The Colour of My Love
|The Colour of My Love|
|Studio album by Céline Dion|
|Released||November 9, 1993
(see release history)
|Producer||Walter Afanasieff, David Foster, Steve Lindsey, Christopher Neil, Aldo Nova, Guy Roche, Ric Wake|
|Céline Dion chronology|
|Singles from The Colour of My Love|
The Colour of My Love is an album by Canadian singer Céline Dion, released on November 9, 1993. It is her third English-language album and 18th overall. It features three number-one singles: "The Power of Love", "Think Twice", and "To Love You More".
This album represents the international success of Céline Dion. With The Colour of My Love she achieved worldwide fame.
Non-U.S. version of the album included additional song "Just Walk Away" (issued as a promotional single in Spain). The Colour of My Love was re-released in Japan on October 23, 1995 with a bonus track "To Love You More" making it became a number one hit in that country. It was later featured in Dion's 1997 album Let's Talk About Love.
The Colour of My Love was noteworthy in that, in the dedication section, it was the first public acknowledgment that Dion had fallen in love with her manager, René Angélil. In the dedication, Dion had named Angélil "the colour of [her] love."
With "When I Fall in Love" and "The Power of Love" Céline Dion got two Grammy Awards nominations for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance respectively.
She won many awards during The Colour of My Love era, including: Ivor Novello Award for "Think Twice," Japan Gold Disc Award for "To Love You More," IRMA Award for The Colour of My Love, and World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year. Dion received also many Juno Awards and Félix Awards, and was nominated for an American Music Award.
On September 12, 2008, a combo containing The Colour of My Love CD and The Colour of My Love Concert DVD was released.
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Allmusic wrote that the album is "successful, thanks to the careful production, professional songwriting (highlighted by "When I Fall in Love," "The Power of Love," and "Think Twice") and Dion's powerhouse performances." The Chicago Tribune, awarding the album 2 out of 4 stars, noted Dion's talent comes from "sickly sweet, by-the-books standards, forcefully resonant and multiflavored vocals. With her attempt at soul, you can categorize Dion as fairly shallow, sort of a female Michael Bolton."
After selling 4 million copies in Europe, The Colour of My Love was certified 4x platinum by the IFPI. It was awarded with multi-platinum certifications in many European countries, including the United Kingdom where it has sold 1,816,915 and achieved 5x platinum status (and is eligible for 6x platinum after selling over 1,800,000 copies). Dion garnered tremendous success with The Colour of My Love, particularly in the UK, where the album stood for five weeks at the top of the British albums chart, while "Think Twice" reigned simultaneously atop the British singles chart. This accomplishment was last achieved by The Beatles. Both album and single spent 7 weeks in total at the top of the UK charts.
The album was also successful in Australia and New Zealand, where it was certified 8x platinum and 6x platinum, respectively. The Colour of My Love became the second best-selling album of 1995 in Australia and spent the longest run at number 1 for that year.
The album went to number 1 the following countries: Norway (ten weeks at the top), Australia (eight weeks), UK (seven weeks), Canada (six weeks), Ireland (four weeks), Belgium Flanders (four weeks), and Greece. The Colour of My Love reached also top 10 in many other charts, including number 2 in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Portugal, number 4 in the U.S., Sweden and on the European Top 100 Albums, number 7 in France, Japan, Finland and Spain, and number 9 in Switzerland.
|1.||"The Power of Love"||Candy DeRouge, Gunther Mende, Mary Susan Applegate, Jennifer Rush||David Foster||5:43|
|2.||"Misled"||Jimmy Bralower, Peter Zizzo||Ric Wake||3:30|
|3.||"Think Twice"||Andy Hill, Peter Sinfield||Andy Hill, Peter Sinfield||4:47|
|4.||"Only One Road"||Peter Zizzo||Ric Wake||4:49|
|5.||"Everybody's Talkin' My Baby Down"||Arnie Roman, Russ DeSalvo||Ric Wake||4:01|
|6.||"Next Plane Out"||Diane Warren||Guy Roche||4:59|
|7.||"Real Emotion"||Warren||Ric Wake||4:26|
|8.||"When I Fall in Love" (with Clive Griffin)||Edward Heyman, Victor Young||David Foster||4:20|
|9.||"Love Doesn't Ask Why"||Phil Galdston, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil||Walter Afanasieff||4:08|
|10.||"Refuse to Dance"||Charlie Dore, Danny Schogger||Christopher Neil||4:21|
|11.||"I Remember L.A."||Tony Colton, Richard Wold||Christopher Neil||4:12|
|12.||"No Living Without Loving You"||Warren||Guy Roche||4:23|
|13.||"Lovin' Proof"||Warren||Ric Wake||4:12|
|14.||"Just Walk Away" (Not included on US release, standard track on all other releases)||Albert Hammond, Marti Sharron||Steve Lindsay, Humberto Gatica||4:58|
|15.||"The Colour of My Love"||David Foster, Arthur Janov||David Foster||3:25|
|16.||"To Love You More" (1995 Japanese limited edition bonus track)||Foster, Junior Miles||David Foster||5:28|
Charts and certifications
1Most certifications are under old criteria, with higher certifications levels than the current ones.
Carry On up the Charts by Beautiful South
Elastica by Elastica
|UK Albums Chart number-one album
January 28, 1995 – March 12, 1995
April 1, 1995 – April 7, 1995
Greatest Hits by Bruce Springsteen
Wake Up! by Boo Radleys
Three Legged Dog by The Cruel Sea
|Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 14, 1995 – June 10, 1995
July 30 – August 12, 1995
September 10, 1995 – September 23, 1995
Tuesday Night Music Club by Sheryl Crow
|1993||"When I Fall in Love" (duet with Clive Griffin) A||93||—||21||—||—||—||—||—||23|
|"The Power of Love"||1||5||1||3||13||—||18||4||1|
|"Only One Road"||23||17||15||—||8||—||44||8||93|
|1995||"Next Plane Out" B||61||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Just Walk Away" C||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"To Love You More" D||—||—||9||—||—||1||—||—||—|
A Released as a single from the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle.
B Released in Australia only.
C Released as a radio single in Spain only.
D Released in Japan and Canada only.
|1994||Grammy Awards||Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) (to David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock) – "When I Fall in Love"|
|1994||Juno Awards||Female Vocalist of the Year|
|1994||Félix Awards||Female Artist of the Year|
|1994||Félix Awards||Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success in a Language Other Than French|
|1994||Félix Awards||Quebec Artist Achieving the Most Success Outside the Province Of Quebec|
|1995||World Music Awards||World's Best Selling Canadian Female Recording Artist of the Year|
|1995||Ivor Novello Awards||Song of the Year – "Think Twice"|
|1995||Juno Awards||Album of the Year – The Colour of My Love|
|1995||Juno Awards||Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic) – The Colour of My Love|
|1996||MIDEM Awards||Award For Combined European Sales of Over 10 Million Units in 1995|
|1996||Japan Gold Disc Awards||International Song of the Year – "To Love You More"|
|1996||IRMA Awards||Best International Female Artist Album – The Colour of My Love|
|1996||Malta Music Awards||Best Selling International Artist|
|United States||November 9, 1993||Epic, 550||CD||57555 (also on MD)|
|Canada||Sony Music, Columbia|
|Japan||December 2, 1993||Sony Music Japan, Epic, 550||4747432|
|United Kingdom||February 21, 1994||Sony Music, Epic, 550|
|Australia||March 7, 1994|
|France||June 10, 1994||Sony Music, Columbia|
|Europe||September 12, 2008||CD/DVD||88697374522|
|Australia||October 27, 2008||Sony Music, Epic, 550|
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