AIR French Band* ‎– Moon Safari

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Tracklist

La Femme D'argent 7:08
Sexy Boy 4:57
All I Need 4:28
Kelly Watch The Stars 3:44
Talisman 4:16
Remember 2:34
You Make It Easy 4:00
Ce Matin Là 3:38
New Star In The Sky 5:38
Le Voyage De Pénélope 3:10

Versions (56)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 44978 1 1, 0724384497811, 724384497811, V 2 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album) Source, Source, Source, Source 7243 8 44978 1 1, 0724384497811, 724384497811, V 2 France 1998 Sell This Version
VISA 4212 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album, Promo) Source VISA 4212 France 1997 Sell This Version
CAR 6644AD Air Moon Safari(CD, Album, Promo) Caroline Records CAR 6644AD US 1997 Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848, 7243 8 44978 2 8, 8449782 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Source, Source, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 724384497828, CDV 2848, 7243 8 44978 2 8, 8449782 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Virgin 724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CAR 6644-2 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album) Astralwerks CAR 6644-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Virgin 724384497828, CDV 2848 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Virgin 724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Virgin 724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CAR 6644-2 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Source CAR 6644-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-25361 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Virgin, Source VJCP-25361 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
CDV 2848 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album) Helicon Records CDV 2848 Israel 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Virgin 724384497828, CDV 2848 Philippines 1998 Sell This Version
cdv2848, 724384497828 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Virgin cdv2848, 724384497828 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Source 724384497828 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CAR 6644-2 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album) Astralwerks CAR 6644-2 Israel 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-25361 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin VJCP-25361 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CDPRO9903 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks CDPRO9903 US 1998 Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, Unofficial) Source (6), Virgin (2) 724384497828, CDV 2848 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
724384497842, V4 44978 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(Cass, Album) Source, Virgin Music Canada 724384497842, V4 44978 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
7243 844978 42, TCV 2848, 724384497842 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Source 7243 844978 42, TCV 2848, 724384497842 Thailand 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 1 1, V 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(Cass, Album) Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 1 1, V 2848 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 4 2, 724384497842, TCV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(Cass, Album, Dol) Source, Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 4 2, 724384497842, TCV 2848 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 1 1, V 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album) Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 1 1, V 2848 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 454681 6 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album, Unr) Source 7243 8 454681 6 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 8 0, MDV 2848 AIR Moon Safari(MD, Album) Virgin, Source 7243 8 44978 8 0, MDV 2848 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 47821 2 2 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, Ltd + CD, Promo) Source, Virgin 7243 8 47821 2 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
none AIR French Band* Moon Safari(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1999 Sell This Version
TOCP-53535, V 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Virgin TOCP-53535, V 2848 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
0170 4 66644 17, CAR 6644 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album) Source, Astralwerks 0170 4 66644 17, CAR 6644 US 2005 Sell This Version
0170 4 66644 17, CAR 6644 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album) Source, Astralwerks 0170 4 66644 17, CAR 6644 US 2007 Sell This Version
CDVIRX225, 509992074802 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + DVD-V, RE, NTSC + Ltd, ) Virgin, Virgin CDVIRX225, 509992074802 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-80033 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, Source WPCR-80033 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
RP1 666441 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album, RE, 180) Parlophone RP1 666441 US 2015 Sell This Version
0724384497811 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Parlophone 0724384497811 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0190295694562 AIR Moon Safari(LP, Album, RE, Pho) Parlophone 0190295694562 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Air Moon Safari(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Parlophone France none Unknown
none AIR Moon Safari(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 256) Parlophone France none Unknown
509999207/CDVRX225 AIR Moon Safari(2xCD, S/Edition + DVD-V, NTSC) EMI 509999207/CDVRX225 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
none AIR Moon Safari(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none UK Unknown Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848, 7243 8 44978 2 8, 8449782 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Source, Source, Source, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 724384497828, CDV 2848, 7243 8 44978 2 8, 8449782 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, V 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album) Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, V 2848 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Virgin 724384497828, CDV 2848 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Virgin 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
07243 571367 2 3 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Source, Gala Records (5) 07243 571367 2 3 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
PRL2-666447 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Parlophone PRL2-666447 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, RE) Source, Source, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, Unofficial) Source (6), Virgin (2) 724384497828, CDV 2848 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, Unofficial) Source (6), Virgin (2) 724384497828, CDV 2848 Unknown Sell This Version
PRL1-666441 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album, RE) Source, Parlophone PRL1-666441 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44978 1 1, 0724384497811 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album, RE, MPO) Source, Parlophone 7243 8 44978 1 1, 0724384497811 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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JUSTGROOVES

JUSTGROOVES

July 3, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 0724384497811
Amazing re-issue... The sound quality is so so good! really happy with this. Great quality and a great price.
AlanisCorset

AlanisCorset

June 19, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, 180, RP1 666441

this record is so good sounding, fantastic mix, great volume, very little noise if at all.
Confederate

