Aug 062017
 

from LIVE (FOR THE ONE I LOVE) single

written by Luc Plamondon, Riccardo Cocciante & Will Jennings

 

 

Celine Dion’s “Live (For The One I Love)” was one of the seven new songs included on her 1999 English-language greatest hits collection, All The Way – A Decade Of Song. “Live (For The One I Love)” was the English version with words added by noted lyricist Will Jennings of “Vivre” (live in English). The beautiful song was co-written by Luc Plamondon and Riccardo Cocciante for the very successful musical, Notre Dame de Paris.

“Live (For The One I Love)” sports a soaring melody that offers Ms. Dion the perfect scenario to deliver her killer vocals fueled with all the sweet nuances and powerful crescendos of her unique style. Produced by David Foster, his arrangement perfectly served the Quebecoise superstar with an elegant backing track made of keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars. Foster set the trademark adult contemporary vibe that enhanced the captivating orchestral work. “Live (For The One I Love)” was also released as the second single off the cd in some Francophone countries, entering the charts with good success.

All The Way – A Decade Of Song eventually sold over eight million copies in the US alone, certified seven-times platinum and, in the first two years after its release, sold about seventeen millions worldwide. The bestselling cd included several other Foster productions, previous #1 hits such as “The Power Of Love” and “Because You Loved Me” plus other new recordings including “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Then You Looked At Me” and a posthumous duet with the late Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 to May 14, 1998) on his classic, “All The Way.”


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Lead Vocals: Celine Dion
Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
Drums: John Robinson
Electric Guitar: Michael Thompson
Keyboards: David Foster
Synth Programming: Felipe Elgueta

Arranged by David Foster
Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

A million stars light
This beautiful night
This is not a night to die
Let me sing and dance

Beneath the sky
I have such love to give, to give
I want a chance to live

Live, for the one I love
Love, as no one has loved
Give, asking nothing in return

Free, free to find my way
Free to have my say
Free to see the day

Live, like I used to be
Like a wild but free
Full of life in me

Live, for the one I love
Love, as no one has loved
Give, asking nothing in return

Though this world tears us apart
We’re still together in my heart
I want the world to hear my cry
And even if I have to die
Love will not die, love will change the world

Live, for the one I love
Love, as no one has loved
Give, asking nothing in return

And love until love wears me away
I’ll die and I know my love will stay
And I’ll know, I know my love will stay