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Waiting for Cousteau (1990) Import


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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 1980)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor
  • ASIN: B000025YV9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,318 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD-EAN 042284361422-POLYDOR SILVER

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marcin De on 8 April 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For me this album is a something of a departure from the usual Jarre style. This is by no means a bad departure. Jarre showed himself and his music from a slightly different perspective. What you have on this album is 33 percent of usual Jarre music (The Calypso trilogy), energetic, pensive, melodic, and haunting. The rest 66 percent is a 46 minute long suite which sounds as if nicked from a Relaxation new age album. It is quite surprising for anyone who doesn't know anything about this album before playing it.

This album is also a homage paid to Jacques Cousteau, the famous French oceanographer and voyager. Hence the marine theme of the album. It sounds somewhat like an elegy (which is surprising as Cousteau - as far as I know - died several years after the release of this album), but this might be only my impression.

The title track, the main part of this album is brilliant in its way, Delicate, marine, dreamy, weaving its web over the listener with no particular hooks. Just a deep mellow sound with some piano sounds and delicate non-invasive samples. Just imagine diving deep into the unknown sea world where you meet face to face with what Cousteau might have seen.

Beware - those who prefer more catchy sound of Mr Jarre, might be slightly disappointed with this album.

Yes, Jarre made a very daring and interesting departure from his usual musical path with this album.

Please note that the MC and LP releases have the long title track cut to 22 minutes. Some may say you don't miss much if you have this album in one of these two formats :)
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By D.W on 14 Sep 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
No problems, book as described, excellent service
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Format: Audio CD
Perfect for a rainy day
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Electro excursion 23 Dec 2009
By IRate - Published on Amazon.com
3 1/2

This sometimes dated electronica stays surprisingly engaging. Thanks to an ear for subtle detail and melodic fluctuation, a last epic ambient submersion completely compliments the previous cruise ship vibe.
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Jean Michel Jarre - 'Waiting For Cousteau' (Disques Dreyfus) 11 Oct 2010
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
I'm a bit familiar with this new age / ambient artist, as this is his seventh CD, released in 1990. Four indepth tracks here for you to emotionally take in. "Calypso" (8:24) has some good sound effects, "Calypso, Part 2" (7:10) is simply a great electronic piece - almost krautrock-like and "Calypso, Part 3" (6:28). To bring everything to a close there's the title cut "Waiting For Cousteau" (46:55) - it's a rather slow-moving track - ideal for meditation. Line-up: Jarre - keyboards and Michel Geiss - keyboards, Guy Delacroix - bass, the Amoco Renegades - steel drums and Christophe Deschaups - drums. Should draw in loyal fans of Steve Roach, Tangerine Dream, Synergy and Klaus Schulze.
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