Let´s Talk About LoveLet´s Talk About Love

Release date: Nov 18, 1997Date de sortie: 18 nov. 1997

Let’s Talk About Love is a fifteen song collection of extraordinary performances by Celine, joining forces with some of music’s brightest lights. Recorded in London, New York and Los Angeles, Let’s Talk About Love features a host of special guests including some of popular music’s greatest vocalists, songwriters, and producers, many of whom are real show-business icons for Céline and Rene.

Tell Him is the first single from the album and is a duet with the legend herself, Barbra Streisand. This stunning collaboration was born of the singers’ initial meeting at the 1997 Academy Awards. For Céline, it’s a dream come true to sing a duet with one of her long-time idols and biggest influences.

The Reason kicks off Let’s Talk About Love in high style. It was written by Carole King and produced by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin. Immortality, another great track from Let’s Talk About Love is written by Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees also lend backing vocals to this beautiful, airy ballad that will touch the hearts of many. Also, for the very dramatic I Hate You Then I Love You, Céline performs in a duet with the great Luciano Pavarotti. In a different direction, Celine storms the dance floor with Treat Her Like A Lady, written by Diana King and produced by Ric Wake.

But it is the release of James Cameron’s Titanic in December 1997, with its massive box office success, that propels the album’s second single, My Heart Will Go On, to unprecedented heights.

The song is awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song, in addition to the Grammy for Song of the Year as well as the Grammy for Record of the Year. During the last week of January 1998, My Heart Will Go On sets a new audience record in the US with more than 105 million radio listeners! Let's Talk About Love exceeds her previous album’s incredible reception and sales and makes Céline the most popular singer in the world.

Let's Talk About Love regroupe 15 grands titres sur lesquels Céline allie sa puissance vocale à celles des plus grandes stars de la musique.  Enregistré entre Londres, New York et Los Angeles, cet album met en scène des invités prestigieux, dont les plus grandes voix de la musique ainsi que les meilleurs compositeurs et producteurs du show-business, parmi lesquels plusieurs sont des idoles de Céline et René.

Le premier single, Tell Him, offre un duo de rêve avec Barbra Streisand, une idole de toujours et une grande influence musicale pour Céline. The Reason, chanson écrite par Carole King spécifiquement pour Céline, est réalisée par une véritable légende du monde de la musique, celui que l’on surnomme le cinquième Beatles, Sir George Martin. On y retrouve également Immortality, que Céline a l’honneur d’interpréter avec ses auteurs et interprètes originaux, les illustres Bee Gees, ainsi que I Hate You Then I Love You, duo où elle chante en compagnie du très grand et mémorable Luciano Pavarotti. Dans un autre registre, Céline prend d’assaut les pistes de danse avec Treat Her Like A Lady, chanson écrite par Diana King et produite par Ric Wake.

C’est toutefois en décembre 1997, à la sortie du film à grand succès Titanic de James Cameron, que le deuxième single de l’album, My Heart Will Go On, sera propulsé vers les plus grands sommets. La chanson se verra décerner l’Oscar pour la meilleure chanson originale (Best Original Song) ainsi que deux Grammys pour la chanson et l’enregistrement de l’année (Record of The Year et Song of The Year). Durant la dernière semaine du mois de janvier 1998, My Heart Will Go On établira un nouveau record d’auditoire aux États-Unis avec plus de 105 millions d’auditeurs à la radio ! Avec Let’s Talk About Love, Céline réussit à surpasser la notoriété et les ventes de son album précédent, ce qui fait d’elle la chanteuse la plus populaire de la planète.

