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Old 05-27-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Who remembers Celine Dion’s early Francophone career?

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Old 05-27-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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Not the very beginning, but I did buy one of her early albums in French, before she made and English albums.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: DC metropolitan area
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I was living in Quebec (Ste-Foy) the first time I heard her. She was already well-known in Quebec then. Later, when she broke out in the US, I said to myself, "I know who she is!". I've always been a fan of hers.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I was at Olympic Stadium in Montreal when she sang "Une colombe" for Pope John Paul II in the mid 1980s.

She was around 15 years old. Céline and I are about the same age.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not the very beginning, but I did buy one of her early albums in French, before she made and English albums.
Betcha it's this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27eux

It is a really, really good album.

I think it's still the best selling music album in French in the history of music, anywhere in the world.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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Does Céline have enough of a repertoire to do an entire concert with French songs?
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Does Céline have enough of a repertoire to do an entire concert with French songs?
She has recorded over a dozen albums in French and all of them had multiple hits on them. (She did about 8 albums in French before she ever did anything in English.)


I can probably ring off close to 20 Céline Dion hits in French just off the top of my head.


So the answer is yes.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The album D'Eux that I mentioned in my response to Nat by itself has 7 radio hits on it that you'd conceivably include in a francophone concert and that anyone would recognize immediately.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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Was it Rene’s idea that she should try to break out in the Anglophone world?
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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Was it Rene’s idea that she should try to break out in the Anglophone world?
Probably not just his. She has said she dreamt of that type of career as a child, and idolized Barbra Streisand, among others.
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