AIR French Band*Moon Safari

Label:Source – 7243 8 44978 1 1, Virgin – V 2848
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1La Femme D'Argent
Flute [Syrinx], Piano, Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Moog Solo], VocalsJ.B. Dunckel*
HandclapsCaroline L.*, J.B. Dunckel*, N. Godin*, Alf*
Organ [Solo]Eric Regert
Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Tambourine, VocalsN. Godin*
A2Sexy Boy
Flute [Syrinx], Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Talk Box], TambourineN. Godin*
Flute [Syrinx], Synthesizer [Moog Solo], VocalsJ.B. Dunckel*
A3All I Need
Acoustic GuitarP. Woodcock*
Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Mini Moog]N. Godin*
Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Korg Ms20]J.B. Dunckel*
VocalsBeth Hirsch
A4Kelly Watch The Stars
Clavinet, Flute [Syrinx], Glockenspiel, Handclaps, Piano, Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Mini Moog, Moog Solo], VocoderJ.B. Dunckel*
Glockenspiel, Handclaps, Synthesizer [Casiotone, Moog Bass], VocoderN. Godin*
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Orchestra]David Whitaker
Electronic Drums [Rhythm Box], Piano [Wurlitzer]N. Godin*
Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Mini Moog]J.B. Dunckel*
Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, Roland, Talk Box], Vocoder, TambourineN. Godin*
Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Korg Ms20], Vocoder, VocalsJ.B. Dunckel*
B3You Make It Easy
Acoustic Guitar, Cymbal [Reverse Ride], Electronic Drums [Rhythm Box], Glockenspiel, Harmonica, Percussion, Synthesizer [Vague Moog]N. Godin*
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Orchestra]David Whitaker
Piano, Synthesizer [Casiotone]J.B. Dunckel*
VocalsBeth Hirsch
B4Ce Matin La
Acoustic Guitar, Cymbal [Reverse Ride], Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Shaker, Electric Piano [Rhodes Refrain], VocalsN. Godin*
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Orchestra]David Whitaker
Clavinet, Flute [Syrinx], Synthesizer [Mini Moog], VocalsJ.B. Dunckel*
TubaP. Woodcock*
B5New Star In The Sky
Acoustic Guitar, Talkbox, VocoderN. Godin*
Piano, Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Mini Moog], Mellotron, VocoderJ.B. Dunckel*
Voice [Laughter]Enfants Square Burcq
B6Le Voyage De Penelope
Clavinet, Handclaps, Synthesizer [Mini Moog]J.B. Dunckel*
Electronic Drums [Rhythm Box], Handclaps, Piano, Synthesizer [Korg Ms20, Mini Moog]N. Godin*

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Includes printed inner sleeve
Besides being a different mastering, this issue has slightly different label and back cover design compared to the other European edition

Enregistré par Jean-Benoît Dunckel et Nicolas Godin au studio "Around the Golf" at par Stéphane "Alf" Briat au studio Gang (Paris, assisté de Jérôme Kerner) [Recorded by Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin at "Around the Golf" and by Stéphane "Alf" Briat at Studio Gang (Paris, assisted by Jérôme Kerner.)]

Cordes enregistrées á Abbey Road Studios (Londres) [...]. [Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studios (London).]

Mixé [...] aux studios Plus XXX (Paris [...]). [Mixed at Plus XXX Studios (Paris).]
Masterisé [...] à The Exchange (Londres). [Mastering at The Exchange (London)]

Revolvair [Logo]
MCA [Logo]
Delabel Editions [Logo]
Source [Logo]
Virgin [Logo]

Editions pour la France & la Belgique :
Revolvair / Delabel Editions sauf A3 & B3
Revolvair / Delabel Editions / Polygram Editions

Editions pour le reste du monde :
Revolvair / MCA Publishing sauf A3 & B3
Revolvair / MCA Publishing / Polygram Editions

© 1998 Virgin France S.A.

(P) & (C) Source 1998

Printed in the EU.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 49781 1
  • Barcode (Scan): 724384497811
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code (F): PM 264
  • Other (Catalog number 'UK: '): V 2848
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped, variant 1): V 2848 A-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped, variant 1): V 2848 B-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped, variant 2): V 2848 A-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped, variant 2): V 2848 B-01-01-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, etched): MILES. MASTERPIECE.

Other Versions (5 of 74)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Moon Safari (CD, Album, Promo)SourceVISA 4212France1997
Moon Safari (CD, Album, Promo)Caroline RecordsCAR 6644ADUS1997
Moon Safari (CD, Album, Stereo)Source, Source, Virgin7243 8 44978 2 8, 724384497828, CDV 2848Europe1998
Moon Safari (CD, Album)Caroline Records, SourceCAR 6644-2US1998
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Moon Safari (Minidisc, Album)Virgin, Source7243 8 44978 8 0, MDV 2848UK1998



  • punxnotdead1969's avatar
    Edited 8 months ago
    My copy has the star in A, but a flat label, and matrix numbers matching the 1998 EU version. Also includes an original A4 album promotional flyer which I haven't seen described anywhere else.
    • Daniel2777's avatar
      Been going back and forth with w few folks on the "slightly different mastering" comment above. both this one and the Europe version were mastered at The Exchange. How was this initial statement given validity?
      • SonicColtrane's avatar
        I own a copy that matches the matrix numbers of this 1998 EU edition. It also has the "star" within A (in AIR) on the label, as well as "double dip" rings with raised label area (and not flat label as MPO's later reissue). Nonetheless, the sleeve printing is a bit blurry on the spine, and on the barcode area. Any tips on the (re)pressing variation?
        • Andrewslattery's avatar
          No need to pay silly prices. The new press uses the exact same metal work as this on really good vinyl for cheap!
          • Peter_Carsten's avatar
            There's an additional easy way to identify this release: the label. In this european 1998 release is a star printed right in the 'a' of the word 'air'. In all other versions the star is in the 'i'.
            By layouting the labels, they obviously turned that night sky a bit clockwise - compared to the other versions.
            • markgriffey's avatar
              I don't see any difference between this press and
              • JupiterJagger's avatar
                This pressing sounds GREAT!! I've loved Air for years but with each release I've loved more than the one before. I found this pressing and decided to buy it at a low price and very happy I did! Hearing Moon Safari on vinyl for the 1st time breathe new life into it and more depth! Definitely add this to your collection if you can!
                Now if only Air would do us all a favor&reissue their other releases at decent prices finally!


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