  • 1

    The Reason

    I figured it out
    I was high and low and everything in between
    I was wicked and wild, baby, you know what I mean
    Till there was you, yeah, you

    Something went wrong
    I made a deal with the devil for an empty I.O.U.
    Been to hell and back, but an angel was looking through
    It was you, yeah, you
    It's all because of you

    You are the reason
    You are the reason I wake up every day
    And sleep through the night
    You are the reason, the reason

    In the middle of the night
    I'm going down 'cause I adore you
    I want to floor you

    I'm giving it up
    No more running around spinning my wheel
    You came out of my dream and made it real
    I know what I feel
    It's you
    It's all because of you

    You are the reason
    You are the reason I wake up every day
    And sleep through the night
    You are the reason, the reason

    In the middle of the night
    I'm going down 'cause I want you
    I want to touch you
    I want to floor you
    You are the reason, baby

    You are the reason
    You are the reason I wake up every day
    And sleep through the night
    You are the reason, the reason


    (Carole King / Mark Hudson / Greg Wells)

  • 2

    Immortality

    So this is who I am,
    And this is all I know,
    And I must choose to live,
    For all that I can give,
    The spark that makes the power grow

    And I will stand for my dream if I can,
    Symbol of my faith in who I am,
    But you are my only,
    And I must follow on the road that lies ahead,
    And I won’t let my heart control my head,
    But you are my only
    And we don’t say goodbye,
    And I know what I’ve got to be

    Immortality
    I make my journey through eternity
    I keep the memory of you and me inside

    Fulfill your destiny,
    Is there within the child,
    My storm will never end,
    My fate is on the wind,
    The king of hearts, the joker’s wild,
    But we don’t say goodbye,
    I’ll make them all remember me

    Cos I have found a dream that must come true,
    Every ounce of me must see it though,
    But you are my only
    I’m sorry I don’t have a role for love to play,
    Hand over my heart I’ll find my way,
    I will make them give to me

    Immortality
    There is a vision and a fire in me
    I keep the memory of you and me, inside
    And we don’t say goodbye
    We don’t say goodbye
    With all my love for you
    And what else we may do
    We don’t say, goodbye


    (Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb / Maurice Gibb)

  • 3

    Treat Her Like A Lady

    All the girl could want was a little attention
    From a man who’s strong and not to mention
    Kiss and caressing her all night long
    But all that boy wants is to hit and run off
    He and his friends-they sit and they laugh
    Going around talking ’bout the girls they used in the past

    You’re gonna get what’s coming to you
    For all the bad bad things you do to your

    Lady, treat her like a lady
    U’ll make a good girl crazy
    If you don’t treat her like a lady. (2x)

    She stopped going to church, she don’t wanna go to school
    She left with anger when he took her for a fool
    Even though her friends tell her to just keep cool
    Didn’t tell her from the start just what he had planned
    Right in her face with another woman
    Now she’s in jail for attacking her man

    You’re gonna get what’s coming to you
    For all the bad bad things you do to your

    Lady, treat her like a lady
    U’ll make a good girl crazy
    If you don’t treat her like a lady. (2x)

    Tell it to her straight, she can take the truth
    Don’t lead her on and leave her confused
    Anyone would rather be alone than be used
    Don’t sit and think you’ll hurt her feelings
    She only wants to know just what the deal is
    Next time beware of who’s heart your breaking (or stealing)


    (Diana King / Andy Marvel / Billy Mann / Celine Dion)

  • 4

    Why Oh Why

    Don't you know that you're my reason
    For my love, my life, my being
    So secure and so damn sure my
    Heart would surely die without you

    I tried to swallow my pride
    But I felt my heart start to tremble inside
    Wish I didn't know cause I can't let you go
    Tell me

    Why
    Why when I looked in your eyes
    I felt my heart start to cry
    My oh my
    When I saw you with the other girl

    Ooh why,
    Why did you have to lie
    ‘Cause I felt the trust start to die
    Why oh why
    When I still love you
    It's so hard to say goodbye

    How can you tell me it was nothing
    ‘Cause you took away everything I dreamed in
    Just a night and I held you tight
    When you know you were sleeping in my bed

    I tried to swallow my pride
    But I felt my heart start to tremble inside
    Wish I didn't know cause I can't let you go
    Tell me

    Why
    Why when I looked in your eyes
    I felt my heart start to cry
    My oh my
    When I saw you with the other girl

