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(UPDATED: Celine Dion on the passing of Prince & late husband) Prince gave to Celine Dion: "With This Tear"

Here are a few videos regarding "With This Tear", the song Prince gave to Celine Dion.

This is the song:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...ljFrfxLHqA

This interview about the song was posted the week Prince passed away on "Celine Dion's Official YouTube Channel":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...YP_rebzEAc

Here is Celine Dion's live performance of the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...qmdQJge9N0

""With This Tear" is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard or felt... Thank you for the honor”; Celine expressed these words of thanks to Prince on the 1992 album 'Celine Dion'.

The single "Beauty and the Beast" was released four months prior to the release of the album 'Celine Dion' and it became an instant hit. The word is that it’s after hearing this legendary movie theme on the radio that Prince wanted to write a song for Celine.

"With This Tear" is one of the last songs recorded for the album 'Celine Dion' stealing a spot on the album which was originally reserved for "Calling You" from the film 'Bagdad Cafe', which Celine regularly sang in concert at the time.

Celine recorded "With This Tear" at the Studio Morin Heights on René's 50th birthday, January 16, 1992."

Check out this video produced by Billboard entitled "Celine Dion Talks Late Husband & Prince at Billboard Music Awards 2016":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...fQXc9qe50c
[Edited 5/13/17 9:55am]
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Reply #1 posted 05/08/17 8:30am

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Never knew he wrote a song for Celine Dion. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #2 posted 05/08/17 8:34am

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It is a beautiful song and the lyrics are so pretty. No one here talks about it much.

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Reply #3 posted 05/08/17 8:44am

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It was written for Jevetta Steele. You can hear a clip of the song on Carmen's album, in a segue where someone is flipping through radio stations. You can hear "Goldnigga", "Sexy MF", "Hit U In The Socket" and others, too. Celine re-recorded the song, and Walter Afanasieff produced it. The song originally dates to the beginning of 1992.

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Reply #4 posted 05/08/17 8:46am

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TrivialPursuit said:

It was written for Jevetta Steele. You can hear a clip of the song on Carmen's album, in a segue where someone is flipping through radio stations. You can hear "Goldnigga", "Sexy MF", "Hit U In The Socket" and others, too. Celine re-recorded the song, and Walter Afanasieff produced it. The song originally dates to the beginning of 1992.

That explains it. Thanks.

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Reply #5 posted 05/08/17 9:02am

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purplethunder3121 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

It was written for Jevetta Steele. You can hear a clip of the song on Carmen's album, in a segue where someone is flipping through radio stations. You can hear "Goldnigga", "Sexy MF", "Hit U In The Socket" and others, too. Celine re-recorded the song, and Walter Afanasieff produced it. The song originally dates to the beginning of 1992.

That explains it. Thanks.

From Princevault.com: http://www.princevault.co..._This_Tear

With This Tear is the 13th track (twelfth song) on Celine Dion's 17th album (second English-language album) Celine Dion. The track was written by Prince, but was re-recorded by Dion's own musicians for release.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in January 1992 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Born 2 B.R.E.E.D., In A Word Or 2, The Continental, Damn U, The Flow, 3 Chains O' Gold, Qualified and a revamped version of Sex). The song was initially intended for Jevetta Steele, but it is not known if she recorded a version of the track. It was submitted to Celine Dion soon afterwards, and she recorded her own version at some point between January and early March 1992, produced by Walter Afanasieff.

In 1993, a brief sample of With This Tear was used in a Segue from Carmen Electra's album Carmen Electra, as if heard while scanning through a radio dial (clips of Hit U In The Socket, In A Word Or 2, The Voice, Sexy M.F. and Goldnigga are also heard).

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Reply #6 posted 05/08/17 10:00am

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I would love if there's a Prince version of this in the vault somewhere.

I imagine that his version might just be piano and vocal.

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Reply #7 posted 05/08/17 10:26am

kingricefan

This song gets me every time I listen to it. This is the only Celine Dion song that I own and the only reason I bought it is because of 'With This Tear'. Well, that and the fact that I really do like some other tracks on there. biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 05/08/17 10:47am

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LBrent said:

purplethunder3121 said:

That explains it. Thanks.

From Princevault.com: http://www.princevault.co..._This_Tear

With This Tear is the 13th track (twelfth song) on Celine Dion's 17th album (second English-language album) Celine Dion. The track was written by Prince, but was re-recorded by Dion's own musicians for release.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in January 1992 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Born 2 B.R.E.E.D., In A Word Or 2, The Continental, Damn U, The Flow, 3 Chains O' Gold, Qualified and a revamped version of Sex). The song was initially intended for Jevetta Steele, but it is not known if she recorded a version of the track. It was submitted to Celine Dion soon afterwards, and she recorded her own version at some point between January and early March 1992, produced by Walter Afanasieff.

In 1993, a brief sample of With This Tear was used in a Segue from Carmen Electra's album Carmen Electra, as if heard while scanning through a radio dial (clips of Hit U In The Socket, In A Word Or 2, The Voice, Sexy M.F. and Goldnigga are also heard).

So, written for Jevetta and given to Celine. Think I finally got it, by George! lol

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Reply #9 posted 05/08/17 10:49am

Latin

purplethunder3121 said:



LBrent said:




purplethunder3121 said:



That explains it. Thanks.




From Princevault.com: http://www.princevault.co..._This_Tear





With This Tear is the 13th track (twelfth song) on Celine Dion's 17th album (second English-language album) Celine Dion. The track was written by Prince, but was re-recorded by Dion's own musicians for release.


While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in January 1992 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Born 2 B.R.E.E.D., In A Word Or 2, The Continental, Damn U, The Flow, 3 Chains O' Gold, Qualified and a revamped version of Sex). The song was initially intended for Jevetta Steele, but it is not known if she recorded a version of the track. It was submitted to Celine Dion soon afterwards, and she recorded her own version at some point between January and early March 1992, produced by Walter Afanasieff.


In 1993, a brief sample of With This Tear was used in a Segue from Carmen Electra's album Carmen Electra, as if heard while scanning through a radio dial (clips of Hit U In The Socket, In A Word Or 2, The Voice, Sexy M.F. and Goldnigga are also heard).




So, written for Jevetta and given to Celine. Think I finally got it, by George! lol



I just revised the subject title. Thanks!
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Reply #10 posted 05/08/17 10:49am

LBrent

In the comments on YouTube everyone was oohing and aahing over the song being written by P, but lotsa fans posted that he'd written it and basically braggin on him.

One comment had me laffing so hard tho.

Someone gave it a thumbs up and wrote something like "The smell of lavender and sex and Prince is all over this song!"

lol

P. S. No, it wasn't me who wrote that. rolleyes

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Reply #11 posted 05/08/17 10:58am

kingricefan

Sure. Sure. Whatever you say. We can track your digital footprints, ya know..... wink biggrin

LBrent said:

In the comments on YouTube everyone was oohing and aahing over the song being written by P, but lotsa fans posted that he'd written it and basically braggin on him.

One comment had me laffing so hard tho.

Someone gave it a thumbs up and wrote something like "The smell of lavender and sex and Prince is all over this song!"

lol

P. S. No, it wasn't me who wrote that. rolleyes

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Reply #12 posted 05/08/17 11:14am

LBrent

LBrent said:

In the comments on YouTube everyone was oohing and aahing over the song being written by P, but lotsa fans posted that he'd written it and basically braggin on him.

One comment had me laffing so hard tho.

Someone gave it a thumbs up and wrote something like "The smell of lavender and sex and Prince is all over this song!"

lol

P. S. No, it wasn't me who wrote that. rolleyes

kingricefan said:

Sure. Sure. Whatever you say. We can track your digital footprints, ya know..... wink biggrin

LMAO

Nope, it was written awhile ago I think.

