Jean Michel Jarre* ‎– Oxygène

Polydor ‎– 2310 555
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Recorded and mixed from August to November 1976
Editions Marquet [Artwork publisher]
Distributed in Australia by Phonogram Pty. Limited.

Original recording by Disques Motors - France
℗ 1977
Distributed by Phonogram Recordings Pty Limited.
Made in Australia.

Track titles as from back cover

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, hand-etched): 231 0555 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, hand-etched): 231 0555 B
  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M.
  • Other: Price Code 05

Other Versions (5 of 301) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2933 207 Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygène(LP, Album) Les Disques Motors 2933 207 France 1976 Sell This Version
MTO 77000 Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygène(LP, Album, RE) Les Disques Motors MTO 77000 France 1983 Sell This Version
MTO 77000 Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygène(LP, Album, RE) Les Disques Motors MTO 77000 France 1979 Sell This Version
EPC 487375 2, 487375 2 Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygene(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Epic EPC 487375 2, 487375 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
800 015-2 Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygene(CD, Album, RP) Polydor, Disques Dreyfus 800 015-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version



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January 8, 2002

Oxygene is JM's first success album. In France, we heard it in many tv advertisement, and as the tv news generic.

This album is the result of the first JM's experimentations with synth. His first attempt was Deserted Palace (1972), in which he only used two synth : one Farfisa organ and one EMS VCS3. The Track "Windswept Canyon" sounds like an outline of Oxygene's style.

The use of stereo and panoramic effects in Oxygene has revolutioned electronic music, and it has imposed a very different style for the experimental musicians of the 70's.

The sound of the Eminent organ through the phasing Small Stone, effects on the VCS3 and AKS, the deep basses of the ARP 2600, hybrid sounds of the RMI, the band echoes of the Revox... This is the definite proof of the evocation potential of the synths. And JM uses their sound as a poetic instrument, evoquing reality through a sensual and human filter.

Definitely a must have for electronic music lovers !