En passant (Jean-Jacques Goldman album)

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En passant
En passant.jpg
Studio album by
Released 26 August 1997
Recorded April - August 1997
Studio Kevin Mobile
Studio Mega
Studio Gimmick
Genre Pop
Length 47:03
Label Columbia/Sony BMG
Producer Jean-Jacques Goldman
Jean-Jacques Goldman chronology
Singulier 81/89
(1996)
En passant
(1997)
En passant tournée 1998
(1998)
Singles from En passant
  1. "Sache que je"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Quand tu danses"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Bonne idée"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

En passant is a 1997 album recorded by the French singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman. The CD was produced between April and August 1997 in collaboration with Erick Benzi at the Kevin Mobile, Mega and Gimmick studios,[2] and was released on the Columbia/Sony BMG record label on 26 August 1997.

Album information

The CD utilises the HDCD format, which improves the quality of the audio (compared to regular CDs) when played back in a suitable player. The album is intimate and contains acoustic and blues melodies. It mainly deals with death ("On ira", "En passant") and love ("Sache que je", "Quand tu danses", "Les Murailles").

The album went straight to number one on the SNEP albums chart in France and remained for 82 weeks in the top 200. In Belgium (Wallonia), it also debuted at number one and totaled 65 weeks on the chart. It was only ranked for ten weeks in Switzerland, but earned a Platinum disc. It was less successful in Belgium (Flanders) where it stayed for six weeks on the charts (top 50).

The album provided three singles, but only the first one was a hit : "Sache que je" reached #19 in France and #18 in Belgium (Wallonia), while the other two singles ("Quand tu danses" and "Bonne idée") failed to enter the top 50 (#66 and #68 in France).

Track listing

All tracks written, composed and performed by Goldman.

  1. "Sache que je" — 5:25
  2. "Bonne idée" — 3:27
  3. "Tout était dit" — 4:18
  4. "Quand tu danses" — 4:25
  5. "Le coureur" — 4:14
  6. "Juste quelques hommes" — 4:44
  7. "Nos mains" — 3:18
  8. "Natacha" — 3:01
  9. "Les murailles" — 2:28
  10. "On ira" — 4:25
  11. "En passant" — 7:18

Personnel

  • Jean-Jacques Goldman – guitar, vocals
  • Erick Benzi – engineer
  • Claude Gassian – photography
  • Alexis Grosbois – coordination

Release history

Date Label Region Format Catalog
1997 Mercury Belgium, France, Switzerland CD 4887912
1998 Sony International 488791

Certifications and sales

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[3] Diamond 1998 1,000,000 1,301,000[4]
Switzerland[5] Platinum 1997 50,000

Charts

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Source: En passant album notes
  3. ^ "1998 certifications in France". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on December 12, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  4. ^ "Chart run and sale of French albums in France". Fan of Music. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "1997 Swiss certifications". Swisscharts. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  6. ^ a b c d "En passant, in various albums charts". Lescharts. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  7. ^ "1997 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Archived from the original on May 24, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  8. ^ "1997 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "1998 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  10. ^ "1998 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
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