Jean-Michel Jarre ‎– Oxygene 3

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Cover & Disc:
℗ 2016 Jean-Michel Jarre
© 2016 EDDA

Made in the EU

Issued in standard jewel case with transparent tray and 12-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 89853 61882 8
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 889853618828
  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN-13): 0889853618828
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sony Music logo] 56470271/88985361882 21
  • Rights Society (Boxed): BIEM GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00162
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0716
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0757

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88985361881 Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 3(LP, Album, Tra) Columbia, Sony Music 88985361881 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88985361882 Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 3(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia 88985361882 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
none Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 3(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Sony Music Catalog none Europe 2016
8898 536188-2 Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 3(CD, Album, Promo) Columbia, Sony Music 8898 536188-2 Argentina 2016 Sell This Version
88985361882 Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 3(CD, Album) Columbia, Sony Music 88985361882 US 2016 Sell This Version


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March 1, 2017

I'd like to express much gratitude for making a new Oxygene and I just don't want to
hear about different point of views that it's his weaker or weakest album than two other Oxygenes partly.
To analyze each part of Oxygene 3 isn't for me at all.
The main thing - it is a big gift for all JMJ fans. This CD album is a long waiting for anyone and
hardly could someone disagree with it.
Surely it's sometimes quite unusual to listen to but I can't just understand why talk about this Oxygene and find its disadavntages.
As a long time JMJ fan, in my opinion, I'd probably underline remarkable Oxygene 17 but it's not so important for me personally.
I can only thank JMJarre for all his enourmous efforts and I wish that he could make all of us enjoy his superb music and compose further works which I hope will be released in the near future.


December 2, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
First of all, I am a long time Jarre fan and I must say I was anxious about this release.

Jarre delivered probably his best song since Oxygene 8, which is Oxygene 17 and it is perfect.
But my fears came true when I heard the entire album. It's just not up to the level of O1 and O2.
It's more unnecessarily minimalist than the previous Oxygene albums, and further displaced from the initial proposal.

If I'm not wrong, I take that Jarre used 8 bit sound elements that can be easily recognized in SH Music / LukHash polish musician. It's funny how LukHash might have inspired Jarre, and of course, the other way around, in the past. Those elements can be heard in Parts 14 and 16. There is also the presence of, to this point and time, the now fatiguing and beaten to death laser harp from Rendez-Vous era, and a clear nuance of Equinoxe Parts 4 or 7, on Oxygene Part 19. Jarre could have avoided that, specially when he was coming fresh from Electronica project, in which he used those instruments again.

Another surprise that caught me was a similiar "Concerts in China" event replay, when Oxygene Part 4 is played on a radio broadcast, after track "Laser Harp" is finished - and here we have Oxygene Part 6 emerging for a minute or so in Oxygene Part 20. When I was reminded of Oxygene Part 6 unique beauty, I realized this album failed to deliver.

Perhaps it will grow with many listens, but it's not straightforward stunning like Oxygene (1976), and not even close to the elaboration made in Oxygene 7-13, specially Parts 7, 8, 10 and 13 that have their own standing "Oxygene" identity. Nevertheless, Oxygene 3 is a fan must-have. Mediocre record or not, I really thank Jarre for this effort. I could not die without listening to Oxygene Part 17. Part 17 is a remarkable piece of work decades worth waiting .

The mastering is done by Dave Dadwater, the person who was in charge for the last Jarre Sony remasters. It's not that bad because this album is brand new, but comparing to what he remastered, I think the old 1980-1990 CDs were just fine and are much better. He just worked on to compress and apply more EQ where it shouldn't exist in the previous reissues - managing to completely destroy "Chronology" sonically speaking.