Hélène (album)

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Hélène
Studio album by Roch Voisine
Released November 1989
Recorded 1989, at studio Victor
Genre Pop music
Label Les Disques Star
Roch Voisine chronology
Roch Voisine
(1987)
Hélène
(1989)
Double
(1990)
Singles from Hélène
  1. "Hélène"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Pourtant"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Avant de partir"
    Released: 1990

Hélène is a 1989 album by Canadian singer Roch Voisine. The title track "Hélène" is his best sold single ever, reaching number one for nine weeks on the French Singles Chart. Other successful singles from the album include "Pourtant" (#3) and "Avant de partir" (#7), released in 1990 summer.

Two songs were both written and composed by the singer himself. Marc Voisine, his brother, participated in the writing of the last track. The recording and mixing were made at the Victor studio, except for the song "Hélène" (at Intercession studio).

The album debuted at #14 on 3 December 1989 on the SNEP Albums Chart and had a peak at number one for two weeks almost eleven months after. It totaled 40 weeks in the top ten and 113 weeks in the top 50.[1] In 1991, the album achieved Diamond status for over one million copies sold.[2] In Norway, the album entered the albums chart on February 1990 and stayed for six weeks in the top 20, with a peak at number nine.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hélène" (Voisine, Lessard / Voisine) — 3:42
  2. "Là-bas dans l'ombre" (Voisine, Lefèvre / Katz) — 4:19
  3. "Pourtant" (Voisine, Lefèvre / Voisine) — 5:47
  4. "Avant de partir" (Décarie / Gauthier) — 3:08
  5. "L'idole" (Voisine) — 4:11
  6. "Fille de pluie" (Voisine, Huet / Voisine) — 3:37
  7. "Souviens-toi" (Voisine) — 4:53
  8. "Pour une victoire" (Voisine, Lefèvre / Voisine) — 2:53
  9. "Tous les soirs, c'est Saturday" (Voisine / Voisine, Price) — 3:33
  10. "Ton blues" (Voisine, Marc Voisine, Lefèvre / Sperenza) — 3:27

Personnel[edit]

  • André Di Cesare – artistic direction
  • Scott Price – arrangements (except tracks 1–3), synthesizers, piano, synthesizers programmations
  • Andy Scott, Michel Delaney – engineers
  • Bill Kinal, Josée Simard – assistants
  • Michael Pucci, Robert (Bob) Stanley – guitars
  • Sylvain Bolduc – bass
  • Richard Provençal – drum kit
  • Louise Lemire, Élise Duguay, Estelle Esse, Richard Groulx
  • Jean Blais (front cover), Lyne Charlebois, Michel Tremblay (back cover) – photos
  • Steeve Daviault – hair, make-up
  • Elise Duguay – back-up singer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart runs of albums on the French charts, database". Infodisc. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Certifications of albums in France, database". Infodisc. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Hélène, Norwegian Albums Chart". Norwegiancharts. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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