C'est la Vie (Despina Vandi album)

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C'est La Vie
Studio album by Despina Vandi
Released 13 June 2010
Recorded Power Music Studios
Genre Laïko, pop, pop rock
Length 45:51 (Original edition)
Language Greek, English
Label The Spicy Effect
Producer Phoebus
Despina Vandi chronology
10 Hronia Mazi
(2007)
C'est La Vie
(2010)
Allaksa
(2012)
Singles from C'est La Vie
  1. "Koritsi Prama"
    Released: 23 March 2010
  2. "Kommati Ap' Tin Kardia Sou"
    Released: 5 July 2010
  3. "Erota Theli I Zoi"
    Released: 13 September 2010
  4. "Gi' Alli Mia Fora"
    Released: 24 February 2010

C'est La Vie (English: That's life) is the 8th studio album released by Greek singer Despina Vandi. Initially, the album was distributed exclusively via a bundling with the newspaper "Real News" on 13 June 2010,[1][2] marks the first LP released on label "The Spicy Effect", as well as her first studio album of new material since 2007's 10 Hronia Mazi.[2] The album contains eleven songs, composed and produced entirely by Phoebus, with Zoi Grypari having written the lyrics on two songs, Vaggelis Konstandinidis on one song, and one song which is a co-production with a member of German band Schiller, Christopher von Deylen. The album was released via magazine stores of sale on 24 June 2010 in a one disc edition featuring five additional remixes and a fan magazine dedicated to Despina Vandi. Also, was released via traditional points of sale on 29 June 2010 in a double disc edition featuring seven additional remixes, including the five remixes from the second edition[3][4]

Background[edit]

During the shooting of the music video at Diogenes Studio for the first single "Koritsi Prama, Part 1" in March 2010, Vandi announced that she intended to release a new album in June 2010.[5]

The photo shoot for the album took place on 26 May 2010.[6] Speaking about the album at the photo shoot, Vandi stated that it will feature a range of music styles.[6] Vandi added that she will be embarking on a tour around Greece during the summer in support of the album.[6]

On 2 June 2010, sponsor Love Radio revealed the name and cover art of the album on their website.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Original edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Koritsi Prama (Part 1)" (Κορίτσι πράμα (Part 1); Girl thing (Part 1)) Phoebus Phoebus 4:22
2. "Pai Pai" (Πάει πάει; Go go) Phoebus Phoebus 4:23
3. "Kommati Ap' Tin Kardia Sou" (Κομμάτι απ' την καρδιά σου; Piece from your heart) Phoebus Phoebus 4:19
4. "Anapliromatikos" (Αναπληρωματικός; Alternate) Phoebus Phoebus 4:33
5. "Ke Pirovolises" (Και πυροβόλησες; And you shot) Zoi Grypari Phoebus 4:30
6. "Erota Theli I Zoi" (Έρωτα θέλει η ζωή; Life wants love) Zoi Grypari Phoebus 3:48
7. "Ginekes Dinates" (Γυναίκες δυνατές; Strong women) Vaggelis Konstandinidis Phoebus 3:12
8. "Gi' Alli Mia Fora" (Γι' άλλη μια φορά; For one more time) Phoebus Phoebus 4:21
9. "C' est La Vie" (C' est la vie; That's life) Phoebus Phoebus 3:58
10. "Sunday (with Schiller)"   Phoebus, Christopher von Deylen Phoebus, Christopher von Deylen 4:01
11. "Koritsi Prama (Part 2)" (Κορίτσι πράμα (Part 2); Girl thing (Part 2)) Phoebus Phoebus 4:19
Total length:
45:51

Singles[edit]

"Koritsi Prama"

Despina Vandi released the first single of the album, "Koritsi Prama", in two parts. Part 1 was released to radio stations on 22 March 2010,[8] followed by a digital release on 27 April 2010.[9] The music video, directed by Kostas Kapetanidis, was shot at Diogenis Studio on 22 March 2010,[10] and released on 13 April 2010, making its debut on Star Channel.[11] Part 2 of "Koritsi Prama" was released to radio stations on 14 May 2010.[12] The song shares the same music composition as its predecessor, however, it has altered lyrics.[13]

