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Céline sur les Plaines

Céline sur les Plaines
Video by Celine Dion
Released 11 November 2008 (2008-11-11)
Genre Pop
Length 205:00
  • Jean Lamoureux (concert)
  • Stéphane Laporte (bonus material)
Producer Julie Snyder
Celine Dion chronology

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Céline sur les Plaines is a home video by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on DVD in Canada by Productions J on 11 November 2008. Entitled Live à Quebec, it was also issued in France, Belgium and Switzerland by TF1 Video on 20 May 2009. The DVD includes Dion's historic concert in Quebec City in front of 250,000 spectators, which took place on the Plains of Abraham on 22 August 2008 in celebration of the city's 400th anniversary. The release was commercially successful reaching number one on the charts in Canada, France and Belgium, and number two in Switzerland. In 2009, Céline sur les Plaines received a Félix Award for the DVD of the Year.

Background and release

In June 2008, it was announced that Dion will celebrate Quebec City's 400th birthday with special concert on the historic Plains of Abraham on 22 August 2008.[1] Dion personally chose all of the special guest performers for her show.[2] The list of Quebec artists scheduled to perform included: Garou, Marc Dupré, Nanette Workman, Dan Bigras, Mes Aïeux, the Dion family, Zachary Richard, Éric Lapointe, Claude Dubois, Jean-Pierre Ferland and Ginette Reno.[2] Dion and invited artists performed over thirty songs in front of 250,000 spectators.[3] The concert was also broadcast live on giant screens in Lévis, Quebec for an additional 100,000 people.[4] The show was available the next day and until early September, through video-on-demand Vidéotron, Shaw and Cogeco.[5] The distribution of this show was very successful with viewers across Canada.[5] Nearly 130,000 subscribers took advantage of the special offer of the largest cable companies and broadcasters in the country.[5] On 21 September 2008, the show was broadcast on the TVA network, attracting nearly 1.8 million viewers and becaming the evening's most-watched broadcast in Quebec.[6][5]

In October 2008, announced that Dion's historic concert will soon be available on DVD in its entirety.[7] Céline sur les Plaines was released in Canada on 11 November 2008.[8] The DVD features over three hours of concert footage, never seen before bonus material and exclusive behind the scenes clips (footage filmed the day of the show, backstage and during rehearsal).[9][3][7][8] On 20 May 2009, the DVD entitled Live à Quebec was released in France, Belgium and Switzerland.[10] A collector's edition featuring ten exclusive photographs autographed by Dion was also issued in a digipak.[10]

Commercial performance

Céline on the Plains debuted at number one on the Canadian Music DVD Chart, selling 32,800 copies.[11][12] It became the DVD with the biggest weekly sales in Canada in 2008, all genres, all languages and all artists alike.[11][12] After just three weeks, 49,059 units of Céline sur les Plaines were sold.[5] As of June 2014, it has sold over 100,000 copies and is eligible for Diamond certification in Canada.[13]

Live à Quebec also entered the French chart at number one and spent three weeks at the top.[14] It has sold 34,350 copies in 2009, becoming the best selling music DVD by a female artist in France that year and tenth best selling music DVD overall.[15] In 2010, Live à Quebec has sold additional 5,500 units, bringing total sales to 39,850 copies.[16] As of June 2014, it has sold over 45,000 copies and is eligible for triple Platinum certification in France.[17]

In Belgium Wallonia, Live à Quebec entered the chart at number one and spent four weeks at the top. In Switzerland, it peaked at number two and in Belgium Flanders, it reached number ten.


