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Air — All I Need
Album: Moon Safari
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
All I need is a little time
To get behind this sun and cast my weight
All I need is a peace of this mind
Then I can celebrate

All in all there's something to give (all in all there's something to give)
All in all there's something to do (all in all there's something to do)
All in all there's something to live
With you...
With yooouuuu...

Our Way
Our Way
Our Way


All I need's a little sign
To get behind this sun and cast this weight(get behind this sun) of mine
All I need's the place to find
And there I'll celebrate

All in all there's something to give (all in all there's something to give)
All in all there's something to do (all in all there's something to do)
All in all there's something to live
With you...
With yooouuuu...

Our Way
Our Way
Our Way

All I neeeeeeeddd...
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 SpinyNorma wrote:
Reminds me of when we were living in a knackered caravan while we were building our house.  I said I was missing being able to soak in the bath occasionally, and my lovely Hairy Appendage rescued an old bath from the local dump, plumbed it in to the water supplies, and set it up outside surrounded by fence panels.  I'd love to listen to 'Moon Safari' on my CD Walkman on cold, clear nights, woolly hat on head, nose just above the water, camdles burning, watching the stars. Pure bliss... 
 
That's awesome.  What a great memory.
Interesting!
was this on CSI?
Air Is ALL I Need
 SpinyNorma wrote:
Reminds me of when we were living in a knackered caravan while we were building our house.  I said I was missing being able to soak in the bath occasionally, and my lovely Hairy Appendage rescued an old bath from the local dump, plumbed it in to the water supplies, and set it up outside surrounded by fence panels.  I'd love to listen to 'Moon Safari' on my CD Walkman on cold, clear nights, woolly hat on head, nose just above the water, camdles burning, watching the stars. Pure bliss... 
 
Here's to your Hairy Appendage!

Reminds me of when we were living in a knackered caravan while we were building our house.  I said I was missing being able to soak in the bath occasionally, and my lovely Hairy Appendage rescued an old bath from the local dump, plumbed it in to the water supplies, and set it up outside surrounded by fence panels.  I loved to listen to 'Moon Safari' on my CD Walkman on cold, clear nights, woolly hat on head, nose just above the water, candles burning, watching the stars. Pure bliss... 
I have just rediscovered (20 yrs after I originally purchased) their debut EP 
Premiers Symptômes
amaaaaaaaaaazing!!
 strous wrote:
No certainly not! They are from Belgium, Flanders part
 
Wiki: Air are a French music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Up there with Conjure One/ Poe's Endless Dream, Zero 7's In the Waiting Line, and Chicane's Autumn Tactics for Desert Island music.

 
Funny you should say that:  I have exactly all of those on the same mix CD...
Up there with Conjure One/ Poe's Endless Dream, Zero 7's In the Waiting Line, and Chicane's Autumn Tactics for Desert Island music.
Flemish ? French ?
Wikipedia says French, just as the album cover:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(band)


 strous wrote:

No certainly not! They are from Belgium, Flanders part
 

 
Great Flemish group!
 Joanna91540 wrote:
Great French group :)    {#Roflol}{#Bananajam}

 
No certainly not! They are from Belgium, Flanders part
 
Great French group :)    {#Roflol}{#Bananajam}
Love the wobwobwowwobwobwow at the end
Such a great song, thanks for playing Bill!
 GreenBoyOz wrote:
Nice segue from Goldfrapp to Air.  And what is very exciting for me is that both artists are performing in Sydney in June as part of the Vivid Festival.  Woo hoo!
Image result for vivid sydney


 
See ya there Greenboy


Nice segue from Goldfrapp to Air.  And what is very exciting for me is that both artists are performing in Sydney in June as part of the Vivid Festival.  Woo hoo!
Image result for vivid sydney

{#Good-vibes}
 unclehud wrote:

Herb is the victim of a terrible, tragic accident involving matches and tequila.  Burned himself almost into nothing.  Funny, but the three appeared together again around my coffee table after a recent trip to Denver.

 
I think I know that guy, tragic what happened to him.
Not the best of this album!
 Proclivities wrote:
 AndreasKristian wrote:
Music to clean herb to.

 Who is Herb and why can't he clean himself?
 
Herb is the victim of a terrible, tragic accident involving matches and tequila.  Burned himself almost into nothing.  Funny, but the three appeared together again around my coffee table after a recent trip to Denver.
 AndreasKristian wrote:
Music to clean herb to.
 


 Who is Herb and why can't he clean himself?
Crystal clear
 Derecho wrote:
Could stand to be played less.

