AIR French Band* ‎– Moon Safari

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Caroline Records ‎– CAR 6644-2, Source ‎– CAR 6644-2
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1 La Femme D'Argent
Backing Vocals – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Bass – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Handclaps – Caroline L.*, J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*, Alf*Organ – J.B. Dunckel*Organ [Solo] – Eric RegertPiano – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Moog Solo] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Ms20] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Solina] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Syrinx] – J.B. Dunckel*Tambourine – N. Godin*Written By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin
7:08
2 Sexy Boy
Bass – N. Godin*Drums – Marlon*Electric Guitar – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Organ – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Moog Solo] – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Synthesizer [Solina Strings] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Syrinx] – N. Godin*Talkbox – N. Godin*Tambourine – N. Godin*Vocals – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Written By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin
4:57
3 All I Need
Acoustic Guitar – N. Godin*, P. Woodcock*Bass – N. Godin*Drums – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – J.B. Dunckel*Featuring – Beth HirschOrgan – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20 (Intro)] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – N. Godin*Vocals – Beth HirschWritten By – Beth Hirsch / J-B Dunckel - N. GodinWritten-By – Beth Hirsch
4:28
4 Kelly, Watch The Stars!
Clavinet – J.B. Dunckel*Drums – Marlon*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Glockenspiel – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Handclaps – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Piano – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Casiotone] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Moog Basse] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Moog Solo] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Syrinx] – J.B. Dunckel*Vocoder – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Written By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin
3:44
5 Talisman
Arranged By – David WhitakerBass – N. Godin*Directed By – David WhitakerDrums – Marlon*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – N. Godin*Electronic Drums [Rhythm Box] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Ms20] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Written By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin
4:16
6 Remember
Backing Vocals – J.B. Dunckel*Bass – N. Godin*Electric Guitar – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – J.B. Dunckel*Organ – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [String Ensemble Roland] – N. Godin*Talkbox – N. Godin*Tambourine – N. Godin*Vocoder – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Written By – J-J Perrey - J-B Dunckel - N. Godin / J-B Dunckel - N. GodinWritten-By – J-J Perrey*
2:34
7 You Make It Easy
Acoustic Guitar – N. Godin*Arranged By – David WhitakerBacking Vocals – Beth HirschBass – N. Godin*Cymbal [Reverse Ride] – N. Godin*Directed By – David WhitakerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Electronic Drums [Rhythm Box] – N. Godin*Featuring – Beth HirschFinger Snaps – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Glockenspiel – N. Godin*Harmonica – N. Godin*Keyboards [Casiotone] – J.B. Dunckel*Organ – J.B. Dunckel*Percussion – N. Godin*Piano – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Vague Moog] – N. Godin*Vocals – Beth HirschWritten By – Beth Hirsch / J-B Dunckel - N. GodinWritten-By – Beth Hirsch
4:00
8 Ce Matin La
Acoustic Guitar – N. Godin*Arranged By – David WhitakerBacking Vocals – J.B. Dunckel*Bass – N. Godin*Clavinet – J.B. Dunckel*Cymbal [Reverse Ride] – N. Godin*Directed By – David WhitakerElectric Guitar – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes Refrain] – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Shaker – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Syrinx] – J.B. Dunckel*Tuba – P. Woodcock*Vocals – N. Godin*Written By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin - P. WoodcockWritten-By – P. Woodcock*
3:38
9 New Star In The Sky
Acoustic Guitar – N. Godin*Bass – N. Godin*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Keyboards [Melotron] – J.B. Dunckel*Piano – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20] – J.B. Dunckel*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Talkbox – N. Godin*Vocoder – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Voice [Laughter] – Enfants Square BurcqWritten By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin
5:38
10 Le Voyage De Penelope
Bass – N. Godin*Clavinet – J.B. Dunckel*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – J.B. Dunckel*Electronic Drums [Rhythm Box] – N. Godin*Handclaps – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Organ – J.B. Dunckel*Piano – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Korg Ms20] – N. Godin*Synthesizer [Minimoog] – J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – J.B. Dunckel*Written By – J-B Dunckel - N. Godin
3:10

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This is a Source/Caroline Records release

℗ © 1998 Source

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 1704666442 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 017046664424
  • Mastering SID Code (All variants): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1621
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1839
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1672
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 165D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1672
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 2-1-1 CAR0664 :
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 4-1-1 CAR0664 ·
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 1-1-1 CAR0664 ·
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): [Mirrored] 1-1-3 CAR06644
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): [Mirrored] 2-1-1 CAR0664 :

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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
724384497828, CDV 2848 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(CD, Album, Unofficial) Source (6), Virgin (2) 724384497828, CDV 2848 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
CDPRO9903 AIR Moon Safari(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks CDPRO9903 US 1998 Sell This Version
RP1 666441 AIR French Band* Moon Safari(LP, Album, RE, 180) Parlophone RP1 666441 US 2015 Sell This Version

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jcotteri

jcotteri

April 6, 2012

Air seems to wonderfully avoid the dated sound that many pop influenced electronica records get as they crack the decade and beyond. It would seem this album is timeless. With the moulding of lounge and downtempo with a touch of disco infused pop, this record never ceases to amaze me due to how easy it is to listen to and how seemingly simple it is, and yet I almost always find something else in the music that transfixes me, whether it's a bass pad or strings that I never seemed to notice before. The different portions of the music just complement each other so perfectly. It really goes to prove the production skill involved in this record. Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin and his long time friend and Patrick Woodcock (Mellow) have created a thing of real pop beauty. I know i'll be listening to this and other Air (Premiers Symptômes) for a long time to come. I can look forward to seeing how well the newer production ages, but if the early stuff is anything to go by.. well.. It speaks for itself.
scoundrel

scoundrel

February 11, 2004

Quite groundbreaking when it first came out, <i>Moon Safari</i> has since been eclipsed by other releases by different artists. But its quality is still evident after repeated listens. True, the music itself isn't terribly complex, but as an example of nouveau easy listening/lounge downtempo, it's a landmark album.
evilidiot

evilidiot

November 16, 2003

This album mostly sounds like elevator and mood music, but the thing is, I like it. Pop this in your stereo and tune out to an indulging music euphoria. The only song I didn't enjoy was "Sexy Boy", and the only element of it that kept me listening was the odd modified voice thing you hear throughout the track (just listen to the track, you'll understand what I mean).
TheDude

TheDude

April 28, 2003

Truly an amazing sophmore release from this french duo. I bought it for Kelley Watch the Stars, but loved it for every other track. The only song that gets on my nerve is Sexy Boy.

The album has a floaty selection of downtempo beats that can follow you from laying on the beach to going to sleep to breaking up with your mate. Truly a versatile album which is a permanent selection in the soundtrack to my life.

An interesting note: The beats in the video version of Kelley are more accoustic than the album version.