All The Way: A Decade of Song

Release date: Nov 16, 1999Date de sortie: 16 nov. 1999

Having sold over 100 million albums since the release of Unison in 1990, All The Way ... A Decade of Song highlights Céline’s extraordinary rise to stardom. Conceived in two parts, this hybrid “best of” album combines nine previously released hits with seven new songs recorded specifically for this collection. 

The title song All The Way is a loving tribute to one of Céline’s favourite; the legendary Frank Sinatra. The album’s first single, That's The Way It Is, produced by Max Martin and Kristian Lundin (Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears) is a mid-tempo song perfectly in tune with the music of the time. Céline revisits the classic ballad The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, a song written by Ewen MacColl that propelled Roberta Flack to number 1 on the charts in 1972. Masterfully produced by her long-time friend David Foster, the emotional and sensitive orchestration help give Céline one of her best vocal performances. Céline also collaborates with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange on the song If Walls Could Talk. Finally, Céline sings Live, a poignant interpretation of Vivre, the theme song of Esmeralda in the musical Notre Dame de Paris, written by her friend Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante.

All The Way ... A Decade of Song remains a fixture in Céline’s discography. A special note to fans and collectors: there are seven different versions of the album varying by territory. For example, the British version includes Think Twice, a huge success in the UK at the time of its release.

All The Way… A Decade of Song souligne l’ascension exceptionnelle de Céline qui depuis la sortie de Unison en 1990 avait déjà vendu de plus de 100 millions d’albums. Conçu en deux parties, ce « best of » hybride offre une combinaison de neuf grands succès et de sept titres inédits.

La chanson titre All The Way rend hommage à l’un des chanteurs préférés de René, le légendaire Frank Sinatra. Le grand succès That’s The Way It Is, ouvrant l’album, est une chanson mid-tempo dans la lignée parfaite du ton musical de l’époque, produite par Max Martin et Kristian Lundin (Backstreet Boys et Britney Spears). The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, un autre classique revisité par Céline, est une ballade écrite par Ewen MacColl grâce à laquelle Roberta Flack obtint un numéro 1 aux États-Unis en 1972. Produit de main de maître par son ami de longue date David Foster, l’émotive et sensible orchestration de ce titre permet une fois de plus à Céline de nous offrir une performance vocale inoubliable. Elle a également collaboré avec le producteur avec Robert John « Mutt » Lange sur la chanson If Walls Could Talk. Enfin, Céline nous offre la chanson Live, une poignante interprétation de Vivre, le thème d’Esmeralda dans la comédie musicale Notre-Dame de Paris, écrite par son ami Luc Plamondon et par Richard Cocciante.

All The Way… A Decade of Song est un incontournable dans la discographie de Céline. Avis aux fans et aux collectionneurs: il existe sept versions différentes de l'album, selon le marché visé. Par exemple, la copie britannique du disque comprend Think Twice, une chanson ayant eu, lors de sa sortie, un énorme succès au Royaume-Uni.

  • 1

    The Power Of Love

    The whispers in the morning
    Of lovers sleeping tight
    Are rolling like thunder now
    As I look in your eyes

    I hold on to your body
    And feel each move you make
    Your voice is warm and tender
    A love that I could not forsake

    (first chorus)
    ‘Cause I am your lady
    And you are my man
    Whenever you reach for me
    I’ll do all that I can

    Lost is how I’m feeling lying in your arms
    When the world outside’s too
    Much to take
    That all ends when I’m with you

    Even though there may be times
    It seems I’m far away
    Never wonder where I am
    ‘Cause I am always by your side

    (repeat first chorus)

    (second chorus)
    We’re heading for something
    Somewhere I’ve never been
    Sometimes I am frightened
    But I’m ready to learn
    Of the power of love

    The sound of your heart beating
    Made it clear
    Suddenly the feeling that I can’t go on
    Is light years away
    (repeat first chorus)

    (repeat second chorus)

    (Gunther Mende / Candy DeRouge / Jennifer Rush / Mary Susan Applegate)

