Oxygène 3

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Oxygène 3
Oxygene3.jpg
Studio album by Jean-Michel Jarre
Released 2 December 2016
Recorded 2016
Genre Electronic
Length 39:54
Producer Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre chronology
Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
(2016)Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise2016
Oxygène 3
(2016)
Radiophonie vol. 9
(2017)Radiophonie vol. 92017
Singles from Oxygène 3
  1. "Oxygène 17"
    Released: 4 November 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Oxygène 3 is the nineteenth studio album by the French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre. Announced via a post on Jarre's Instagram account,[2] the album was released on 2 December 2016, on the 40th anniversary of the original Oxygène album.[3][4]

Background[edit]

During the recording of his Electronica albums, Jarre composed and recorded a piece that he said "made me think about what Oxygène could be if I was composing it today." With the 40th anniversary in mind, Jarre decided to record another chapter of Oxygène, with the original minimalist approach in mind, but using new technology to create it.[5] During the Electronica Tour, Jarre previewed the track Oxygène 17, which was released as a single on 4 November. For the artwork of the album, Jarre returned again to longtime collaborator and artist of the original Oxygène album cover Michel Granger to create a 3D model of his original painting that served as the cover for Oxygène.[6]

Release[edit]

Oxygène 3 was released as a standalone album on CD, digital download and LP, as well as in the Oxygène Trilogy package. The Oxygène Trilogy was released on CD in digipak format, and in the Ultimate edition, which contains the CDs of the albums, as well as transparent vinyl and an exclusive coffee table book. The book contains pictures and a brief description of the various recording equipment (studio tape recorders, master SSD and tapes, DAW software etc.) and musical instruments (organs, synthesizers, drum machines, VST plugins etc.) used to record the three albums in the Oxygène series.[7]

Equipment[edit]

The album was Recorded and mixed on Ableton Live and MacBook Pro.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jean-Michel Jarre.

No.TitleLength
1."Oxygène Part 14"5:28
2."Oxygène Part 15"6:40
3."Oxygène Part 16"6:50
4."Oxygène Part 17"4:20
5."Oxygène Part 18"2:48
6."Oxygène Part 19"5:45
7."Oxygène Part 20"7:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9]
[10]
47
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 30
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 47
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 20
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 23
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 51
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 34
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[17] 23
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[18] 33
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 44
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 46
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 14
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002993578
  2. ^ "Oxygene 3". Jean-Michel Jarre on Instagram. 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jean-Michel Jarre announces new album 'Oxygène 3' - Dancing Astronaut". Dancing Astronaut. 
  4. ^ "Jean-Michel Jarre announces Oxygene 3 - Uncut". Uncut. 30 September 2016. 
  5. ^ GmbH, Sony Music Entertainment Germany. "Official website. Includes biography, discography, news, tour dates and more". JeanMichelJarre.com. 
  6. ^ "Jean-Michel Jarre announces second album of 2016, Oxygène 3". Resident Advisor. 30 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Staff, Billboard (30 September 2016). "Jean-Michel Jarre Announces 'Oxygene 3' Album, Final Installment in 40-Year Trilogy". Billboard. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene 3". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-07-11. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene 3" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  10. ^ http://oe3.orf.at/charts/stories/2602614/
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene 3" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene 3" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene 3" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygene 3" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 49, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene 3" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2016. {{{week}}}. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 December 2016.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene 3". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 2016.