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Old 12-05-2018, 02:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Excellent... I saw the Docklands performance in London, England 1988. Really GREAT concert!
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Listening to it now it seems a little sterile or dated but in context of when it came out it was interesting enough. I think Zoolookologie was probably a breakthrough album career wise for him but yeah Oxygene was probably his best.

Edit: oh sorry Zoolook was the name of the album.
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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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Jean-Michel Jarre is one of my favorite electronic artists. Best albums: Zoolook, Oxygène, Équinoxe, Rendez-vous, Chronologie, Les chants magnétiques. Also the long ambient track Waiting for Cousteau is pretty good.
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I own and enjoy Oxygène and Equinoxe.
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