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Oxygene
Jean Michel Jarre
Oxygene
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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2007 digitally remastered 30th Anniversary edition of this influential Electronic album. Famed for it's melodic lushed spaced-out Electronica, this is the album that captured keyboard maestro Jarre at his zenith. The lead ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jean Michel Jarre
Title: Oxygene
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dreyfus
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 9/21/1993
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Europe, Continental Europe, Meditation, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 764911614021

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2007 digitally remastered 30th Anniversary edition of this influential Electronic album. Famed for it's melodic lushed spaced-out Electronica, this is the album that captured keyboard maestro Jarre at his zenith. The lead single 'Oxygene IV' is one the most recognizable Electronic pieces in recent history. The son of famed French film composer Maurice Jarre, Jean-Michel Jarre is a synthesizer wizard, who had a number of instrumental hits, beginning in 1977 with "Oxygene", the success of which propelled him to pop-star status. In the ensuing decades, he has continued releasing albums and mounting enormous stage spectacles around the globe. EMI.

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Oxygene, the origin of electronic music.
Timothy A. Crick | San Diego, CA, US | 02/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I received my first copy of Oxygene on a cassette tape in 1981 at the age of 11. It was like nothing else out there, and I loved it. It influenced my choice of music from that moment on. Today I still listen to electronic music, Dance, House and Trance our my favorites. I bought this copy, not only because it was on CD, but because I heard one of the top DJ's in the world use one of the tracks during a recent set................It never gets old. Get it, Enjoy it."
The crowning of classic electronic music
qwff | italy | 04/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For me Oxygene is the crowning of "classic" electronic. The first time I listened to it I was so absorbed that my rational mind didn't even attempt to make a critical judgment of it, it was just lost. The second time the only thing I thought was "this must have taken the same effort of a symphony to create", and I wasn't even taking into account that it came out in a year that looks like the stone age from here, in term of the technology available to do electronic music.

This music speaks of things that exist in a domain of their own, too important and too frivolous to be expressed in any other way that with music. Like a battle of gods, a love story between ghosts, a joke that the wind tells to the trees.
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