Twenty years after their international debut, the French multi-platinum selling band Air, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, will release their first anthology on June 10. Available as a 2CD, the first disc contains 17 tracks selected by the band and the second disc gathers 14 rare and unreleased tracks.
A compilation boasting 101 songs and proclaiming them all as ''classics'' is always leaving itself open to ridicule, and it's human nature to be sceptical, but I have to say that this bumper five CD box from EMI in 2009 really is fantastic set. What's rare for a compilation offering so many tracks is just how very few of them are filler. In fact, I don't think that there are any, their all 'indie'' more or less, and the majority of them were big hits.
These CD's feature many of the biggest hits performed on the legendary pop music chart TV Programme, which ran for a record shattering 42 years from January 1964 to July 2006! The Show totalled an amazing 2205 episodes and at its peak attracted 15 million viewers per week!
"Moon Safari is the first full-length studio album by the French band Air, released in 1998. The album is considered a classic of the chillout genre. It is noted in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It scored hits with the tracks "Sexy Boy", "Kelly Watch the Stars" and "All I Need" (which features vocals by Beth Hirsch). Moon Safari debuted at number six in the UK album charts mainly due to almost universally glowing reviews by the British music press and the success of the single "Sexy Boy"." Wiki