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 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.
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.