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These Are Special Times [Import]

Céline Dion Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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From humble beginnings in a rural French Canadian home town, Celine Dion has risen to international superstardom like a shooting star. The premier contemporary pop vocalist of the 1990's, Celine was presented the World Music Award for the Best-selling Female Pop Artist of All Time in 2004. Over the course of her career, she has earned music industry accolades from around the world: Grammy ... Read more in Amazon's Céline Dion Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00280WCH4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,699 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. O Holy Night
2. Don't Save It All For Christmas Day
3. Blue Christmas
4. Another Year Has Gone By
5. The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)
6. Ave Maria
7. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
8. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
9. The Prayer
10. Brahms' Lullaby
11. Christmas Eve
12. These Are The Special Times
13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
14. I'm Your Angel (Duet with R. Kelly)
15. Feliz Navidad
16. Les Cloches du Hameau

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Celine Dion These Are Special Times

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a sparkling Christmas collection 28 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
From traditional songs to new, like "Don't Save it All for Christmas Day" which was co-written by Celine, this is a diverse selection of Christmas music that will appeal to those who appreciate Celine's talent and the many colorations of her agile voice.
Starting with my favorite Christmas song, "O Holy Night", which is here given a lovely rendition, my other top choices would be:
Track # 3, "Blue Christmas", with a superb jazzy interpretation, Celine using her smooth, smoky voice, and Diana Krall adding a lot with her piano magic. I would love to hear Celine record an entire album in this quiet style; though it does not have the powerful top notes many expect from her, it is the "Celine voice" I enjoy the most.
Track # 6, the "Ave Maria" by Charles Gounod (adapted from a prelude by J.S. Bach), is heavenly. Exquisitely gentle and tender, this familiar and beautiful melody is always a pleasure to listen to, and is sung in English and Latin.
# 9, "The Prayer", by Carol Bayer Sager and David Foster has meaningful and moving lyrics, and makes an ideal duet for Andrea Bocelli and Celine, and the pianissimo ending is perfection.
# 13, the John Lennon/Yoko Ono "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" is poignant and marvelous, and the final track, sung by the Dion family, is a joyous Brahms waltz, "Les Cloches du Hameau".
Though everyone will have tracks they will like more than others, the overall production and musicianship is top-notch, making this a very satisfying CD, and one I do not mind hearing any time of the year. The enclosed booklet has most of the lyrics, extensive recording info (many different arrangers and musicians are involved in this CD), the sound excellent, and total time is 68'28.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Christmas Album by a solo artist 29 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
Even if you're not a Celine Dion fan, this is probably the best non compilation Xmas album available. Most Xmas albums over the years, even by respected artists, were sub-standard cash ins containing only a couple of worthwhile tracks. Not in this case. It's incredibly varied with a selection of modern, classical & standard songs, performed in a variety of styles and tempos with a couple of duets included. With histrionics kept in check, the crystaline vocals can be appreciated. The final track 'Les Cloches du Hameau' is a sing song round the Xmas tree by the Dion family. What might have been a twee ending to the album actually steals the show with its glistening Abbaesque harmonies.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars O HOLY CELINE 11 Dec 2004
Format:Audio CD
All I can say is....WHAT AN ALBUM, WHAT A VOICE!!!! The selection of songs on this album are absolutely perfect, and even more perfect for celine's voice. Her soft version of "O holy night" is fantastic, mellow and calm at first and then a powerful, strong ending with celine belting out "oh night divine". Also, "Ave maria" is normally sung by opera singers, but celine can NAIL THIS SONG! She is even better than an opera singer. There is also the jolly "god bless us everyone" with its christmassy feel. Buy this album, it is celine at her best at christmas, two of the best things in life, christmas, and celine!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect Christmas gift 4 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is without doubt, the perfect Christmas album, showing Celine Dion at her very best. Pay particular attention to the very touching and heart-warming tracks that Celine recorded with her family, not forgettting the romantic and sensational duets with Andrea Bocelli and R. Kelly, 'The Prayer' and 'I'm Your Angel'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars celine dion a great cd i would recommend this CD 26 Nov 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
This was a very good value CD I have listed to it's lots of time already l recommend this CD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good disc 23 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This disc was very nice,great to relax and listen toI particularly love the track of Avia Maria.Buy it and just chill out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'SEASONAL GEM'S from 'CELINE' 19 Nov 2013
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Here we have a collection of well known and not so well known seasonal
numbers given the 'Celine' treatment, the season of good-will is fast
approaching, probably too fast for many, however it's time to dig out
our Christmas Albums, again, and maybe even add to the collection.
Among the seasonal songs on-board to enjoy..
'Oh Holy Night' ...performed using her vocal-range perfectly...'Oh Come
all ye Faithful' ..a traditional Christmas song, again sung with genuine
'Celine' also sings the classic 'Ava Maria' ..her version, right up there
with the best.
One of perhaps her most well known numbers 'The Prayer' ..a duet with world
famous Tenner' 'Andrea Bocelli' ...an all-time classic, indeed.
Also included 'Brahms Lullaby' again beautifully performed by 'Celine'
You can almost imagine sitting indoors huddled up around an open fire with
'snow' falling outside whilst listening too, 'Chestnuts Roasting on an open
Fire' (Kinda puts you in the seasonal mood)
Also on board the title track for the album..'These are Special Times'
There is also a duet with 'R.Kelly' -'I'm Your'e Angel' among the track list,
and 'Celine's' rendering of a number that seems to chart every year 'John
Lennon' and the Plastic Ono's' -'Happy Xmas'(War is Over) a very acceptable
version I must say.
There are several numbers equally as enjoyable on board that I haven't
mentioned, all in all this would make a great seasonal addition to, perhaps
the Christmas Compilation with the likes of 'Slade' and 'Wizard' on board,
and, perhaps a Christmas Carol album or two.
Well worth including among your 'CHRISTMAS' must-play-list.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars All the hits and more
What can't you say about Celine Dion an excellent value for money Cd with AutoRip I am highly pleased by this Cd
Published 1 month ago by LLWYNDDERW
4.0 out of 5 stars Cozy Christmas
This album makes Christmas feel as relaxing as every other day. And makes you feel cozy in the December weather. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent different Christmas Album
It's a really welcome change to the usual Christmas Albums, sung beautifully. I don't normally like slower versions of well-known songs but this is done really well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chocolate fanatic
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the Singer
This CD is great if you're a Celine Dion fan.. I enjoyed it, good songs beautifully sung, worth a listen!
Published 6 months ago by A bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful cd.
fantastic singer--- very good selection of tracks. Love this 1 even hubby likes it--- so it must be good and play it every day.
Published 6 months ago by jackie seagroatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice For Xmas
She Has Such A Unique Voice. It Is A Pleasure To Listen To The Xmas Songs. Worth Buying For Anytime Of The Year.
Published 7 months ago by Mick
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your average Christmas album
Not exactly a Celine Dion fan, however for anyone who wants a Christmas album that isn't Carols or pop starts murdering Carols then give this a go. Read more
Published 7 months ago by juliet bravo
5.0 out of 5 stars Celine
As I am a staunch fan of Celine Dion this seasonal album is a must for this time of the year
Published 7 months ago by Jo-anne Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wowwwww
Best christmas album ever!!!!
Voice in top shape, great selection of songs, a truly album to enjoy not only in Christmas
Published 7 months ago by Manel
2.0 out of 5 stars These are special times.
Celine I feel has been self indulgent on this album,and although fans may feel otherwise,I would only recommend this to a true fan
of celines.
Published 7 months ago by DONNA WHITE
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