Label: Elektra - 62 018 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: France • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson
She brings a very personal vocal style to the singing of French pop songs: Her voice has a very strong vibrato. InPatti Dahlstrom recorded a second version with her own lyrics, entitled "Emotion" which was covered by Helen Reddy and Shirley Bassey When the Germans invaded the Netherlands, he sent a coded message to warn the French government that Germany was planning to attack France from across the Belgian border.
This very message was decoded by Colette, a communication Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia at the French Ministry of War. It was not until a few months later that they met in person, in a resistance cell. Both became prominent within the French Resistance. InThats Enough - Kenny Rodgers - Kenny Loves Jesus the bombing of a German train, Colette was Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia and sentenced to death by the occupation force before she managed to escape.
The couple married in She attended the Cours Hattemera private school. Her mother introduced her to the guitar, while her father, who was a great fan of jazz, taught her the piano at the age of four. Inshe was struck by amnesia after a severe bout of meningitis that Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia her with few and fragmented childhood memories.
The three teenagers only managed to sell a few hundreds records, but this experience allowed her to meet with Michel Bergerwith whom she began a romantic relationship as well as a prolific artistic career. Sanson later mentioned that period as her most productive.
InSanson released the album Amoureuseproduced by Berger, which received a warm welcome from critics. With the singles "Besoin de personne", " Amoureuse ", and "Bahia", it reached the summit of the charts thanks to intensive radio play 2x Gold in 5 months. However, Berger and de Bosson believed she could overcome her debilitating fear, and forced her to perform a daily showcase at the Eiffel Tower 's restaurant.
She also appeared the same year as the opening act for some of the biggest stars of the time such as Claude FrancoisJulien Clercand Michel Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia. In the meantime, she had met Stephen Stills after a concert he performed with his new band Manassas in Paris. InSanson went on tour as a main act for the first time in Canada.
She moved permanently to the United States, but returned to France regularly to give concerts and promote her music. Inshe gave birth to her only child, Christopherin Boulder, Colorado. Her marriage also marked a new direction to her career, which has led the French media to constantly associate her music with Anglophone influences in her career she has recorded most of her albums in the US, and mostly with American musicians.
She enrolled Manassas and decided to produce her next album herself. In contrast with her Beatles -inspired previous albums, the record emerged as a mixture of pop and 's rock'n'roll. After several tours in Quebec inshe went touring in France, with two concerts at the Olympia in Octoberwith Stills on bass guitar, then a long tour inwith two weeks at the Olympia.
Inshe began a long-lasting professional collaboration with producer Bernard Saint-Paul - making 12 albums - and released the album Vancouverrecorded in London with British musicians. The record became her first platinum album, propelled by the single "Vancouver", one of her biggest hits. BySanson had become an established star. Her music, very much inspired by the best American producers, was a rarity in the Seventies French musical landscape.
She gave two weeks of concerts at the Olympia, where her first live album was recorded. The following year she released Hollywoodher fifth studio album. Recorded in Stevie Wonder 's studios in Los Angeles, Hollywood found Sanson combining a disco-inspired sound to pop-driven melodies, which led the album to be referred to as the most representative piece of Sanson's American period.
The same year she went on tour across France with Michel Jonasz as her opening act. Although she lived in the United States most of the time, she managed to remain present in the French musical landscape, travelling back and forth between her home in Colorado and her audience in France.
Inshe became the first French female artist to perform at le Palais des sports in Paris, which was the biggest arena in Paris at Stockholm Gospel Körfestival - Live 2001 (Stockholm Gospel Körfestival 2001) time. Overall, the album is quite melancholic, which contrasts with the lightness of Hollywood two years earlier.
In fact, Sanson was going Brian Hayes - The Loch Ness Mouse - Ceylon Sailor EP a hard time in her life. She had decided to leave Stills and was engaged in a tough legal battle in American courts for the custody of her son. The transition toward the s was difficult and challenging.
Still tied to America by her son, of whom she did not gain full custody untilshe continued to split her time between the USA and France. Fans and critics were enthusiastic when her new album came out in Laisse-la vivre. Though the record contained no memorable hit singles, it emerged as a solid ensemble of well-crafted songs. The album went double gold and she spent the following year on the road, managing to draw large audiences during a tour that ended with three weeks in a row at the le Palais des sports of Paris.
Inshe permanently settled in France with her son, Christopher, and her boyfriend, actor Etienne Chicot. After a long break, she released an eponymous album inrecorded entirely in France. This untitled album was nicknamed The white album by the press, while Sanson refers to it as The lil' trees Les p'tits arbres. This synth-driven album included C'est long c'est court which became a radio hit in France during the Honeysuckle Rose - Sidney Bechet - At The Jazzband Ball ofas well as the ballad "Le temps est assassin".
She then embarked in a long tour during —86 which met with tremendous success highlighted by a month-long residence at the Olympia in November Inshe released the album Moi le veninwhich included the highly controversial single " Allah " produced by Michel Berger. A couple of months after the release of the video directed by Dominic Sena director of Gone in 60 SecondsKaliforniaSwordfish As a result of several death threats, she was put under police protection.