  • 2

    If You Asked Me To

    Used to be that I believed in something
    Used to be that I believed in love
    It’s been a long time since I’ve had that feeling
    I could love someone
    I could trust someone
    I said I’d never let nobody near my heart again darlin’
    I said I’d never let nobody in

    But if you asked me to
    I just might change my mind
    And let you in my life, forever
    If you asked me to
    I just might give my heart
    And stay here in your arms forever
    If you asked me to
    If you asked me to

    Somehow ever since I’ve been around you
    Can’t go back to being on my own
    Can’t help feeling darling since
    I’ve found you
    That I’ve found my home
    That I’m finally home
    I said I’d never let nobody get too close to me darling
    I said I needed, needed to be free

    But if you asked me to…

    Ask me to, I will give my world to you baby
    I need you now
    Ask me to, I’ll do anything for you baby, for you baby

    If you asked me to
    I’d let you in my life forever
    If you asked me to

     

    (Diane Warren)

  • 3

    Beauty And The Beast

    Tale as old as time
    True as it can be
    Barely even friends
    Then somebody bends
    Unexpectedly

    Just a little change
    Small, to say the least
    Both a little scared
    Neither one prepared
    Beauty and the Beast

    Ever just the same
    Ever a surprise
    Ever as before
    Ever just as sure
    As the sun will rise

    Tale as old as time
    Tune as old as song
    Bittersweet and strange
    Finding you can change
    Learning you were wrong

    Certain as the sun
    Rising in the east
    Tale as old as time
    Song as old as rhyme
    Beauty and the Beast


    (Howard Ashman / Alan Menken)

  • 4

    Because You Loved Me (Theme from Up Close and Personal)

    For all those times you stood by me
    For all the truth that you made me see
    For all the joy you brought to my life
    For all the wrong that you made right
    For every dream you made come true
    For all the love I found in you
    I’ll be forever thankful baby
    You’re the one who held me up
    Never let me fall
    You’re the one who saw me through through it all

    You were my strength when I was weak
    You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
    You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
    You saw the best there was in me
    Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
    You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
    I’m everything I am
    Because you loved me

    You gave me wings and made me fly
    You touched my hand I could touch the sky
    I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
    You said no star was out of reach
    You stood by me and I stood tall
    I had your love I had it all
    I’m grateful for each day you gave me
    Maybe I don’t know that much
    But I know this much is true
    I was blessed because I was loved by you

    You were my strength when I was weak
    You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
    You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
    You saw the best there was in me
    Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
    You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
    I’m everything I am
    Because you loved me

    You were always there for me
    The tender wind that carried me
    A light in the dark shining your love into my life
    You’ve been my inspiration
    Through the lies you were the truth
    My world is a better place because of you

    You were my strength when I was weak
    You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
    You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
    You saw the best there was in me
    Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
    You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
    I’m everything I am
    Because you loved me

     

    (Diane Warren)

  • 5

    It's All Coming Back To Me Now

    There were nights when the wind was so cold
    That my body froze in bed
    If I just listened to it
    Right outside the window

    There were days when the sun was so cruel
    That all the tears turned to dust
    And I just knew my eyes were
    Drying up forever

    I finished crying in the instant that you left
    And I can't remember where or when or how
    And I banished every memory you and I had ever made

    But when you touch me like this
    And you hold me like that
    I just have to admit
    That it's all coming back to me
    When I touch you like this
    And I hold you like that
    It's so hard to believe but
    It's all coming back to me
    It's all coming back, it's all coming back to me now

    There were moments of gold
    And there were flashes of light
    There were things I'd never do again
    But then they'd always seemed right
    There were nights of endless pleasure
    It was more than any laws allow
    Baby Baby

    If I kiss you like this
    And if you whisper like that
    It was lost long ago
    But it's all coming back to me
    If you want me like this
    And if you need me like that
    It was dead long ago
    But it's all coming back to me
    It's so hard to resist
    And it's all coming back to me
    I can barely recall
    But it's all coming back to me now
    But it's all coming back

    There were those empty threats and hollow lies
    And whenever you tried to hurt me
    I just hurt you even worse
    And so much deeper

    There were hours that just went on for days
    When alone at last we'd count up all the chances
    That were lost to us forever

