A New Day Has ComeA New Day Has Come

Release date: Mar 26, 2002Date de sortie: 26 mars 2002

After a break of nearly two years during which she gave birth to her son René-Charles, Céline returns with A New Day Has Come. The well-balanced album retains continuity with her previous work while also exploring new musical territories. 

The album’s first single, A New Day Has Come, sets the tone for the album and is a wonderful combination of new and old. Composed by Aldo Nova and Stephan Moccio and co-directed by Walter Afanasieff, the song is a mix of new sounds with Céline’s own musical style.

Building on Céline’s past work with producer Max Martin on the song That's The Way It Is, collaboration with the “Swedish Pop Connections” continues in fine fashion with the opening song I'm Alive, produced by the duo Anders Bagge-Peer Astrom. These new collaborators (Madonna, Ace of Base, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez) provide a fresh take on Céline’s repertoire. They also give their special touch to Have You Ever Been in Love and Sorry for Love. 

A New Day Has Come also contains R&B influences with songs Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable), When The Wrong One Loves You Right and Superlove, the last of which is only available on the international edition of the album (sold outside the US).

With Aùn Existe Amor, Celine interprets her French repertoire signature song, L'amour existe encore, in Spanish. The album also includes two adaptations of French songs, Ten Days (Tomber) by Gérald De Palmas and The Greatest Reward (L'envie d'aimer) by Pascal Obispo.

In a different vein, Céline interprets two classics of blues and jazz. She sings At Last, popularized by Etta James, and Nature Boy, the Nat King Cole classic. The song Goodbye's (The Saddest Word), produced and written by famed producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC-DC, Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Foreigner) is a touching ballad about the love between mother and daughter, even beyond death. But the album’s masterpiece is I Surrender, written by Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello. The song is perfect for Céline and allows her to showcase her extraordinary vocal abilities. 

The album hits number 1 in over 12 countries. A year later, many of the album’s songs are incorporated in the show entitled A New Day... at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

 

Au lendemain d’une pause de près de deux ans au cours de laquelle elle donne naissance à son fils René-Charles, Céline lance A New Day Has Come, un album balancé, qui tout en restant en continuité avec l’ensemble de son œuvre, réussit à explorer de nouveaux horizons en proposant des sonorités modernes et actuelles. 

Le premier single, A New Day Has Come, composé par Aldo Nova et Stephan Moccio et coréalisé par Walter Afanasieff, est le parfait exemple de ce renouveau dans la continuité et donne le ton à l’album.

Forte de son travail avec le producteur Max Martin sur la chanson That’s The Way It Is, la collaboration avec la “filière suédoise” continue de bonne façon avec la chanson d’ouverture I’m Alive, produite par le duo Anders Bagge-Peer Astrom (Madonna, Ace of Base, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez). Ces nouveaux collaborateurs sauront donner un vent de fraîcheur au répertoire de Céline. Ils apporteront aussi leur touche sur Have You Ever Been in Love et Sorry for Love. 

A New Day Has Come propose aussi des titres à tendance plus RnB avec Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable), When The Wrong One Loves You Right et Superlove (chanson seulement disponible sur l’édition internationale).

Avec Aùn Existe Amor, Céline reprend la chanson phare de son repertoire francophone, L’amour existe encore, en espagnol. L’album compte aussi deux adaptations de chansons françaises, Ten Days (Tomber) de Gérald de Palmas et The Greatest Reward (L’envie d'aimer) de Pascal Obispo.

Dans un registre complètement différent, Céline s’attaque avec succès à deux grands classiques de blues et de jazz : At Last, popularisé par Etta James et Nature Boy, le classique de Nat King Cole. La chanson Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word), produite et écrite par le célèbre producteur Robert John “Mutt” Lange (AC-DC, Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Foreigner) est une touchante ballade évoquant l’amour au-delà de la mort entre une mère et sa fille. Toutefois la pièce de résistance demeure I Surrender, titre écrit par Louis Biancaniello et Sam Watters, qui donne toute la mesure des capacités vocales extraordinaires de Céline.

L’album sera numéro 1 dans plus de 12 pays et plusieurs des titres de l’album seront intégrés un an plus tard au spectacle A New Day… de Céline, présenté au Colosseum du Caesars Palace à Las Vegas.

