- Audio CD (May 13, 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Imports
- ASIN: B00HO07548
- Average Customer Review: 154 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,178 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1976 album from the French composer, performer and music producer. Jean Michel, the son of acclaimed film composer Maurice Jarre, is a pioneer in the Electronic, Ambient and New Age genres. Apart from his recorded output, Jean Michel Jarre is also fondly known as an organizer of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks. Jean Michel has gone on to sell well over 80 million albums in the course of 40 years.
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That said, it's ok to dislike electronic music, or only like specific parts of electronic music, but this album is in the DNA of EDM just as John Cage, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, and Tangerine Dream all contributed (just to name a few) to what we have today.
As for my personal opinion, I give the album five stars in terms of my personal enjoyment, and four for historical importance in electronica. I'd rate it 4.5 stars from 5 if I could, but I'll give the benefit of rounding.
This album was the pioneer of a genre that sprouted in the 70's.
Other musicians followed Jarre's footsteps but none ever got to this level of understanding of the electronic pop. The album was so catchy that it was even played in dance clubs back in the 70's.
If you like electronic music then this should be the first album on the shelf for you because it has no comparison. This is classic Jarre.