N°5 on Tour

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Nº5 on Tour
Live album by Mylène Farmer
Released December 7, 2009
Recorded France
Genre Pop, rock, electropop
Mylène Farmer chronology
Point de suture
(2008)
N°5 on Tour
(2009)
Bleu Noir
(2010)
Singles from Nº5 on Tour
  1. "C'est dans l'air (live)"
    Released: December 2009
  2. "Paradis inanimé (live)"
    Released: April 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Closer 4/4 stars [2]
Deuzio 4/5 stars [3]
La Presse 4/4 stars [4]

Nº5 on Tour is a double live album by French singer Mylène Farmer which documents her 2009 tour Mylène Farmer en tournée. It is her fifth live album and her 15th album overall. It was released on 7 December 2009, and it includes the standard set list that she sang during the indoor shows in France. Initial reports proclaimed "Libertine" was going to be the first single, however that was proven wrong with the official report. The DVD of the tour was released in April 2010 and documents the outdoor shows that took place at the Stade de France, in Paris, on 12 September 2009.[5][6] Surprisingly, the live version of the fourth single from the album Point de suture, "C'est dans l'air", was officially announced as the first single from the live album, on 26 November 2009.[7] The next single was "Paradis inanimé".

For the first time throughout the singer's career, the film of the concert, entitled "Mylène Farmer au Stade de France", was screened at the cinema. It was broadcast on 11 April 2010 at 8.30 pm in 19 cinemas in France.[8]

For the first time, the DVD was released in Canada, on 4 May, after being officially screened by DEP / Universal Music Canada in Montréal one day earlier. The DVD was also available in Belgium (13 April), in Poland (23 April).

Critical reception[edit]

CD[edit]

Critical reception was very positive. France Soir stated: "Big hits, laughters, tears, shouts, "I love you"... Nothing is missing from this double CD. (...) Mylène Farmer offers her public a dynamic live performance, mixed with vocal cracks and even wrong notes. And it's good!"[9] Voici said the album is "the singer's best live album since Live à Bercy in 1996".[10] According to Vacarm, this album "reflects comprehensively the worked up atmosphere of concerts". However, it criticized "the lack of authenticity" on some songs and the "intrusion of the redundant and predictable "Rêver"", but said that "the sound is huge and rearranged, the public rather mixed down, and Mylène Farmer's slight vocal imperfections are, for once, not removed".[11]

The album entered the French Albums Chart at number one and the digital chart at number four on 12 December 2009. In the second week it dropped to number three and totalled four non-consecutive weeks in the top 10. Then it dropped very quickly, and fell out of the top 100 after 13 weeks, but jumped at number 23 in April 2010 when the DVD was released. This chart performance is quite better than the previous live album's one.[12][13] It also debuted at number one in Belgium and number 14 in Switzerland. It reached number six in its second week in Russia.

DVD / Blu-ray[edit]

The DVD / Blu-ray release was promoted on 16 April 2010 on the French television channel TF1 in a 20-second advertisement composed of various images from the concert. Universal Music announced that over 250,000 copies were placed in stores. The DVD / Blu-ray received positive reviews from critics and in the media. For example, Le Matin said "the film renders perfectly the atmosphere of the arena of Paris".[14] Télé 2 Semaines stated it is "a beautiful recording, (...) everything is almost perfect".[15] Télé Moustique criticized the techno arrangements deemed as a bit outdated, but praised the lighting arrangements.[16] Canadian magazine Canoë 7 Jours gave a mixed review, saying "multimedia projections and other decorations go to oblivion" and criticized the amplification of the basses.[17] Les Années Laser said the Blu-ray is "quite live up to expectation".[18] Canadian newspaper La Presse described the DVD, as "so special and so successful", notably thanks to the "extraordinary and true communion between the crowd and the artist, captured by the cameras".[19] What Hi-Fi ? Son & Home Cinéma gave a mixed review: it reproaches the lack of surprise (choreographies, stage set, choice of songs...), but said that the "show is great".[20]

The DVD went straight to number one on the chart, selling 98,177 units in the first week,[21] reaching immediately diamond status. It remained for other seven weeks atop. The DVD was also number one in Belgium (Wallonia) for six weeks, Switzerland for four weeks, Russia and number three in Quebec.