    Ooh why,
    Why did you have to lie
    ‘Cause I felt the trust start to die
    Why oh why
    When I still love you
    It's so hard to say goodbye

    Solo:

    Should I quietly leave through the door
    Or maybe pretend the way things were once before
    When I met you
    I'll never forget you, so

    Why
    Why when I looked in your eyes
    I felt my heart start to cry
    My oh my
    When I saw you with the other girl

    Ooh why,
    Why did you have to lie
    Cause I felt the trust start to die
    Why oh why
    When I still love you
    It's so hard to say goodbye


    (Marti Sharron / Danny Sembello)

  • 5

    Love Is On The Way

    Waking up alone
    In a room that still reminds me
    My heart has got to learn to forget
    Starting on my own
    With every breath I'm getting
    stronger
    This is not the time for regret
    ‘Cause I don't need to hang on to
    heartbreak
    When there's so much of life left to live

    Love is on the way
    On wings of angels
    I know it's true, I feel it coming through
    Love is on the way
    Time is turning the pages
    I don't know when
    But love will find me again

    I am not afraid
    Of the mystery of tomorrow
    I have found the faith deep within
    There's a promise I have made
    There's a dream I'm gonna follow
    There's another chance to begin
    And it's coming as sure as the heavens
    I can feel it right here in my heart

    Love is on the way
    On wings of angels
    I know it's true, I feel it coming through
    Love is on the way
    Time is turning the pages
    I don't know when
    But love will find me again

    (Oh I know, I know down deep
    down in my heart I know that...)

    Love is on the way
    On wings of angels
    I know it's true, I feel it coming through
    Love is on the way
    Time is turning the pages
    I don't know when
    But love will find me again

    I don't know when
    But love will find me again

     

    (Peter Zizzo / Denise Rich / Tina Shafer)

  • 6

    Tell Him

    I’m scared
    So afraid to show I care
    Will he think me weak
    If I tremble when I speak
    Oooh – what if
    There’s another one he’s thinking of
    Maybe he’s in love
    I’d feel like a fool
    Life can be so cruel
    I don’t know what to do

    I’ve been there
    With my heart out in my hand
    But what you must understand
    You can’t let the chance
    To love him pass you by

    Should I

    Tell him
    Tell him that the sun and moon
    Rise in his eyes
    Reach out to him
    And whisper
    Tender words so soft and sweet
    Hold him close to feel his heart beat
    Love will be the gift you give yourself

    Touch him
    With the gentleness you feel inside
    Your love can’t be denied
    The truth will set you free
    You’ll have what’s meant to be
    All in time you’ll see

    I love him
    Of that much I can be sure
    I don’t think I could endure
    If I let him walk away
    When I have so much to say

    I’ll

    Love is light that surely glows
    In the hearts of those who know
    It’s a steady flame that grows
    Feed the fire with all the passion you can show
    Tonight love will assume its place
    This memory time cannot erase
    Blind faith will lead love where it has to go

    Never let him go


    (Linda Thompson / Walter Afanasieff / David Foster)

  • 7

    Amar Haciendo El Amor

    Sola en mi silencio andaba en la ciudad
    El calor de tu mirada me hizo despertar
    De ese largo sueño de esa soledad
    Caminar junto a tu lado era natural

    Contigo me escape del mundo a otra dimensión
    En tus brazos yo sentia que perdia la razón
    El miedo de entregarme con tu piel se me borró
    Y en mi corazón por ti se despertaba el amor
    como despierta una flor
    cuando el viento la acaricia
    y se entrega ante el calor

    Se despertaba el amor
    con esta loca pasión
    junto a ti descubro lo que es
    Amar haciendo el amor

    Fuimos descubriendo secretos de los dos
    y así entre risa y lágrimas el sol nos
    Encontró

    Somos dos extraños que el cielo confesó

    Amantes que el destino sedujo sin control

    Como un dia soñe
    Cuando el sentimiento es tan profundo
    entre el hombre y la mujer
    Cuando es de verdad cuando sientes mas
    y el deseo llega mas adentro.


