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Born To Be With You

Dion

1975

Born To Be With You

Album Summary

Born to Be with You is the fourteenth solo studio album by Dion, released in October 1975. Six of the eight tracks were produced by Phil Spector, who had expressed admiration of Dion's earlier work with his doo-wop group, Dion and the Belmonts. Upon completion in 1974, Spector himself shelved the release for twelve months, only to find the album was largely met with indifference by the music establishment at the time. However, in the 1990s, the album began to receive widespread critical acclaim. Artists such as Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream cited it as a key influence. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Rating

2.7

Votes

385

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
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5

Lots of love songs

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5

loved!!

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4

Pour ceux qui ne seraient pas au courant, la présence de cet album de Dion est un énorme doigt d'honneur de Robert à la communauté générateurienne qui s'attendait évidemment à tomber sur Céline et ses deux-cent-trente-millions d'albums vendus. Que nenni… encore une vilaine farce de notre Robert national.

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3

high 3

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3

Solid album, a bit depressing tho

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3

Alors là, c'est la cerise sur le gâteau. Comme vous le savez déjà, Robert n'a pas jugé nécessaire d'inclure Céline Dion dans sa liste pourrie. En revanche, Robert nous offre ici un superbe pied de nez, en incluant l'illustre inconnu Dion, homonyme de la chanteuse à succès que l'on connait tous. Robert ne perd décidément rien pour attendre, multipliant les farces ces dernières semaines.

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3

It's great to hear another side of Dion, outside of his music with the Belmonts and his solo stuff from the 60s. The collaboration with Phil Spector is fitting for a vocalist like Dion, and when it works, the results are really lovely. There does seem to be a little stylistic tension though, between what you might expect in a Phil Spector-produced record and what I suspect is Dion's preference for more of a contemporary, singer-songwriter sound (see: "New York City Song"). The result is a somewhat uneven quality from song to song. Added to that, the album has a fairly slow moving pace and a bit of a dour mood overall. In the mid-70s, apparently that didn't play so well, but I think the album has actually aged remarkably well. It was really ahead of its time. Very high 3, not quite a 4. Fave Songs: Only You Know, In and Out of the Shadows, Born to Be with You, New York City Song

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3

Could Not get in to it. If Meh had an album....

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3

Old country quite nice.

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3

Would have preferred the other album

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3

It wasn’t awful but it folded intell was not my thing.

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3

Pretty good

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2

Coolest thing about this album is that it's by Dion, who was a long-time boyish idol type singer, making those cheesy Everly Brother-type pop hits in the '50s and '60s (for reference, go listen to "Runaround Sue," which you almost certainly have heard before). Definitely grown-up tunes from what his prior fare was, though he still has that simp-y spirit. Unfortunately nothing too special stylistically, but it's aight. He's got a really nice voice though, and cool to hear a guy like him putting forth this kind of emotion after where he began. I hate to say it but I think I'd rather have an album of the older stuff that made him who he is. Just a more interesting time capsule. Favorite tracks: Make the Woman Love Me, New York City Song. Album art: I feel I've definitely seen this one around, very simple portrait shot. Nothing crazy. 2.5/5

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2

Another eh album, though I’d rather listen to radio head than this guy. Like a knock off Leonard Cohen.

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2

No está mal, me alegro de haberlo escuchado y me parece interesante que sea una referencia para otros músicos importantes pero de ahí a que sea imprescindible va un trecho.

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2

Not too bad for the style and genre

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2

Top 3 Songs: 1 - The Way You Do the Things You Do (10) 2 - Your Own Back Yard (3) 3 - Oh the Night (17)

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2

Première chanson: le saxophone m'irrite un peu, et je trouve les paroles peu originales. En général je trouve ça assez générique. Ne retient pas mon attention.

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2

This would be a lot better if it was Dion Dublin playing his dube.

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2

Wholly inoffensive, and devoid of substance. But pleasant

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1

Not great

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1

Not that great at all, the folksy- guitars and yodel like singing really does nothing for me. No surprise that my "Best" song is a cover. Best: (He's Got) The Whole World in His Hands Worst: Make the Woman Love Me

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1

Easy listening that is easy to listen to, but I won’t again.

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1

Bed wettingly shit. A complete and utter disaster of a record that makes me want to strangle an infant.

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1

looks like Mulligan or O'hare. nowhere near as funny.

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