  • 1

    I'm Alive

    When you call on me
    When I hear you
    Breathe
    I get wings to fly
    I feel that I'm alive
    When you look at me
    I can touch the sky
    I know that I'm alive
    When you bless
    The day
    I just drift away
    All my worries die
    I'm glad that I'm
    Alive
    You've set my heart
    On fire
    Filled me with love
    Made me a woman on
    Clouds above
    I couldn't get
    Much higher
    My spirit takes flight
    ‘Cause I am alive
    When you call on me
    When I hear you
    Breathe
    I get wings to fly
    I feel that I'm alive
    When you reach
    For me
    Raising spirits high
    God knows that
    That I'll be the one
    Standing by
    Through good and
    Through
    Trying times
    And it's only begun
    I can't wait for the
    Rest of my life
    When you call on me
    When you reach
    For me
    I get wings to fly
    I feel that
    When you bless
    The day
    I just drift away
    All my worries die
    I know that I'm alive
    I get
    Wings to fly
    God knows that I'm
    Alive


    (Kristian Lundin / Andreas Carlsson)

  • 2

    Right In Front Of You

    Life
    It can twist your heart
    Put you in the dark
    I was cold and lonely

    Doubt
    It can close you in
    Build the walls within
    I let fear control me
    I let go
    Didn’t know
    Where the answer would be

    Right in front of you
    Right in front of me
    We were looking
    But somehow, some way
    We couldn’t see

    That the love was always there
    It’s been around us everywhere
    I had to fall to finally see
    That you were right in front of me

    Faith
    It can lift you up
    And we’ve got enough
    To reach a new beginning

    Love
    Can withstand a storm
    In the final hour
    We’ll find the joy in living

    Don’t let go
    ‘Cause I know
    Pretty soon you will see

    Right in front of you
    Right in front of me
    We were looking

    But somehow, some way
    We couldn’t see
    That the love was always there
    It’s been around us everywhere
    I had to fall to finally see

    That you were right in front of me
    You are my tomorrow
    There’s safety in your arms
    Where you go, I’ll follow
    ‘Cause you’re the world where I belong

    Right in front of you
    Right in front of me
    We were looking
    But somehow, some way
    We couldn’t see

    That the love was always there
    It’s been around us everywhere

    I had to fall to finally see
    That you were right in front of me


    (Steve Morales / Shep Soloman / Kara DioGuardi / David Siegel)

  • 3

    Have You Ever Been In Love

    Have you ever been in love
    You could touch the moonlight
    When your heart is shooting stars
    You're holding heaven in your arms
    Have you ever been in love?
    Have you ever walked on air, ever
    Felt like you were dreamin'
    When you never thought it could
    But it really feels that good
    Have you ever been in love?
    Have you ever been in love
    You could touch the moonlight
    When your heart is shooting stars
    You're holding heaven in your arms
    Have you ever been in love?
    The time I spent waiting for something
    That was heaven sent
    When you find it don't let go
    I know...
    Have you ever said a prayer
    And found that it was answered
    All my hope has been restored
    I ain't looking anymore
    Have you ever been...
    Some place that you ain't leavin'
    Somewhere you gonna stay
    When you finally found the meanin'
    Have you ever felt this way?
    The time I spent waiting for something
    That was heaven sent
    When you find it don't let go
    I know...
    Have you ever been in love
    You could touch the moonlight
    You can even reach the stars
    Doesn't matter near or far
    Have you ever been in love?
    Have you ever been in love?
    So in love


    (Anders Bagge / Peer Astrom / Tom Nichols / Daryl Hall / Laila Bagge)

  • 4

    Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable)

    I did not know there was a plan
    Somewhere a perfect man
    I don’t believe in the stars
    You smiled at my pretense
    As you broke down my defenses
    Just want to be where you are
    Love ain’t like fashion
    The look remains the same
    I’ll wear your heart forever
    ‘Cause some things never change
    Like rain, tax
    After lightning the thunder cracks (it’s inevitable)
    Sooner or later it had to come true
    Like rain, tax
    Weeds grow up through the pavement cracks
    (it’s inevitable)
    You see what I want
    What I want is you
    Through that life was logical
    Love was a miracle
    That happened to someone else, not me
    Baby I musta said a little prayer
    Suddenly I looked up, you were there
    And the rest is history
    I don’t want to be an island any more
    Just resign yourself
    ‘Cause there’s one thing for sure
    Like rain, tax, etc…
    It had to be you, it had to be you
    Say you’ll be here forever
    You and me here together
    When will you see what I want
    What I want is you
    Like rain, tax, etc…


    (Terry Britten / Charlie Dore)

