Mar 222015
 

From BEAUTIFUL BOY (single)
Written by John Lennon

Celine Dion’s song “Beautiful Boy” was another tasty result of her fruitful collaboration with David Foster. “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” was written by the late, legendary John Lennon and included on his now-classic 1980 album “Double Fantasy.” The former Beatle wrote the song’s sweet, loving lyrics for his son Sean and they perfectly fit the concept of Dion’s “Miracle” cd.

Produced and arranged by Foster along with the amazing Humberto Gatica as the engineer, “Miracle” was released in the fall of 2004. Both Dion and the Australian photographer Anne Geddes, famous worldwide for her gorgeous portraits of babies and motherhood, were credited on the cd. The concept record presented a series of sweet lullabies sung by the Quebecoise songbird as well as some of Geddes’ most beautiful photos. “Beautiful Boy” became the single off “Miracle.” Foster’s impeccable production and his catchy, understated arrangement of the song kept the Caribbean flavor of Lennon’s beautiful original. Foster also gave “Beautiful Boy” new life by leaning it towards the super-producer’s trademark and refined adult contemporary atmospheres. Dion’s singing is absolutely perfect and she delivers another memorable vocal execution. Her performance was deliberately restrained, yet she didn’t lose one bit of the needed intensity and strength.

“Beautiful Boy” was a Top 20 Adult Contemporary hit in the U.S. at #18. “Miracle” went platinum in the U.S. and reached the Top Ten in several countries worldwide. “Miracle” also set a record by spending 18 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Kid Album chart. “Miracle” was nominated as “Pop Album Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year” at Canada ’s 2005 Juno Awards.


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Lead Vocals: Celine Dion
Keyboards: David Foster
Additional Keyboards, Programming & Sound Design: Jochem van der Saag
Guitars: Dean Parks
Percussion: Rafael Padilla
Orchestral Arrangement: William Ross

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

close your eyes,
have no fear,
the monster’s gone,
he’s on the run and your mommy’s here,
(chorus)
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy
before you go to sleep,
say a little prayer,
every day in every way,
it’s getting better and better,
(chorus)
out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
to see you come of age,
but I guess we’ll both just have to be patient,
cuz it’s a long way to go,
a hard row to hoe
yes it’s a long way to go but in the meantime,
before you cross the street,
take my hand,
life is what happens to you,
while you’re busy making other plans,
(chorus)
before you go to sleep, say a little prayer,
ev’ry day, in ev’ry way
it’s getting better and better.
(chorus)