Bliss (Vanessa Paradis album)

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Bliss
Bliss (album).jpg
Studio album by Vanessa Paradis
Released 21 October 2000
Genre Pop
Label Universal Records, Barclay Records
Vanessa Paradis chronology
Live
(1994)Live1994
Bliss
(2000)
Au Zénith
(2001)Au Zénith2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.0/5 stars[1]

Bliss is a 2000 French pop album by singer Vanessa Paradis. It is her fourth studio album and contains the single "Commando".

Background and critical reception[edit]

The album proved to be one of her least successful efforts, with none of the singles reaching the No. 1 spot in France as anticipated. However, it is notable because American actor Johnny Depp performed on some of the tracks. It also marks the recording debut of Lily Rose Depp, Johnny and Vanessa's daughter, as she is featured on one track.

Despite a weak chart run, Bliss spawned a few minor hit singles. The primary one was "Pourtant", which is often regarded as Paradis' most poetic work. Singles "Commando" and "Que fait la vie" were the other single releases off this album.

Fans also note Bliss for its extensive artwork, all of which was hand-painted by Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp, with use of watercolors. The lyrics are included with the booklet.

The album topped the French album charts and remained on the charts for 49 weeks [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "L' Eau et le Vin" (Bashung, Golemanas, Mortier) 4:36
  2. "Commando" (Golemanas, Langolff) 3:41
  3. "When I Say" (Chedid, Paradis) 4:00
  4. "Pourtant" (Chedid, Monnet) 3:37
  5. "Que fait la vie?" (Golemanas, Paradis) 4:19
  6. "Les Acrobates" (Monnet, Paradis) 3:42
  7. "La La La Song" (Dereaux, Paradis) 4:25
  8. "L'Air du temps" (Chedid, Paradis) 4:17
  9. "St. Germain" (Depp, Paradis) 2:36
  10. "Dans mon café" (Golemanas, Langolff) 4:31
  11. "Firmaman" (Paradis) 4:40
  12. "La Ballade de Lily Rose" (Paradis) 2:31
  13. "Bliss" (Depp, Paradis) 4:17

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Album Chart 18
French Album Chart 1
Swiss Album Chart 31

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak Position
2000 "Commando" French Singles Chart 43

References[edit]