The Last to Know

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"The Last to Know"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Unison
Released March 1991 (1991-03)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded 1989-1990 West Side Studios
Genre Pop
Length 4:35 (Album Version)
4:19 (Edit)
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Brock Walsh, Phil Galdston
Producer(s) Christopher Neil
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
"The Last to Know"
"Have a Heart"
Music video
"The Last to Know" on YouTube

"The Last to Know" is a song recorded by Sheena Easton for her 1987 album, No Sound But a Heart. It was written by Brock Walsh and Phil Galdston and produced by Nick Martinelli.

In 1990, it was covered by Celine Dion for her album, Unison. It was released as the fourth single in Canada (March 1991) and the third in the United States (June 1991) and the rest of the world (September 1991).[1] In the United Kingdom it was the second commercial single, because "(If There Was) Any Other Way" was issued as a promotional release only. The B-side included "Unison," which was released as a single in Canada and Japan only. The music video directed by Dominic Orlando was filmed in Hollywood, Los Angeles (1991). It became a part of the Unison home video. The song reached number 16 in Canada and number 7 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart. "The Last to Know" had also a moderate success on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in the United States, peaking at number 22.

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly editor Jim Farber wrote: "Tracks like "If Love Is Out the Question" and "The Last to Know" are lush vehicles, filled with routine hooks that Dion's distinctive voice raises to a higher level."[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Cassette single (Canada) / 7", cassette single (Europe) / CD single (Australia) / 3" single (Japan)
  1. "The Last to Know" – 4:18
  2. "Unison" – 4:12
  • 7", cassette single single (US)
  1. "The Last to Know" – 4:18
  2. "Unison" (Remix) – 4:03
  • CD maxi single (Europe)
  1. "The Last to Know" – 4:18
  2. "Unison" – 4:12
  3. "If We Could Start Over" – 4:22



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  2. ^ Unison (1991)
  3. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. 25 May 1991. p. 63. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Nanda Lwin (1999). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-13-1. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1528." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1517." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Celine Dion. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  8. ^ "RPM 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1991". RPM. 21 December 1991. Retrieved 6 September 2014.