1997 Celine Dion – Let’s Talk About Love

Let’s Talk About Love is the fifth English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on 14 November 1997, by Columbia/Epic Records. The follow-up to her commercially successful album Falling into You (1996), Let’s Talk About Love showed a further progression of Dion’s music. Throughout the project, she collaborated with Barbra Streisand, the Bee Gees, Luciano Pavarotti, Carole King, George Martin, Diana King, Brownstone, Corey Hart and her previous producers: David Foster, Ric Wake, Walter Afanasieff, Humberto Gatica and Jim Steinman. Let’s Talk About Love includes Dion’s biggest hit, “My Heart Will Go On”. Written by James Horner and Will Jennings, and serving as the love theme for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On” topped the charts around the world, and has become Dion’s signature song.

Let’s Talk About Love and its songs won many awards around the world. “My Heart Will Go On” won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. Let’s Talk About Love was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and “Tell Him” for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Let’s Talk About Love became one of the best-selling albums in history, with sales of over 31 million copies worldwide. It topped the charts around the world, including number one in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia and many more. It became one of the best-selling albums of 1997 and 1998 in various countries and also one of the top-selling albums of the decade. It was certified Diamond, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold around the world. The album has sold ten million copies in the US, another ten million in Europe, two million in Latin America, two million in the UK, 1.7 million in Canada, 1.6 million in France, 1.5 million in Germany and over one million in Japan. Various singles were released from the album, depending on the country. In addition to the major success of “My Heart Will Go On”, other singles included “Tell Him”, “Be the Man”, “The Reason”, “To Love You More”, “Immortality”, “Miles to Go (Before I Sleep)” and “Treat Her Like a Lady”.

Tracks

1  The Reason (Carole King; Mark Hudson; Greg Wells) 05:00
2  Immortality (Barry Gibb; Robin Gibb; Maurice Gibb) 04:10
3  Treat Her Like A Lady (Diana King; Andy Marvel; Billy Mann; Celine Dion) 04:05
4  Why Oh Why (Marti Sharron; Daniel Sembello) 04:50
5  Love Is On The Way (Peter Zizzo; Denise Rich; Tina Shafer) 04:23
6  Tell Him (Linda Thompson; Walter Afanasieff; David Foster) 04:50
7  Amar Haciendo El Amor (Billy Mann; Denise Rich; Manny Benito) 04:10
8  When I Need You (Albert Hammond; Carole Bayer Sager) 04:09
9  Miles To Go (Before I Sleep) (Corey Hart) 04:39
10  Us (Billy Pace) 05:37
11  Just A Little Bit Of Love (Maria Christensen; Arnie Roman; Arthur Jacobson) 04:06
12  My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’) (James Horner; Will Jennings) 04:38
13  Where Is The Love (Corey Hart) 04:55
14  Be The Man (David Foster; Edgar Bronfman) 04:37
15  I Hate You Then I Love You (Tony Renis; Manuel De Falla; Alberto Testa; Fabio Testa; Norman Newell) 04:42
16  Let’s Talk About Love (Bryan Adams; Jean-Jacques Goldman; Eliot Kennedy) 05:10

Musicians

1 The Reason

BassTrevor Barry
DrumsIan Thomas
Fender RhodesRichard Cottle
GuitarRobbie McIntosh
PianoCarole King


2 Immortality

Bass (synthesizer)Walter Afanasieff
Drums (programming)Walter Afanasieff
GuitarMike Landau
Hammond OrganWalter Afanasieff
KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
SynthesizerWalter Afanasieff
ProgrammingDan Shea
ProgrammingStuart Brawley
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsThe BeeGees


3 Treat Her Like A Lady

DrumsDennis Johnson
DrumsRichie Jones
GuitarDavid Spinozza
KeyboardsEric Kupper
Background VocalsDiana King
Background VocalsBrownstone


4 Why Oh Why

GuitarAl McKay
Background VocalsSherree Ford-Payne
SynclavierSimon Franglen
KeyboardsDavid Foster


5 Love Is On The Way

BassPino Palladino
DrumsShawn Pelton
Drums (programming)Peter Zizzo
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarMark Schulman
GuitarPeter Zizzo
KeyboardsJeff Bova
KeyboardsPeter Zizzo
PercussionBashiri Johnson
Background VocalsCurtis King Jr
Background VocalsDana Calitri
Background VocalsEric Troyer
Background VocalsRachele Cappelli
Background VocalsVaneese Thomas


