Oxygène 7-13 (studio album, 1997)

Oxygène 7-13
Studio album
Publication May 1997
Recording 1997
Length 41:01
Producer Jean Michel Jarre
Label Disques Dreyfus
Notes: The sequel to the original Oxygène (1977), with a modern touch

Oxygene_7-13_album_coverJarre originally provided to name the sequel to Oxygène, his milestone album, Oxygène 2. But, on the advice of his closest collaborator Francis Rimbert, he added an extra track to the album and named it Oxygène 7-13, which are lucky numbers. Jarre claimed at the time of Oxygène 7-13 that he didn’t want to do “Oxygène 2” like “Rambo 2”.

For the new album, Jarre used his primar equipment he used in 1977 plus new synths, including the Clavia Nordlead. In addition to those, Jarre played the Theremin on Oxygène 10, and carries it in each concert to this date. Oxygène 7, 8 and 10 were pressed as singles. There were two promotional videos for Oxygène 8, and a lot of remixes aswell. Part of those remixes feature in the Odyssey through O², a collection of songs picked by Jarre himself and DJ Claude Monnet. Oxygène 7-13 was dedicated to Pierre Schaeffer, the man who gave him the will to do electro-acoustic music. The album was followed by a tour called Oxygène tour, where he played both parts of Oxygène series.

  1. “Oxygene 7” – 11:41
    1. Part 1 – 4:20
    2. Part 2 – 3:43
    3. Part 3 – 3:38
  2. “Oxygene 8” – 3:54
  3. “Oxygene 9” – 6:13
  4. “Oxygene 10” – 4:16
  5. “Oxygene 11” – 4:58
  6. “Oxygene 12” – 5:40
  7. “Oxygene 13” – 4:27

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