Elsa (album)

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Elsa
Elsa (album).jpg
Studio album by Elsa Lunghini
Released November 1988
Recorded 1987-1988
Artistic Palace Studio,
Boulogne-Billancourt
Genre Pop
Length 41:24
Label BMG-Ariola
Producer Vincent-Marie Bouvot, Georges Lunghini
Elsa Lunghini chronology
Elsa
(1988)
Rien que pour ça
(1990)
Singles from Elsa
  1. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur [1]"
    Released: December, 1987
  2. "Un Roman d'amitié (Friend Give Me a Reason) [2]"
    Released: July, 1988
  3. "Jour de neige [3]"
    Released: October, 1988
  4. "À la même heure dans deux ans [4]"
    Released: April, 1989
  5. "Jamais nous [5]"
    Released: October, 1989

Elsa is the debut album of the French singer Elsa Lunghini, released in 1988.

Background and critical reception[edit]

After the success of her first two singles, "T'en va pas", which peaked at #1 for eight weeks on the official singles chart (Top 50), and "Quelque chose dans mon cœur", #2 hit, Elsa decided to release her first album. In it, there are collaborations with Didier Barbelivien, Élisabeth Anaïs for texts, and her father (Georges Lunghini) for compositions. Georges also co-signed ten of the eleven songs on the album.

In the French TV program Sacrée Soirée compered by Jean-Pierre Foucault, Elsa met Glenn Medeiros, which generated the duet "Un Roman d'amitié (Friend Give Me a Reason)". It was the next single from the album. Once again, it was a success, reaching #1 on the Top 50 for six weeks during 1988 summer. Thereafter, Elsa also released three other singles on this album, which were all ranked in the top ten on the singles chart.

This debut album was very successful. In addition to the huge sales of the singles, it was certified double platinum by the SNEP, the French certifier, for more than 600,000 sales in France.[6]

Elsa's first single, "T'en va pas", was not included in this album. The song "Nostalgia cinema" is a reference to the Italian origins of her father.

Track listing[edit]

# Title[7] Length
1. "Mon Cadeau"
(Didier Barbelivien / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
3:56
2. "Sud-Africaine"
(Pierre Grosz / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
3:53
3. "Un Roman d'amitié (Friend Give Me a Reason)" (duet with Glenn Medeiros)
(Diane Warren / Robbie Buchanan) French adaptation: Didier Barbelivien
4:26
4. "Jimmy voyage"
(Élisabeth Anaïs - Didier Golemanas / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
4:29
5. "Le Rôle de sa vie"
(Pierre Grosz / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
3:38
6. "Jour de neige"
(Pierre Grosz / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
4:02
7. "Jamais nous" 1
(Didier Barbelivien / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
3:51
8. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur"
(Pierre Grosz / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
3:29
9. "Celui qui viendra"
(Didier Barbelivien / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
3:13
10. "À la même heure dans deux ans"
(Pierre Grosz / Raymond Donnez - Georges Lunghini)
3:29
11. "Nostalgie cinema"
(Dorine Hollier / Vincent-Marie Bouvot - Georges Lunghini)
2:49

1 Laurent Voulzy participated in the background vocals.

Album credits[edit]

[8]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arrangement - Vincent-Marie Bouvot, Raymond Donnez
  • Produced by Vincent-Marie Bouvot & Georges Lunghini
  • Engineered by Bruno Lambert, Jean Lamoot & Hervé Le Coz
  • Assistant engineer - Manuela
  • Mixed by Bruno Lambert
  • Mixed by Claude Grillis ("Mon cadeau", "Jimmy voyage", "Le rôle de sa vie" & "Celui qui viendra")

Design[edit]

Charts, certifications and sales[edit]

References[edit]