A New Day Has Come
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Several songs make passing references to the power of prayer. There’s no substitute for the liberating, faithful love of a good man ("Have You Ever Been in Love," "A New Day Has Come," "At Last," "I’m Alive," "Right in Front of You," "I Surrender," "The Greatest Reward" and the Spanish "Aun Existe Amor"). Dion asks her partner to pardon verbal sins of omission on "Sorry for Love" ("Forgive me for the things I never said to you . . . for not knowing the right words to say"). She revels in the innocence and potential of children on the poetic "Prayer." As if pondering 1 Corinthians 13:13, a remake of the 1948 classic "Nature Boy" includes the sagacious line, "The greatest thing you’ll ever learn/Is just to love and be loved in return." "Rain, Tax (It’s Inevitable)" says that some things in life are guaranteed—including a woman’s love for her man. An appreciative daughter reflects on a lifetime of devotion from her aging mother ("Goodbye’s the Saddest Word"). Sweet liner photos show this international superstar focusing on her family.
Celine Dion hasn’t released a studio album in five years. Teens fond of passionate, upbeat adult contemporary will consider A New Day Has Come worth the wait. A glorious musical celebration of the fabric of life.