In October 2009, Céline sur les Plaines received a Félix Award for the DVD of the Year.[18]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Performer(s) Length
1. "Dans un autre monde"  Jean-Jacques GoldmanCeline Dion  
2. "Destin"  GoldmanDion  
3. "On ne change pas"  GoldmanDion  
4. "Sous le vent"  Jacques Veneruso
5. "Seul"  
6. "Si pour te plaire"  
7. "Tout près du bonheur"  
  • Dupré
  • Nelson Minville
  • Dion
  • Dupré
  • Dion
8. "Show"  VenerusoNanette Workman  
9. "Lady Marmelade"  
  • Dion
  • Workman
10. "J'irai où tu iras"  Goldman
  • Dion
  • Workman
11. "Tue-moi"  
12. "Ô Fortuna"  Carl OrffBigras  
13. "Les trois petits cochons"  
  • François Parenteau
  • Bigras
14. "Ton père est un croche"  
  • Stéphane Archambault
  • Frédéric Giroux
  • Mes Aïeux
Mes Aïeux  
15. "Le déni de l'évidence"  
  • Archambault
  • Giroux
Mes Aïeux  
16. "Dégénérations/Le reel du fossé"  
  • Archambault
  • Mes Aïeux
  • Marie-Hélène Fortin
  • Dion
  • Mes Aïeux
17. "Medley de la famille Dion" (Jos Montferrand/La bastringue/Jack Monoloy/Le reel facile/Dans nos vieilles maisons/Le bal chez Jos Brûlé/À la claire fontaine)
  • Gilles Vigenault
  • La Bolduc
  • Stéphane Venne
  • Murielle Millard
  • Tex Lecor
  • Guillaume Côté
  • Nicolas Geoffroy
  • Patrick Giroux
  • Stéphanie Richard
  • Dion
  • La famille Dion
18. "La ballade de Jean Batailleur"  Zachary RichardRichard  
19. "La promesse cassée"  
  • Dion
  • Richard
20. "L'arbre est dans ses feuilles"  Richard
  • Dion
  • Richard
21. "L'amour existe encore"  
22. "Toucher"  
  • Plamondon
  • Dan Georgesco
  • Lapointe
  • Bruce Cameron
23. "Mon ange"  
  • Lapointe
  • Roger Tabra
  • Claude Pineault
24. "La chasse-galerie"  Claude Dubois
  • Dubois
  • Garou
  • Lapointe
25. "Si Dieu existe"  Dubois
  • Dion
  • Dubois
26. "Femme de rêve"  DuboisDubois  
27. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)"  
  • Françoise Dorin
  • David Gategno
28. "S'il suffisait d'aimer"  GoldmanDion  
29. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore"  GoldmanDion  
30. "Une chance qu'on s'a"  
  • Dion
  • Ferland
31. "Un peu plus haut, un peu plus loin"  Ferland
Bonus material
No. Title Length
1. "Avant le spectacle"    
2. "Céline en coulisses 1"    
3. "Céline en coulisses 2"    
4. "Après le spectacle"    

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Canada[3] 11 November 2008 Productions J DVD (keep case) 064027233193
Belgium, France, Switzerland[25][26] 20 May 2009 TF1 Video 3384442217859
DVD (digipak with photographs) 3384442217866

See also


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  2. ^ a b "Special Guests Announced for Celine's Concert at Quebec's 400th Birthday!". 17 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Celine Dion: Céline sur les Plaines - DVD". 11 November 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Quebec City Concert to Air in Lévis!". 14 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Mémoire de Quebecor Media inc. sur les nouveaux medias: avis d'audience publique 2008-11" (PDF) (in French). Québecor Média. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Celine's Quebec City Concert to Air on TVA!". 19 September 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Celine's Quebec City Concert Coming to DVD!". 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "'Céline sur les Plaines' DVD Available on November 11!". 9 November 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "Céline sur les Plaines". Productions J. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Celine DVD Now Available in France". 5 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c "'Céline sur les Plaines' at the Top of the DVD Sales Chart in Quebec!". 1 December 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  12. ^ a b Julie Rhéaume (21 November 2008). "Le DVD «Céline sur les Plaines» le plus vendu au Québec" (in French). Circulation Montréal. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  13. ^ "Certification Definitions". Music Canada. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Classement officiel des ventes de DVD Musicaux" (in French). Webedia. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "Cité de la musique: rapport 2009" (PDF). Observatoire de la musique / GfK. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "Cité de la musique: rapport 2010" (PDF). Observatoire de la musique / GfK. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Les Certifications". SNEP. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Gala de l'ADISQ - 2009". ADISQ. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Ultratop 10 Muziek-DVD". <span /><span /> (in Dutch). Hung Medien. 1 January 2011. 
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