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Oxygène - Jean-Michel Jarre

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Arguably the greatest electronic album of all time, Oxygene laid the foundations for Jarre’s international breakthrough. Light years ahead of his earlier releases with regard to production techniques, Oxygene is one long flowing instrumental journey through surreal aural landscapes, combining elements of pop and avant-garde.

Oxygène is the third studio album by French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, and his first album not intended for use as a soundtrack. Oxygène consists of six tracks, numbered simply "Oxygène Part I" to "Part VI". It was first released in France in December 1976, on the Disques Dreyfus record label licensed to Polydor, with an international release following in the middle of 1977. The album reached number one on the French charts, number two on the UK charts and number 78 in the US charts.

Jarre recorded the album in a makeshift home recording studio using a variety of analog synthesizers, one digital synthesizer as well as other electronic instruments and effects. It became a bestseller and was Jarre's first album to achieve mainstream success. It was highly influential in the development of electronic music from that point onward and has been described as the album that "led the synthesizer revolution of the Seventies" and "an infectious combination of bouncy, bubbling analog sequences and memorable hook lines".

Oxygène has since sold an estimated 12 million copies, the best-selling French record of all time

Track Listings:
    Side 1

    Oxygène (Part I) – 7:39
    Oxygène (Part II) – 7:46
    Oxygène (Part III) – 3:16

    Side 2

    Oxygène (Part IV) – 4:14
    Oxygène (Part V) – 10:23
    Oxygène (Part VI) – 6:20
Total Time: 39:44
Artist Name(s):
Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre
Release Year: 1975
Ambient, Space Rock, Synth-Pop
Album Type:
Cassette, LP 33 1/3
Cover & Packge Design:
Michel Granger
Studio Name:
Jean-Michel Jarre Private Studio, Mixed at Gang Studio - Paris
Mastering: Translab
Engineer(s): Jean-Pierre Janiaud, Patrick Foulon
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Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Les Disques Motors
Catalog Number(s):
LP: 2933 207. CS: 3222 215
Paris, France
Francis Dreyfus Music
Synthesizers Used
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