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 Lead vocals 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 Lead vocals 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]

Personnel[edit]

Khaled, Faudel and Rachid Taha were supported by:

  • Zachary Alford: Drums
  • Elsa Benabdallah: Violin
  • Mohamed Bendjebour: Guitar
  • Djaffar Bensetti: Trumpet
  • Farhat Bouallagui: Arranger, String Arrangements, Violin
  • Christophe Briquet: Viola
  • Karen Brunon: Leader, String Director, Violin
  • Mathieu Chédid: Guitar
  • Mohsein Chentouf: Bendir, Darbouka, Vocals (Background)
  • Simon Clarke: Sax (Baritone)
  • Khaled Dagher: Cello
  • Gail Ann Dorsey: Guitar (Bass), Vocals (Background)
  • Adel Eskander: Violin
  • Guillaume Fontanarosa: Violin
  • Steve Hillage: Arranger, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, String Arrangements
  • Allen Hoist: Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
  • Hazem Ibrahim: Violin
  • Randy Jacobs: Guitar
  • Nabil Khalidi: Banjo, Oud, Vocals (Background)
  • Hassan Lachal: Darbouka
  • Sylvain Le Provost: Double Bass
  • Roddy Lorimer: Trumpet
  • Abdel Wahab Mansy: Violin
  • Jean-Max Mery: Keyboards
  • Christophe Morin: Cello
  • Hossam Ramzy: Director, Orchestra Director, Percussion
  • Geoffrey Richardson: String Arrangements, Viola
  • Medhat Abdel Samie: Violin
  • Tim Sanders: Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
  • Mahmoud Serour: String Arrangements
  • Mark London Sims: Trombone
  • Taha Taha: Cello
  • Yasser Taha: Cello
  • Ihab Tutu: Violin
  • Marylene Vinciguerra: Viola
  • Tamer Yassin: Violin

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