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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031007/NYTU133 ) 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 photographer. 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