C'est pour vivre (album)

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C'est pour vivre
Compilation album by Céline Dion
Released January 27, 1997 (Europe)
Recorded 1981-1987
Genre Pop
Length 54:09
Label Leader Music, Music Club International
Producer Eddy Marnay, Romano Musumarra, Rudy
Céline Dion chronology
Live à Paris
C'est pour vivre
The Collection 1982-1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

C'est pour vivre is a compilation of Céline Dion's early French recordings. It was released on January 27, 1997 in selected countries.

Album information[edit]

This compilation was released without any promotion. It had many titles and covers, and was issued by various music labels.

Other titles:

  • D'amour française
  • The French Love Album
  • Mon ami
  • Les premières années: The Very Best of the Early Years

Chart success[edit]

C'est pour vivre charted in the United Kingdom, peaking at #49 (although the album wasn't promoted in any way). It was also #32 in Belgium. The album sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Length
1. "Mon ami m'a quittée" E. Marnay, C. Loigerot, T. Geoffroy 3:05
2. "La dodo la do" E. Marnay, C. Gaubert 3:06
3. "Hymne à l'amitié" E. Marnay, D.B. Bembo, M. Giacomelli, S. Bardot 4:01
4. "Je ne veux pas" E. Marnay, R. Musumarra 4:06
5. "C'est pour vivre" E. Marnay, A. Popp 4:04
6. "En amour" E. Marnay, C. Loigerot, T. Geoffroy 3:20
7. "Ne me plaignez pas" E. Marnay, S. Thompson 3:05
8. "Les chemins de ma maison" E. Marnay, A. Bernard, P. Lemaitre 4:16
9. "Hello mister Sam" E. Marnay, C. Loigerot, T. Geoffroy 4:17
10. "Trois heures vingt" E. Marnay, P. Greedus, B. Blue 3:41
11. "Trop jeune à dix-sept ans" E. Marnay, D.B. Bembo, M. Giacomelli, S. Bardot 4:54
12. "Paul et Virginie" E. Marnay, C. Loigerot, T. Geoffroy 3:23
13. "La voix du bon Dieu" E. Marnay, S. Dumont 3:22
14. "Benjamin" E. Marnay, P. Papadiamandis 4:38

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
Number of
Belgium Wallonie 32 2 n/a
United Kingdom 49 9 n/a
United States - - 3,500