No Man's Land (Jacques Higelin album)

No Man's Land
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Studio album by
Released April 1978
Recorded September 1977 at the Château d'Hérouville, France
Genre French rock
Label Pathé-Marconi/EMI
Producer Jacques Higelin
Jacques Higelin chronology
15 chansons d'avant le déluge, suite et fin
(1976)
No Man's Land
(1978)
Champagne et Caviar
(1978)

No Man's Land is the seventh album by French rock singer Jacques Higelin, released in April 1978. The song "Pars" was covered by Grace Jones on her Warm Leatherette album in 1980.

Recording

Higelin was reportedly dissatisfied with the record, and wanted to destroy the tapes to avoid releasing it, but was persuaded otherwise by his friends, musicians Laurent Thibaut and Francis Moze. Higelin came later to appreciate it somewhat.[1]

Commercial performance

The album was commercially successful, selling 312.700 copies.[2]

Track listing

Charts and certifications

Charts

Chart (1978) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[3] 1

Certification

Region Certification Sales Date
France (SNEP)[4] Gold 100 000 1980

Personnel

Musicians

  • Jacques Higelin: vocals, keyboards, Korg, pianos, accordion, bass guitar
  • Pierre ChĂ©rèze: guitars
  • Dan Ar Braz: guitars
  • Jacky Thomas: bass guitar
  • Serge Perathoner: keyboards
  • Jean Cirillo: drums
  • Michel Santangeli: drums
  • Christian Leroux: guitar
  • Les petits chanteurs de l'Ă©cole de Bondy: background vocals

Production

  • Laurent Thibault, Christophe Bonno, Michel Marie: recording
  • Christian Orsini, studio Translab: mastering
  • Dominique Mallegni: photographs
  • Bruno Ducourant: design

References

  1. ^ Pierrick Allain; ValĂ©rie Lehoux (28 March 2013). TĂ©lĂ©rama (ed.). "Higelin au fil de ses albums, "No man's land" (1978) : "J'aimais pas… je m'aimais pas"". Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Meilleures ventes d'albums". Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  3. ^ InfoDisc (ed.). "Classements d'albums par artiste (cliquer sur Jacques HIGELIN)". Archived from the original on July 31, 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ InfoDisc (ed.). "Les Certifications depuis 1973 (cliquer sur Jacques HIGELIN)". Archived from the original on June 21, 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2014.

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