  • 5

    A New Day Has Come (radio remix)

    I was waiting for so long
    For a miracle to come
    Everyone told me to be strong
    Hold on and don't shed a tear
    So through darkness and good times
    I knew I'd make it through
    And the world thought I had it all
    But I was waiting for you
    Hush now
    I see a light in the sky
    Oh it's almost blinding me
    I can't believe I've been touched by an angel
    With love
    Let the rain come down
    And wash away my tears
    Let it fill my soul
    And drown my fears
    Let it shatter the walls
    For a new sun
    A new day has come
    A new day has come
    Where it was dark now there is light
    Where there was pain, now there's joy
    Where there was weakness, I found my strength
    All in the eyes of a boy
    Hush now
    I see a light in the sky
    Oh it's almost blinding me
    I can't believe I've been touched by an angel
    With love
    Let the rain come down
    And wash away my tears
    Let it fill my soul
    And drown my fears
    Let it shatter the walls
    For a new sun
    A new day has come
    A new day has come
    Instrumental
    Chorus


    (Aldo Nova / Stephan Moccio)

  • 6

    Ten Days

    At the doorway of my heart
    All the leaves have fallen down
    And though I try to pick them up
    There’s so many I think I`ll drown
    Ten days have come and gone
    Ten days and I’m all alone
    And all that I can do is
    Pray and pray
    Ten days I’ve seen the rain
    Comin’ down on a sunny day
    But all I’ve got to do is
    Pray and pray
    And pray
    At the doorway of my life
    I feel the pain but feel no shame
    And what I’ve got I keep inside
    Some things have changed but I’m still the same
    Ten days have come and gone
    Ten days and I’m all alone
    And all that I can do is
    Pray and pray
    Ten days I’ve seen the rain
    Comin’ down on a sunny day
    But all I’ve got to do is
    Pray and pray
    And pray
    And if you’re goin’ my way
    Don’t think that I’ll bend
    ‘Cause this is where I’ll stay
    I think it’s the end
    Ten days have come and gone
    Ten days and I’m all alone
    And all that I can do is
    Pray and pray
    Ten days I’ve seen the rain
    Comin’ down on a sunny day
    But all I’ve got to do is
    Pray and pray
    And pray
    Ten days, ten days, ten days, ten days


    (Aldo Nova / Maxime Le Forestier / Gérald De Palmas)

  • 7

    Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)

    Mamma you gave life to me
    Turned a baby into a lady
    And mamma all you had to offer
    Was a promise of a lifetime of love
    Now I know there is no other love like a mother's
    Love for her child
    I know that love so complete someday must leave
    Must say goodbye
    Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
    Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
    Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
    It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye
    Mamma you gave love to me
    Turned a young one into a woman
    And mamma all I ever needed
    Was a guarantee of you loving me
    ‘Cause I know there is no other love like a mother's
    Love for her child
    And it hurts so that something so strong
    someday'll be gone
    Must say goodbye
    But the love you give will always live
    You'll always be there every time I fall
    You take my weakness and you make me strong
    And I will always love you till forever comes
    And when you need me
    I'll be there for you always
    I'll be there your whole life through
    I'll be there through the lonely days
    I'll be there this I promise you mamma
    I'll be your beacon through the darkest night
    I'll be the wings that guide your broken flight
    I'll be your shelter through the raging storm
    And I will love you till forever comes
    Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
    Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
    Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
    It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye
    Till we meet again until then goodbye.


    (R.J. Lange)

  • 8

    Prayer

    Can we touch the soul of heaven
    Can we unite a sacred lesson
    Every child creates a skylight of beauty
    Can you hear cathedrals falling
    All the universe is calling
    Cry a single cello from your heart
    Since the world has lost her way
    Loneliness journey endlessly
    Yet the promised chance remains
    Gifts of that could be
    So let the children remember the sun
    Let them dance let them soar
    For their lives have begun
    Let the children engender the rain
    As the river runs through fields
    Forever subsiding their pain
    Prayer
    Every voice along the shoreline
    Standing still within time
    Spinning unresolved the walking
    As each season passes
    Through wonderland, looking glasses
    The secret garden shire beckons you
    Gentle flower don't fade away
    Sweet innocent still harbors thee
    In faith of garden dreams
    Where one love lives eternally
    Let the children remember the sun
    Let them dance let them soar
    For their lives have begun
    Let the children engender the rain
    As the river runs through fields
    Forever subsiding their pain
    Prayer
    Bless the children for they are the light
    They are truth of spirit in flight
    Yes the children engender the rain as the river runs through life
    Healing their pain
    If you could trust with your heart one more time
    Sweet angel conceived
    You have forever and always believed...
    Prayer


