Bliss (Vanessa Paradis album)

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Bliss
Bliss (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released21 October 2000
GenrePop
Length51:12
LabelBarclay
Producer
Vanessa Paradis chronology
Live
(1994)
Bliss
(2000)
Au Zénith
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Bliss is the fourth studio album by French singer Vanessa Paradis, released on 21 October 2000 by Barclay. It contains the single "Commando".

Background and release

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. Fans also note Bliss for its extensive artwork, all of which was hand-painted by Vanessa and Johnny, with use of watercolors.

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 from the album.

The album topped the French Albums Chart and spent 49 weeks on the chart.[2]

Track listing

  1. "L'eau et le vin" (Alain Bashung, Didier Golemanas, Richard Mortier) – 4:36
  2. "Commando" (Golemanas, Franck Langolff) – 3:40
  3. "When I Say" (Matthieu Chedid, Paradis) – 3:57
  4. "Pourtant" (Chedid, Franck Monnet) – 3:36
  5. "Que fait la vie?" (Golemanas, Paradis) – 4:20
  6. "Les acrobates" (Monnet, Paradis) – 3:42
  7. "La La La Song" (Gerry DeVeaux, Paradis) – 4:26
  8. "L'air du temps" (Chedid, Paradis) – 4:19
  9. "St. Germain" (Johnny Depp, Paradis) – 2:36
  10. "Dans mon café" (Golemanas, Langolff) – 4:30
  11. "Firmaman" (Paradis) – 4:41
  12. "La ballade de Lily Rose" (Paradis) – 2:33
  13. "Bliss" (Depp, Paradis) – 4:16

Personnel

  • Eric Bobo – percussion
  • Matthieu Chédid – guitar, Mini Moog, shaker
  • Pierre-Alain Dahan – drums
  • Jon "JD" Dickson – French horn
  • Mark Goldenberg – guitar
  • Henry Hirsh – bass, Wurlitzer
  • Rob Klonel – drums
  • Nick Lane – trombone
  • Norman Langolff – bass, Farfisa organ
  • Vanessa Paradis – vocals
  • Craig Ross – drums, guitar
  • Vincent Segal – cello
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Pete Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet
  • Bruce Witkin – bass, double bass, guitar
  • David Woodford – saxophone

Charts

Certifications

Certifications for Bliss
Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[8] 2× Gold 200,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – Vanessa Paradis – Bliss". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vanessa Paradis – Bliss" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  4. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 17, no. 45. 5 November 2000. p. 12. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  5. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Vanessa Paradis – Bliss". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Rapports annuels 2001 – Albums" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Top de l'année | Top Albums 2001" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  8. ^ "French album certifications – Vanessa Paradis – Bliss" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 11 December 2001.