I've just been listening to the Waitiing for Cousteau album and forgot how great it is!
Then I got thinking, is this perhaps Jarre's last 'great' album? When I say great, I'm talking about originality, production values and creativeness.
Think about it...
Chronologie - a good album for sure but it suffers as a result of Jarre thinking about the live performance and the influence of the current electronica scene.
Oxygene 7-13 - again another very good album but it lacks originality (surely part of the concept?) and is perhaps sonically less interesting?
Metamorphoses - An interesting turn for Jarre, but perhaps suffers from too much digital programming and a lack of consistency in the variety of musical ideas presented?
Sessions 2000/Geometry of Love - good records but a bit stinted in their originality - too much outside influence?
Teo & Tea - I won't even go there!
Yep, it seems to me that Waiting for Cousteau may well be Jarre's last truely great album.
I welcome your thoughts!