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2.29 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Oxygene, Pt. 4 (3:55)
2. Zoolookologie (4:09)
3. Equinoxe, Pt. 4 (3:08)
4. Oxygene, Pt. 8 (3:54)
5. C'est la Vie (7:09)
6. Ethnicolor 1 (3:38)
7. Oxygene, Pt. 2 (3:12)
8. Equinoxe, Pt. 5 (3:26)
9. Souvenir de Chine (Souvenir of China) (4:06)
10. Chronologie, Pt. 4 (3:59)
11. Revolution, Revolutions (4:57)
12. L'Orchestre Sous la Pluie (Band in the Rain) (1:27)
13. Calypso (3:07)
14. Quatrième Rendez-Vous (Fourth Rendez-Vous) (3:50)
15. Oxygene, Pt. 6 (5:18)
16. Diva (7:16)

Total Time: 63:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean Michel Jarre / sythesizer, keyboards

All guest musicians same as on original studio releases.

Releases information

CD released by Dreyfus #36166

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JEAN-MICHEL JARRE The Essential ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

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Review by Bj-1
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2 stars I really hoped this one would be an improvement over Jarre's previous compilations, but unfortunately it wasn't. The only surprising with this one was that this one also had "Oxygene IV" featured on it. Just kidding here of course, but I have to say that it's quite surprising that, considering this is an "update" of previous Jarre compilations, this one doesn't feature more of his newer material like from "Metamorphoses" and "Sessions 2000" which could have been an extra bonus for people who are new to Jarre to really be given an insight of his discography's progression over the years. Sadly, it does not, and this release stand out as another rather typical compilation from him.

Recommended to new fans of Jarre, though I think purchasing a studio album by him would be a better option to get the ultimate Jarre experience.

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