Confederate

June 16, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 0724384497811

This is a fantastic pressing and - most importantly - it is really affordable ! It sounds excellent with a wide soundstage, excellent dynamics and tight bass. Very happy with this release. I do not believe it could sound much better. [ Playing this using an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge ]
AlfonsoBongo

AlfonsoBongo

June 14, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 0724384497811
As good as a modern pressing gets. What everyone else says.
ManticoreMantra

ManticoreMantra

June 10, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 0724384497811

Of course the music is superb and an absolute classic collection of songs. The vinyl is very good - completely quiet, flat and sounds well balanced and well mastered. £15 too from my local shop - what a bargain! I wish all reissues were this good and this cheap!
ggggreenisaac

ggggreenisaac

May 31, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, CD, Album, 724384497828, 7243 8 44978 2 8, CDV 2848
So is no one going to mention the fact that the drums on 'Remember' are stolen directly from The Beach Boys' 'Do It Again'?
terrysuki

terrysuki

May 25, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, 7243 8 44978 1 1, 0724384497811, 724384497811, V 2
What on Earth is that “French Band” crap all about? This band is called AIR....there’s no “French Band” in their name! Just because it’s on the sleeve doesn’t mean shit.
AmauryW

AmauryW

May 12, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 0724384497811

This sounds so good for electronic music made on computers. Didn't expect that but it feels very organic somehow and creates a beautiful atmosphere in the room.
hewitt2

hewitt2

April 21, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, 180, RP1 666441

Sounds amazing. Nice balance of mids/highs/lows. Little if any surface noise. Great value for the price. Very happy with this pressing. I do pick up some prominent sibilance on the quieter vocal pieces but I’m willing to bet that it’s due to my ortofon 2m red. I plan on upgrading to blue later this year and I’m willing to bet that will solve for this.
Rosenberg

Rosenberg

January 26, 2021
referencing Moon Safari, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 0724384497811

Great album, nice pressing, no surface noice whatsoever, very dynamic, powerful and clean sound, voices are crystal clear, nice top end, full bass. Wind and open soundstage, band in your room feeling. Very nice to have this pressing in my collection ❤️

Source Wiki:
Moon Safari is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Air. It was released on 16 January 1998 by Source and Virgin Records. Moon Safari was re-released on 14 April 2008 to mark the album's 10th anniversary, including a bound book, a DVD documentary about the duo, and an extra CD with live performances and remixes.

Moon Safari was acclaimed by critics. It is credited with setting the stage for the budding downtempo music style. By February 2012, it had sold 386,000 copies in the United States.

Critical reception:
Moon Safari was met with general acclaim upon its release. Writing in Mixmag, Alexis Petridis called it a "superbly inventive" album that "creates a soundworld in your living room, a world where everything's more shiny, chic and sophisticated than reality".[9] John Mulvey of NME praised Air's "sensitive but tenacious grasp of melody, a laid-back disposition and a reckless way with a Vocoder that makes them unafraid of sounding like a digital ELO", also noting similarities to Garbage on "Sexy Boy" and Beth Orton on "All I Need".[10] Entertainment Weekly's Ethan Smith felt that though the album occasionally bears excessive resemblance to Everything but the Girl, "Air leaven it all with a welcome dash of Gallic irony."[7] Pitchfork writer Brent DiCrescenzo remarked that the music would befit "minimalist architecture design, shagging up against a tree in a field of sunflowers, waiting in line for 'Space Mountain,' drinking gin upstairs in a 747 (circa 1974), and '60s Swedish industrial documentaries", adding that though the album is "too cheeky" for everyday listening, it is nonetheless romantic.[11]

Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield was more reserved in his praise, praising the album's stylistic range and the instrumental songs but calling the group "obsessive".[12] (Retrospectively in its album guide, Rolling Stone awarded the album four-and-a-half stars.)[13] Likewise, Spin's Jeff Salamon felt that though the album's pathos is "heartening", the music lacks irony.

Accolades:
Moon Safari was voted as the best album of the year in The Face and in Select. It featured in top 10 lists for magazines such as Spin, Melody Maker, NME and Mojo. On aggregation site Acclaimed Music's list of the most recommended albums of all time, Moon Safari ranks 139th, the highest rank achieved by Air[16] and by a French album in general.[17] Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the album at number 93 on their list of the best albums of the 1990s,[18] while the magazine's French edition ranked it at number 65 on their "100 Greatest French Rock Albums" list.[19] In a retrospective review, John Bush of AllMusic commented that Moon Safari "delivered the emotional power of great dance music even while pushing the barriers of what 'electronica' could or should sound like", and that the album "proved they could also write accessible pop songs like 'Sexy Boy' and 'Kelly Watch the Stars'" while also containing successful experiments with less pop-oriented material.[1] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[20] In 2000 it was voted number 68 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums.