Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
From the sun to the heart - classique
A. Hutchins | 05/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Celine Dion's FIRST album ever released in France---finally put onto CD.
"Du Soleil Au Coeur" was originally released in France in October of 1983. Celine had reached radio success over there with "D'amour ou d'amietie" but never quite reached her plateau until 1991's DION CHANTE PLAMONDON.
This release is a great stepping stone for the chanteuse, she as already a huge success in Canada with her albums, at that time she had released "La voix du bon Dieu" and "chante Noel" in 1981, "Tellement j'ai d'amour..." in 1982, and "Les chemins de ma maison" in 1983 (same cover as this set).
This set includes all song from those albums. 1-10 are the original songs on the album, the rest of the tracks were singles from France and Quebec.
Celine's camp has yet to release an anthology of her early work. This CD re-release gives us hope that we will one day see a huge anthology of her work from 1981-1987. We have seen several compilations that re-issue the same tracks (even the same order) such as "The Collection", "D'amour francaise", and countless others.
It's interesting to hear this songbird in hear early years; she still had more talent then than some of the legends of today. Her career as a francophone artist is still blossoming, she just proved that with her recent release D'ELLES. The woman never stops amazing her audience and never will stop.
It's about time! A reissue of one of Celine's great early al
Veggiechiliqueen | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Du Soleil au Coeur was the first Celine album to be released in France and debuted in October, 1983. The album went gold (over 700,000 copies sold), but has never been released on CD in its entirity (fourteen of the fifteen songs are frequently recycled on Celine French-language compilations) until now.
Du Soleil au Coeur featured some of Celine's most enduring French songs from her early career, such as D'Amour ou d'Amitie (Love or Friendship), the pensive Mon Ami M'a Quittee (My Boyfriend Left Me), Quatre Pas d'Ici (the adapted version of Bucks Fizz's Land of Make Believe), the tender maternal ode Tellement J'Ai d'Amour Pour Toi (I Have So Much Love for You), and the peppy Hello Mister Sam. The original ten-track tracklisting has been preserved from the original LP, and one new addition is the CD version of Vieux Monsieur de La Rue Royale, which was previously unavailable on CD. Five additional tracks (all previously available on other compilations) are also included.
We're treated to a younger, confident, and absolutely captivating Celine who possesses these songs and makes them her own. Many were penned by the legendary Eddy Marnay, who collaborated with Celine on all of her albums until 1987's Incognito, when Celine switched to Luc Plamondon as primary songwriter as she was looking for an edgier, rock-oriented sound. Let's hope that Celine's other early albums are eventually remastered and reissued; there are dozens of great Celine songs from 1981-1987 that have never been released to CD. If you've never listened to Celine's first albums in French, you owe it to yourself to hear how impressive she was even as a teenager (personally, I prefer her 1981-1987 albums to anything she recorded after)."