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Electric music from the seventies. No Kraftwerk today, though it is very good music. Another hero from the seventies, Jean Michel Jarre. He made one of the best instrumental tracks of the seventies, Oxygene IV. The last part is important, since it is a part of his series of Oxygene’s. The song was preceded by Autobahn and Popcorn by Hot… Continue reading Song of the day: 31 October 2014
Oxygène is part of the pick out of 50 of the finest new age records by spanish website Reviews New Age. See the complete list. Continue reading Oxygène featured in the top 50 greatest all-time new age record list
Probably considered an early electronic-music classic, this album is a longtime favorite of mine that still gets playing time. I mean this as the utmost in compliments: This album is very French sounding. Very easy to get lost in. Very textural. Often words can’t capture the magic of music, and this is a good example of that. I can’t describe it well—just give it a … Continue reading Oxygène online review by Magnetic Magazine (2013)
Released in 1977 on Polydor Records (2310 555), Oxygene cemented Jarre’s place at the top of the electronic scene. Probably the most famous of the tracks is Oxygene Part IV, everyone’s heard it – even if they’re unaware it’s Jarre. It’s a bit like how people say they’ve not heard anything by Tangerine Dream but they’ve heard the theme from Streethawk. Read more… Continue reading Oxygène: “6-part epic” review by The vinyl review (2013)
A positive review from an irish newspaper. Here is an “The Irish Independent” press cut from March, 20th of 2008, the day after his two concerts in Dublin (at the National Concert Hall) while his Oxygène 30th anniversary tour. Continue reading Irish Independent review from the Oxygène tour (March 2008)
Our cassette of the day today is Jean Michel’s breakthrough album from 1977, ‘Oxygene‘. Living in the shadow of a famous father can’t be very easy. Julian Lennon struggled to live up to the successful musical standards set by his iconic Dad. I imagine the pressure on little Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John to be an accomplished ivory-tinkler may also be fairly strong. And when your … Continue reading Oxygene review (2013)
Incredible! For the first time in the history of french music, a french LP album is ranked number one in the U.K. Charts. It has been more purchased at the record stores than the biggest albums from Elvis Presley the day he died. Something unseen since the Beatles phenomena. The Daily Mirror, printed to three million copies, wrote… “French Revolution to rock the world”. He’s number one in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. It has been already sold to two million people…
“French revolution to rock the world”
from Stan Sayer in St Tropez
Daily Mirror, August 15, 1977
Jean Michel Jarre is a name to make you say “who?”. But not for long. I promise.
He is a highly talented French composer who has already conquered the pop market in Europe.
Now Jean Michel Jarre has started a music revolution which looks like sweeping the world.
This 29-year-old prince of pop is pioneering a new sound which he calls “The music of our time”.
And it has arrived in Britain on an album called “Oxygène“. It’s aim is to switch you on – litteraly. All his music is produced by electronic synthesizers.
The review is from Hugh Fledler in Sound, 1977. Continue reading Oxygène english review in newspaper (1977)