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Old 12-11-2018, 11:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Actually, Oxygène was an incredible hit for Jarre - mostly in France, Germany and the UK: less so in the US.
Critics hated it, but the public bought it and asked to hear it on the radio and it eventually sold in the tens of millions of copies.

The idea for it came from the cover painting by Michel Granger with Jarre's girlfriend (and, later wife) -
the famous actress Charlotte Rampling - buying it and giving it to Jarre.

Also, there's a nod to Gershon Kingsley's "Popcorn" in the melody to "...Part IV."

"Zoolook" was a kind of pale attempt at trying for a hit by having people like Laurie Anderson,
Adrian Belew and Marcus Miller on it. The critics (and fans) weren't all that impressed.
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