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on 29 March 2014
If you ever wondered what it would be like to be the centre of an entourage and have to shoulder the ultimate responsibility for delivering 'on time, every time'- then this DVD delivers. Sure, Celine Dion has many helpers and enjoys the attention and adoration of more than just her fans. However, the pressure of her world tour was relentless.

This is a warts and all DVD. While it depicts her in less than flattering poses and places, without make-up, singing off key, singing with a distinct nasal tone at times, the documentary provides insight into her persona without being voyeuristic or distastefully invasive.

Clearly her family is the love of her life, so too her sizeable number of musicians, dancers and support organisers. She is depicted as a leader who inspires and connects with many. The scale of the productions, the attention to detail and the need to be 'on point' is evident. Even walking through the crowds with security guards needs close scrutiny.

It is the clip when Celine tells her security team, that there is a problem with how they are walking too slowly, in front of her or standing on her dress that the viewer is able to see how incisive she is in solving problems. She communicates clearly, respectfully and incisively.

You get the impression that there is rarely time to waste, for her to relax and unwind. I think her husband has admirable patience and understanding, allowing her to come back to earth slowly after the high of doing a show. He has his foibles, his blue shoes and dry sense of humour. He knows he shares her with the world and he seems accepting and relaxed about that. Both their devotion to their son is evident.

While the trappings of fame and fortune are easy to see in the DVD, so too are the stresses and the routine of repeating the same show on many continents. That said, no two shows can be the same. Accidents happen, illnesses appear, equipment malfunctions, dancers get injured, replacements have to learn the moves in a few days. Throughout, the impression is that those involved are respected and their own lives as well. Fans who are devoted, who have waited years to see their star, get a piece of Celine's time too.

Celine seems driven to please people. To push herself and use every moment and piece of energy in her quest to bring the best experience to the people she meets. Clearly she takes her responsibility of delivering her art and the songs of her writers, very seriously. She is am concerned and consummate professional.

For some, Celine's use of vocal gymnastics or 'technique' for effect is not appealing. Or the obvious indulgences in endless sentimentality. I am ambivalent about quite a large slice of her music catalogue, yet am hugely impressed by some of her CDs. I prefer her singing in her native tongue. Clichéd I know, but I find her voice sounds more settled, more relaxed or more at home.

No matter her critics for singing covers, for singing schmaltz at times, her fans and her people adore and respect her. She uses and shares her talents the best she can. Her end product is cleverly created and delivered to a very high standard. I for one, would never envy her success, she certainly has had to work for it and as she said, sometimes "at what price?".

Celine Dion is more than just a voice. Watch the DVD, see and hear for yourself.
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on 14 June 2010
This movie/documentary shows that apart from being a particularly gifted singer, Celine Dion is also a very warm and loving person. For those who've seen a concert of the "Taking Chances" World Tour, it provides unique behind-the-scenes footage that gives a glimpse of everything that is involved in these concerts, and that besides the ups there are often downs during the tour. The picture and sound quality is excellent.
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on 25 February 2014
if your expecting a normal music concert dvd,this isnt for you, this is more of a story about a year in Celines life, there are great songs and snippets and superb locations, we get to travel around with her, and see her interact with her family and entourage, I thought it was great entertainment, if you like Celine you will Love this
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on 20 May 2010
The Celine Blu-ray disc is so fabulous ! I enjoy every minute on the disc. The picture is razor sharp and the quality is flawless.( I used 40 coll Samsung Series 6 FULL HD LCD Tv. )
The sound quality is excellent too because it's Dolby Digital TrueHD.
And the plot is amazing like Celine Dion herself!
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on 7 June 2010
This movie is a really great look behind the scenes of the "Taking Changes World Tour" from 2008. It shows Celine as the hardworking woman she is and she travels around the world with her family. The Blu Ray is as sharp as a knife. The colours are beautiful. Really a great buy.
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on 24 May 2010
Two years ago I went to see Celine in Manchester, it was the best experience of my life! I got this bluray few days ago and I have to say I'm reliving the same emotions once again!
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on 1 March 2013
GET THIS DVD!! NOW!! Stop reading these reviews and buy it!! It's amazing, you see a whole different side to Celine, she's so real!! I'm not gonna spoil it for you by saying anything else, just get it!! The dvd is high quality and easy to navigate and even though it's 3 hours long, you don't even notice it!!
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on 1 June 2013 a word. I am a Celine Dion fan, but was worried that this might be a documentary style blu ray only. How wrong I was! When you start watching, it appears that way, but once you are well into the various concerts around the world, there are loads of songs performed live in their entirety! Nearly three hours long. All the great songs are here and the camera work/production is top notch. If you have a surround system, make sure you switch the sound to 5.1 as it`s set to only 2.1 by default, for some odd reason. To sum, I don`t think I`ve ever spent £10 odd more wisely!!!
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on 24 August 2012
I bought the bluray for the story. through the hole performance, there were parts where tears started. It is a masterpiece of audio and visual performance. You do not have to be the greatest fan to enjoy this Bluray experience.
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on 15 January 2015
Would have liked more music too much documentary.
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