Top critical review
Not good at all
on 20 May 2016
Let me start by saying I am a huge Celine fan and she is the person who made me love the usually boring adult contemporary genre and the French language, which I had always hated. I own all her albums, singles, compilations, and DVDs. But, let's be honest here, this is the most shallow English-language album she has ever released. A weird and rushed production, juvenile lyrics, banal ballads, and an obvious lack of quality. It was probably a matter of the record label that attempted to market her then-upcoming residency show and win over new fans, but in the meantime she just ended up alienating her older ones. 'Love Is All We Need' is not the pop-R&B that dominated the charts in 2003 whereas 'One Heart' was no club banger. 'Faith' is a sweet song and 'In His Touch' is an acceptable ballad, nevertheless below the standards of, say, 'Falling into You' or 'I Surrender'. 'Have You Ever Been Love?' is exactly the same version that appeared on "A New Day Has Come" one year ago whereas 'Sorry for Love' from the same album appears on this one in its demo form. The last three ballads are extremely boring and the childish 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda' is not an original tune either, we have heard it on the special edition of, wait, "A New Day Has Come". In the end, all I could really enjoy are the first single 'I Drove All Night' cover and 'Reveal'.
I seriously doubt that Celine is also proud of this album. If she had been, she would have performed more songs from it on her shows. Now all we have is 'I Drove All Night'.
Thankfully she crafted a back to basics album with "Taking Chances" 4.5 years later.