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101 Dimensions Jean Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Andre Jarre  a little over 40 years ago released an album that woke up the world to Electronic Music. He was not the first but he managed to forge a style that was instantly accessible and actually had chart hits.

Playing live to massive audience he created spectacles live that few could compete with.

In December 2016 40 years on after the original he released  Oxygene 3

This is journey through the journey from Oxygene 1 to now.

Turn on tune in and fall into a French master of the electronic field.

  • Oxygene Pt 1 Oxygene
  • Suns Have gone (Feat Mobt) -Electronica 1 The Time Machine
  • Industrial revolution Overture/Industrial Revolution – Destination Docklands
  • Equinox Pt 5 – Equinox
  • Magnetic Fields PT 4 – Magnetic Fileds
  • The Emigrant -Revolutions
  • Oxygene Pt X (Apollo 440 remix)
  • Pleasure Principle – Geometry of Love
  • Magnetic Fields Pt 1 – Magnetic Fields
  • Hey Gagarin – Metamorphoses
  • Tout Est Bleu (Eiffel 65 Club mix) Toute est Bleu
  • Souvenir of China – Symphonic
  • March 23 – Sessions 2000
  • Variation pt 11- Oxygene Live in your living room
  • Electric Flesh – Geometry of love
  • Teo & Tea 4.00am – Teo & Tea
  • Here for you – Electronica 2 the heart of noise
  • Ethnicolor _ Zoolook
  • UNESCO Theme (japan) – Electronic night
  • Children of Space rendez vous in space
  • Ekectrees – Electronica 2 The heart of noise
  • Oxygene PT 20 – Oxygene 3

 

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Singer and bassist John Wetton dies at the age of 67 after cancer battle

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John Wetton has died at the age of 67.

The news was confirmed by his manager Martin Darvill, who said that the cause had been colon cancer. Wetton had undergone major surgery in 2015 to have a one-kilo malignant mass removed from his abdomen.

Wetton was born in 1949 and played with a variety of bands including Family, Mogul Thrash, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash and King Crimson.

He went on to form prog supergroup UK and following their split in 1980, he teamed up with Geoff Downes, Steve Howe and Carl Palmer in Asia. They released their self-titled debut album in 1982, with Wetton becoming the band’s principal songwriter.

Wetton would later team up with Downes in Icon and along with playing with artists including Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, David Cross, Ayreon and District 97, he also enjoyed a successful solo career.

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Carl Palmer was one of the first to pay tribute to Wetton, calling him “brave and innovative” and a “musical giant.”

He says in a statement: “With the passing of my good friend and musical collaborator, John Wetton, the world loses yet another musical giant. John was a gentle person who created some of the most lasting melodies and lyrics in modern popular music.

“As a musician, he was both brave and innovative, with a voice that took the music of Asia to the top of the charts around the world. His ability to triumph over alcohol abuse made him an inspiration to many who have also fought that battle.

“For those of us who knew him and worked with him, his valiant struggle against cancer was a further inspiration. I will miss his talent, his sense of humour and his infectious smile. May you ride easy, my old friend.”

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Geoff Downes called his friend “one of the world’s finest musical talents” and adds: “It was a massive privilege for me to have worked with this genius so closely on our numerous projects together over the years. His bass playing was revolutionary. His voice was from the gods. His compositions – out of this world. His sense of melody and harmony – unreal. He was literally a ‘special one.'”

He continues: “Life will not be the same without him. And words are not really enough to describe the loss I feel right now, and the many friends and fans all over the world will also be feeling. It is the end of an era for all of us. But we will soldier on. The music of John Wetton needs to be heard loud and clear from the rooftops. Dearest John, may you rest in peace brother.”

King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk also paid tribute to Wetton. He posted on Twitter: “Truly and genuinely saddened by the news that John Wetton has passed. I was honoured to call him a pal. Love to you, JW.”

Wetton is survived by his wife Lisa, son Dylan, brother Robert and mother Peggy.


This article originally published on TeamRock.com and is reproduced here with kind permission.