Friday, May 20, 2011
L'AMOUR EXISTE ENCORE ~ CELINE DION
"L'amour existe encore" (meaning "Love Still Exists") is a song from Céline Dion's album Dion chante Plamondon. It was released as the second (radio only) single in Canada (November 1991) and third commercial single in France (on January 17, 1994). Dion recorded also a Spanish version of this song, called "Aún Existe Amor." It was released as a promotional single in the United States from her 2002 album A New Day Has Come. "L'amour existe encore" was released in Canada with no accompanying video. When Sony Music Entertainment decided to issue a commercial single in France, there was a music video made in December 1993. It was directed by Alain Desrochers. The video was featured later on the On ne change pas DVD (2005). The song became also a part of Céline Dion's compilation On ne change pas. Dion performed it during her 2008-09 Taking Chances Tour and her historic performance in front of 250,000 spectators to celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary, which was included on Céline sur les Plaines DVD in 2008. The latter was performed as a duet with Éric Lapointe, and included later also on his album Ailleurs - Volume 1, released on April 28, 2009. In May 2009, the track entered the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart. In 2009, Lara Fabian also recorded this track for her album Toutes les femmes en moi as a tribute to all the women in the French music scene that have inspired her over the years, being this recording a humble hommage to Céline Dion. In 2010, Nicola Ciccone recorded and released the Italian version of this song for his album Imaginaire also entitled "L'amore esiste ancora" after performing the version for Luc Plamondon in homage and being told by the songwriter how beautiful it was, with such depth, when sung in Italian.