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Moon Safari is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Air , released on 16 January 1998. On 14 April 2008, Virgin Records re-released Moon Safari to mark the album's tenth anniversary. The limited edition album came with a bound book, a DVD documentary about the duo, and an extra CD with live performances and remixes . Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album at number 93 on their list of the best albums of the 1990s, while the magazine's French edition ranked it at number 65 on their "100 Greatest French Rock Albums" list. Moon Safari set the stage for the budding downtempo music style and, according to Nielsen SoundScan , had sold 364,000 copies by 2009.

Legacy

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die .

Track listing

Original release

All songs written and composed by Air, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) English translation Length
1. " La femme d'argent " The Silver Woman / The Money Girl 7:10
2. " Sexy Boy " 4:57
3. " All I Need " lyrics by Beth Hirsch 4:28
4. "Kelly, Watch the Stars" 3:44
5. "Talisman" 4:16
6. "Remember" co-written with Jean-Jacques Perrey 2:34
7. "You Make It Easy" lyrics by Hirsch 4:00
8. " Ce matin là " co-written with Patrick Woodcock That Morning 3:38
9. "New Star in the Sky (Chanson pour Solal )" Song for Solal 5:38
10. " Le voyage de Pénélope " Penelope's Voyage 3:10
Notes

10th anniversary rerelease (2008)

Bonus Disc
No. Title English translation Length
1. "Remember" ( David Whitaker Version) 2:25
2. "Kelly Watch the Stars" (Live on the BBC , 1998) 2:44
3. " J'ai dormi sous l'eau " (Live on the BBC, 1998) I Slept Under Water 4:10
4. "Sexy Boy" (Live on the BBC, 1998) 3:10
5. "Kelly, Watch the Stars" ( The Moog Cookbook Remix) 5:40
6. "Trente millions d'amis" (Live on KCRW radio, 1998) Thirty Million Friends 4:34
7. "You Make It Easy" (Live on KCRW, 1998) 4:45
8. "Bossa 96" (Demo) 4:44
9. "Kelly, Watch the Stars" (Demo) 3:46
10. "Sexy Boy" ( Beck "Sex Kino Mix") 6:36
DVD
  • "Eating Sleeping Waiting & Playing" by Mike Mills .
  • Music videos for "Sexy Boy", "Kelly Watch the Stars", "All I Need", and "Le soleil est près de moi" (from the Premiers Symptômes EP).
  • Graphics and storyboards.

Personnel

  • Jean-Benoît Dunckel – keyboards, synths, organ, vocals, piano, pan pipes, hand claps, glockenspiel
  • Nicolas Godin – bass, synths, percussion, vocals, guitar, hand claps, harmonica, glockenspiel, piano, organ, pan pipes, drums
  • Beth Hirsch – vocals
  • Enfants square Burcq – vocals
  • Alf (a.k.a. Stephane Briat) – hand claps
  • Caroline L. – hand claps
  • Marlon – drums
  • Eric Regert – organ
  • David Whitaker – string arrangement, conducting
  • P. Woodcock – guitar, trombone

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