All by Myself (5:11)

Cover of Falling Into You

From Falling Into You and 37 other releases

“All By Myself” is Celine’s cover version of a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975.
The song borrows heavily from the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18, which Carmen believed was in the public domain. After the record had been issued, Carmen had to come to an agreement with the Rachmaninoff estate. Early versions, therefore, only give writing credit to Carmen while later versions also credit Rachmaninoff.

“All By Myself” was recorded by Céline Dion in 1996. It was the fourth (or third, depending on the country) hit single from her album Falling into You, and is arguably one of Dion’s most powerful vocal performances. It was released on October 7, 1996 in Europe, January 13, 1997 in Australia, and March 11, 1997 in North America.

There were three music videos made. The first one was released in October 1996. It contains fragments from Dion’s photo session for the Falling into You album cover and some scenes from her Live à Paris concert. It was made for the single version. The second version was made for the UK market with the same white t-shirt scenes but adding footage of a young couple in love at Christmas time, instead of scenes from Dion’s concert. This was made for the album version. Finally, a live music video was released in March 1997 in North America (from the 1996 concert in Montreal).

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