    (Billy Mann / Denise Rich / Manny Benito)

  • 8

    When I Need You

    When I need you
    Just close my eyes and I’m with you
    And all that I so want to give you
    It’s only a heart beat away

    When I need love
    I hold out my hands and I touch love
    I never knew there was so much love
    Keeping me warm night and day

    Miles and miles of empty space in between us
    A telephone can’t take the place of your smile
    But you know I won’t be traveling forever
    It’s cold out, but hold out and do like I do

    When I need you
    Just close my eyes and I’m with you
    And all that I so want to give you babe
    It’s only a heartbeat away

    It’s not easy when the road is your driver
    Honey, that’s a heavy load that we bear
    But you know I won’t be traveling a lifetime
    It’s cold out but hold out and do like I do
    Oh I need you

    When I need you
    I hold out my hands and I touch love
    I never knew there was so much love
    Keeping me warm night and day

    When I need you
    Just close my eyes and I’m with you
    And all that I so want to give you
    It’s only a heart beat away


    (Albert Hammond / Carol Bayer Sager)

  • 9

    Miles To Go (Before I Sleep)

    I would walk to the edge of the universe for you
    Paint you a crimson sunset over sheltering skies
    I could learn all the world dialects for you
    Whisper sonnets in your ear discovering truth
    I could never worship pagan gods around me
    I will only follow the path that leads me to you baby... always

    Every step I take for you
    I will always defend, never pretend
    That every breath I take for love
    I could never be wrong, the journey is long
    With miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep...

    I would carry the rock of Gibraltar just for you
    Lifted like a pebble from the beach to the skies
    I could build you a bridge that spans the ocean wide
    But the greatest gift I give you would be to stand by your side
    Some can criticize and sit in judgment of us
    But they can't take away the love that lives inside us always

    Every step I take for you
    I will always defend, never pretend
    That every breath I take for love
    I could never be wrong, the journey is long
    With miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep...

    I won't run from the changing signs along the highway
    Let the rivers flow to the highest ground created


    (Corey Hart)

  • 10

    Us

    I want to know why
    You’re letting this die
    Without the blink of an eye
    You say that you need time
    I say you’ll be fine

    If you would only see
    Like you did before
    You became imprisoned
    Can I reopen the door

    You say it doesn’t matter
    Then tell me what does
    And why that isn’t what
    You’ve been thinking of
    You say it’s never easy
    Then tell me what was
    Is it never worth the pain
    Could you believe it was
    When life keeps living
    That’s what life keeps giving
    To us

    Once we were one mind
    Drifting in one time
    And ever true
    We were friends
    But something is gone from my
    Picture of this life

    If we could only see
    Like we did before
    We became imprisoned
    Can I reopen the door

    You say it doesn’t matter
    Then tell me what does
    And why that isn’t what
    You’ve been thinking of
    You say it’s never easy
    Then tell me what was
    Is it never worth the pain
    Could you believe it was
    When life keeps living
    That’s what life keeps giving
    To us

    The hope has vanished from your eyes
    You were my faith and one truth
    There’s every reason to get through
    And you’re why I know there’s a reason


    (Billy Pace)

  • 11

    Just A Little Bit Of Love

    Just a little bit of love
    I was alone, I was afraid
    I couldn’t face another day of pain in my life oh oh oh
    I called your name and you were there
    Just like an answer to a prayer
    You made it all right oh yeah

    So I give my heart
    And I give my soul to you oh I do
    And now I know
    I know I found the truth oh hey

    Just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it around
    A little bit of love can do it
    And just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it
    Around, and around, and around, oh yeah

    I found the truth I found the way
    I’m standing in the light of day
    I got the power
    I’m not worried any longer
    No I’m only getting stronger by the hour

    You can move a mountain
    Or calm the stormy sea
    There’s no doubt about it
    I truly do believe

    Just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it around
    A little bit of love can do it
    And just a little bit love’s gonna turn it
    Around, around, and around, oh yeah

    Just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it around
    A little bit of love can do it
    And just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it
    Around, and around, and around, oh yeah

    Break

    And it can free your mind
    Yes it can free your soul
    Yes it can free your mind
    And it can free your soul

    Free your soul let it go let it go
    Just a little bit of love just a little bit of love
    yeah

    Just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it around
    A little bit of love can do it
    And just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it
    Around, and around, and around, oh yeah

    Just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it around
    A little bit of love can do it
    And just a little bit of love’s gonna turn it
    Around, and around, and around, oh yeah


    (Maria Christensen / Arnie Roman / Arthur Jacobson)

  • 12

    My Heart Will Go On

    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)

  • 13

    Where Is The Love

    If ever a boy stood on the moon
    All the heavens would call their angels round
    Stop the tears from troubled skies from falling
    If ever the river could whisper your name
    Would the choices you make still be the same
    Like a flower that dies from angry rain
    Why do we hurt ourselves?

    Where is the love
    That lets the sunlight in to start again
    A love
    That sees no color lines
    Life that begins with love
    So spread your wings and fly
    Guide your spirit safe and sheltered
    A thousand dreams that we can still believe

    If ever a boy stood on the moon
    Carrying all of his treasures from the stars
    To a rainbow which leads to where we are
    Together we chase the sun

    Where is the love
    That lifts my brother's voice to the skies
    A love
    That answers a mother's cry
    Life begins with love
    So spread your wings and fly
    Guide your spirit safe and sheltered
    A thousand dreams that we can still believe

    A boy stood on the moon
    The ancient souls can still discover
    A thousand dreams that we can still believe
    We can still believe

     

    (Corey Hart)

  • 14

    I Hate You Then I Love You

    I’d like to run away from you
    But if I were to leave you I would die
    I’d like to break the chains you put around me
    And yet I’ll never try

    No matter what you do you drive me crazy
    I’d rather be alone
    But then I know my life would be so empty
    As soon as you were gone

    Impossible to live with you
    But I could never live without you
    For whatever you do / For whatever you do
    I never, never, never
    Want to be in love with anyone but you

    You make me sad
    You make me strong
    You make me mad
    You make me long for you / You make me long for you

    You make me live
    You make me die
    You make me laugh
    You make me cry for you / You make me cry for you

    I hate you
    Then I love you
    Then I love you
    Then I hate you
    Then I love you more
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never
    Want to be in love with anyone but you

    You treat me wrong
    You treat me right
    You let me be
    You make me fight with you / I could never live without you

    You make me high
    You bring me down
    You set me free
    You hold me bound to you

    I hate you
    Then I love you
    Then I love you
    Then I hate you
    Then I love you more / I love you more
    For whatever you do / For whatever you do
    I never, never, never
    Want to be in love with anyone but you

    I never, never, never
    I never, never, never
    I never, never, never
    Want to be in love with anyone but you
    But you


    (Tony Renis / Manuel De Falla / Alberto Testa / Fabio Testa / Norman Newell)

  • 15

    Let's Talk About Love

    Everywhere I go all the places that I’ve been
    Every smile is a new horizon on a land I’ve never seen
    There are people around the world – different faces different names
    But there’s one true emotion that reminds me we’re the same…
    Let’s talk about love

    From the laughter of a child to the tears of a grown man
    There’s a thread that runs right through us all and helps us understand
    As subtle as a breeze – that fans a flicker to a flame
    From the very first sweet melody to the very last refrain…

    Let’s talk about love
    Let’s talk about us
    Let’s talk about life
    Let’s talk about trust
    Let’s talk about love

    It’s the king of all who live and the queen of good hearts
    It’s the ace you may keep up your sleeve – till the name is all but lost
    As deep as any sea – with the rage of any storm
    But as gentle as a falling leave on any autumn morn…

    Let’s talk about love – it’s all we’re needin’
    Let’s talk about us – it’s the air we’re breathin’
    Let’s talk about life – I wanna know you
    Let’s talk about trust – and I wanna show you
    Let’s talk about love


    (Bryan Adams / Jean-Jacques Goldman / Elliott Kennedy)