Who’s Hand Is Behind The ‘Sans attendre’ Album Cover?

2012/10/05 3:00AM Canada (English)

Now that the cover for Celine’s new French-language album ‘Sans attendre’ has been revealed, you’ve probably been wondering who created the artwork. The illustrator is Aurore Hutton, niece of former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Do you like it?

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Oh..... and as we look back, The album was released. The musique was and IS wonderful. Céline just keeps getting better. And I know that I ordered through The Boutique BOTH copies, which were the regular release as well as the gatefold DELUXE with the calendar CD. Did you all order the same thing?? A true CÉLINE DION FAN does, and we have the album from every COUNTRY??? Eeeehh??? I'm very pleased with the direction on this project. Both "Sans Attendre" & "Loved Me Back To Life" REALLY touched my heart in ways beyond my wildest imagination. I lost my Mother 2 years ago. I miss her soo much, more than I can express. But when the french CD was released and I heard the first single. IT TOUCHED my HEART, and speaking of a heart, my Mother always said that the key to Heaven is LOVE. well as I held her hand, her right hand and she slipped away. There was a perfect "Heart" on her hand. So when I opened the "Sans Attendre" CD, I seen the "Heart" on the inside on the CD. I knew it wasn't a coincidence, Mom and I would listen to Céline all day. I wanted to take her to Vegas many times but the shows were cancelled and I was left with very beautiful tickets which I cherish. Mom and I never got to go and see Céline in Vegas. Someday my wish will come true. Also to touch on the English album, "Loved Me Back To Life" well, thats what happened. Not only was there an Eagle/Phoenix inside on that CD, of which my Mother LOVED. And will be my tattoo. Ouch I know.... But, when I lost my Mother. Céline fans from around the world embraced me with the love and kindness that can only be described in fairytales it seems. I TRULY was LOVED BACK TO LIFE. Because the truth of it all is that the world doesn't stop, for our broken hearts. But my Facebook and iPhone contacts including Andre Coutu, were there for me rather they know it or not. And I thank you ALL and I LOVE you ALL with ALL my heart.... -Royce Xoxo....

The only complaint I have with this cover is that it is very feminine. I like to use the covers of my favourite albums as my desktop background. Currently I have Muse's 'The 2nd Law' album cover as my desk top wallpaper. I would have liked to have had the 'Sans Attendre' cover as a desktop wallpaper but as it's a bit too feminine I'll stick with Muse. I hope the English album cover is more neutral.

Sans Attendre Tour, Paris, France-25, 26, 29, 30 November and 01 December 2013; Une Seule Fois, Québec, Québec, Canada-27 July 2013; Taking Chances World Tour, Paris, France-21, 24 May 2008; Taking Chances World Tour, UK-03, 08 and 10 May 2008; A New Day.

Shouldn't it be "WHOSE hand" ?

I like the idea of that illustrated cover and like the cover of Parler à mon père. It's interesting and new style. However the cover of Sans attendre could have been better, I have problems with her strangely bent knees only. Smile
On the whole it's nice.

The cover is absolutely something completely new and fresh for Celine... It's a very nice job. However, come on guys....! We've waited for the new french language album for 5 years, and now what? A cartoon (though it is sweet and beautiful) is featured on the cover? I would be perfectly happy if this cover was used for the promotion of a single from the album, but i don't like it as the cover of the whole album. Celine is so beautiful nowadays. Why not put a gorgeous photo of her ( I'm sure there are many) on the cover?

...moi je sais pas jouer...
On me dit qu'aujourd'hui, on me dit que les autres font ainsi...
Je ne suis pas les autres...

Hate it!! Sad

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Thank you NancyJB!!! Smile

Here`s another one Smile Hope you all like them Wink

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I totally LOVE the cover presented by RAzzO!!! This is a beautiful cover!!!


Here`s mine Smile

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YES!! GOD YES!!!! I LOVE IT Laughing out loud !! It`s something new/fresh/different!!!!!!! GOOD JOB <333!!!!!


I don't like the cover. Celine Dion is such a beautiful and charming woman. She has so many beautiful photos. I will buy the new album of Celine Dion for sure. And I want to see the face of Celine Dion on the cover and not a drawing. Please Celine, change the cover. You can read the comments and see that most of your fans don't like the cover. Please do something and change it. Please!
Klementyna from Poland

No... I don't like it actually.. any of her newly taken pix with the white or the dark rose will be 1000000 times better than this

For Parler A Mon Pere the picture worked, for the lyrics video it worked too. But this cover... it looks childish and not only childish it also looks girlie. Like the type of drawings you see in a little girl's scrapbook, agenda etc. Celine is a woman in her 40s. It could have worked when she was a lot younger. But now..no. I don't think it was a good decision to put this drawing on the cover.
Now there has been a photoshoot with the most gorgeous pictures of Celine and it is a shame that none of them is on the cover of the new cd.

oh my god, it's terrible. please céline, don't do that.


I like the artwork and totally agree with Saheed.

About the woman posture in the drawing, i think it represent Celine's unique poses on stage, esp when she hits those high notes, with her backward bent etc. And i love it! Quirkie but interesting.

Well everybody has a right to speak their preference rite? Smile

I do not like the cover for "Sans Attendre."

Especially if it was illustrated by Aurore Hutton, the niece of former French President (Bilderberg member) Valéry Giscard d'Estaing who happens to be very close to the criminal Henry Kissinger.

Please don't tell me you associate with these "Illuminati" who are pushing for a one world government.

No, I don't like it. I'm very disappointed.
Celine, you should change it.

No, I don't like the cover. I'm disappointed.
Céline is beautiful, the pictures are amazing and the girl on the cover is... I don't even know what to say.
I would love to see another cover. Or at least give us two options.

Thanks for asking for our opinion.

The cover is Ok, but I agree with other,
the cover with Celine's photo would be better.

Actually I have to say I do not like the cover art for an album cover! Celine is so beautiful and I absolutely love those recent pictures released!! They would make an amazing cover for her!




I don't like it so much but at least it's different.

I do not like the choice for the album. Like other comments it looks too juvenile, I don't see a face resemblance to beautiful Celine. I would prefer to see one of the new gorgeous photos recently released. The artwork is cute, but this isn't the place for it. Many fans prefer to see the real Celine. It still won't stop me from buying it. I can't wait. Love you Celine!

The cover is not what I was expecting. I'm a little bit disappointed. But I guess the producers should give us a surprise in deluxe version of the album. NO DRAWING this time. Celine's last photoshoot was so beautiful. Why not using the photos of that session for the cover of the deluxe version? That's a suggestion [2]

A foto da capa da revista 7 Jours seria uma capa maravilhosa para o álbum, bom, essa é minha opinião.

The cover photo of the magazine 7 Jours would be a wonderful cover for the album, well, that's my opinion.

Yes i like it, it's very cute Smile I don't care so much if the cover album has Celine's face or one artwok, but the importance is to listen new songs or the new work of Celine Smile

The cover is not what I was expecting. I'm a little bit disappointed. But I guess the producers should give us a surprise in deluxe version of the album. NO DRAWING this time. Celine's last photoshoot was so beautiful. Why not using the photos of that session for the cover of the deluxe version? That's a suggestion Smile

No, sorry i don't. It was ok for a single like "Parler à Mon Père", because it was uptempo song, it was refreshing, but not for the album cover.

Her logo has been missing for years, now its her face who's missing.

I prefer a Celine picture.

Taking Chance artwork was changed at the last minute, i hope the same thing happens to Sans Attendre.

Or Give an alternate version.... Artists do it all the time!

like in 1Fille et 4 Types... Give us 2 options.

Love it to bits. Album cover artwork is almost always better and more iconic than a photograph of the singer/band. Think about the big bands/singers in the world at the moment (Muse, Coldplay, Oasis, Green Day, U2 etc...), the majority have artwork.and it's more iconic and memorable. Artwork is more creative, original, intelligent and thoughtful. Hope the English album has artwork.. Also hope Sans Attendre is released in vinyl format. Music always sounds better on vinyl!

Sans Attendre Tour, Paris, France-25, 26, 29, 30 November and 01 December 2013; Une Seule Fois, Québec, Québec, Canada-27 July 2013; Taking Chances World Tour, Paris, France-21, 24 May 2008; Taking Chances World Tour, UK-03, 08 and 10 May 2008; A New Day.

What a Question !!!!

Of course I like it, I love it soooooooooooooooo much , as everything of Céline !!! It's really a gift for us, and I'm sooo over happy !!!!

Our CÉLINE DION is really BACK again , she's really the QUEEN of Music and the most amazing, dearest, beautiful, coolest, nicest and just the BEST Lady on Earth ♥
I'm really very proud to have Céline as my only and biggest Idol, I wanna be just like she is *___*
I hope I'll meet her once or sing with her, it's my biggest Dream, and hopefully he'll come true once !!!!

I give my BEST to support our Diva, she's really an Angel with the most amazing and beautiful Voice !!!!!!! And her Songs are all very cool, meaningful ans so powerful ♥

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I agree with the others, I had preferred if there was a Celine's picture
Smile <3


Me like this cover , it's something new .
It is such a refresh .
Aurore Hutton made a nice cover .

