Editors’ Notes Space: the final frontier. And also, in Jean Michel Jarre's case, the beginning of a wildly successful career as one of electronic music's best-selling artists. Close your eyes, and the French musician's 1977 debut album doubles as an intergalactic trip, with soaring synthesizer melodies and bubbling arpeggios serving as a kind of imaginary flight simulator. Lush and melodramatic, Oxygène set the standard for electronic prog, paving the way for Tiësto's world-conquering trance and Hudson Mohawke's giddy maximalism.

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Oxygene, Pt. 1
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7:39
 
Oxygene, Pt. 2
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7:46
 
Oxygene, Pt. 3
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3:16
 
Oxygene, Pt. 4
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4:06
 
Oxygene, Pt. 5
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10:16
 
Oxygene, Pt. 6
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6:35