    But you were history with the slamming of the door
    And I made myself so strong again somehow
    And I never wasted any of my time on you since then

    But if I touch you like this
    And if you kiss me like that
    It was so long ago
    But it's all coming back to me
    If you touch me like this
    And if I kiss you like that
    It was gone with the wind
    But it's all coming back to me
    It's all coming back, (it's all coming back to me now)

    There were moments of gold
    And there were flashes of light
    There were things we'd never do again
    But then they'd always seemed right
    There were nights of endless pleasure
    It was more than all your laws allow
    Baby, Baby, Baby

    When you touch me like this
    And when you hold me like that
    It was gone with the wind
    But it's all coming back to me
    When you see me like this
    And when I see you like that
    Then we see what we want to see
    All coming back to me
    The flesh and the fantasies
    All coming back to me
    I can barely recall
    But it's all coming back to me now

    If you forgive me all this
    If I forgive you all that
    We forgive and forget
    And it's all coming back to me
    When you see me like this
    And when I see you like that
    We see just what we want to see
    All coming back to me
    The flesh and the fantasies
    All coming back to me
    I can barely recall but it's all coming back to me now

    (It's all coming back to me now)
    And when you kiss me like this
    (It's all coming back to me now)
    And when I touch you like that
    (It's all coming back to me now)
    If you do it like this (It's all coming back to me now)
    And if we...

    (Jim Steinman)

  • 6

    Love Can Move Mountains

    There ain't a dream that don't have a chance
    To come true now
    It just takes a little faith baby
    Anything that we want to do
    We can do now
    There ain't nothing in our way baby
    Nothing our love couldn't rise above
    We can get through the night
    We can get to the light
    Long as we got our love to light the way

    With a little faith
    Just a little trust
    If you believe in love
    Love can move mountains
    Believe in your heart
    And feel, feel it in your soul
    And love baby love can love can move mountains

    Oceans deep and mountains high
    They can't stop us
    Because love is on our side baby
    We can reach the heavens and touch the sky
    Just believe it, believe in you and I baby
    If we got love that is strong enough
    We can do anything, make it through anything
    ‘Coz through it all love will always find a way

    With a little faith...

    You believe in me
    I'll believe in you
    If we believe in each other
    Nothing we can't do
    If we got love that is strong enough
    Love will find a way

    With a little faith


    (Diane Warren)

  • 7

    To Love You More

    Take me, back in the arms I love
    Need me, like you did before
    Touch me once again
    And remember when
    There was no one that you wanted more

    Don’t go, you know you will break my heart
    She won’t, love you like I will
    I’m the one who’ll stay
    When she walks away
    And you know I’ll be standing here still

    I’ll be waiting for you
    Here inside my heart
    I’m the one who wants to love you more
    You will see I can give you
    Everything you need
    Let me be the one to love you more

    See me, as if you never knew
    Hold me, so you can’t let go
    Just believe in me
    I will make you see
    All the things that your heart needs to know

    I’ll be waiting for you
    Here inside my heart
    I’m the one who wants to love you more
    Can’t you see I can give you
    Everything you need
    Let me be the one to love you more

    And some way, all the love that we had can be saved
    Whatever it takes, we’ll find a way

    I’ll be waiting for you
    Here inside my heart
    I’m the one who wants to love you more
    Can’t you see I can give you
    Everything you need
    Let me be the one to love you more


    (David Foster / Junior Miles)

  • 8

    My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic')

    Every night in my dreams
    I see you, I feel you,
    That is how I know you go on

    Far across the distance
    And spaces between us
    You have come to show you go on

    Near, far, wherever you are
    I believe that the heart does go on
    Once more you open the door
    And you're here in my heart
    And my heart will go on and on

    Love can touch us one time
    And last for a lifetime
    And never let go till we're one

    Love was when I loved you
    One true time I hold to
    In my life we'll always go on

    Near, far, wherever you are
    I believe that the heart does go on
    Once more you open the door
    And you're here in my heart
    And my heart will go on and on

    There is some love that will not go away

    You're here, there's nothing I fear,
    And I know that my heart will go on
    We'll stay forever this way
    You are safe in my heart
    And my heart will go on and on

    (James Horner / Will Jennings)

