Marcher dans le sable

Marcher dans le sable is a 2000 album recorded by French singer Gérald De Palmas. It was his third studio album, and his most successful in terms of sales. It reached number two in France and in Belgium (Wallonia) and remained for almost two years on the chart. The album was awarded 'French album of the year' at the 2002 NRJ Music Awards and allowed De Palmas to win a Victoire de la Musique, the same year, in the category 'Male group or artist of the year'. It provided three singles : "J'en rêve encore" was the most successful (#7 in France, No. 4 in Belgium Wallonia), followed by the two moderate hits "Une seule vie (marcher dans le sable)" and "Tomber" (respectively No. 30 and No. 35 in France).

Marcher dans le sable
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2000
Recorded2000
GenrePop
LabelPolydor, Universal Music
Gérald De Palmas chronology
Les lois de la nature
(1997)
Marcher dans le sable
(2000)
Live 2002
(2002)
Singles from Marcher dans le sable
  1. "J'en rêve encore"
    Released: November 2000
  2. "Une seule vie (marcher dans le sable)"
    Released: April 2001
  3. "Tomber"
    Released: September 2001

Track listingEdit

  1. "Une seule vie (marcher dans le sable)" De Palmas – 3:07
  2. "J'en rêve encore" De Palmas / Jean-Jacques Goldman – 4:01
  3. "Tomber" De Palmas / Maxime Le Forestier – 3:22
  4. "Regarde-moi bien en face" De Palmas – 3:21
  5. "Tellement" De Palmas – 3:49
  6. "Tu finiras toute seule" De Palmas – 3:35
  7. "Rien à faire ensemble" De Palmas – 3:36
  8. "Déjà" De Palmas – 3:21
  9. "Je te pardonne" De Palmas – 3:05
  10. "Le gouffre" De Palmas / Nativel – 2:38
  11. "Trop tard" De Palmas – 3:35
  12. "Si tu veux" De Palmas – 4:48
  13. "Déjà" (acoustic) De Palmas – 6:19

+ Bonus

DVD
  1. "J'en rêve encore"
  2. "Une seule vie (marcher dans le sable)"
  3. "Tomber"

Source : Allmusic.[1]

Credits and personnelEdit

  • Acoustic guitar, dobro, arranger, programming, vocals : Gerald De Palmas
  • Bass : Bernard Viguie and Gerald De Palmas
  • Keyboards : David Berland, Gérald de Palmas and Pete Gordeno
  • Drums : Amaury Blanchard
  • Electric guitar : Pascal B. Carmen and Sébastien Chouard
  • Musical direction : Chiquito
  • Photography : Bernard Benant

Release historyEdit

Date Label Region Format Catalog
2001 Polydor Belgium, France, Switzerland CD 543973
2004 Polygram International
2006 Universal 9841283
2008 Polydor 9819260

Certifications and salesEdit

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[2] Platinum 11 March 2002 50,000
France[3] Diamond 2002 1,000,000 1,309,500[4]

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marcher dans le sable, track listing". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  2. ^ "2002 certification in Belgium (Wallonia)". Ultratop. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  3. ^ "2002 certifications in France". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Chart runs and sales of albums in France". Fanofmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  5. ^ a b c "Marcher dans le sable, in various albums charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  6. ^ "2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  7. ^ "2008 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  8. ^ "2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  9. ^ "2002 French Albums Chart". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2009.