Au cœur du stade

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Au cœur du stade
Au cœur du stade.jpg
Live album by
Released27 August 1999 (1999-08-27)
Recorded19–20 June 1999
VenueStade de France (Paris, France)
GenrePop
Length64:34
Label
ProducerClaude Lemay
Celine Dion chronology
These Are Special Times
(1998)
Au cœur du stade
(1999)
All the Way... A Decade of Song
(1999)
Singles from Au cœur du stade
  1. "Dans un autre monde"
    Released: 30 August 1999

Au cœur du stade (meaning At the Heart of the Stadium) is the fourth live album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Columbia Records on 27 August 1999. It was recorded during two sold-out concerts at the Stade de France in Paris in June 1999. Dion made music history with these two concerts, becoming the first artist in history to perform for more than 90,000 spectators, with a grand total of 180,000 ticketholders over the two nights. The album features primarily French-language songs, mainly from S'il suffisait d'aimer (1998), but also includes "My Heart Will Go On" and "Let's Talk About Love". Au cœur du stade topped the charts in Francophone countries and was certified 2× Platinum in France, Platinum in Belgium and Switzerland nad Gold in Canada.

Content[edit]

Au cœur du stade was recorded at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, during two performances on 19 and 20 June 1999.

Most of the songs on this album are live versions of tracks originally recorded for S'il suffisait d'aimer. Au cœur du stade contains also some of singer's early French songs ("Ce n'était qu'un rêve", "D'amour ou d'amitié", "Mon ami m'a quittée") and few English-language tracks, including "Let's Talk About Love" and "My Heart Will Go On". Medley acoustique (track nine) is five different songs, each of which could have stood alone as its own track, especially "Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)" which clocks in at over three minutes.

The CD does not contain the full show. All songs can be found on the Au cœur du stade DVD, also released in 1999. Au cœur du stade was recorded during the European leg of the Let's Talk About Love Tour.

The album was promoted with "Dans un autre monde" live video.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

AllMusic called the album "satisfying effort, and a must for fans and collectors of this singer's music".[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

In Francophone countries Au cœur du stade was certified 2x Platinum in France,[3] Platinum in Belgium[4] and Switzerland,[5] and Gold in Canada.[6]

Au cœur du stade hit number 1 for four weeks in Switzerland, for two weeks in France and one week in Belgium Wallonia and Quebec.[7] In Belgium Flanders it peaked at number 3, and in Canada at number 15. The album charted also inside top 40 in non-Francophone countries, including number 18 in Austria, number 23 in the Netherlands, and number 37 in Germany and Hungary. On the European Top 100 Albums, Au cœur du stade peaked at number 9.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let's Talk About Love"7:40
2."Dans un autre monde"Goldman4:25
3."Je sais pas"
5:47
4."Je crois toi"Goldman4:36
5."Terre"Erick Benzi4:26
6."J'irai où tu iras" (duet with Jean-Jacques Goldman)Goldman4:06
7."S'il suffisait d'aimer"Goldman5:10
8."On ne change pas"Goldman6:03
9."Ce n'était qu'un rêve/D'amour ou d'amitié/Mon ami m'a quittée/L'amour existe encore/Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)" (acoustic medley)
11:33
10."Pour que tu m'aimes encore"Goldman5:20
11."My Heart Will Go On"5:22

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[27] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[29] 2× Platinum 639,200[28]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[30] Platinum 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Europe 27 August 1999 Columbia CD
  • 495240 2
  • 495240 9
Canada 14 September 1999 80438
Japan[31] 25 October 2000 SMEJ ESCA-8239

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Au cœur du stade review
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  11. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Céline Dion – Au coeur du stade" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  13. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. 25 September 1999. p. 17. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
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  16. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 1999. 38. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Top National Sellers: Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. 6 November 1999. p. 23. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Palmarès des ventes d'albums au Québec" (in French). BAnQ. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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  20. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1999" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Rapports annueles 1999" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
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  24. ^ "Year in Focus" (PDF). Music & Media. 1 January 2000. p. 11. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Classement Albums - année 1999" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
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  30. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Dion; 'Au coeur du stade')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  31. ^ "オ・クール・デュ・スタード~スタジアム・ライヴ~" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved 19 September 2018.

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