A New Day... Live in Las Vegas

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A New Day... Live in Las Vegas
Live album by Céline Dion
Released June 14, 2004 (2004-06-14)
(see release history)
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop
Length CD 61:00, DVD 45:00
Label Epic
Producer Peer Åström, Anders Bagge, Claude Lemay, Vito Luprano, Aldo Nova
Céline Dion chronology
1 fille & 4 types
(2003)
A New Day... Live in Las Vegas
(2004)
Miracle
(2004)
Singles from A New Day... Live in Las Vegas
  1. "You and I"
    Released: May 17, 2004

A New Day... Live in Las Vegas is Céline Dion's first English live album, released on June 14, 2004. It's her 11th English longplay and 32nd in total.

Album information[edit]

A New Day... Live in Las Vegas features thirteen live tracks from Céline Dion's successful Las Vegas show, called A New Day... and two previously unreleased studio tracks: "You and I" and "Ain't Gonna Look the Other Way." It was also released with a bonus DVD containing 45-min documentary, called One Year... One Heart.

A New Day... Live in Las Vegas includes five live songs which weren't available on Dion's previous albums: "Fever," "I've Got the World on a String," "I Wish," "If I Could" and "What a Wonderful World." The studio versions of last two songs were included on her next album Miracle.

"If I Could" was originally recorded by Nancy Wilson on her Nancy Now! album in 1988. In 1993 Ray Charles covered it on My World, as well as Regina Belle on her album Passion. Barbra Streisand included the song on her Higher Ground album in 1997.

The French edition of A New Day... Live in Las Vegas contains "Contre nature" as a bonus track.

The originally scheduled Live in Las Vegas - A New Day... DVD release date (autumn 2004) was postponed because of changes and improvements made to the show since the initial filming. A New Day... was re-shot in high-definition during the January 17–21, 2007 week and released on December 7, 2007.[1] The two disc DVD contains more than 5 hours of never-before seen footage, including the concert and three exclusive documentaries.[2] Live performances of "Nature Boy," "At Last," "Fever," "Et je t'aime encore" and "What a Wonderful World" are available only on A New Day... Live in Las Vegas CD, as they were removed from the show at the time of filming the DVD.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

The album met with positive reviews. Allmusic said that "this live document of the Las Vegas show drives home the point that Celine is one of the most potent entertainers in adult contemporary music." According to them Dion is "equally as comfortable in high-tempo numbers chock-full of her signature vocal acrobatics as she is in quiet, contemplative moments. It's an ideal souvenir for those who have experienced the magic with their own ears and eyes. And while it's not the most definitive document of Dion's career, it certainly is a stirring testament to her accomplishments as the standard to whom most vocalists aspire."[3]

Chart success[edit]

A New Day... Live in Las Vegas has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.[4] It has sold 530,000 copies in the United States[5] and was certified gold by the RIAA.[6] It was also certified Silver in the UK. The album reached top 10 in many countries, including number 1 in Greece, number 2 in Canada, number 4 in Belgium Wallonia, number 7 in Belgium Flanders, number 9 in France, and number 10 in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Nature Boy"   Eden Ahbez Claude "Mégo" Lemay 4:13
2. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"   Jim Steinman Lemay 3:37
3. "Because You Loved Me"   Diane Warren Lemay 2:28
4. "I'm Alive"   Lemay 4:15
5. "If I Could"  
Lemay 5:15
6. "At Last"   Lemay 3:30
7. "Fever"  
Lemay 2:53
8. "I've Got the World on a String"   Lemay 2:23
9. "Et je t'aime encore"   Lemay 4:42
10. "I Wish"   Stevie Wonder Lemay 4:13
11. "I Drove All Night"   Lemay 4:48
12. "My Heart Will Go On"   Lemay 5:24
13. "What a Wonderful World"   Lemay 4:45
14. "You and I" (studio recording)
4:05
15. "Ain't Gonna Look the Other Way" (studio recording)
  • Bagge
  • Åström
  • Vito Luprano
4:25

Charts and certifications[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award show Award
2005 24th Annual Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" Awards Best Headliner in Las Vegas
2005 6th Annual Visitors' Choice Awards Favorite Headliner in Las Vegas
2006 25th Annual Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" Awards Best Headliner in Las Vegas
2006 7th Annual Visitors' Choice Awards Favorite Headliner in Las Vegas
2006 MovieEntertainment Awards Entertainer of the Year in the category of Entertainment Industry's Most Influential Canadian
2007 26th Annual Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" Awards Best Singer
2007 26th Annual Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" Awards Best All-Around Performer
2007 26th Annual Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" Awards Best Show Choreography
2008 27th Annual Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" Awards Best Singer

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Europe June 14, 2004 Sony Music, Columbia CD COL 515225 2
CD/DVD COL 515225 3 + COL 515225 8 (édition French)
United States June 15, 2004 Epic CD 5152252
CD/DVD 5152253
Canada Sony Music, Columbia CD 5152252
CD/DVD 5152253
South Korea June 25, 2004 CPK-3274
Australia July 9, 2004 Sony Music, Epic CD 5152252
CD/DVD 5152253
Japan December 22, 2004 Sony Music Japan, Epic EICP-463

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