Love Can Move Mountains

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"Love Can Move Mountains"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Celine Dion
B-side "Cry Just a Little"
Released October 1992 (1992-10)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded Cove City Sound Studios
Genre
Length 4:53 (album version)
4:01 (radio edit)
4:04 (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit)
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Ric Wake
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Quelqu'un que j'aime, quelqu'un qui m'aime"
(1992)
"Love Can Move Mountains"
(1992)
"Water from the Moon"
(1993)
Music video
"Love Can Move Mountains" on YouTube

"Love Can Move Mountains" is a song by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion from her 1992 self-titled second English-language studio album. Written by Diane Warren and produced by Ric Wake, it was released as a single in October 1992 as the fourth from the album.[1] An up-tempo pop song drawing influence from gospel and dance music, its lyrics detail the abilities that love has as an emotion.

The B-side included an unreleased track "Cry Just a Little", a cover of a song from E.G. Daily's 1989 album Lace Around the Wound. It's the second cover of Daily that Céline Dion recorded as in 1987 she did a French adaptation of "Love in the Shadows" called "Délivre-moi".

"Love Can Move Mountains" was remixed for the clubs by Tommy Musto (Tommy Musto's 7" edit, club mix, underground vocal mix, underground instrumental, club dub, underground dub), Ric Wake and Richie Jones (Wake & Jones dub), and by Daniel Abraham (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit).

"Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) won the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year and the original version was nominated for the Juno Award for Single of the Year.[2]

The music video was made for the Daniel Abraham's 7" edit, by director Jeb Brian and released in November 1992. It appeared on Dion's DVD video collection All the Way… A Decade of Song & Video (2001).

The single was included also on Dion's greatest hits albums: All the Way… A Decade of Song in 1999 and My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection in 2008.

"Love Can Move Mountains" was a part of every one of Dion's tours, including the latest Sans attendre Tour. Dion performed this song also five nights a week during her show A New Day... at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Live versions of "Love Can Move Mountains" can be found on the 1994 À l'Olympia CD, the Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert DVD/CD, and the Céline une seule fois / Live 2013 DVD/CD. In 1998, Dion re-recorded "Love Can Move Mountains" with a gospel group God's Property, for the soundtrack of the popular CBS-TV drama Touched by an Angel. She also appeared as herself on one episode of the series, titled Psalm 151, and performed the song.

"Love Can Move Mountains" was a hit on the club charts in the U.S., reaching number 5 on the Hot Dance Club Play. The single hit number 2 in Canada and reached number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It enjoyed a moderate success in the rest of the world.

Critical reception[edit]

Chicago Tribune editor Jan DeKnock wrote: "The album also features an effective journey into gospel ("Love Can Move Mountains.")"[3] Also, it has been picked as a standout song along with "If You Asked Me To" and "Beauty and the Beast" by AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine.[4] AllMusic editor Jose F. Promis reviewed the single, giving a three out of five stars rating: "There are two remixed radio edits of "Love Can Move Mountains," one bouncy and the other sleek, and two housey club versions, similar to most dance music from the early '90s in that it seemed to possess a since-lost elegance and a since-lost innocence."[5]

Formats and track listings[edit]

UK CD single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  2. "Beauty and the Beast" – 4:04

Worldwide CD single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  2. "Cry Just a Little" – 4:29

Australian CD maxi single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  2. "Cry Just a Little" – 4:29
  3. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) – 5:30
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Wake & Jones dub) – 5:41
  5. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground dub) – 5:35

European/UK CD maxi single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) – 5:30
  3. "Cry Just a Little" – 4:29
  4. "Beauty and the Beast" – 4:04

European/UK 12" maxi single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) – 5:30
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground vocal mix) – 7:10
  3. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground instrumental) – 4:38
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club dub) – 5:30
  5. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground dub) – 5:35
  6. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Wake & Jones dub) – 5:41

U.S. CD maxi single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Tommy Musto's 7" edit) – 4:10
  3. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) – 5:30
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground vocal mix) – 7:10
  5. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (remix) – 5:39
  6. "Unison" (mainstream mix) – 7:15

U.S. 12" maxi single

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) – 5:30
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground vocal mix) – 7:10
  3. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Wake & Jones dub) – 5:41
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club dub) – 5:30
  5. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground dub) – 5:35
  6. "Unison" (mainstream mix) – 7:15

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Tommy Musto's 7" edit) – 4:10
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club dub) – 5:30
  3. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground vocal mix) – 7:10
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground instrumental) – 4:38
  5. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground dub) – 5:35
  6. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Wake & Jones dub) – 5:41
  7. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  8. "Love Can Move Mountains" (album version) – 4:53
  9. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Live from Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert) – 4:38
  10. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Live from À l'Olympia – 5:25
  11. "Love Can Move Mountains" (with God's Property) – 5:05
  12. "Love Can Move Mountains" (New Edit) – 4:05
  13. "Love Can Move Mountains/River Deep, Mountain High" (Medley) (Live from Céline une seule fois / Live 2013) – 6:07

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Awards: Artist Summary". CARAS. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Celine Dion Celine Dion (Epic) (STAR)(STAR)(STAR) 1/2...
  4. ^ Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  5. ^ Review by Jose F. Promis
  6. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. Australia: St Ives, N.S.W. : Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  7. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 57, No. 2, January 23, 1993". RPM. 23 January 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 57, No. 3, January 30, 1993". RPM. 30 January 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dance/Urban - Volume 57, No. 4, February 06 1993". RPM. 6 February 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dion, Celine: Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). PHONONET GmbH. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Celine Dion: Singles". OCC. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Celine Dion. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Celine Dion. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Celine Dion. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Celine Dion. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 58, No. 23, December 18, 1993". RPM. 18 December 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs (Year End)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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