  • 9

    I'm Your Angel (Duet With R. Kelly)

    No mountain's too high for you to climb
    All you have to do is have some climbing faith, oh yes
    No rivers too wide for you to make it through
    All you have to do is believe it when you pray
    And then you will see
    The morning will come
    And everyday will be bright as the sun
    So all of your fears
    All of your fears
    Cast them on me
    All I ever wanted was you to see
    I'll be your cloud up in the sky
    I'll be your shoulder when you cry
    I'll hear your voices when you call me
    I am your Angel
    And when all hope is gone, I'm near
    No matter how far you are, I'm near
    It makes no difference who you are
    I am your Angel
    I'm your Angel, oh yes
    I saw your teardrops, and I heard you cry
    All you need is time
    Seek me and you shall find
    You have everything and you're still alone
    It don't have to be this way
    Let me show you a better day
    Oh and then you will see
    The morning will come
    And all of your days will be bright as the sun
    All of your fears
    All of your fears
    Just cast them on me
    How can I make you see
    I'll be your cloud up in the sky
    I'll be your shoulder when you cry
    I'll hear your voices when you call me
    I am your Angel
    And when all hope is gone, I'm near
    No matter how far you are, I'm near
    It makes no difference who you are
    I am your Angel
    I'll be your cloud up in the sky
    I'll be your shoulder when you cry
    I'll hear your voices when you call me
    I am your Angel
    And when all hope is gone, I'm near
    No matter how far you are, I'm near
    It makes no difference who you are
    I am your Angel
    I'll be your cloud up in the sky
    I'll be your shoulder when you cry
    I'll hear your voices when you call me
    I am your Angel
    And when all hope is gone, I'm near
    No matter how far you are, I'm near
    It makes no difference who you are
    I am your Angel


    (R. Kelly)

  • 10

    That's The Way It Is

    I can read your mind
    And I know your story
    I see what you’re going through (yeah)
    It’s an uphill climb
    And I’m feeling sorry
    But I know it will come to you
    Don’t surrender
    ‘Cause you can win
    In this thing called love
    When you want it the most
    There’s no easy way out
    When you’re ready to go
    And your heart’s left in doubt
    Don’t give up on your faith
    Love comes to those who believe it
    And that’s the way it is
    When you question me
    For a simple answer
    I don’t know what to say (no)
    But it’s plain to see
    If you stick together
    You’re gonna find the way
    So don’t surrender
    ‘Cause you can win
    In this thing called love

    Chorus

    When life is empty
    With no tomorrow
    And loneliness starts to call
    Baby don’t worry
    Forget your sorrow
    ‘Cause love’s gonna conquer it all

    (M. Martin / Kristian Lundin / A. Carlsson)

  • 11

    If Walls Could Talk

    These walls keep a secret
    That only we knew
    But how long can they keep it
    Cause we’re two lovers who lose control
    We’re two shadows chasing rainbows
    Behind closed windows
    Behind closed doors
    If walls could talk – oh
    They would say ‘I want you more’
    They would say ‘hey – never felt like this before’
    And that you would always be
    The one for me
    Just two people making memories
    Too good to tell
    And these arms are never empty
    When we’re lying where we fall
    We’re painting pictures, making magic,
    taking chances,
    Making love
    If walls could talk – oh
    They would say ‘I want you more’
    They would say ‘hey – never felt like this before’
    And that you would always be
    The one for me
    If the walls had eyes – my
    They would see the love inside
    They would see – me
    In your arms in ecstasy
    And with every move they’d know
    I love you so
    When I’m feeling weak
    You give me wings
    When the fire has no heat
    You light it up again
    When I hear no violins
    You play my every string
    So stop the press
    Hold the news
    The secret’s safe between me and you
    Walls – can you keep a secret?
    If walls could talk – oh
    They would say ‘I want you more’
    They would say ‘hey – never felt like this before’
    And that you would always be
    The one for me
    If the walls had eyes – my
    They would see the love inside
    They would see – me
    In your arms in ecstasy
    And with every move they’d know
    I love you so

    (Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange)

  • 12

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

    The first time ever I saw your face
    I thought the sun rose in your eyes
    And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
    To the night and the empty skies my love
    To the night and the empty skies
    The first time ever I kissed your mouth
    I felt the earth turn in my hand
    Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
    That was there at my command my love
    That was there at my command
    The first time ever I lay with you
    And felt your heart beat close to mine
    I thought our joy would fill the earth
    And would last ’till the end of time my love
    And would last ’till the end of time
    The first time ever I saw your face
    I thought the sun rose in your eyes
    And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
    To the night and the empty skies my love
    To the night and the empty skies


    (Ewan MacColl)

  • 13

    All The Way

    When somebody loves you
    It’s no good unless he loves you all the way
    Happy to be near you
    When you need someone to cheer you – all the way
    Taller than the tallest tree is
    That’s how it’s got to feel
    Deeper than the deep blue sea is
    That’s how deep it goes – if it’s real
    When somebody needs you
    It’s no good unless he needs you – all the way
    Through the good or lean years
    And for all the in-between years – come what may
    Who knows where the road will lead us
    Only a fool would say
    But if you’ll let me love you
    It’s for sure I’m gonna love you
    All the way
    All the way

    (J. Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn)

  • 14

    Then You Look At Me

    Laugh and cry, live and die
    Life is a dream we are dreaming
    Day by day I find my way
    Look for the soul and the meaning
    Then you look at me
    And I always see
    What I have been searching for
    I’m lost as can be
    Then you look at me
    And I am not lost anymore
    People run, sun to sun,
    Caught in their lives ever flowing
    Once begun, life goes till it’s gone
    We have to go where it’s going
    Then you look at me
    And I always see
    What I have been searching for
    I’m lost as can be
    Then you look at me
    And I am not lost anymore
    And you say you see
    When you look at me
    The reason you love life so
    Though lost I have been
    I find love again
    And life just keeps on running
    And life just keeps on running
    You look at me and life comes from you

    (James Horner / Will Jennings)

  • 15

    I Want You To Need Me

    I wanna be the face you see when you close your eyes
    I wanna be the touch you need every single night
    I wanna be your fantasy
    And be your reality
    And everything between
    I want you to need me
    Like the air you breathe
    I want you to feel me
    In everything
    I want you to see me
    In your every dream
    The way that I taste you, feel you, breathe you, need you
    I want you to need me, need me
    Like I need you
    I wanna be the eyes that look deep into your soul
    I wanna be the world to you I just want it all
    I wanna be your deepest kiss
    The answer to your every wish
    And all you ever need
    I want you to need me
    Like the air you breathe
    I want you to feel me
    In everything
    I want you to see me
    In your every dream
    The way that I taste you, feel you, breathe you, need you
    I want you to need me, need me
    ‘Coz I need you more than you could know
    And I need you to never never let me go
    And I need to be deep inside your heart
    I just want to be everywhere you are
    I wanna be the face you see when you close your eyes
    I wanna be the touch you need every single night
    I wanna be your fantasy
    And be your reality
    And everything between…
    I want you to need me
    Like the air you breathe
    I want you to feel me
    In everything
    I want you to see me
    In your every dream
    ‘Coz baby I taste you, feel you, breathe you, need you
    I want you to need me, need me
    Like I need you


    (Diane Warren)

  • 16

    Live

    A million stars light
    This beautiful night
    This is not a night to die
    Let me sing and dance
    Beneath the sky
    I have such love to give
    To give!
    I want a chance to live
    Live
    For the one I love
    Love
    As no one has loved
    Give
    Asking nothing in return
    Free
    Free to find my way
    Free to have my say
    Free to see the day
    Be
    Like I used to be
    Like a wild bird free
    With all of life in me
    Live
    For the one I love
    Love
    As no one has loved
    Give
    Asking nothing in return
    Though this world tears us apart
    We're still together in my heart
    I want the world to hear my cry
    And even if I have to die
    Love will not die
    Love will change the world
    Live
    For the one I love
    Love
    As no one has loved
    Give
    Asking nothing in return
    I'll love until love wears me away
    I'll die and I know my love will stay
    And I know my love will stay

    (Richard Cocciante / Luc Plamondon / Will Jennings)