Entre gris clair et gris foncé

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Entre gris clair et gris foncé
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Studio album by Jean-Jacques Goldman
Released November 1987
Recorded

1987

  • Studio Gang
  • Studio RRR la Vaucouleur
Genre Pop, Rock, Synthpop
Length 83:54
Label Epic
Producer Jean-Jacques Goldman, Marc Lumbroso
Jean-Jacques Goldman chronology
En public
(1986)
Entre gris clair et gris foncé
(1987)
Traces
(1989)
Singles from Non homologué
  1. "Elle a fait un bébé toute seule"
    Released: 1987
  2. "Là-bas"
    Released: 1987
  3. "C'est ta chance"
    Released: 1988
  4. "Puisque tu pars"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Entre gris clair et gris foncé is a 1987 double album recorded by French artist Jean-Jacques Goldman. It was his fifth studio album and was released in November 1987. It provided four successful singles : "Elle a fait un bébé toute seule" (#4), "Là-bas" (#2), "C'est ta chance" (#16) and "Puisque tu pars" (#3). The album was also very successful. It sold more than 2 millions copies, making it the tenth best-selling album of all times in France[2].

Background and release[edit]

The first nine songs are new compositions. The other eleven songs were written years before. Goldman always wrote one or two songs for each album that either didn't fit the mood of the record or that were too personal. When he started becoming popular, he thought it would be a good opportunity to release some previously unheard songs.

While preparing this album, the new songs were tracked in the studio. The old songs were either recorded live or were recorded using only acoustic instruments.

For the album's first CD release, two songs were omitted ("Tout Petit Monde" and "Il Me Restera") due to time limitations on a compact disc. The 2000 version contained the original LP track listing, this time spread out on two CDs. The first CD contains "new" songs, while the second disc contains eleven previously unreleased songs.

Commercial success[edit]

The album entered the French SNEP Albums Chart atop and stayed here for 18 consecutive weeks and 78 in the top 50.[3] It was certified diamond for sales of more than 2,217,000 copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written, composed and performed by Goldman (except "Là-bas", performed as a duet with Sirima).

Original release[edit]

Cassette / Vinyl / CD
  1. "À quoi tu sers ?" – 5:29
  2. "Il changeait la vie" – 3:50
  3. "Là-bas" (duet with Sirima) – 5:46
  4. "Entre gris clair et gris foncé" – 3:59
  5. "C'est ta chance" – 4:26
  6. "Puisque tu pars" – 7:20
  7. "Des bouts de moi" – 4:40
  8. "Fais des bébés" – 4:04
  9. "Filles faciles" – 3:44
  10. "Je commence demain" – 2:42
  11. "Elle a fait un bébé toute seule" – 3:47
  12. "Quelque part, quelqu'un" – 4:22
  13. "Qu'elle soit elle" – 1:47
  14. "Doux" – 3:53
  15. "Reprendre c'est voler" – 2:48
  16. "Il y a" – 3:37
  17. "Peur de rien blues" – 5:20
  18. "Appartenir" – 2:22

2000s release[edit]

Japan release[edit]

Japanese edition of the album, released in 1989 and contains thirteen tracks, five of which are from Non homologué.[5]
  1. "(Intro) A quoi tu sers ?" – 5:29
  2. "Il changeait la vie" – 3:59
  3. "Là-bas" – 5:40
  4. "Entre gris clair et gris foncé" – 4:00
  5. "C'est ta chance" – 5:08
  6. "Puisque tu pars" – 7:35
  7. "Des bouts de moi" – 5:05
  8. "Fais des bébés" – 4:03
  9. "Je te donne" – 4:25
  10. "Famille" – 5:33
  11. "La vie par procuration" – 4:13
  12. "Parler d'ma vie" – 5:08
  13. "Pas toi" — 5:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Claude Samard – banjo, bottleneck guitar, guitar, dobro
  • Guy Delacroix – bass, programmation, bass programmation, keyboards
  • Claude Le Péron – bass
  • Clément Bailly, Christophe Deschamps, Jean-François Gauthier – drum kit
  • Joe Hammer – drum kit, acoustic drum kit, fairlight
  • Roland Romanelli – synthesizers, keyboards
  • Sirima – vocals
  • G & M Costa, Sorj Chalandon, Carole Fredericks, Caroline Goldman, Catherine Goldman, Dorothée Goldman, Evelyne Goldman, Michael Goldman, Patricia Goldman, Robert Goldman – chorus
  • Jean-Jacques Goldman – keyboards, chorus, guitar, piano, synthesizers, arrangements, producer
  • Marc Lumbroso – chorus, producer
  • Michael Jones – chorus, guitars
  • Gérard Kawcynski, Basile Leroux, Patrice Tison – guitars
  • Philippe Grandvoinet – Hammond B3, piano
  • Jean-Jacques Milteauharmonica
  • Patrick Bourgoin, Prof Pinpin – saxo
  • Patrice Blanchard, Patrice Mondon – violins
  • Cathy Steinberg – design
  • Claude Gassian – photo
  • Olivier do Espirito Santo, Jean-Pierre Janiaud, Andy Scott – sound engineers

Charts, certifications and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Lesueur, InfoDisc, Daniel Lesueur, Dominic Durand,. "InfoDisc : Les Meilleurs Ventes d'Albums "Tout Temps" (33 T. / Cd / Téléchargement)". www.infodisc.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  3. ^ a b "French Albums Chart, database". Infodisc. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Certifications for albums in France, database (see: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les ventes certifiées depuis 1973" => "GOLDMAN J-J")". Infodisc. Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  5. ^ http://www.parler-de-sa-vie.net/discographie/albums/1989_egcegf_j.php
  6. ^ "Certification for every country in the world" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2009-08-05.