    (Corey Hart)

  • 9

    I Surrender

    There's so much life I've left to live
    And this fire is burning still
    When I watch you look at me
    I think I could find the will
    To stand for every dream
    And forsake this solid ground
    And give up this fear within
    Of what would happen if they ever knew
    I'm in love with you
    ‘Cause I'd surrender everything
    To feel the chance to live again
    I reach to you
    I know you can feel it too
    We'd make it through
    A thousand dreams I still believe
    I'd make you give them all to me
    I'd hold you in my arms and never let go
    I surrender
    I know I can't survive
    Another night away from you
    You're the reason I go on
    And now I need to live the truth
    Right now, there's no better time
    From this fear I will break free
    And I'll live again with love
    And no they can't take that away from me
    And they will see...
    ‘Cause I'd surrender everything
    To feel the chance to live again
    I reach to you
    I know you can feel it too
    We'd make it through
    A thousand dreams I still believe
    I'd make you give them all to me
    I'd hold you in my arms and never let go
    I surrender
    Every night's getting longer
    And this fire is getting stronger, babe
    I'll swallow my pride and I'll be alive
    Can't you hear my call
    I surrender all
    ‘Cause I'd surrender everything
    To feel the chance to live again
    I reach to you
    I know you can feel it too
    We'd make it through
    A thousand dreams I still believe
    I'd make you give them all to me
    I'd hold you in my arms and never let go
    I surrender
    Right here, right now
    O give my life to live again
    I'll break free, take me
    My everything, I surrender all to you
    Right here, right now
    O give my life to live again
    I'll break free, take me
    My everything, I surrender all to you


    (Louis Biancaniello / Sam Watters)

  • 10

    At Last

    At last
    My love
    Has come along
    My lonely days are over
    And life is like
    A song
    Oh yeah yeah
    At last
    The skies above are blue
    My heart was wrapped up in clover
    The night I looked at you
    I found a dream
    That I could speak to
    A dream that I
    Can call my own
    I found a thrill to press
    My cheek to
    A thrill that I
    Have never known
    Oh yeah yeah
    And you smile you smile
    And then the spell was cast
    And here we are in heaven
    For you are mine
    At last


    (Harry Warren / Mack Gordon)

  • 11

    Sorry For Love

    Forgive me for the things that I never said to you
    Forgive me for not knowing the right words to say to prove
    That I will always be devoted to you and me
    And if you can't feel that in my love
    Then I'm sorry for not giving you enough
    Chorus
    But I'm not sorry for my
    Love
    I'm not sorry for my touch
    The way I made your hands tremble and my heart rush
    I would do it all again
    Wouldn't take back a thing
    ‘Cause with you I've lived a thousand lives in one
    And I could never be
    I could never be
    Sorry for love
    Maybe there have been times that I let you down
    Looking back on all those moments I know that I should
    have found
    The best of me for you
    And now I will promise to
    And if you don't see that in my eyes
    Then I'll be sorry for the rest of my life
    Chorus
    But I'm not sorry for my
    Love
    I'm not sorry for my touch
    The way I made your hands tremble and my heart rush
    I would do it all again
    Wouldn't take back a thing
    ‘Cause with you I've lived a thousand lives in one
    And I could never be
    I could never be
    Sorry for love
    We all make mistakes
    No matter how hard we try
    But hearts can only break
    When sorry comes around
    And we don't forgive each other somehow
    Chorus


    (Kara DioGuardi / Anders Bagge / Peer Astrom / Arnthor Birgisson)

  • 12

    Aun Existe Amor

    Cuando te adormeces junto a mí
    Entonces, no me quedan dudas
    De que aun existe amor
    La indecisión que hay en mí
    Yo la mandaré a la luna
    Para vivir contigo
    La soledad de cada día
    Que entre lágrimas crecía
    La alejaré de mí
    Para amarte a toda costa
    Para amarte a cada momento
    A pesar de tanto mal que gira en torno nuestro
    Cuando te adormeces junto a mí
    Entonces no me quedan dudas
    Dé que aun existe amor
    Sé que aun existe amor
    Las discusiones de los dos
    Saber quien tendrá la culpa
    Qué nos importa ya
    En nuestro mundo eterno y grande
    Cariño mío nos amarémos
    Mucho mucho más
    Más allá de la violencia
    Más allá de la locura
    A pesar de tanto mal que nos separa
    Cuando te adormeces junto a mí
    Entonces, no me quedan dudas,
    De que aun existe amor
    Sé que aun existe amor
    Sé que aun existe amor
    Para amarte a toda costa
    Para amarte cada momento
    A pesar de tanto mal que gira en torno nuestro
    Cuando te adormeces junto a mí,
    Entonces, no me quedan dudas,
    De que aun existe amor


