Sunday, April 20, 2008

Moon Safari Turns 10

10th Anniversary Edition
Released April 15, 2008

From Astralwerks Official press release, slightly edited by E:

"Moon Safari promised something new, different and exciting. In many ways the album felt like a step into the future, which is ironic really as the ingredients were a mix of new wave, euro disco and synthesizers. Somehow though, it felt like an album ahead of it's time.
Recognized 10 years after its original release as a genre-defining classic, “Moon Safari” is not only a benchmark in electronic pop, but also the album that established Nicolas Godin and JB Dunckel as two of the most imaginative musicians working today.

To celebrate the band’s illustrious first 10 years, Astralwerks is presenting a 3-disc expanded, deluxe version of the album.

Disc 1 features the seminal debut album while the 10-track second disc includes rarities, remixes (Beck, Moog Cookbook) and key songs from radio sessions recorded during 1998 on both sides of the Atlantic. Disc 3 - a DVD - is the hour-long Mike Mills documentary “Eating, Sleeping, Waiting and Playing” filmed in New York, London and Paris during Air’s first tour."

The band is an odd mix of Burt Bacharach, Brian Wilson and Brian Eno, space age lounge pop with strong, memorable melodies. If the Jetsons were swingers, Moon Safari would be their soundtrack!


01. La Femme d’Argent
02. Sexy Boy
03. All I Need
04. Kelly Watch The Stars
05. Talisman
06. Remember
07. You Make It Easy
08. Ce Matin Là
09. New Star In The Sky
10. Le Voyage De Pénélope

01. Remember (David Whitaker Version)
02. Kelly Watch The Stars (Live at the BBC 1998)
03. J’ai Dormi Sous L’Eau (Live at the BBC 1998)
04. Sexy Boy (Live at the BBC 1998)
05. Kelly Watch The Stars (Moog Cookbook Remix)
06. Trente Millions d'Amis (Live on KCRW 1998)
07. You Make It Easy (Live on KCRW 1998)
08. Bossa 96 (Demo)
09. Kelly Watch The Stars (Demo)
10. Sexy Boy (Beck Sex Kino Mix)

DVD Component: “Eating, Sleeping, Waiting & Playing” (Directed by Mike Mills)

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