1,2,3 Soleils

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1, 2, 3
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Live album by
RecordedSeptember 26, 1998, in Paris
LabelBarclay Records
ProducerSteve Hillage
Rachid Taha chronology
1, 2, 3
Made in Medina
Khaled chronology
1, 2, 3 Soleils
Faudel chronology
1, 2, 3 Soleils

1, 2, 3 Soleils (1, 2, 3 Suns) is a live album performed by Algerian artists Rachid Taha, Khaled and Faudel, widely hailed as the three masters of raï music. The concert, a unique event, took place in 1998 in Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, and the songs consisted of the most famous from all three artists plus a few Algerian classics. All 23 were divided into two discs, produced and arranged by Steve Hillage, released by Barclay in 1999.

The album has attained 2x gold certification and the DVD video has attained gold certification from Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique.[1][2]

A shortened US one Compact Disc release of the album was released by Ark 21.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Khalliouni Khalliouni"Instrumental5:39
2."Menfi"Taha, Khaled, Faudel5:41
3."Eray"Faudel, Khaled4:40
4."N'ssi N'ssi"Khaled5:14
7."Omri"Faudel, Taha5:44
8."Voilà Voilà"Taha, Faudel, Khaled5:50
9."Indie"Taha, Khaled5:38
10."Chebba"Khaled, Taha, Faudel5:30
Disc Two
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
2."Wahrane Wahrane"Khaled4:58
3."Les Ailes"Khaled5:14
4."Le Camel"Khaled, Faudel5:28
5."Abdel Kader"Khaled, Taha, Faudel5:12
6."Bent Sahra"Khaled, Taha7:21
7."Aïcha"Khaled, Faudel6:51
8."Tellement N'Brick"Faudel9:10
9."Didi"Khaled, Taha, Faudel6:08
10."Ya Rayah"Taha, Khaled, Faudel7:28
11."Daiman" (Bonus)Taha, Khaled, Faudel4:15
12."Comme d'Habitude" (Bonus)Taha, Khaled, Faudel4:15

Professional rating[edit]

Allmusic rated it 4 out of 5.[3]


Khaled, Faudel and Rachid Taha were supported by:

  • Zachary Alford:[4] Drums
  • Aziz Ben Salam: Ney flute
  • Elsa Benabdallah: Violin
  • Mohamed Bendjebour: Guitar
  • Djaffar Bensetti: Trumpet
  • Farhat Bouallagui: Arranger, String Arrangements, Violin
  • Christophe Briquet: Viola
  • Karen Brunon: Leader, String Director, Violin
  • Mathieu Chédid: Guitar
  • Mohsein Chentouf: Bendir, Darbouka, Vocals (Background)
  • Simon Clarke: Sax (Baritone)
  • Khaled Dagher: Cello
  • Gail Ann Dorsey: Guitar (Bass), Vocals (Background)
  • Adel Eskander: Violin
  • Guillaume Fontanarosa: Violin
  • Steve Hillage: Arranger, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, String Arrangements
  • Allen Hoist: Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
  • Hazem Ibrahim: Violin
  • Randy Jacobs: Guitar
  • Nabil Khalidi: Banjo, Oud, Vocals (Background)
  • Hassan Lachal: Darbouka
  • Sylvain Le Provost: Double Bass
  • Roddy Lorimer: Trumpet
  • Abdel Wahab Mansy: Violin
  • Jean-Max Mery: Keyboards
  • Christophe Morin: Cello
  • Hossam Ramzy: Director, Orchestra Director, Percussion
  • Geoffrey Richardson: String Arrangements, Viola
  • Medhat Abdel Samie: Violin
  • Tim Sanders: Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
  • Mahmoud Serour: String Arrangements
  • Mark London Sims: Trombone
  • Taha Taha: Cello
  • Yasser Taha: Cello
  • Ihab Tutu: Violin
  • Marylene Vinciguerra: Viola
  • Tamer Yassin: Violin


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique gold certified albums for the year 1999". Archived from the original on 2006-11-23. Retrieved 2006-07-29.
  2. ^ "Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique gold certified videos for the year 1999". Archived from the original on 2006-11-18. Retrieved 2006-07-29.
  3. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r568570
  4. ^ Discogs - Zachary Alford - (profile & discography)
  5. ^ "1,2,3 Soleils (Credits)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 November 2014.