C'est pour vivre (album)

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C'est pour vivre
Compilation album by Celine Dion
Released 3 February 1997 (1997-02-03)
Recorded 1983–87
Genre Pop
Length 54:02
Label
Producer
Celine Dion chronology
  • C'est pour vivre
  • (1997)

C'est pour vivre (meaning "It's for Living") is a French-language compilation album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America in 1997. It features fourteen rare songs recorded between 1983 and 1987. The album was issued under many different titles, with many different covers, and by various music labels. It reached number thirty-two in Belgium Wallonia and number forty-nine in the United Kingdom.

Background and content[edit]

After the success of D'eux, which became the best-selling French-language album of all time, various music labels around the world issued compilations with Dion's early and rare recordings from the '80s. After 1995's Gold Vol. 1, a compilation with another fourteen songs was released in 1997. It was issued in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America under many various titles: C'est pour vivre, The French Love Album, Les premières années: The Very Best of the Early Years, Mon ami, Les hits de Céline Dion volume 2 or D'amour française. They were released with many different covers and by various music labels.

Critical reception and commercial performance[edit]

Charlotte Dillon of AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars and wrote that even if you can't understand the words, you can "enjoy the sound and feel the emotions during such notable tunes" as "Je ne veux pas," "En amour," "Ne me plaignez pas," and "Les chemins de ma maison."[1] On 3 February 1997, C'est pour vivre was issued in the United Kingdom where it reached number forty-nine in March 1997. In July 1997, it also debuted on the chart in Belgium Wallonia peaking at number thirty-two the next month.

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Mon ami m'a quittée"  
  • Marnay
  • Rudi Pascal
3:00
2. "La dodo la do"  
  • Marnay
  • Christian Gaubert
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:02
3. "Hymne à l'amitié"  
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:59
4. "Je ne veux pas"  
  • Marnay
  • Romano Musumarra
Musumarra 4:02
5. "C'est pour vivre"  
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:02
6. "En amour"  
  • Marnay
  • Loigerot
  • Geoffroy
Marnay 3:14
7. "Ne me plaignez pas"  
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:41
8. "Les chemins de ma maison"  
  • Marnay
  • Alain Bernard
  • Patrick Lemaitre


  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:14
9. "Hello mister Sam"  
  • Marnay
  • Loigerot
  • Geoffroy
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:12
10. "Trois heures vingt"  
  • Marnay
  • Lemaitre
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:37
11. "Trop jeune à dix-sept ans"  
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:50
12. "Paul et Virginie"  
  • Marnay
  • Loigerot
  • Geoffroy
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:50
13. "La voix du bon Dieu"  
  • Marnay
  • Suzanne-Mia Dumont
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
3:14
14. "Benjamin"  
  • Marnay
  • Pierre Papadiamandis
  • Marnay
  • Pascal
4:36

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[2] 32
UK Albums (OCC)[3] 49

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 3 February 1997 Nectar Masters CD NTRCD076

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlotte Dillon. "Review by Charlotte Dillon". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Céline Dion - C'est pour vivre" (in French). Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Celine Dion | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 August 2014.