A capa é linda, mas eu ainda prefiro Celine na capa!

The cover is beautiful, but I still prefer Celine on the cover!

I liked it. I think it fits her french career very well (wich is different of her english-international one). It's fresh, artistic, youngful, delicate... Of course we still didn't listen to the whole album but for me, the cover is an invite for a very soft, honest and unpretentious album. For a french album, I liked it a lot.

Personally I don't like it.

Drawing of Aurore Hutton is OK, but I think it's not suitable for an album cover. Put it into booklet or desktop calendar. I guess it's too childish for such a major pop artist.

It would be great to use one of those magnificent shots of Celine by Alix instead of Aurore's drawing. At least, give us an alternate version.

Thanks for asking.

Okay, interesting question, lol.
I love the whole concept of the cover, and its very friendly and attractive and colourful and all.... but, what is wrong with the woman's posture??? lol

Apart from that, I like the cover! Laughing out loud


"Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith." (Muslim)

Yes, I like it!
And it's interesting to choose a drawing rather than pics!
After a 'tribute' in 'A new day has come' to René-Charles, a tribute to the youngest, Eddy and Nelson... Smile

De son côté, Céline a souhaité répondre aux réserves des internautes, expliquant le choix du visuel. "J’étais à la fois déçue et excitée par ce projet. J’ai fait récemment des photos et pour une fois, je me trouve belle dessus. Le photographe a fait un travail extraordinaire. Alors quand on m’a proposé ces images un peu caricaturales à la place, je me suis demandé si ce n’était pas une blague. Mais en même temps, je suis contente de leur légèreté. Ca allège les émotions..."

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From her side, Céline wished to answer the reservations of the Internet users, explaining the choice of the picture. " I was disappointed at the same time and thrilled by this project. I recently made photos and for once, I am beautiful over. The photographer did an extraordinary job. Then when they proposed me these a little bit caricatural images instead of, I wondered if it was not a joke. But at the same time, I am satisfied with their lightness. This lightens emotions... "

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I like it alot!
It's something different.
I like the drawings and the colours that there are used.

The short version of this is "HELL NO!"

The elaborate version of this is...

Well, for starters, I think it is a terrible idea to put a drawing on the cover. I am ok with illustrations in the booklet, but come on, the cover???

As for the drawing itself, I really don't like Hutton's style at all. Way too childish and girlish for a pop music album, even an intimist one. Now I get the idea behind it and the symbolism related to Celine's life. But it could have been done much more nicely, in a modern, yet simple and intimist style.

Anyway, I'll just copy and paste what I've already commented on another page :

Why I do hate the cover being illustrated:

I've heard many people say "Celine doesn't need to do a photoshoot for every album cover. She's not a model or an actress". That's not the problem. Image has always been an important matter in Celine's life and career. Most of us remember how she hated the way she looked when she was young, and many of us at one point felt the same way about ourselves. She did so much and worked so hard throughout the years, to change and improve her looks. And now she's finally more than ok with the woman she has become, and it's a shame she can't proudly show it off on the cover of her new album, when she has such a wonderful photoshoot done by Alix. Proof is she said it herself a couple days ago in Montreal. She said "I do love myself on these pictures. For once I love my pictures, and in the end it's a caricature on the cover. Is that a joke or what?" That's what many of us think, and it's even more frustrating to know that she, herself, feels the same way. I guess she didn't really have a say in this, and it's truly a shame.

I don't agree that the illustrations lighten up the emotions of the album, as Celine hardly tried to justify it in an interview. I think it just lessens the album's credibility at first sight, but I'll do my best not to judge this album by its cover.

I wish they were smart enough to propose an alternative cover with a real Celine photograph from this amazing photoshoot she's so proud of, on the back of the booklet, as they did for "1 fille & 4 types". But with a digipack edition, it will unfortunately be impossible to display it on the front.

NO. A big NO for that drawing as a cover. Please change it, we want a real colourfoul Céline photo instead!.
Or if its not possible to change it now, please at least make ONE of the two editions that will be available (standard or digipack) with a Celine photo as the cover. That would be fair for everyone. Even Céline herself said she was disappointed that they didn't use a real photo of her!

Please change the cover.

Thanks for asking us Smile

Hush now... I see a light in the sky! A New Day Will Come

I really like her drawings and it's a sweet cover , but I also loved the gorgeous photos of Celine that were released for the promo of this album! I'm happy with whatever cover Celine wanted on the cover!


I like the artwork, but I dont feel that it fits as a cover album, I would like some Celine´s picture...