"Kommati Ap' Tin Kardia Sou"

"Kommati Ap' Tin Kardia Sou" was released to radio stations on 7 June 2010.[14] The song premiered on Love Radio during an interview by Despina Vandi on the same date.[15] The official music video of the song was broadcast on 9 June 2010 on Star Channel, and was reviewed positively by radio producer Michael Tsaousopoulos. The video clip of the song was released on 5 July 2010.[16][17]

"Erota Theli I Zoi"

The song premiered on the website of Star Channel, a day before the album's release.[18] Vandi revealed in her interview on Sok FM that the song will be the third single from the album. The single was released to radio stations on 13 September 2010.[19] The music video of the song and a remix version with Ipohthonios were uploaded on 19 October 2010 to Spicy's YouTube Channel.[20] The song charted at number 53 on the 2011 year-end Greek Airplay Chart.[21]

Other notable tracks[edit]

"Gi' Alli Mia Fora"

"Gi' Alli Mia Fora" was released to radio stations on 11 June 2010, premiering on Real FM during an interview with Vandi.[22] The official promo video clip of the song was broadcast on 11 June on Star Channel, where it was reviewed by radio producer and songwriter Posidonas Giannopoulos. The song charted at number 29 on the year-end Greek Airplay Chart.[21]

"Sunday"

Vandi once again collaborated with German band Schiller on the song "Sunday". It was her second collaboration with Schiller following 2008's "Destiny". The song was released in Greece on 19 May upon the bands release of their studio album Atemlos in Greece.[23][24]

Release and promotion[edit]

The single disc edition of the album, which contains eleven tracks, released to an exclusive distribution via the newspaper "Real News" bundled with its publication of 13 June 2010.[1][2] On 24 June 2010, the album was released via magazine stores in a one disc edition featuring five additional remixes and a 36-page fan magazine dedicated to Despina Vandi. On 29 June 2010, the album was distributed via traditional points of sale with a discounted fixed price, in a double disc edition featuring seven additional remixes, including the five remixes from the second edition.[3]
[4][25][26] On 23 December 2010, the Magazine edition of CD re-released via TV magazine "Tiletheatis" #1183 (25–31 December 2010).

For the promotion of the album, Vandi gave a series of radio interviews leading up to its release. In June 2010, Vandi performed "Kommati Ap' Tin Kardia Sou" as well as a snippet of "Koritsi Prama" at the MAD Video Music Awards.[27] Vandi also gave an exclusive interview on Dromos FM on 17 June[28] and on Sok FM on 30 June 2010.[29]

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

Real News, the newspaper that exclusively distributed the album upon release, sold 103,020 units of its 13 June 2010 publication that included the album. This sales figure represented an increase in unit sales by 32%, or 25,160 units, compared to the previous week.[30] The album has been multi-platinum.[31]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Version
Greece 13 June 2010 The Spicy Effect CD, digital download[32] Original (Real News)
24 June 2010 Magazine edition
29 June 2010 Double CD edition
Cyprus 29 June 2010

