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Star Peace Import


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  • Audio CD (October 20, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repeat Records
  • ASIN: B0015YI31S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,326 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Droids beamed down to planet Earth in the year 1978. The brainchild of Yves Hayet, they made the French space Synth classic '(Do You Have) The Force', which was heavily influenced by the recent release of the Star Wars film and he appeared on TV in robot guise to promote it. Maybe Daft Punk were watching? The song has appeared on the acclaimed So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music compilation and this is the first release of the parent album, Star Peace, outside of France. It features the single and other space-themed Electronica which were very much in the then-current style of instrumental Sci-Fi Synth that was sweeping France, such as Jean Michel Jarre s Oxygene and Space s Magic Fly. Repressed. 2008.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Nava on May 12, 2008
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For years I've been looking for this CD... Finally!!.

I consider this CD/LP as the father of many new genres specially those based on beat. But this CD/LP is more electronic/progressive music with a little bit-of-beat on some sections. Back in the early 80's I considered "Droids" and "Logos" (Tangerine Dream) two of my all time favorite LPs. They still are.

I was a teen when I bought this LP in a supermarket in Mexico City. I was very lucky to live close to that supermarket because my mom used to go there, and, while she was buying the groceries, I liked to get lost in the music section specially where all the "strange" LPs were. It was very entertaining for me. That is how I "discovered" this kind of music like Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, and many others.

I remember I bought the "Droids" LP because the cover. Those were the days of Star Wars.

I also remember when I listened to this LP for the first time it was like taking a trip to the unknown. Every time was a different trip. Same feelings like when I listen to "Logos" or "Poland".

Today "Droids" music sounds kind of disco but it is incredible better than all the "punchis...punchis...punchis..." music of the modern electronica. By the way, I don't like the "punchis...punchis...punchis..." kind of music. I'm more electronic-progressive kind of music.

If you like early Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Synergy, then you may like "Droids"... A timeless music of the late 70's.

Eduardo Nava. Mexico City.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alex B on July 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
It seems we fans of old electronic music in Mexico City have a lot to search for; electronic music was constantly used in advertisements and TV series, but yet, we had no clue as to who the artist was or what the name of the tune was.

Therefore, even though we have always loved the electronic/progressive rock styles, we have come up with various problems to find the names of the tunes.

The droids are a good example of one of the lost disco electronic classics, which I ran into in the radio, taped, but never knew the artist until it came back recently. It's roots clearly represent tendencies of the disco mid 70's artists like Space, Giorgio Moroder and Jarre.

Among other TV ads/programs, whose music I'm still wonder which artist played are:

1. Vodka Smirnoff ad of the late 70's, early 80's (I have it on tape - the ad used to say---that's your style, the Smirnoff style) - the closest style to it I've found would be Synergy in Electronic realization for Rock Orchestra) - still it's not that one.

2. Corona ad under the sea

3. Hickock belts ad.

4. Spiderman 67 music (seasons 2 and 3) : Thera are forums filled with people trying to locate the artist of such songs.

If you're into the old Disco electronic music and like Giorgio Moroder, Jarre, Space, the Droids won't disappoint you.

Alex
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grand Plumper VINE VOICE on September 17, 2008
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Have you ever thought to yourself "gee,I wish Kraftwerk released one more album between The Man Machine & Computer World???"Well my friends, this would satisfy that craving and have ya beggin' for more! No, not a blatant rip-off, but this French group were obviously thinking of them along with their Star Wars obsessions (this was recorded in '78)when they recorded this Electro-pop masterpiece.Further,this has a real disco-funk element that both dates it a bit but also draws a distinction from the aforementioned Kraftwerk that this will (rightly) be compared to.Dont wait & let this go out of print & float away back into obscurity...
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I am a lover of this kind of music. Back in time, these first steps in Electronic Music (Jarre, Tomita, Walter/Wendy Carlos) were really good for me. In this case, Space and Droids were a watershed for me, combining Disco style with electronic sound. What was marvelous for me with Star Peace was the combination of Electronic, Disco and Star Wars inherent in "(Do you have) The Force?". I never owned the original LP, but I owned the single (both 45rpm and 12 inch ones).

After so much time, I had the opportunity to buy this record on eBay from a local dealer. Was weird for me that this (and other) record(s) was printed in Russia, but surprisingly enough the sound quality was really good (much better than I expected). Then, by the end of 2010 I saw this record on Amazon, "Original, directly from Universal Records, and pressed on 2008!". I bought this version immediately expecting a sound enhancement comparing with the russian specimen that I have.

Then I heard it... The begining of the record was spectacular, clean and crisp... But just the begining, because as the record goes on you can hear the background sound of the LP! And then, you can hear some noises and, in times, the sound goes really bad, as a result of an ackward technical job with a record extracted of a LP in bad shape. What a letdown! At the end of the record, there is a magnificent piece called "Renaissance De L'amour", which ends with a sound of a baby. The sound full of audible clicks and pops makes it really painful.

This record is excellent, but what is really bad is the technical job, and how they could done this record based in a LP in such bad shape. I like this record, but I give 3 stars because of the bad sound quality of it.
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