Monday, July 4, 2011
IMMORTALITY ~ CELINE DION
"Immortality" is a single from Céline Dion's album Let's Talk About Love. It was released on June 8, 1998 outside the United States. The Bee Gees can be heard on the background vocals. "Immortality" was composed by brothers Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb, members of the Bee Gees, specially for Céline Dion, and produced by Walter Afanasieff. A demo version of the song featuring just the brothers can be found on subsequent greatest hits albums of the Bee Gees. There are two music videos. First one, directed by Scott Floyd Lochmus, shows Céline Dion and the Bee Gees in the recording studio in 1997. It was included as a bonus on the Au cœur du stade DVD. Second one was directed by Randee St. Nicholas and released at the end of July 1998. The song was a commercial success reaching number 2 in Austria and Germany, number 4 in Europe, number 5 in the United Kingdom and number 8 in Switzerland. In Brazil, the Cuca mixes became very popular. However, the track was never released as a single in the United States. Sony Music Entertainment decided to release there "To Love You More" instead. "Immortality" was certified platinum in Germany (for over 500,000 copies sold), gold in Sweden (15,000), and silver in France (125,000) and the UK (200,000). The live version of this song was included on the One Night Only CD and DVD by the Bee Gees, released on November 3, 1998. Céline Dion performed this song also during her Let's Talk About Love Tour."Immortality" became a part of non-American versions of Dion's later greatest hits: All the Way… A Decade of Song and My Love: Essential Collection.