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Albums & Other Releases - More releases for september 14th

Vozdelosvientos - Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Post subject: More releases for september 14th
As seen in amazon.fr:


Geometry of Love:

https://www.amazon.fr/Geo...an+michel+jarre

Metamorphoses:

https://www.amazon.fr/Met...30392812&sr=1-6

Oxygene 7-13 (renamed Oxygene Sequel II?)



https://www.amazon.fr/Oxy...30392828&sr=1-7

Dr_Jones - Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:27 pm

Oh, finally a Geometry of Love for the people who don't have it. And nice that it's not forgotten.
shadow - Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:33 pm

I hope it's another digipack, I only have the Limited Edition which ironically is the easier version to get.
rinogurr - Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:18 am






Finaero - Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:39 pm

Dadwater responsible for the increased contrast values for O7-13? :P
Velodynamic - Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:49 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...45&sr=1-4-fkmr2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...ds=oxygene+7-13

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...eometry+of+love

So unlike the first Meta and Oxy 7-13 we now have the "Jean-Michel" hyphen and a Granger signed artwork...woopie! :)
God knows what they'll sound like. However Geometry of Love actually should fit quite well on a good old fashion (pink) vinyl.

shadow - Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:47 pm

I'd pick up both Metamorphoses and Geometry of Love on vinyl if they did. I absolutely love the two and they could really use a vinyl release.
The Sound-Oven - Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:58 am

I do like the new Meta cover. I might even buy that version.

Also Oxy 7-13 covers look much more whiter than the original version.

Still nice :)

Oxynoxe - Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 am

The re-releases of the albums 'Oxygene 7-13', 'Geometry of Love' and 'Metamorphoses' are already available as Download on iTunes and Qobuz:

https://iTunes.apple.com/gb/album/oxygene-7-13/1426515340

https://iTunes.apple.com/gb/album/geometry-of-love/1426555631

https://iTunes.apple.com/gb/album/metamorphoses/1426513702


https://www.Qobuz.com/gb-...e/n30ezmtfamoba

https://www.Qobuz.com/gb-...e/o4ug589prnzyc

https://www.Qobuz.com/gb-...e/rwv5zhwfr2dnc

rinogurr - Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:56 pm




Dr_Jones - Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Looks like they made no mistakes! Well done!
Adam - Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:57 pm

I spot a mistake on Metamorphoses, look at the 6:01 under Tout est bleu.
Dr_Jones - Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:42 pm

Adam wrote:
I spot a mistake on Metamorphoses, look at the 6:01 under Tout est bleu.


Well spotted! Luckily the status quo has been maintained.

Vozdelosvientos - Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:11 pm

It seems that Joachim Garraud is no longer the co-producer of Metamorphoses...
Voyager37 - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:26 pm

Metamorphoses must change cover image every edition to reflect the title. :)
Finaero - Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:31 pm

These are already available on Spotify. I guess I had never heard the Dadwater CD/Spotify version of Oxygene 8 before, because it really is horrible with a "flanger-like" deterioration in audio quality going on throughout the track (noticeable on the LP version as well, sure).

[EDIT] Come to think of it, there's something like that going on even in the 1997 LP version, but I guess it just sounds really blatant in the 2010s remasters.

Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:01 pm

There's an excessive amount of white noise on Oxygene 7 too.
Velodynamic - Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
There's an excessive amount of white noise on Oxygene 7 too.

ah-haa-haa ... 8)

Finaero wrote:
These are already available on Spotify.

I've tried to compare the 2018 Spotify GOL with the GOL 2003 CD just by playing side by side and shifting input signal with my Marantz remote control.
The Spotify version sounds more narrow in channel separation and much thinner, even if I try some Dolby dynamic tricks with the signal.
Not sure if this is good or bad but as a listener I smile more with the old CD in my headphones.

Pretty much the same happens with the Metamorphoses album.
Can't imagine what they would be like as vinyl (half speed mastered) LP's.

The CD player is a Denon DVD/(dvd-audio/sacd/hdcd) CD-player from 2004.

Dr_Jones - Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:40 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
There's an excessive amount of white noise on Oxygene 7 too.

ah-haa-haa ... 8)


I wasn't joking. I don't know what they did, but there's really a lot more white noise on the album.

Velodynamic - Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:16 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Velodynamic wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
There's an excessive amount of white noise on Oxygene 7 too.

ah-haa-haa ... 8)


I wasn't joking. I don't know what they did, but there's really a lot more white noise on the album.

Oh ok then. I thought you were referring to the "wind effects" basically created from an EMS VCS3's variable white noises. :mrgreen:

For me there's a different story with the new Spotify release of Oxygene 7-13.
It sounds brighter and more treable'ish then my original CD. The old CD is more muffled and the new mix somehow open things up a bit.
Possibly the best version of 7-13 I've heard so far. :) The tiny *ticks* here and there are even more present now.

edit/ I just bought the 2018 CD version from Amazon. Lets hear what it's really all about. ;)

Jote - Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:13 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
I wasn't joking. I don't know what they did


Boosted the trebles :>

Quote:
but there's really a lot more white noise on the album.


Same as the trilogy 2016 release or worse? That one had clicks and pops in Oxygene 9 and some of the opening solo notes of Oxygene 7 were distorted.

Quote:
wind effects" basically created from an EMS VCS3's variable white noises.


Joking aside, in Oxygene 6 (2016 for instance) they no longer sound like wind. They sound like white noise. Thanks to "precious ears".

Velodynamic - Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:08 pm

Jote wrote:

Same as the trilogy 2016 release or worse? That one had clicks and pops in Oxygene 9 and some of the opening solo notes of Oxygene 7 were distorted.