    (Luc Plamondon / Richard Cocciante)
    Spanish Adaptation from the original french by Ignacio Ballesteros-Diaz

  • 13

    The Greatest Reward

    So suddenly so strange
    Life wakes you up
    Things change
    I've done my best
    I've served my call
    I thought I had it all
    So suddenly so strong
    My prejudice
    Was gone
    You needed me
    I found my place
    I'm different now
    These days
    Now the greatest reward
    Is the light in your eyes
    The sound of your voice
    And the touch of your hand
    You made me who I am
    Now the greatest reward
    Is the love that I can give
    I'm here for you now
    And for as long as I live
    You made me who I am
    You trusted me to grow
    I gave my heart
    To show
    There's nothing else
    I cherish more
    I stand by you
    For sure
    Chorus
    So suddenly it's clear to me
    Things change
    Our future lies here and now
    We made it through somehow


    (Pascal Obispo / Andreas Carlsson / Jörgen Elofsson / Lionel Florence / Patrice Guirao)

  • 14

    When The Wrong One Loves You Right

    Don’t care, what they think
    How they feel, or what they say
    You’re everything, I never knew
    I always wanted, baby
    I’ve been warned, so many times
    They tell me I’ve ignored the signs
    But nobody knows you like I do
    The only one for me is you
    I can’t stop, can’t fight, can’t resist it
    When the wrong one loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-yeah)
    Can’t run – can’t hide – can’t say no
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh oh)
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    Getting tired, of hearing that
    You’re dangerous, but they won’t stop
    Until I leave, they won’t believe
    That being with you won’t break my heart
    So worried ’bout, the road ahead
    They can’t see that, you’re my best friend
    They’re never gonna take me away from you
    There’s nothing they can do
    I can’t stop, can’t fight, can’t resist it
    When the wrong one loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-yeah)
    Can’t run – can’t hide – can’t say no
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh oh)
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    How can I walk away
    When the feeling’s so strong
    I know you’re where I belong
    They say I let my heart
    Make up my mind
    That’s why I’ll never say goodbye
    I can’t stop, can’t fight, can’t resist it
    When the wrong one loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-yeah)
    Can’t run – can’t hide – can’t say no
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh oh)
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    I can’t stop, can’t fight, can’t resist it
    When the wrong one loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-yeah)
    Can’t run – can’t hide – can’t say no
    When the wrong ones loves you right
    (Oh-oh-oh oh)
    When the wrong ones loves you right


    (Martin Briley / Francis Galluccio / Marjorie Maye)

  • 15

    A New Day Has Come

    I was waiting for so long
    For a miracle to come
    Everyone told me to be strong
    Hold on and don't shed a tear
    So through darkness and good times
    I knew I'd make it through
    And the world thought I had it all
    But I was waiting for you
    Hush now
    I see a light in the sky
    Oh it's almost blinding me
    I can't believe I've been touched by an angel
    With love
    Let the rain come down
    And wash away my tears
    Let it fill my soul
    And drown my fears
    Let it shatter the walls
    For a new sun
    A new day has come
    A new day has come
    Where it was dark now there is light
    Where there was pain, now there's joy
    Where there was weakness, I found my strength
    All in the eyes of a boy
    Hush now
    I see a light in the sky
    Oh it's almost blinding me
    I can't believe I've been touched by an angel
    With love
    Let the rain come down
    And wash away my tears
    Let it fill my soul
    And drown my fears
    Let it shatter the walls
    For a new sun
    A new day has come
    A new day has come
    Instrumental
    Chorus


    (Aldo Nova / Stephan Moccio)

  • 16

    Nature Boy

    There was a boy…
    A very strange enchanted boy
    They say he wandered very far very far
    Over land and sea
    A little shy and sad of eye
    But very wise was he
    And then one day
    One magic day he passed my way
    And while we spoke of many things
    Fools and kings
    This he said to me
    The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return
    Interlude
    The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return


    (Eden Ahbez)