(French for About Them
or From Them
) is the title of Céline Dion
's French-language album
, released between May 18 and June 1, 2007 in certain European countries, on May 22, 2007 in Canada, and February 27, 2008 in Japan. It is her 23rd French album and 34th if counting all longplays. Unlike Dion's previous French studio albums, D'elles
was not released in the United States, Australia, or New Zealand.
is a concept album that celebrates womanhood. The title is a spin-off of Dion's 1995 album D'eux
. Both can be translated as About Them
or From Them
, with D'elles
being specifically the feminine version.
The lyrics were written by ten prominent female writers from Quebec (Jovette Alice Bernier, Janette Bertrand, Denise Bombardier
, Marie Laberge, Lise Payette
) and France (Nina Bouraoui
, Françoise Dorin, Nathalie Nechtschein, Christine Orban, George Sand
). Jean-Jacques Goldman
made a lyrics selection. Music was composed by David Gategno, who worked with Dion for the first time, and by Jacques Veneruso, Erick Benzi
and Gildas Arzel, who worked with her before. One of the tracks was also composed by Marc Dupré
and Jean-François Breau. Dupré recorded a duet with Dion in 2005, called "Tout près du bonheur
." Tracks were produced by Gategno, Veneruso, Benzi, Tino Izzo, Patrick Hampartzoumian and Thierry Blanchard.
Seven out of thirteen songs planned for the album were recorded on December 20-21, 2006 at the... Read More