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This review is from: Images: the Best of Jean Michel Jarre (Audio CD)
'Images' is a pretty good place to go if you want your first hit of Jean Michel Jarres studio work. It's not necessarily the best place to go for your first taste of his music though. I tend to feel he is best heard on a live album first and 'Destination Docklands' is my personal favourite and recommendation. Never the less you get a good taste of Jarre from this CD. You get all his best known hits and you'll be surprised just how many you know. Of course 'Oxygene', 'Fourth Rendez Vous' and the excellent 'London Kid' are here, but you get a good selection of his other output as well. I guess it's worth noting here that Jarres music is very much electro pop and may be an acquired taste, but his music can be extremely powerful and stirring. The songs often build up as they progress and finish with an intensity lacking in other music of this genre. Again, that is why a live album is better as a compilation of his work, as you get the build of music and atmosphere throughout the show. Overall this is a good selection of Jarres music and a good example of his studio sound. If you like this then get out there and hunt down a live album or three!
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