On Spotify they match each other perfectly and also with my CD from the Oxygene Trilogy box.
It's just a question if these music files have the same mixing as on the 2018 CD?

shadow - Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:25 pm

So the new releases of Geometry and Meta are both... Meh?
Dr_Jones - Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:21 pm

Curious to know too. Also, if there's changes in the artwork for all three albums, except for the covers.
lacobo - Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:28 pm

An other new thing about these releases is the fact that they are now downloadable in 24 bits / 48 Khz Hi-Res audio format for my (Sony) Hi-Res walkmans. Strangely enough the new Oxygene 7-13 is only available in CD quality.

B.

shadow - Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:37 pm

Actual high resolution, or the high resolution they offered for Essentials & Rarities that cut the audio off from 44.1kHz :roll:
Finaero - Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:49 pm

I still like the "Oxygene 10 playing at the beginning of Oxygene 7" unintentional easter egg... sort of gives it a "humane" touch (in the vein of that random phone ring in the middle of "Rock The Casbah", IIRC).
lacobo - Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:10 pm

shadow wrote:
Actual high resolution, or the high resolution they offered for Essentials & Rarities that cut the audio off from 44.1kHz :roll:


Well, if I put the brightness on the highest in Spectralayers there is something visible at the high end of the frequency spectrum. Not much, but there is some sound visible (picture shows the end of C'est La Vie)



B.

Velodynamic - Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:33 pm

@locobo Man that looks horrible. :?

lacobo wrote:
Strangely enough the new Oxygene 7-13 is only available in CD quality.

They're probably too lazy to make a new remaster. Go with the latest, change the graphics a bit and cash in the money. That's Sony.

shadow - Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:19 pm

lacobo wrote:
Well, if I put the brightness on the highest in Spectralayers there is something visible at the high end of the frequency spectrum. Not much, but there is some sound visible (picture shows the end of C'est La Vie)

[url=http://www.lacobo.com/ForumPics\CestLaVie.png]Image[/url]

B.


What the hell is that?! This looks terrible...

lacobo - Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:13 pm

shadow wrote:

What the hell is that?! This looks terrible...


The zoomed in top right of the C'est La Vie file, to show the higher frequencies. This track is not very dynamic, seeing the wav at the top :D

B.

Velodynamic - Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:33 pm

WAV rip from Oxygene 7 (part 1)
2018 CD release on top and 2016 Trilogy CD [Disc 2] at the bottom.


I think that it's pretty safe to say they are from the same mix/remaster.

Again same track Oxygene 7, 2018 CD on top vs Sony/Dreyfus 1997 CD at the bottom.


shadow - Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:54 pm

The 2018 and 2016 seem to be identical yeah.
Dr_Jones - Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 pm

I'm not surprised.
Finaero - Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:09 pm

I guess the etching on this one says it all. ;)
shadow - Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:49 pm

lol, that's something else yeah :lol:
Herr Dunkel - Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:04 pm

Finaero wrote:
I still like the "Oxygene 10 playing at the beginning of Oxygene 7" unintentional easter egg... sort of gives it a "humane" touch (in the vein of that random phone ring in the middle of "Rock The Casbah", IIRC).


I've never been able to find that "easter egg" on my 1997 CD, the volume must be so low... Can anyone help me pinpoint where this can be heard (approx. min:sec)? Thanks!

Finaero - Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:19 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s...h/1997.wav?dl=0

And yes, even with that one you have to listen closely to hear the beat and the Theremin lead of Oxygene 10 playing faintly in the background.

(Sure, you can make O10 out better if you listen to the whole initial laser harp intro at a very louf volume, but that WAV might be the best and most ear-friendly example you can make out of it)

Herr Dunkel - Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:34 pm

Finaero wrote:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ccd4on0z79iwzh/1997.wav?dl=0

And yes, even with that one you have to listen closely to hear the beat and the Theremin lead of Oxygene 10 playing faintly in the background.

(Sure, you can make O10 out better if you listen to the whole initial laser harp intro at a very louf volume, but that WAV might be the best and most ear-friendly example you can make out of it)



15 minute response time? WOW, now *that*'s customer service :-) Thank you very much Finaero!

Finaero - Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:49 pm

No sweat.

(Helps that I had already posted it here http://www.zoolook.nl/for...t=6150&start=15 ;) )

shadow - Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:16 pm

The master tape of Oxygene 7-13 was still magnetic correct? If so, probably just bleed through from the magnetic tape. Honestly never noticed it myself.
Finaero - Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 pm

Yeah, I think the book in the Oxygene Trilogy LP set even has a pic of the Oxygene 7-13 mastertape. But yeah, I was unaware of the "O10 leaking issue" myself until someone here mentioned it a few years ago.

(Would rank "Oxygene 10 leaking during the start of Oxygene 7" ahead of "extra beat in RV4 (right before the lead kicks in)" and much ahead of "useless "extra beat" in the form of a copy-paste mistake in Ethnicolor @ 1997 Sony remaster")

Herr Dunkel - Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:43 am

Beliieve it or not, yesterday I saw the new Oxygène 7-13 CD in a record store in New Jersey. Pretty rare to see Jarre CDs (or even LPs) in record stores in the US, let alone a new release in new condition! Incidentally I saw a used Houston-Lyon CD too... I should play the lottery...
Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:32 am

The CD booklet of Metamorphoses is almost the same as the 2000 release, except for the cover. Geometry of Love has a booklet now, which the original didn't have. The biggest change in artwork is Oxygene 7-13, which has a totally different booklet with photos of the equipment used, just like Oxygene 3 has.

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