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (7 June 2010). "MAD.TV – Έρχεται το νέο album της Δέσποινας Βανδή" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff (27 May 2010). "Πότε κυκλοφορεί το νέο album της Δέσποινας Βανδή;" (in Greek). Nooz.gr. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Staff (18 June 2010). "Announcement: Επανακυκλοφορία C'est la vie" (in Greek). Phoebus Music Forum. Retrieved 18 June 2010. (registration required)
  4. ^ a b Staff (18 June 2010). "H πρώτη κυκλοφορία της SPICY είναι το album της Δέσποινας Βανδή "C’est La vie"" (in Greek). Music.net.cy. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff (22 March 2010). "NewsIt.gr: Η Δέσποινα Βανδή... μαθήτρια!" (in Greek). Newsit.gr. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Staff (26 May 2010). "Αποκλειστικό: τα πάντα για το νέο cd της Βανδή" (in Greek). Star Channel. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Staff (2 June 2010). "Love Radio 97.5 Fm" (in Greek). Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Staff (17 March 2010). "MAD.TV – Δέσποινα Βανδή Reloaded" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  10. ^ Staff (30 March 2010). "Η Δέσποινα Βανδή και ο 89,8 ΔΡΟΜΟΣ fm μαζί στα γυρίσματα του νέου video clip!" (in Greek). Dromos FM. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Staff (14 April 2010). "Δείτε το νέο video clip της Δέσποινας Βανδή" (in Greek). Star Channel. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Το κοριτσι πράμα part 2 από την Δέσποινα Βανδή | ATHENSBARS
  13. ^ Staff (23 March 2010). Η Δέσποινα Βανδή φόρεσε ξανά μπλε ποδιά. Βίντεο (in Greek). Madata.gr. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  14. ^ Staff (8 June 2010). "MAD.TV – Δέσποινα Βανδή – Κομμάτι από την καρδιά σου" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  15. ^ Staff (6 June 2010). "Η Δέσποινα Βανδή έρχεται στο Love Radio 97,5!" (in Greek). Love Radio. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  16. ^ VIDEO: Δέσποινα Βανδή – Κομμάτι απ'την καρδιά σου
  17. ^ Δέσποινα Βανδή – Κομμάτι Απ' Την Καρδιά Σου
  18. ^ Αποκλειστικό: Το νέο τραγούδι της Βανδή | STAR.GR
  19. ^ Το νέο single της Δέσποινας Βανδή | STAR.GR
  20. ^ YouTube – Kanaal van spicyofficial
  21. ^ a b Kanellopoulos, Dimitris (5 January 2012). "ΤΟP 100 RADIO AIRPLAY ΓΙΑ ΤΟ 2011" (in Greek). E-tetradio.gr. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  22. ^ Hatzinikolaou, Nikos (11 June 2010). "11-06-2010 Νίκος Χατζηνικολάου Δ/Γ Μέρος (Δέσποινα Βανδή)". Ακούστε τώρα online τις εκπομπές του Ν. Χατζηνικολάου στον realfm 97.8 (in Greek). Real FM. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  23. ^ Staff (19 May 2010). "MAD.TV – Κυκλοφόρησε το single των Schiller και Δέσποινας Βανδή" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  24. ^ "CDs: BREATHLESS – SCHILLER" (in Greek). Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  25. ^ Staff. "Κυκλοφορίες 2010 – Βανδή Δέσποινα – C’est La vie" (in Greek). Greek Music Shop. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  26. ^ Staff. "ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ ΒΑΝΔΗ – ΦΟΙΒΟΣ / C EST LA VIE (2CD)" (in Greek). Studio 52. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  27. ^ Staff (14 June 2010). "Mad Video Music Awards 2010 by Vodafone » Εκρηκτικές live εμφανίσεις στα MAD VMA 2010 by Vodafone!" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  28. ^ Staff (15 June 2010). "http://www.dromosfm.gr/n140" (in Greek). Dromos FM. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  29. ^ SokFM
  30. ^ Staff (13 June 2010). ΠΑΝΕΛΛΑΔΙΚΟ ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΚΥΚΛΟΦΟΡΙΑΣ ΕΦΗΜΕΡΙΔΩΝ (in Greek). Argos S.A. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  31. ^ 0 ΣΧΟΛΙΑ. "Music Corner – Μουσική Ενημέρωση Στο Διαδίκτυο". Musiccorner.gr. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  32. ^ "iTunes – Music – C'est la Vie by Despina Vandi". Itunes.apple.com. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  33. ^ C'est La Vie (CD). Despina Vandi. The Spicy Effect. 2010. 

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