|Studio album by|
|Released||20 May 1997|
Oxygene Studio, Croissy, France
|Genre||Electronica, trance, ambient, new-age, chill-out|
|Producer||Jean Michel Jarre|
|Jean-Michel Jarre chronology|
Cover on the Oxygène Trilogy box set
Oxygène 7-13 (or Oxygène 2 on the Oxygène Trilogy box set) is the twelfth studio album by French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, released by Disques Dreyfus on 20 May 1997. It is the sequel to his 1976 album Oxygène, and is dedicated to Jarre's former mentor, experimental musician Pierre Schaeffer. While the album was recorded using many of the same synthesizers as Oxygène, and the titling suggests a continuation from where the first album ends, many tracks have a more uptempo character. Released approximately twenty years after the worldwide release of the first Oxygène, it was Jarre's final album in his traditional style (exclusive of Oxygène: New Master Recording) until Oxygène 3 was announced. It was also the last album by Jarre featuring Michel Geiss as collaborator.
"Oxygène 7", "Oxygène 8" and "Oxygène 10" have been released as singles. A number of remixes of Oxygène 7-13 tracks have been made, including those comprising most of the album Odyssey Through O2. The Orb's single "Toxygene" was originally intended for release as a remix for the single release of "Oxygène 8", but was rejected by Jarre for being too distant from the original.
The album cover art was created by long-time collaborator Michel Granger.
All tracks by Jean Michel Jarre.
|1.||"Oxygène Part 7"||11:41|
|2.||"Oxygène Part 8"||3:54|
|3.||"Oxygène Part 9"||6:13|
|1.||"Oxygène Part 10"||4:16|
|2.||"Oxygène Part 11"||4:58|
|3.||"Oxygène Part 12"||5:40|
|4.||"Oxygène Part 13"||4:27|
An excerpt of the last track on the album, "Oxygène 13", is used as the background music of the weather broadcast of RIK1's 20:00 (GMT+2) news program.
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||25,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone