STORY OF SONG
Before singing live with Andrea Bocelli at Central Park, Dion talked about her collaboration with him, she said: “it’s very touching for people to see this man who has been closing his eyes pretty much all his life. But he’s got such a wonderful way to communicate. And he makes us see things, hear and feel things his way. And that’s the magic and that’s the talent of his voice. For Andrea to put his hand on my back, or for me to give my hand to him, or to look at him, then sometimes it’s magical and people feel it and it’s a big moment.” Celine added: “I couldn’t refuse … this amazing talent to sing with him is a gift for me and it’s going to be the first time for me to sing at Central Park, so it’s a very special evening.”
The original version of the song was featured in the animated movie Quest for Camelot. It was released on Bocelli’s album “Sogno” and Dion’s “These Times are Special Times”. Celine paired with Josh Groban in 2008 and sang a live versionon CBS-TV special.
Release Date: March 1, 1999.
Songwriter/s: David Foster – Carole Bayer – Sager – Alberto Testa – Tony Renis.
Label: Columbia – Epic
Chart Rankings: In Canada, the song peaked at number 6 on the Adult Contemporary. In the US, it reached number 22 on the Adult Contemporary and at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Celine Marie Claudette Dion was 31 years old and Andrea Bocelli was 41 years old when they released this song.
Cover Versions: Anthony Callea – Angie Stone & Josh Groban – Charlotte Church & Josh Groban – Sissel kyrkjebo & Josh Groban – Donnie McClurkin with Yolanda Adams – Daniel Rodriguez with Kristin Chenoweth – Andrea Bocelli & Heather Headley – Adam Lambert & Noa Dori – Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Michael Bolton & Lara Fabian – Charice & Canadian Tenors – Christina Aguilera & Chris Mann – David Archuleta & Nathan Pacheco – Mark Mabasa, Lucky Robles & Lilibeth Garcia – Jessica Sanchez – Laura Bretan – Teresa Carpio – Marcelito Pomoy – Evynne & Peter Hollens – Noelle and Ryland – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.