As the love theme from the Titanic soundtrack, Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On pulled off the unprecedented feat of propelling not one, but two albums to the top of the charts – and then, as if that wasn’t enough, pushing each to 30 million in sales globally.
“Falling into You finally established Celine Dion as a superstar in America, so its sequel, Let’s Talk About Love, was designed to consolidate her position as a newly minted star. The album was constructed as a blockbuster, featuring Dion’s trademark melodramatic ballads, some carefully tailored dance-pop, a bevy of duets with the likes of Barbra Streisand and the Bee Gees and production and songs from adult contemporary gurus David Foster, Jim Steinman, and Walter Afanasieff” (Erlewine).
“Given that so many talented craftsmen worked on Let’s Talk About Love, it makes sense that a number of the cuts succeed according to adult contemporary terms – they are predictably sweeping showcases for Dion’s soaring, technically skilled voice. As usual, the singles…shine the most brilliantly, but even the filler is immaculately produced” (Erlewine).
“If the end result doesn't quite gel as an album, that shouldn't be surprising – this is music by committee, a product that was made to appeal to the widest possible audience. Such a calculated execution guarantees that anyone who liked one of the singles shouldn’t be disappointed by Let’s Talk About Love, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll remember all of the record after it's finished playing” (Erlewine).