1,2,3 Soleils

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1, 2, 3 Soleils
Live album by Rachid Taha, Khaled and Faudel
Released 1999
Recorded September 26, 1998 in Paris
Genre Raï
Length 1:36:44
Label Barclay Records
Producer Steve Hillage
Rachid Taha chronology
Dîwan
(1998)
1, 2, 3 Soleils
(1999)
Made in Medina
(2000)
Khaled chronology
Hafla
(1998)
1, 2, 3 Soleils
(1999)
Kenza
(1999)
Faudel chronology
Baida
(1997)
1, 2, 3 Soleils
(1999)
Samra
(2001)

1, 2, 3 Soleils (1, 2, 3 Suns) is a live album performed by Algerian artists Rachid Taha, Khaled and Faudel, widely hailed as the three masters of raï music. The concert, a unique event, took place in 1998 in Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, and the songs consisted of the most famous from all three artists plus a few Algerian classics. All 23 were divided into two discs, produced and arranged by Steve Hillage, released by Barclay in 1999.

The album has attained 2x gold certification and the DVD video has attained gold certification from Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique.[1][2]

A shortened US one Compact Disc release of the album was released by Ark 21.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Khalliouni Khalliouni"   Instrumental 5:39
2. "Menfi"   Taha, Khaled, Faudel 5:41
3. "Eray"   Faudel, Khaled 4:40
4. "N'ssi N'ssi"   Khaled 5:14
5. "Ida"   Taha 7:08
6. "Baida"   Faudel 5:42
7. "Omri"   Faudel, Taha 5:44
8. "Voilà Voilà"   Taha, Faudel, Khaled 5:50
9. "Indie"   Taha, Khaled 5:38
10. "Chebba"   Khaled, Taha, Faudel 5:30
11. "Sahra"   Khaled 4:42
Disc Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Madeeh"   Khaled 7:24
2. "Wahrane Wahrane"   Khaled 4:58
3. "Les Ailes"   Khaled 5:14
4. "Le Camel"   Khaled, Faudel 5:28
5. "Abdel Kader"   Khaled, Taha, Faudel 5:12
6. "Bent Sahra"   Khaled, Taha 7:21
7. "Aïcha"   Khaled, Faudel 6:51
8. "Tellement N'Brick"   Faudel 9:10
9. "Didi"   Khaled, Taha, Faudel 6:08
10. "Ya Rayah"   Taha, Khaled, Faudel 7:28
11. "Daiman" (Bonus) Taha, Khaled, Faudel 4:15
12. "Comme d'Habitude" (Bonus) Taha, Khaled, Faudel 4:15

Professional rating[edit]

Allmusic rated it 4 out of 5.[3]

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