Comme à la maison

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Comme à la maison
Live album by Christophe Maé
Released 26 September 2008
(See release history)
Recorded 18 and 19 June 2008, Corse
Genre Pop
Label Warner Music
Christophe Maé chronology
Mon paradis
(2007)
Comme à la maison
(2008)
On trace la route
(2010)
Singles from Comme à la maison
  1. "C'est ma terre"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Mon p'tit gars"
    Released: 2008

Comme à la maison is the first live album recorded by French artist Christophe Maé and his second album overall. It was recorded and released in 2008 and met huge success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), both under its CD and DVD versions.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded on 18 and 19 June 2008, on a beach in the south of Corsica, and first released on 26 September 2008. It contains songs from his debut album Mon paradis, such as the hit singles "On s'attache", "Parce qu'on sait jamais", "Belle demoiselle", plus some new songs, including a tribute to Bob Marley composed of a medley, and a duet with William Baldé. A gospel-style choir and accordionist Régis Gizavo participated in the concert.

Two songs were released as singles : "C'est ma terre", only available digitally (#18 in Belgium, #91 in Switzerland), and "Mon p'tit gars", dedicated to the singer's son named Jules, which was a number two hit in France (and #33 in Belgium).

Critical reception and chart performances[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The album was generally well received by the musical critics. Allmusic stated : "While it's disappointing that Comme à la Maison doesn't include more surprises than it does, whether in the form of new material or cover songs, the live performance is still impressive and casts the songs of Mon paradis in a new light, one that highlights Maé's African influence in particular."[2]

The album met great success in France and Belgium (Wallonia) where it topped the charts. In France, it went straight to number-one on 4 October 2008, then dropped quickly, but managed to climbed to number-one again in its seventh week, and totaled 18 weeks in the top ten.[3] In Belgium, the album debuted at #3, then topped the chart for two weeks. It stayed for 22 weeks in the top ten.[4]

The DVD was number-one for seven non consecutive weeks in France and Belgium.

Track listings[edit]

Source: Allmusic[2]

Release history[edit]

Date Label Country Format Catalog
September 26, 2008 Warner Music Belgium, France, Switzerland CD 0825646941643
October 31, 2008 CD + DVD 0825646932498
January 23, 2009 DVD - Limited edition 0825646914845

Certifications[edit]

CD
Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales Digital downloads
Belgium[5] Platinum 5 March 2010 30,000
France[6] 2 x Platinum 24 June 2009 400,000 314,310 in 2008[7] 5,160 in 2008
Switzerland[8] Gold 2008 10,000
DVD
Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[9] 3 x Platinum 18 December 2008

Charts[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Où s'en vont les avions ? by Julien Clerc
French SNEP number-one album (first run)
4 October 2008 (1 week)
Succeeded by
Gravity at Last by Ayo
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album
11 October 2008 – 18 October 2008 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Infréquentable by Bénabar
Preceded by
Ça n'finira jamais by Johnny Hallyday
French SNEP number-one album (second run)
15 November 2008 (1 week)
Succeeded by
Soul by Seal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Comme à la maison, track listings and review Allmusic.com (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  3. ^ a b Comme à la maison, French Albums Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  4. ^ a b Comme à la maison, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  5. ^ 2008 certification in Belgium Ultratop.be (Retrieved 2 November 2010)
  6. ^ "2 x Platinum albums in France in 2009" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  7. ^ 2008 best-selling albums in France Infodisc.fr (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  8. ^ 2008 certification in Switzerland Swisscharts.com (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  9. ^ 2008 certifications in France (DVD) Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  10. ^ Comme à la maison, Swiss Albums Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  11. ^ 2008 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  12. ^ 2008 French Albums Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 7 May 2009)
  13. ^ "2009 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 January 2010.