Anyway, ya know if it was me I'd just say so...cuz what're y'all gonna do? Spank me?

booty! no no no! nana boxed

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Reply #13 posted 05/08/17 12:53pm

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LBrent said:

kingricefan said:

Sure. Sure. Whatever you say. We can track your digital footprints, ya know..... wink biggrin

LMAO

Nope, it was written awhile ago I think.

Anyway, ya know if it was me I'd just say so...cuz what're y'all gonna do? Spank me?

booty! no no no! nana boxed

Naw, the ole fish slap will do. fishslap lol

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Reply #14 posted 05/08/17 1:29pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

LBrent said:

LMAO

Nope, it was written awhile ago I think.

Anyway, ya know if it was me I'd just say so...cuz what're y'all gonna do? Spank me?

booty! no no no! nana boxed

Naw, the ole fish slap will do. fishslap lol

You hit me with a fish. Who are you right now???

sad

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LBrent said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Naw, the ole fish slap will do. fishslap lol

You hit me with a fish. Who are you right now???

sad

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Reply #16 posted 05/08/17 2:12pm

LBrent

purplethunder3121 said:

LBrent said:

You hit me with a fish. Who are you right now???

sad

jester

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Reply #17 posted 05/08/17 2:16pm

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LBrent said:

purplethunder3121 said:

jester

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giggle comfort

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Reply #18 posted 05/08/17 3:16pm

kingricefan

Spank you? Well, let me go put on my Violet The Organ Grinder outfit and we'll talk about it..... batting eyes lol

LBrent said:

kingricefan said:

Sure. Sure. Whatever you say. We can track your digital footprints, ya know..... wink biggrin

LMAO

Nope, it was written awhile ago I think.

Anyway, ya know if it was me I'd just say so...cuz what're y'all gonna do? Spank me?

booty! no no no! nana boxed

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Reply #19 posted 05/08/17 4:12pm

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Militant said:

I would love if there's a Prince version of this in the vault somewhere.



I imagine that his version might just be piano and vocal.


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Reply #20 posted 05/08/17 6:17pm

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I would definitely love to hear a version of this that didn't sound like the aural equivalent of a vaseline lens smile

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Reply #21 posted 05/08/17 8:36pm

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It was when I heard this song and learned that Prince wrote it that I understood just how great of a songwriter he was. The fact that he could pen a song like this, and sound like it was literally written for a singer like Celine Dion...he was definitely in touch with things that most men simply are not.

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Reply #22 posted 05/09/17 8:16am

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purplethunder3121 said:

Never knew he wrote a song for Celine Dion. Thanks for posting.


You are very welcome purplethunder3121.
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Reply #23 posted 05/09/17 11:36am

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Nice.

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Reply #24 posted 05/10/17 7:01am

Latin

Wlcm2thdwn3 said:

Nice.


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Reply #25 posted 05/12/17 2:57am

Latin

kingricefan said:

This song gets me every time I listen to it. This is the only Celine Dion song that I own and the only reason I bought it is because of 'With This Tear'. Well, that and the fact that I really do like some other tracks on there. biggrin


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Reply #26 posted 05/13/17 1:59am

Latin

Updated with an additional video added.
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Reply #27 posted 05/13/17 9:32am

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Latin said:

Updated with an additional video added.


The Tonight Show video isn't available at all, so you might wanna update that link, or wipe it out. It doesn't say "in your country". It looks as though it was pulled down across the board, unfortunately.

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Reply #28 posted 05/13/17 11:12am

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TrivialPursuit said:



Latin said:


Updated with an additional video added.


The Tonight Show video isn't available at all, so you might wanna update that link, or wipe it out. It doesn't say "in your country". It looks as though it was pulled down across the board, unfortunately.


It is now fixed. Thanks.
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