L'Équilibre instable

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L'Équilibre instable
Studio album by Stanislas
Released 19 November 2008
(See release history)
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Label Polydor
Stanislas chronology
L'Équilibre instable
(2007)
Les Carnets de la vigie
(2010)
Singles from L'Équilibre instable
  1. "Le Manège"
    Released: February 2008
  2. "La Belle de Mai"
    Released: September 2008
  3. "La débâcle des sentiments"
    Released: January 2009

L'Équilibre instable is the first album recorded by French singer Stanislas, released on 19 November 2007. It had some success in francophone countries. Three singles from this album were top twenty hits in France.

Background and release[edit]

After having composed for several artists such as Kool Shen, Calogero, Charles Aznavour and Céline Dion and being a conductor, Stanislas decided to compose for himself. His first album, L'Équilibre instable, was written by Amaury Salmon, Elodie Hesmes and Frédéric Doll. Stanislas participated in the writing of two songs and the composition of all tracks.[1]

The album was released under several formats : first as a CD, then in a second edition with additional two tracks, including a duet with Calogero, then in a limited edition including the music videos of the singles on a DVD. The album provided three successful singles, particularly in France : "Le Manège" (#2 in France, #15 in Belgium), "La Belle de Mai" (#19 in France) and "La débâcle des sentiments" (#2 in France, #3 in Belgium and #68 in Switzerland).

Critical reception[edit]

The album was generally well received by critics. MCM stated : [With this album, Stanislas] opens the doors of his world full of poetry and charm, offering compositions that could easily illustrate Christmas tales and fantasy epics".[2] Stanislas found his inspiration from other singers or groups including U2, Coldplay, Pink Floyd or Serge Gainsbourg.[3] His musical universe is composed of tributes to Slavic composers (Sergei Rachmaninov, Tchaikovski) and references of the new wave of the 1980s.[4] This album mixes classical influences of the singer and light pop melodies.[5]

The album achieved success in France and Belgium (Wallonia) where it remained in the charts for almost two years. It reached number ten in France in its tenth week in the chart, on 26 January 2008, and number eight in Belgium in its third week, on 9 February 2008.

Track listings[edit]

First edition
  1. "Le Manège" Amaury Salmon / Stanislas — 4:57
  2. "La Belle de Mai" Patrice Guirao / Stanislas — 4:16
  3. "Les lignes de ma main" Élodie Hesmes / Stanislas — 2:12
  4. "La débâcle des sentiments" Amaury Salmon / Stanislas — 5:16
  5. "Entre deux femmes" Julie D'Aimé / Stanislas — 3:52
  6. "Ana quand bien même" Amaury Salmon / Stanislas — 3:32
  7. "Nouveau big bang" Élodie Hesmes / Stanislas — 3:18
  8. "L'absinthe pour l'absent" Élodie Hesmes / Stanislas — 3:10
  9. "Le temps des roses" Élodie Hesmes / Stanislas — 4:49
  10. "L'âge bête" Stanislas / Stanislas — 4:20
  11. "À d'autres" Frédéric Doll / Stanislas — 5:02
  12. "Mémoire morte" Amaury Salmon / Stanislas — 4:11
  13. "L'hiver" Stanislas / Stanislas — 7:01
Second edition

+ Bonus

  1. "La débâcle des sentiments" (by Stanislas and Calogero) — 4:10
  2. "L'équilibre instable" — 4:38
Limited edition

+ DVD

  1. "La débâcle des sentiments" (music video)
  2. "La Belle de Mai" (music video)
  3. "Le Manège" (music video)

Release history[edit]

Date Label Region Format Catalog
19 November 2007 Polydor Belgium, France CD 0600753035429
17 March 2008 Universal 0600753066447
10 October 2008 Polydor 0600753124772
24 November 2008 CD + DVD - Limited edition 0600753127605

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales Digital downloads
Belgium[11] Gold 26 December 2008 15,000
France 139,350 in 2008[12] 1,150 in 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanislas : L'équilibre Instable inclut "La Débâcle Des Sentiments" avec Calogero" (in French). Musique Radio. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Stanislas — L'Équilibre instable" (in French). MCM. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Stanislas — L'équilibre instable" (in French). Minimetrages. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Stanislas" (in French). Chartsinfrance. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Chanteurs de charme" (in French). Vivolta. Retrieved 2009-07-25. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "L'Équilibre instable, in various albums charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  7. ^ "French Digital Chart, 19 January 2008". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  8. ^ "2008 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  9. ^ "2008 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  10. ^ "2009 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "2008 certification in Belgium (Wallonia)". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  12. ^ "2008 best-selling albums in France". Infodisc. Retrieved 2009-07-25.