I am looking for clarity on the origins of the Oxygene name as different reports suggest different things. Here goes, which one is correct?
A) Michel Granger produced a painting, and it was called Oxygene. JMJ saw this in an exhibition and wanted to use the art as the cover for his new album, at that time untitled, and he therefore named his music after the artwork's title.
B) JMJ had produced a piece of music and had already called it Oxygene at the time he started to look for cover art. He saw the Michel Granger image and wanted to use that. The artwork was untitled at that time but then took on the Oxygene name later.
C) Neither of the above!
Finally, JMJ has spoken in recent interviews about the ecological or environmental themes linked to Oxygene, and that the cover art alludes to this. But do interviews or press releases back in the 1970s say the same? I haven't seen anything to that effect. Not suggesting JMJ is retrospectively giving the music and the art a new theme, but just curious if that ecological angle has been ever present or is a more recent interpretation.