Sometimes I forget how damn good she is...

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    Aug 16, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
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    Aug 16, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    I'm reading this great book about her called _Let's Talk About Love_ by Carl Wilson, it's all about why people hate her so much when other people love her so much.

    http://nymag.com/arts/books/reviews/42082/

    There's a lot of information about her, stories about her, and while I'm not that entranced by her music (I do love her voice though) I totally love her as a person now.
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    Aug 17, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    gregography saidI'm reading this great book about her called _Let's Talk About Love_ by Carl Wilson, it's all about why people hate her so much when other people love her so much.

    http://nymag.com/arts/books/reviews/42082/

    There's a lot of information about her, stories about her, and while I'm not that entranced by her music (I do love her voice though) I totally love her as a person now.


    She's an amazing singer. She has on occasion come off as pretty damned full of herself... and she just got so overplayed with that titanic song I wanted to shoot myself every time I heard it.
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    Aug 17, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    One of our faves. The BeeGees are in this one as well.

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    Aug 17, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    I should have posted this as my favorite duet, too:

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    Aug 17, 2010 7:09 AM GMT
    It kinda amazed me the fact that in most of the duets Celine does, as much her co-singer his doing a phenomenal job, she just blow them away like if it was an easy game.

    Check it out !

    That was in 2000 I think, in Paris, with Bruno Pelletier.



    That was last year, with Ginette Reno, in Quebec City.



    Oh and that's my favorite video from Celine. The part at 3:18 is just totally epic !

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    Aug 17, 2010 7:16 AM GMT
    she did some utterly fabulous michael jackson covers back in the 90's... that woman can SING
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    Aug 17, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    Her voice makes something special happen with my soul (providing I have one). She is incredible.
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    Aug 17, 2010 11:46 AM GMT
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    gregography saidI'm reading this great book about her called _Let's Talk About Love_ by Carl Wilson, it's all about why people hate her so much when other people love her so much.

    http://nymag.com/arts/books/reviews/42082/

    There's a lot of information about her, stories about her, and while I'm not that entranced by her music (I do love her voice though) I totally love her as a person now.


    She's an amazing singer. She has on occasion come off as pretty damned full of herself... and she just got so overplayed with that titanic song I wanted to shoot myself every time I heard it.


    Actually that song is the only one that I never got tired of, like Whitney Houston's cover of _I will always love you_.

    As far as full of herself, the book goes into her upbringing, that because of where she was raised and because she's french-spoken she was (and still is to some people) considered what we would call white trash, and how that makes her come off sometimes.

    What really tipped me - and tipped the author of the book as well and started him down the road of writing it - is a story told about how the singer/songwriter Elliot Smith was nominated for an Oscar the same year as she was nominated for _my heart will go on_. He was completely out of place, he expected her to be this big diva and completely ignore him, but she made a point of coming up to him, talking to him, encouraging him, giving him a hug, all very genuine, and it really moved him, Of course she won and he lost and afterwards when people tried to console him by trashing her he'd strongly come to her defense, not her music, but her as a person.

    Some of the book gets a little noodly but there are lots of interesting things about traditional music, how it's changed, how internationalization really works, etc.
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    Aug 17, 2010 12:18 PM GMT
    I actually think she has an amazing voice, but there is a time and place for her music. The sentiment in her music can become a bit too candy land for me in large doses. Oddly, I love her ballads most of all.

    While I think she is probably a very nice person, I always found her to come off as contrived and fake during interviews. She seemed sweet, just not real. This may be due to the issues that gregography was discussing in his post.
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    Aug 17, 2010 12:21 PM GMT
    Outstanding....

    Some of her songs have been my favorites: