La voix du bon Dieu

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For the song, see La voix du bon Dieu (song).
La voix du bon Dieu
Studio album by Celine Dion
Released 9 November 1981 (1981-11-09)
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop
Length 33:55
Label
  • Super Étoiles
  • Saisons
Producer
Celine Dion chronology
  • La voix du bon Dieu
  • (1981)
Singles from La voix du bon Dieu
  1. "Ce n'était qu'un rêve"
    Released: 19 June 1981 (1981-06-19)
  2. "La voix du bon Dieu"
    Released: November 1981 (1981-11)
  3. "L'amour viendra"
    Released: March 1982 (1982-03)

La voix du bon Dieu (meaning The Good Lord's Voice) is the debut studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on 9 November 1981 by Super Étoiles. It is a French-language album issued in Quebec, Canada only. It was preceded by the lead single, "Ce n'était qu'un rêve." The album was produced by René Angélil, Eddy Marnay and Daniel Hétu. It includes six original songs and three covers: Renée Lebas' "T'ire l'aiguille," Berthe Sylva's "Les roses blanches" and "L'amour viendra," a French adaptation of Dario Baldan Bembo's "Dolce fiore."

Album information[edit]

The album contains Dion's first three singles: "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" (co-written by herself), "La voix du bon Dieu" and "L'amour viendra" (French adaptation of Dario Baldan Bembo's song "Dolce fiore"), as well as two covers: Renée Lebas' "T'ire l'aiguille" and Berthe Sylva's "Les roses blanches."

Dion collaborated on this project and all her next early French recordings with Eddy Marnay who wrote songs for Barbra Streisand, Édith Piaf, Nana Mouskouri and Claude François among others.

René Angélil - Dion's manager (later husband) mortgaged his home to start his own record company just to produce her first records. He decided to put out two albums at the same time: La voix du bon Dieu and Céline Dion chante Noël (with Christmas songs). They had sold 30,000 copies in 1981 and they'd go on to sell about 125,000 copies the following year.[1] La voix du bon Dieu has sold 100,000 copies in total.[2] The album produced two top twenty Quebec singles in "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" and "La voix du bon Dieu" which peaked at number fourteen and eleven respectively.

In 1982, Dion was nominated for the Félix Award for Newcomer of the Year.

"Ce n'était qu'un rêve" was also released in France in 1982 as Dion's first single in that country, but plans to release the album were cancelled.

In 2005, Dion included "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" and "La voix du bon Dieu" on her greatest hits compilation On ne change pas.

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "La voix du bon Dieu"   Eddy Marnay 3:16
2. "Au secours" (with the participation of Robert Leroux)
  • Robert Leroux
  • Pierre Létourneau
Angélil 3:27
3. "L'amour viendra"  
  • Marnay
  • Angélil
4:20
4. "Autour de moi"   Angélil 2:58
5. "Grand maman"  
Angélil 3:39
6. "Ce n'était qu'un rêve"  
  • T. Dion
  • C. Dion
  • J. Dion
  • Daniel Hétu
  • Angélil
3:47
7. "Seul un oiseau blanc"  
  • Marnay
  • Hétu
  • Marnay
  • Hétu
4:12
8. "T'ire l'aiguille"  
Angélil 2:21
9. "Les roses blanches"  
  • Charles Louis Pothier
  • Léon Rathier
Angélil 5:55

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Canada 9 November 1981 Super Étoiles LP SPE 4101
MC 16-SP 1900
1983 Saisons LP SNS 70000
MC SNS 4-70000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Germain, Georges-Herbert (1998). Céline: The Authorized Biography. translated by David Homel and Fred Reed. Dundurn Press. pp. p. 119. ISBN 1-55002-318-7.