Jean Michel Jarre is like Tangerine Dream on speed and a lot more bloody tuneful. I just wish he showed a bit more of an imagination in naming his songs. It is a bit of a bugger when you are singing his virtues in a bar somewhere and you think you are discussing Third Rendez-vous and really you are discussing Fourth Rendez-vous. Talk about embarrassment, I hate it when that happens don't you? You wake from your drunken slumbers next day and it slowly comes back to you in flashbacks that? All you said was rubbish because you were one digit out. If this happens I always try and find that person and explain my mistake.NOT!
This is a very good CD verging on greatness. It is an album that you really need to play all of it in one go, hence the Tangerine Dream reference, in their case, see if they can be bothered to change a note. Don't worry, that is not the case with Jean Michel Jarre because he is at vibrant best, never a dull moment, lovely foot stomping tunes, happy and joyful and next reflective and sad. The saxophone playing of Pierre Gossez, is so moving especially if you know the story behind it. If you don't, buy the CD and read the booklet.
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