Dans la main d'un magicien

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"Dans la main d'un magicien"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Opération beurre de pinottes soundtrack
Released 1985 (1985)
Format 7"
Genre Pop
Length 3:20
Label TBS (French) / Epic (English)
Writer(s) Lewis Furey, Eddy Marnay
Producer(s) Eddy Marnay
Celine Dion singles chronology
"C'est pour vivre"
"Dans la main d'un magicien"
"La ballade de Michel"
Music video
"Listen to the Magic Man" on YouTube

"Dans la main d'un magicien" (meaning "In the Hand of a Magic Man") is Celine Dion's first single from the movie soundtrack Opération beurre de pinottes. It was released in 1985 in Quebec, Canada.[1]

Dion recorded also an English version of this song called "Listen to the Magic Man" and did her first real music video for it (1985). "Listen to the Magic Man" is also notable for being Dion's first English-language song recorded in the studio.

The Peanut Butter Solution / Opération beurre de pinottes soundtrack album includes both versions as well as two other Dion recordings: "La ballade de Michel" and its English-language counterpart "Michael's Song." Neither the French or English version of the song were included on any of Dion's albums.

The track was made officially available on a CD for the first time in September 2006. It was included on a special bonus disc bundled with Volume 1 of the Contes pour tous DVD box set, only available through Imavision's web site.

In November 2014, the English version was released digitally, making it available for the first time in the United States.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Canadian 7" single (French) (Catalog Number: T.B.S. 5562)

  1. "Dans la main d'un magicien" – 3:20
  2. "CUE 17 à Instrumental" (Instrumental by Lewis Furey) – 3:16

Canadian 7" single (English) (Catalog Number: E4-7130)

  1. "Listen to the Magic Man" – 3:20
  2. "Michael's Song" – 2:55


  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5.