Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Celine Dion, Anne Geddes|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
In collaborating on Miracle, Celine Dion and her partner in baby love Anne Geddes carefully sidestepped the L-word--a smart move, considering that the songs captured here, despite their electric-blanket warmth, aren't alw... more »
In collaborating on Miracle, Celine Dion and her partner in baby love Anne Geddes carefully sidestepped the L-word--a smart move, considering that the songs captured here, despite their electric-blanket warmth, aren't always lullaby-like in their delivery. Though the collaboration is about babies--the liner notes to this CD provide a sneak peek at Geddes' visual wizardry available in both the expanded box set and book--Miracle is not necessarily for them. Which works out great for Celine fans who have made contact with their maternal sides. More than anything, the disc plays as a valentine to new mothers: "Le Loup, La Biche et le Chevalier (Une Chanson Douce)," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," and John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy" get the trademark melt-away vocal treatment, causing the need to keep a box of tissues at the ready. While tenderness flows from each track as consistently as formula from a baby bottle, though, the chanteuse doesn't shy away from the passion and note-pounding that are also her trademarks. Thus, the miracle of Miracle lies not in its ability to soothe the tiny creatures it swollen-heartedly celebrates, but in its ability to set the sentiments of listeners who love them to song. --Tammy La Gorce
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Kalos E. (Kalos) from GREENVILLE, SC
Reviewed on 8/12/2008...
The pictures are absolutely wonderful and the songs soothing and beautiful.
Megan D. (RN780) from SANTA MARIA, CA
Reviewed on 2/3/2007...
Wonderful relaxing music and songs of motherhood
Movie and Music lover! | HOLLYWOOD, California | 10/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this cd because it seemed different than most of the music that Celine has recorded in the past. Well... my hesitation was unfounded, as this cd is really good. Celine's voice is excellent and the production is well done. I enjoy all of the songs.
Some of the songs are repeated from previous Celine cd's (First time ever I saw your face, Brahms lullaby, The prayer), but the cd is still worth buying.
You don't have to have a child to enjoy this cd. If you love the sound of Celine's voice, then you will love this cd."
For mothers and sentimental grown-up children...
Dale E. Hopkins, II | Lakewood, OH USA | 10/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this disc against the advice from others to avoid it as it had gotten some lacklustre reviews. I would have gotten it just because I am a Celine fan. I'm not particularly a fan of the Anne Geddes photographs, but that's not really what you're purchasing this disc for. It's the music. Sure - it's schlock and sap and all of those things that seem to label music as "bad" or "unworthy". At the same turn, I found my sentimental heart just going with the words and thinking of my mother and the things she may have been feeling from the day she knew she was pregnant. She has told me how much joy she felt and all of the things that concerned her. She also told me how happy she was when I was born; to find out that my birth helped tie a lot of things in her life together.
This album predominantly has a "lullaby" feel to it. There are no up-tempo tracks although there are some songs with a little more movement to them. The soothing sound is great to relax to after putting the baby down for a nap. It's sonically unintrusive and quite calming.
I'd recommend this disc for new mothers who might be able to share their thoughts and feelings with Celine's music. I'd also recommend this disc for any grown-up children who have had a good relationship with their mother. I think the words and sentiments might cause a few people to get a little misty as think about the mother they may have lost or to those who realise that their mothers won't be around forever and appreciate how selflessly she had given of herself.
Yes, it's schlock and sap, but sometimes we need a little bit of that to comfort us from the harshness of the world outside."