    Maybe it flopped because people always see her as same old same old…
    I dont Know

  3. mike Says:

    The single Taking Chances lets be honest here it wasn’t one of the best songs to release as a come back song…

    She just dont move….. Be good to see her dancing maybe that would change people’s mind’s about her

    I mean Modonna is older than Celine and she can dance. I mean it’s not if Celine cant afford dancing lessons…. Is It….

  4. oliver Says:

    Give it a try… I liked Celine, but was so over her after that dreadful “Titanic” album. Never bought anything since.

    So when I heard the first song I was surprised… so I bought the album.

    It’s much much better than I could have hoped for. It’s different, a bit more handmade but not too much. She’s not jumping from style to style on on album, but sticks to one direction.

    Still listening to it today, in fact right now.

    If you used to like her, give this a chance. It’s serisouly good.

  5. gav Says:

    This album is great. It has a new rock/pop celine with powerful lyrics and her trademark voice. There are also a few “traditional” celine songs for the long running fans. I feel this album was a good move in the right direction for her…

  6. carol Says:

    I don’t think i will appreciate the dance,it’s her songs that appeal me,her beautiful voice.Why must one singer dance?

  7. Georgina Says:

    Hey,

    I don’t agree that Celine should be dancing. She’s a vocalist that’s where her strength and passion lies. I think it’s very refreshing to see an artist staying true to what they love doing most.I personally think it would be contrived to see her dancing in her videos. Celine is not Madonna - in my opinion the greatest artists are those who bring their own style and presence to the industry.

    Madonna has always focused on strengthening her music career through controversy and the business side of things by evolving her ’sexy’ postmodern style etc…it’s worked for her! but just because it’s worked for her as an artist it doesn’t mean that’s *the* formula for all artists. I think Celine has established her career in a different way - people know her for her voice and I think she needs to stay focused on that because I believe there is always a place for that in the music industry - it’s hard to deny real talent.

    That being said, I think the Titanic song actually worked against her in the end, as she is always being associated with that song and people have forgotten about how versatile her voice and style actually is.

    Nevertheless I think she is heading in the right direction with this album, it’s a little more edgy without her trying to represent herself as something she is not and her voice is still flawless in every song which is great to see.

  8. lyla Says:

    HI GUYS………….

    IM LYLA FROM BALI INDONESIA !!

    I NEVER HAVE COMMENT FOR ANY THOSE CELINE ALBUM !! JUST ONE ….IN THIS WORLD IF U HAVE CHOOSE THE BEST VOCAL AND EXISTED ARTIST WHICH NEVER HAD A SCANDAL FOR LIFE OR ACT, ONLY HER IS THE BEST !! I LOVE CELINE THE WAY SHE IS. WHATEVER SHE DO OR WHAT KIND OF SONG SHE MADE OR WHAT ACT SHE TRYIN TO DO STILL MAKE ME FALIN FALIN AND FALIN DEEP WITH HER VOICE !! NO ONE IN THIS WORLD COULD SING LIKE THAT !! SO GUYS STOP PRETENDING LIKE ALL OF YOU WERE SIT ON MUSIC INDUSTRY …I BET ALL OF YOU MIGHT CAN’T SING !! WHY DONT JUST APPRECIATE WHAT SHE WANT TO DO AND STOP COMMENT LIKE U RE THE BEST SINGER EVER ! ONE WORD…..JUST SHUT UR MOUTH !! THANKS

  9. john vassila Says:

    yes, dont let her dance .

  10. Katie (: Says:

    as a young listener i’m usually into something alot livlier and more interesting than this but when i heard ‘taking chances’ the song; i really enjoyed it and thought it was really good so i listened to a couple of other tracks and really got into the album. Celine has an amazing voice and i appreciate that and i dont think she needs to up her performance or game to be perfectly honest. I find it inspiring more than anything to see she is staying true to herself and her voice. I think that she really is a fabalous singer and this album for me absolutely rocked! (:

  11. john vassila Says:

    she just cant dance.

  12. john vassila Says:

    must save planet must…not…let ……..her…………………dance!
    we will be doomed aaah.

  13. Georgina Says:

    John Vassila! well, well well, you wouldn’t be on here if you weren’t a Celine fan, haha!!!! I’ll let you borrow my CD’s next time.

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