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Taking Chances

12 Nov. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Nov. 2007
  • Release Date: 8 Nov. 2007
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:05:26
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  • ASIN: B001GTC8BI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,840 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
OK...let's start with THAT photo. I recall reading a glossy interview with La Dion some ten years ago wherein I was surprised to discover the relevation that she does indeed do her own vacuuming and dusting. I find it hard to visualise, however, in her current reincarnation, this glorious creature gliding across her shagpile, Dyson in hand and quilted orange nylon housecoat slashed to the thigh, sucking up furballs with Dionysian adandon.. Not with THAT hair honey....no, no, indeed no.

I have to admit considerable ignorance with regard to Celine's back catalogue. With the exception of her obvious Titanic moment I had always thought of her in the same way I might view an exotic island resort seen in an exclusive travel brochure....dreamed about perhaps but never quite having mustered the prerequisite curiosity to actually go there.
....but let's try to get beyond the hair and sculpted features, airbrushed to within an inch of oblivion. What lays beneath ?

This album has been a kind of revelation to me. I was nervous about the production credits. There are almost as many writers and producers as there are songs but Luprano and Doelp's executive overview maintains a remarkably consistent aural experience for the listener throughout.
Celine's voice really is a truly extraordinary instrument. Her unique and unsusual phrasing and fearless ability to hit all those big notes (... and there are many such ) enerringly dead centre every time lifts potentially pedestrian, formulaic songwriting into quite another sphere.

We are in familiar MOR power-ballad territory here but songs like "Taking Chances", Shadow of Love", "Surprise Surprise" and the beautiful "Skies of L.A." transcend the genre in this otherworldly woman's hands.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lola on 12 Nov. 2007
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Although I am an English speaker, I have always preferred Celine's French albums and singing, I feel they hold an added passion - possibly as French is her mothertongue. I was a little apprehensive when I first listened to this CD.

It's the first full studio English language album from Celine since 'Miracle' and I absolutely love it! Celine's voice remains exquisite. For some, Celine seems to induce the Marmite effect, but whatever your opinion, this album contains songs that show the versatility of her voice and is most definitely worth a listen!

There are some ballad tracks such as 'A Song for You' but also others which may be a surprise to those who expect more of a 'My Heart Will Go On'! 'Eyes on Me' could almost fall into the R&B genre and 'That's Just the Woman in Me' oozes soul. My personal favourite is 'New Dawn', which I would describe as mixture of gospel, soul and pop. My least favourite song is 'Alone'; a cover of the Heart hit from the 1980's. Although Celine sings it superbly, it's production is not exceptional and I expected more as it was produced by members of Evanescence.

Unfortunately and disappointingly, none of the UK versions of this album include the bonus tracks available on the Japanese version: 'Map to My Heart' and 'The Reason I Go On'.

This version of the album comes with a DVD giving a preview of the 'A New Day' DVD that will be released in December. The DVD is very short and is basically a promo item. NB - the Amazon description of the DVD is mis-leading. It does contain the live versions of the 4 songs listed from 'A New Day' and the released promo's of 'A New Day'. There is NO 'Making of the Show' or 'A Day in the Life of Celine' and only a very brief section of the 'Fan Appreciation Piece'.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Gregory R. Josephs on 5 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
'Taking Chances,' Celine Dion's 2007 English language release can only stand to serve as the best work in her long and illustrious career--no small accomplishment. Over 26 years Celine Dion has released in excess of 24 solid hours of original recorded material in six languages. So when it was announced that her new album would be something different--edgy and playful, risky and unique--one had to wonder what else she could bring to the table.

Well, as it turns out: A lot.

Packed into 16 solid tracks, Celine runs the musical gambit from 80s ballad covers to R&B, Gospel to the edgy Rock that was promised. And don't worry, there are even a few traditional-style Celine ballads thrown in the mix for good measure.

But its far more than the genre landscape that sets 'Taking Chances' apart from Celine Dion's 33 previous full length releases. The lyrics are simply far and away the best Celine has ever had to work with. The subjects of the songs are as varied as they are focused and detailed. Astonishingly devoid of tired clichés, the lyrics tell real stories with beautiful images. The result is a foundation of memorable, catchy lyrics upon which a wide instrumentation and Celine's masterful vocals build songs that simply stand up and stand out.

Particular highlights of the album include a remake of Heart's classic 'Alone.' Celine breathes new life into the song and takes complete ownership of the material with her powerful voice. 'Eyes On Me,' might be her most adventurous undertaking since 'Refuse to Dance' on 1993's 'The Colour of My Love.
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