The Collector's Series, Vol. 1

The Collector's Series, Vol. 1

by Céline Dion


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The title of The Collector's Series, Vol. 1 makes the compilation seem as if it's filled with Celine Dion rarities, but that's not entirely true. There are some oddities here, such as "The Power of the Dream" from the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympics, but the album is really a way to fill gaps left by Dion's hits collection, All the Way: A Decade of Song -- the many duets, French and Spanish songs, and previously unheard in the U.S. tracks are here to pad out the running time. As such, it's a real hodgepodge, with singles like "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" and "Falling Into You" overshadowing the rest of the album. Perhaps casual fans will want this as a way of getting the glaring omissions from the hits collection, but it has too many inconsequential obscurities to make it easy listening for them. So, it does wind up being more for the collectors -- but even they will probably wonder why it couldn't be nothing but rarities, which would have served them better. A real mixed bag, then.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2000
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886978884923
catalogNumber: 788849
Rank: 146550

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Céline Dion   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Carole King   Piano
Omar Hakim   Drums
Jay Anderson   Acoustic Bass
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Michael Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Maria Vidal   Background Vocals
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
George Martin   Conductor
Israel Baker   Violin
Mike Baird   Drums
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Curt Bisquera   Cymbals,Hi Hat
Jimmy Bralower   Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Russ Cantor   Violin
Ronald Clark   Violin
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Richard Cottle   fender rhodes
Shane Keister   Keyboards
Andy Duncan   Percussion,Drums
Sheila E.   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Steve Farris   Electric Guitar,Cavaquinho
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Frederick Seykora   Celli
Carole Fredericks   Background Vocals
Gary Haase   Bass
Rick Hahn   Strings
Yannick Hardouin   Bass
Dann Huff   Guitar
Neil Jason   Bass
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Michael Landau   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Denis Leloup   Trombone
Norma Leonard   Violin
Margot MacLaine   Viola
Earl Madison   Celli
Christian Martinez   Trumpet
Chieli Minucci   Guitar (Nylon String)
Betty Moor   Violin
Jorge Moraga   Viola
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Christopher Neil   Background Vocals
Rick Nowels   Keyboards,Gut String Guitar
Nils Oliver   Celli
Phil Palmer   Guitar
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Serge Perathoner   Synclavier
Paul Picard   Percussion
Rita Quintero   Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Antoine Russo   Trumpet
Harry Scorzo   Violin
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Paul Shure   Violin
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
Ramon Stagnaro   Acoustic Guitar
David Stenske   Viola
Robert Stone   Contrabass (Vocal)
Rich Tancredi   Keyboards
Patrice Tison   Guitar
Jannick Top   Bass
Trevor Barry   Bass
Gary Gertzweig   Violin
Davida Johnson   Violin
Eric Seva   Saxophone
Pamela Thompkins   Violin
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Synclavier
Marie Claire D'Ubaldo   Background Vocals
Dominique Messier   Drums
Kuk Harrell   Background Vocals
Max Martin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Angie Chirino   Background Vocals
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Beckie Bell   Background Vocals
Marina Albert   Background Vocals
Tomas Lindberg   Bass
Robert MacIntosh   Guitar
Andreas Carlsson   Background Vocals
Andre Coutu   Guitar
Christophe Negre   Saxophone
Konesha Owens   Background Vocals
Sylvain Beuf   Saxophone
Arnaud Dunoyer de Segonzac   Piano
Yves Frulla   Keyboards
Leslie Ellis   Background Vocals
Olga Chirino   Background Vocals
Denys Lable   Guitar
Kristian Lundin   Keyboards
Leah Haywood   Background Vocals
James Hughart   Contrabass (Vocal)
Judith Johnson   Celli
Edward Greene   Violin
Wix   Bass,Keyboards
Claude Lamey   Keyboards
Marc Languis   Bass
Basile Leroux   Guitar
Michael Nowak   Viola
Ralph Morrison   Violin
Pam Gates   Violin
Christophe Deschamps   Drums
Alan de Veritch   Viola
Yvonne Jones   Background Vocals
Cleytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Claude Salmieri   Drums
David Boruff   Saxophone
Teruko Brooke   Violin
France Walsh   Violin
Ian Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Barbra Streisand   Duet
Babyface   Composer,Producer
Eric Carmen   Composer
Dan Hill   Composer,Producer
Carole King   Composer
Prince   Composer
Chris Boardman   String Arrangements
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Jim Steinman   Additional Production
George Martin   Producer,Orchestration
Manny Benito   Composer,Lyricist,Vocal Arrangements
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Michel Berger   Composer
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Gary Cirimelli   Programming,Synclavier Programming
Rupert Coulson   Engineer
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Clare Fischer   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Simon Franglen   Synclavier Programming
Chris Garcia   drum programming
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Laurent Gatignol   Engineer
David Gleeson   Engineer
Jean-Jacques Goldman   Composer,Producer
Rick Hahn   Programming,Producer
Mark Hudson   Composer
Simon Hurrell   Engineer
Robert White Johnson   Composer
Ren Klyce   Programming,Synclavier Programming
Vito Luprano   Executive Producer
Christopher Neil   Producer
Rick Nowels   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Serge Perathoner   Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Taylor Rhodes   Composer
Dan Shea   Programming
John Sheard   Composer
Steve Skinner   drum programming
Billy Steinberg   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Rich Tancredi   Arranger
Jannick Top   Producer
Greg Wells   Composer
Andrea Bocelli   Duet
Tim Rice   Composer
John Doelp   Executive Producer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Sebastián Krys   Engineer
Billy Mann   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming,Rhythm Programming
Andy Engel   Logo
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
Marie Claire D'Ubaldo   Composer,Lyricist
William Ross   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Tony Renis   translation
Peter Zizzo   Composer
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Denise Rich   Composer
Alberto Testa   translation
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Billy Pace   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Bernie Schmitt   Engineer
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Luc Plamondon   Composer
Linda Thompson   Composer,Lyricist
Junior Miles   Composer
Bill Ross   String Arrangements
L. Leon Pendarvis   String Arrangements
Ric Wake   Arranger,Producer
Erick Benzi   Producer,Synclavier Programming
Peter Lorimer   drum programming
Stu Brawley   Engineer
Tom Yezzi   Engineer
John Jones   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Barry Randolph   Engineer
Charlie Clauser   drum programming

