Paradize

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Paradize
Indochine - Paradize-front.jpg
Studio album by Indochine
Released 14 May 2002
Genre New wave
Length 74:50
Label Columbia
Producer Indochine
Indochine chronology
Nuits intimes
(2001)
Paradize
(2002)
3.6.3
(2004)

Paradize is a 2002 album recorded by French band Indochine. It was its ninth studio album and was released on 14 May 2002. It achieved great success in francophone countries and even topped the albums chart in Belgium (Wallonia). It provided six singles, which became hit singles : "Punker" (#67 in France), "J'ai demandé à la lune" (#1 in France and Belgium, #4 in Switzerland), "Mao Boy" (#18 in France, #20 in Belgium), "Le grand secret" (#9 in France, #35 in Belgium, #37 in Switzerland), "Marilyn" (#22 in France, #25 in Belgium, #71 in Switzerland) and "Un singe en hiver" (#19 in France, #15 in Belgium, #69 in Switzerland). The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 98th greatest French rock album (out of 100).[1]

Versions[edit]

  1. PARADIZE (CD, Album), Columbia (COL5076362, 5076362000), France (2002)
  2. PARADIZE (CD, Album), Zone 3 (ZCD-1000), Canada (2002)
  3. PARADIZE (Cass), Columbia/Sony Müzik Türkiye (507636-4), Turkey (2002)
  4. PARADIZE (CD, Album), Sony Music (2 507636), Mexico (2003)
  5. PARADIZE (CD, Album, RE), Sony Music (LC00000), France (2012)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Paradize" (Olivier Gérard, Ann Scott, Nicola Sirkis) – 4:49
  2. "Electrastar" (Olivier Gérard, Nicola Sirkis) – 5:30
  3. "Punker" (Nicola Sirkis) – 2:50
  4. "Mao Boy!" (Olivier Gérard, Nicola Sirkis) – 5:42 (music video shot & directed by J.G BIGGS and Peggy M)
  5. "J'ai demandé à la lune" (Mickaël Furnon) – 3:29
  6. "Dunkerque" (Olivier Gérard, Nicola Sirkis) – 5:48
  7. "Like a Monster" (Nicola Sirkis, Jérôme Soligny) – 3:56
  8. "Le grand secret" (with Melissa Auf der Maur - Olivier Gérard, Nicola Sirkis) – 5:50
  9. "La nuit des fées" (Olivier Gérard, Gérard Manset, Nicola Sirkis) – 4:58
  10. "Marilyn" (Olivier Gérard, Nicola Sirkis) – 5:55
  11. "Le manoir" (Olivier Gérard, Boris Jardel, Nicola Sirkis) – 5:05
  12. "Popstitute" (Marc Elliard, Olivier Gérard, Boris Jardel, Mathieu Rabatté, Nicola Sirkis) – 4:00
  13. "Dark" (Olivier Gérard, Rudy Leonet, Nicola Sirkis) – 4:37
  14. "Comateen" (Olivier Gérard, Camille Laurens, Nicola Sirkis) – 6:07
  15. "Un singe en hiver" (Jean-Louis Murat) – 3:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Background vocals : Marc Morgan
  • Engineer : Phil Delire
  • Pro-tools : Jean-Paul Gonnod and Phil Delire
  • Mixing : Gareth Jones and Phil Delire
  • Mastering : George Marino
  • Art direction, photo and logo : Peggy M.
  • Executive producer : Herve Lauzanne

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[8] Platinum 7 September 2002 50,000
France[9] Diamond 2004 1,000,000 1,090,000[10]
Switzerland[11] Gold 2002 20,000

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Tous dans le même bateau by Les Enfoirés
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album (first run)
30 March 2002 (1 week)
Succeeded by
A New Day Has Come by Céline Dion
Preceded by
Entre-deux... by Patrick Bruel
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album (second run)
17 August 2002 (1 week)
Succeeded by
My Tribute to the King by Helmut Lotti

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magazine Rolling Stone, n°18 of February 2010, ISSN 1764-1071
  2. ^ a b c "Paradize, in various albums charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  3. ^ "2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  4. ^ "2002 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  5. ^ "2002 Swiss Singles Chart". Hitparade. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  6. ^ "2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  7. ^ "2003 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  8. ^ "2002 certifications in France". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  9. ^ "2004 certifications in France". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Chart runs and sales of albums in France". Fanofmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  11. ^ "2002 Swiss certifications". Swisscharts. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

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