I’m Alive (2002) – Celine Dion

This is the second song to feature here from Celine Dion’s 2002 album A New Day Has Come. In my previous article of the title track I wrote how I was so blown away by her performances in the Divas Las Vegas Show and the I’m Alive version presented at the end of this post is the second I heard which made quite the impression. Lamentably a video version doesn’t exist of this stand-out performance, but the audio below should do the trick. I’m Alive is an uplifting midtempo song, where Celine declares she is fulfilled as a mother, and “in love.” It became a worldwide hit, reaching the top ten in many countries.

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
Ooh, I learn

When you bless the day
I just drift away
All my worries die
I’m glad that I’m alive

While working on the album, Celine commented;

I couldn’t wait to go back into the recording studio. And, I loved the songs that people wrote for me on this album. Those songs became even closer to me because, the fact that I took two years off, they wrote songs for me that were even closer to my emotions…. It was a fun adventure, no pressure, relaxed, smooth, powerful but controlled. I really had a wonderful time.’

I’m Alive was written by Kristian Lundin and Andreas Carlsson who had worked with Celine before writing her 1999 hit That’s the Way It Is. I mentioned in my previous article that my friend who saw just about every major artist coming through Melbourne saying that the voice of Celine Dion live was the most magnificent to experience live because of her powerful and technically skilled vocals.

Wikipedia: Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her home country with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. After learning to speak English, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

1. Celine Dion – Wikipedia
2. I’m Alive (Celine Dion song)

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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