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The Collector's Series, Vol. 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
at first i wasn't going to get this album because i thought it was just songs i've already heard.but there were some good suprises like the orginal verson of "if that's what it takes" in french "pour que tu m'aime encore". i started to really want to learn french at this time. i found that this song in french is almost completely different (word wise).the french title means "for that you love me again".it's even better when you know the english translation of the french verson.i bought all celine's french albums after this and i'm really glad i did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine Dion has been blessed with a wonderful talent, and she is using it the best way she can through her many albums. This particular album displays many of her hit songs during the years she has been singing as a professional. Some of the songs have memorable value for people around the world, such as ''The Power of the Dream,'' which she sang at the Olympics. ''Where Does My Heart Beat Now'' is special because it is the first song she sang to the man who is now her husband. She sang this for an audition to get a recording contract. This song is also special because her mother wrote it for her to sing. Other songs were taken off of some of the many hit albums that she has recorded, such as ''That's the Way It Is'' from ''All the Way,'' among others. The three previously unreleased songs on the album show that she still has many wonderful hits that are not known to the public, which makes her seem even more successful than before, to hear that she can not make a bad song. Dion has the ability to capture her audience and make people stop and think ''Wow, this is great!'' She is very passionate, and it is obvious that she has found the love that she so often sings of in her songs. This album is great for those who want to get an overview of a few of her hit songs and hear some wonderful new songs too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Celine Dion certainly has a beautiful voice, and I have (up to now) purchased all her albums. I was thoroughly excited when I saw her last greatest hits album. How many artists put 7 new songs on such albums? HOWEVER, this ''collector'' album seems like an obvious attempt to squeeze more money our of her fans' wallets. How many greatest hits does an artist need in 2 years?! Why not make a more complete album the first time? Because then the music company couldn't charge 18 bucks for what amounts to 4 songs we haven't heard before--not necessarily NEW ones, just different mix, different language, whatever. I was disapointed in this. If she wants to retire for a family, good for her. Just don't try to fool anyone into paying for something they already have just to keep making money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give Celine 5 stars for this album it´s awesome it is a follow up from All The Way A Decade Of Song with samples of her greatest hits.On This album there are songs as Tell Him the powerballad with Barbra Streisand All By Myself in spanish very good and powerful as the english version i like both,and the Power Of the Dream a powerballad she sang for the olympics games in Atlanta in 1996 it is a great song very similar as All By Myself other songs are as Prayer with Andrea Bocelli,Seduses Me,Falling Into You 2 french songs from Deu´x and Des mont qui sonnent wonderful songs Celine is the greatest female singer of our time she is better than Whitney Houston though that Whitney was great in the early 80-90´s if you like Whitney and Mariah Carey you will LOVE Celine she is the best no other artist can blow as her that amazing voice of miss dion is incredible and she is one of a kind some people say that she is the same as Whitney,Mariah and Barbra Streisand but she isn´t.There is only one Celine Dion and she rules the planet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a Law Clerk student in Seneca College Newnham Campus and Celine is my favourite. I also have a voice talent and i started to sing her songs from childhood. She is a true artist with fantastic voice, the kind of voice that captures many people's hearts. Her songs portray a realistic view of the real life and it also brings out her serenity and her warm heart to people. I think her songs are a great mix of old songs and new songs that she came up. Wonderful mixture of songs. Very well arranged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd call this Celine's collection of hits from all around the world. She has the talent to sing in 4 different languages, as made evident on this album: English, Spanish, French and Japanese. This CD contains songs you may not have heard of before, but everyone gives so much credit to Celine for singing her famous songs, like the Titanic theme, that they just brush aside masterpieces like these. On this album are 3 songs that have previously been unavailable to the American public, and finally, her Olympic theme she sang at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games is available on CD! The Prayer by Andrea Bocelli is my personal favorite on this album. This CD is for the devoted fan, but if you want her greatest hits, buy her 1999 ''All The Way...A Decade of Song.''
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i think celine dion is one of the best singers in the whole wide world.