Formats[edit]

Audio
  • Double CD
  • Double CD — Book Disc (Book of 32 pages, CD-ROM with the teaser "Mylene Farmer au Stade de France")
  • Triple vinyl LP
  • iTunes Store digital download, including a digital booklet
Audio & Video
  • Collector edition (Double CD + DVD Bonus) - Limited edition

Track listings[edit]

CDs[edit]

DVD / Blu-Ray[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales + downloads
Belgium Gold (CD)[29] 23 April 2010 15,000
Gold (DVD)[30] 11 February 2011
France[31] 2 x Platinum 21 December 2009 200,000 143,340 in 2009[32]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Molly Malone - Balade irlandaise by Renaud
French SNEP number-one album
12 December 2009 (1 week)
Succeeded by
The E.N.D by The Black Eyed Peas
Preceded by
Best of Vanessa Paradis by Vanessa Paradis
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album
19 December 2009 (1 week)
Succeeded by
Best of Vanessa Paradis by Vanessa Paradis

References[edit]

  1. ^ N°5 on Tour www.allmusic.com.
  2. ^ Mylene Farmer Presse Closer
  3. ^ Mylene Farmer Presse Deuzio
  4. ^ Mylene Farmer Presse la Presse Canada
  5. ^ Thierry Cadet (5 November 2009). "Farmer Numéro 5 on Tour : 7 décembre en bacs" (in French). Chartsinfrance. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mylène Farmer N°5 on Tour en nouvel album live" (in French). Musique Radio. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Single live enfin révélé" (in French). mylene.net. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  8. ^ Loïc Torino-Gilles (10 April 2010). "Week-end de folie avec Mylène Farmer". France Soir (in French). Mylène.net. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Loïc Torino-Gilles (7 December 2009). "Les divines imperfections de Mylène Farmer" (in French). France Soir. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Mylène Farmer : son album live démarre fort !" (in French). Voici. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  11. ^ Arno Mothra (9 December 2009). "Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour" (in French). Vacarm. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  12. ^ Thierry Cadet (15 December 2009). "Tops Albums: Mylène Farmer entre en tête" (in French). Chartsinfrance. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  13. ^ lescharts.com (20 April 2010). "Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Mylène Farmer : images d'un show mémorable". Le Matin (in French). Mylene.net. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  15. ^ "Mylène Farmer - Le DVD". Télé 2 semaines (in French). Mylene.net. April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  16. ^ "Divine idylle". Télé Moustique (in French). Mylène.net. April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  17. ^ Isabelle Hontebeyrie (3 May 2010). "Mylène Farmer au Stade de France en DVD". Canoë 7 Jours (in French). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  18. ^ "Mylène Farmer - Stade de France". LesAnnées Laser (in French). May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  19. ^ Marie-Christine Blais (15 May 2010). "Mylène Farmer au Stade de France : Des enchantés". La Presse (in French). Mylene.net. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  20. ^ "Mylène Farmer, Stade de France". What Hi-Fi ? Son & Home Cinéma (in French). Mylene.net. May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  21. ^ Charles Décant (23 April 2010). "Disques : les Prêtres détrônent Maé, Farmer n°1 des DVD" (in French). Ozap. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  22. ^ "N°5 on Tour, Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  23. ^ "N°5 on Tour, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  24. ^ "N°5 on Tour, French Albums Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  25. ^ "French Digital Albums Chart, 13/12/2009" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  26. ^ "Russian Albums Chart, 24/12/2009" (in Russian). 2M Russia. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  27. ^ "N°5 on Tour, Swiss Albums Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  28. ^ "Rapports annuels 2010 - Albums" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  29. ^ "Certifications in Belgium in 2010" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  30. ^ "Les disques d'or/de platine – Albums – 2011" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  31. ^ "2 x Platinum albums in France in 2009" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  32. ^ "2009 albums chart + sales (physical sales + downloads)" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 3 February 2010.