6 Tell Him

Drums (programming)Walter Afanasieff
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
KeyboardsDavid Foster
Background VocalsClaytoven Richardson
SynthesizerDan Shea
Background VocalsConesha Owens
Background VocalsJeanie Tracy
Background VocalsLeslie Ellis
Background VocalsSkyler Jett
VocalsBarbra Streisand


7 Amar Haciendo El Amor

BassGary Haase
DrumsOmar Hakim
Drums (programming)Steve Skinner
Acoustic GuitarChieli Minucci
KeyboardsShane Keister
KeyboardsSteve Skinner
PercussionBashiri Johnson
Background VocalsAngie Chirino
Background VocalsOlga Chirino
Background VocalsRita Quintero


8 When I Need You

GuitarMichael Thompson
KeyboardsDavid Foster
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDan Shea


9 Miles To Go (Before I Sleep)

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarMichael Thompson
GuitarSylvain Quesnel
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
KeyboardsCorey Hart
KeyboardsJeff Bova
PercussionRafael Padilla
Background VocalsDorian Sherwood


10 Us

BassNathan East
DrumsMike Baird
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Drums (programming)Billy Pace
GuitarMichael Thompson
GuitarMike Landau
Acoustic GuitarMike Landau
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


11 Just A Little Bit Of Love

Drums (programming)Richie Jones
KeyboardsEric Kupper
Background VocalsAudrey Wheeler
Background VocalsEarl Robinson
Background VocalsEddie Stockley
Background VocalsKeith Fluitt
Background VocalsKenny Bobien
Background VocalsMaria Christensen
Background VocalsNikki Richards


12 My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’)

Drums (programming)Dan Shea
GuitarDann Huff
FiddlePaul Peabody
KeyboardsDan Shea
SynthesizerDan Shea
Background VocalsClaytoven Richardson
Background VocalsConesha Owens
Background VocalsJeanie Tracy
Background VocalsLeslie Ellis
Background VocalsSkyler Jett


13 Where Is The Love

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
KeyboardsCorey Hart
KeyboardsJeff Bova
PercussionRafael Padilla
Background VocalsDorian Sherwood


15 I Hate You Then I Love You

BassNathan East
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarRamon Stagnaro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsLuciano Pavarotti


16 Let’s Talk About Love

BassNathan East
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarMichael Thompson
KeyboardsDavid Foster
Synthesizer (Programming)Steve Porcaro

Liner Notes

Producer – George Martin (Track 1)
Producer – Walter Afanasieff (Tracks 2, 6, 12)
Producer – Ric Wake (Tracks 3, 5, 7, 11)
Producer – David Foster (Tracks 4, 6, 8, 15, 16)
Producer – Corey Hart (Tracks 9, 13)
Producer – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 10, 15)
Producer – Billy Pace (Track 10)
Producer – Tony Renis (Track 15)
Producer (Additional Vocal Production) – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 7)
Producer (Additional Production) – Jim Steinman (Track 10)
Producer (Assistant) – Giles Martin (Track 1)
Producer (Executive) – John Doelp, Vito Luprano
Arranged By – Walter Afanasieff (Tracks 2, 6, 12)
Arranged By – Ric Wake (Tracks 3, 7, 11)
Arranged By – Richie Jones (Tracks 3, 11)
Arranged By – David Foster (Tracks 4, 6, 8, 15, 16)
Arranged By – Ric Wake, Peter Zizzo (Track 5)
Arranged By – Tony Renis (Track 15)
Arranged By (Strings) – Leon Pendarvis (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – William Ross (Tracks 6, 8, 10, 15, 16)
Arranged By (Background Vocal) – Manny Benito (Track 7)
Conductor – George Martin (Track 1)
Conductor – William Ross (Track 12)
Engineer (Lead Vocals) – Humberto Gatica
Mastered By – Vlado Meller
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 2, 4 to 16)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Stuart Brawley (Tracks 4, 6, 10, 16)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Chris Brooke (Tracks 6, 8)
Orchestrated By – George Martin (Track 1)
Orchestrated By – William Ross (Track 12)
Orchestra (Contractor) – Emilie Charlap (Track 12)

Art Direction – Nancy Donald
Photography By – Michael Thompson, Dimo Safari, George Bodnar

Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mixed At – The Hit Factory
Recorded At – Air Studios
Recorded At – WallyWorld Studios
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Recorded At – Middle Ear Studio
Recorded At – Masterfonics
Recorded At – Cove City Sound Studios
Recorded At – The Dream Factory
Recorded At – Chartmaker Studios
Recorded At – Clinton Street Recordings
Recorded At – Eden Studios
Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
Recorded At – Cresent Moon Recording
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc