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Miracle

Miracle is Celine Dion's ninth English-language album and her twenty-first studio album in total.

The album was released on October 11, 2004 by Epic Records.

Album BackgroundEdit

The album is a part of a CD-and-book multimedia collection with Celine's music providing the soundtrack to Australian photographer Anne Geddes' pictorial book celebrating the joy of babies.

The songs were produced by David Foster who hadn't worked with Celine since 1999.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Miracle (3:37) (written by Steve Dorff & Linda Thompson; produced by David Foster)
  2. Brahms' Lullaby (3:32) (written by Johannes Brahms; produced by David Foster)
  3. If I Could (4:46) (written by Ron Miller, Ken Hirsch & Marti Sharron; produced by David Foster)
  4. Sleep Tight (4:39) (written by Richard Page, Jon Lind & John Lang; produced by David Foster)
  5. What a Wonderful World (3:47) (written by George David Weiss & Bob Thiele; produced by David Foster)
  6. My Precious One (3:50) (written by Peer Astrom & Stephanie Bentley; produced by David Foster)
  7. A Mother's Prayer (3:41) (written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager; produced by David Foster)
  8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (4:10) (written by Ewan MacColl; produced by David Foster)
  9. Baby Close Your Eyes (3:24) (written by Carol Welsman & Romano Musumarra; produced by David Foster)
  10. Come to Me (4:33) (written by Beverley Mahood & Thomas Wade; produced by David Foster)
  11. Le loup, la biche et le chevalier (une chanson douce) (3:13) (written by Maurice Pon & Henri Salvador; produced by David Foster)
  12. Je lui dirai (3:57) (written by Jean-Jacques Goldman; produced by Erick Benzi) (French Edition Bonus Track)
  13. Beautiful Boy (3:53) (written by John Lennon; produced by David Foster)
  14. In Some Small Way (5:06) (written by Page David Tyson; produced by David Foster)

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Miracle" debuted inside top 10 in many countries, reaching number one in Canada, Belgium and Wallonia.

It debuted at number four in the United States with 107,000 copies sold.

It also debuted in the fourth position in France and the Netherlands, number five in the United Kingdom, number six in Switzerland and number 9 in Greece.

The album also set a record in the United States, spending 18 consecutive weeks at the top position on the Billboard Top Kid Audio chart.

The album sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide in just three months after its release.

It was certified platinum in the United States & gold in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Miracle" met with mixed reviews.

Allmusic said that:

"It's the quietest record Dion has recorded in a while, an unabashed adult contemporary album that keeps its gentle mood from start to finish, as if it were a prolonged lullaby. Dion tempers her vocal histrionics considerably — she still soars to the high notes, but there are no pyrotechnics, no showboating here — which serves this collection of standards and new songs quite well."