In response to the uproar, Sanson apologized and pleaded that the song was really meant to be a message of peace and tolerance. French show-business Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia stood up for her, Falling - Mike + The Mechanics* + Paul Carrack - Rewired more than a hundred artists signed a pamphlet against "the diktat of all forms of radicalism" . Inshe realized a lifelong dream to play with a symphonic orchestra.
A resulting live album was released the subsequent year. Inshe also toured with the symphonic orchestra for a dozen concerts across France. The same year, she released a duet with singer-songwriter Catherine Laraentitled "Entre elle et moi". For the first time in more than a decade, Sanson recorded her tenth studio album in the US Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia American musicians.
Sans regretsissued inwas a tremendous success propelled by the famous single "Rien que de l'eau". This song was the result of an unprecedented collaboration with another songwriter, Bernard Swell, a long-time friend. The album went platinum and its first single still remains one of her biggest hits, with overcopies sold Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia six months. Inshe won a Victoires de la musique for best female singer of the year.
In March, she performed at the Zenith Paris. The live album recorded at the Zenith went platinum. During the summer ofat the Francofolies Festival of La Rochelleseveral artists gathered to pay a musical tribute to her career. This special tribute was made into a live album released the following year: Comme ils l'imaginent went 2x Platinum, and became one of the best-selling albums of in France.
Inshe married stand-up comedian Pierre Palmade in Triel-sur-Seine. She also recorded a duet with her son, Chris Stills, titled "Run". Sanson started the production of a new album in The album was recorded in the United States, and Bernard Swell wrote and produced four of the album's songs. A sold out tour followed the release of Indestructiblewhich went 2x gold.
She performed in the Palais des sports of Paris in Januarythen toured through France, and in the summer ofSanson performed at various festivals, including at France's largest rock Festival Les Vieilles Charrues.
It was followed by an extensive tour, produced by Paul Buckmaster Elton John's arrangerand eventually by a live album Avec vous. Sanson surrounded herself Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia her usual musicians, mostly Americans, as well as a classical ensemble from Prague. Her stage outfits for this tour were entirely created by Yves Saint Laurent. Inafter a prolonged absence due to health problems, Sanson canceled a solo tour on which she would have accompanied herself only on piano.
However, in Septembera few months after the press had announced her divorce from Pierre Palmade, she released a comeback album titled Longue Distanceproduced by Bernard Saint-Paul. Longue Distance peaked at number 1 on the French charts.
Her tour across France ended with nine concerts Αναμνήσεις - Goin Through - η γιορτή (the early years) the Olympia, during which she recorded her eighth live album. Inshe released her autobiography, La Douceur du Danger written Hey - Hey (Was Für Ein Morgen!) - Witt* - Bayreuth Zwei Didier Varrodin which she discussed the most striking Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia of her life, particularly her alcoholism and her love life.
The "best-of", entitled Petits moments choisiswas released in Novemberjust as the singer started an unusually long tour which lasted until the summer of Jay-Z 's song features Sanson on background vocals. In Decembershe declared on Canal Plus 's "Le Grand Journal" that Sneak Tip - K-Solo - Times Up appreciated it, but would have preferred to be asked beforehand.
Additionally, singer Lara Fabian released a cover version of " Amoureuse " in June on her studio album Toutes les femmes en moi. The song became a number one hit in France, while the original recording by Sanson peaked at number 2 on the French iTunes. The album, titled Plusieurs lunes Many Moons was released on 25 Octoberand debuted at number Downtown - Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night on the French charts.
A song from this new piece, "La nuit se fait attendre", was made available on her official website in Junewhile the second single, "Qu'on me pardonne" written by her sister, Violaine was released in early October. In commemoration of the forty years anniversary of the release of Amoureuse released on 20 Marchsinger songwriter Jeanne Cherhal played a tribute concert on 21 March at the studio in Paris at which all 12 tracks of the album were covered by the singer.
On 14 MayWarner Music released Christopher - Véronique Sanson - Live At The Olympia box set containing a remastered CD of Amoureuse including 10 demo songs, and a duet with Fanny Ardanta vinyl version, a live CD recorded in Brussels inand a photo book.
In Marcha Deluxe issue of the Best of with a previously unreleased recording of her concert at the Olympia was released. After 43 years under contract with Warnershe joined Sony. In Novembershe released her 15th album "Dignes, dingues, donc At the Victoires de la Musiqueshe received two nominations: for "Best Female Artist of the year" lost to Jainand for "Best song of the year" with "Et je l'appelle encore" lost to Vianney 's " Je m'en vais ".
Her tour started on June 30th. Sanson was romantically involved with French singer-songwriter Michel Berger from to Their love story has become a part of French music mythology, especially through songs they wrote to each other long after they broke up. From to she was married to American rock musician Stephen Stills.
Their son, Chris Stills, is also a musician. She was later married to French comic Pierre Palmade from to
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