NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people worldwide have been
thrilled and deeply touched by the soaring vocals of Celine Dion and the
stunning photographic images celebrating birth and life taken by Anne Geddes.
Now, in an unprecedented professional collaboration, these two extraordinary
talents will combine their unique gifts to create an exceptional combination
of music and images, the Miracle project.
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This compelling, powerful, and inspiring collection of songs and images
will honor the moving, tender, and unbreakable bond of love that exists
between a mother and her baby. With a scheduled release date of October 2004,
this outstanding body of work will be available for distribution through music
sellers and booksellers worldwide. Distinctive product releases are planned
for both industries. Celine notes, "I've always been a huge fan of Anne
Geddes. Long before I became a mother, I admired and appreciated the beautiful
way she photographs babies. It's wonderful to be able to work with her on this
very special project which celebrates children."
"Each new life is truly a miracle," comments Anne. "I photograph babies to
portray and promote the absolute promise of a newborn, the powerful potential
of a child to be an extraordinary human being. It is both a pleasure and a
privilege to create the Miracle project with Celine, whose vocal artistry
completely captures our shared love for children. Together we are creating a
truly unique and special concept."
Both artists agree, "Miracle comes straight from our hearts."
From her childhood in a rural French Canadian hometown, Celine Dion has
risen to international superstardom garnering five U.S. Grammy Awards, 20 Juno
and 39 Felix Awards in Canada, seven World Music Awards in Europe, and many
other awards in Asia and Africa. Celine, who is signed to Sony music, is
considered the premier contemporary pop vocalist on the world stage with
record sales exceeding 160 million copies around the globe. Her hugely
successful show, "A New Day?," an unparalleled combination of performance,
passion, and theatrical innovation, has been the hottest ticket in Las Vegas,
playing to sold-out audiences since its opening on March 25, 2003, at The
Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Internationally renowned Australian photographer Anne Geddes is one of the
world's most respected and successful professional photographers. Her 1996 and
1997 New York Times bestseller Down in the Garden propelled Anne into the
imaginations and hearts of people everywhere. Her award-winning photographs of
babies have been published in more than 50 countries. Her books have sold more
than 15 million copies worldwide and been translated into 16 languages. She is
critically regarded and easily recognized as the world's preeminent children's
Celine Dion and Anne Geddes enjoy unparalleled success in their respective
careers; this exceptional collaboration is expected to not only touch the
hearts of the global community, but also create unprecedented opportunities
for the individual talents to be further appreciated.
SOURCE Sony Music