 
I concur...
one of the most remarkable tracks (together with La femme d'argent and Le voyage de Penelope) of one of the best album that I've ever owned in my life: Moon Safari.  
One of the 40+ songs in my Chill Set playlist, almost all of which is from RP-introduced music. So, many thanks, B&R.
Love this track {#Sunny}
Could stand to be played less.
How on earth 'festa lenta' got in here?
 Hungerdunger wrote:

It appears that you are.

 
nope. you are not. her voice is very similar to that of the Corrs ' singer. But still the Corrs are  doing very different music I think.
Nice beat that helps creative flow on a very snowy day in Park City..
 
Why was I thiinking this must be Rainbirds? 
 stunix wrote:
Beautifully delicate.    I dont tire of this one.  9

 
Me neither!
Beautifully delicate.    I dont tire of this one.  9
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Am I the only to think about the Corrs while listening to this tune?

 
It appears that you are.
 vanishingreturns wrote:
Alright, while this is a good song, there are way better AIR songs. For starters, the first track off this album is terrific- "La femme d'argent."
Next off, IMO Le Voyage Dans La Lune, their most recent release is their best album by far.
 
Don't worry, there are over 25 other AIR tunes on the RP playlist, and they get played here as well.  Bill just happened to play this one at the time you wrote your comment.  "La Femme D'Argent" probably gets more airplay here than this number.
Alright, while this is a good song, there are way better AIR songs. For starters, the first track off this album is terrific- "La femme d'argent."
Next off, IMO Le Voyage Dans La Lune, their most recent release is their best album by far.


thanks rp!  I now own this great CD and enjoy it often
 AndreasKristian wrote:
Music to clean herb to.
 

 
Ha ha.....I can help with that.
Cool song.
Music to clean herb to.
 
Such a cool groove!  Great album.
Am I the only to think about the Corrs while listening to this tune?
Yes I am down with that chill groove.. {#Yes}  {#Chillpill}  {#Yes}
Why don't I own any Air albums yet?  I need to remedy this.
So nice to hear this one!👍
Blech.  Bland, airy-fairy and kinda makes me queasy.  Literally.  Funny how music can have such an effect on the body!
Did I mention I love this?
...need to find a bed.....sleepy........{#Sleep}
 mgkiwi wrote:
Nice chillaxing music!! {#Good-vibes}

 
Yes, yes. I relaxed groove. 
Nice chillaxing music!! {#Good-vibes}
Vinyl for me.

Most of the music I listen to was written, engineered, sequenced, etc. for vinyl.

Plus, the packaging was (is) great.

The surface noise is a part of it.
 kcar wrote:

Maybe it's because the hearing in my left ear is permanently damaged but I never heard the difference between vinyl and a good CD recording. I was so glad to leave annoyance of LPs behind: sun/heat damage, scratches, bad pressings, dust, etc. Gack. 

 
If I concentrate, I can hear the difference, but I've never really thought one was better than the other -- just a wee bit different. I'll take digital music any day.
My all time favorite summertrack. Love it!
Would have worn out the grooves on this back in the day had it been an album and not a CD.
the most beautiful song
So is that weird Wuh-wuh-wuhwa voice at the end done with a "talk box" ?

Not sure I like it.  I seem to remember hearing something like that when I had a fever of 105.


 Kaw wrote:
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong playing through this song. An error on RP. Thats new to me.

 
and same thing today...
{#Kiss} ....... great track and absolutely top album so it's 9 for me
Sing it, Beth Hirsch! Wow, I've always loved this song; the mood it strikes is just so indescribably sexy & wild — please, play it anytime!
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong playing through this song. An error on RP. Thats new to me.
 RabbitEars wrote:
sounds like madonna

 
Humm. maybe your rabbit ears need a little cleaning.....  not to say I don't like Madonna, but this sounds really nothing like her stuff. 




sounds like madonna
Cheers On_The_Beach!  I toast that wit of yours with a single malt and wipe the tears from my eyes, Ripping Good!
 Stingray wrote:
Makes want to ask a pretty girl for a baby....
 
"Hey pretty girl, give me your baby."
Good luck with that.
Man!  Is this great, or what?
Makes want to ask a pretty girl for a baby....
 grant wrote:
mesmerizing, sensual, exotic
 
This.
 Propayne wrote:

The vinyl musical experience is more than just the sound.

 
Very true - there's no substitute for a double-album cover for cleaning a little herb.
 Poacher wrote:

No you don't. I don't own a single piece of vinyl (and I used to be a DJ!)

While I can appreciate the difference between vinyl and digital I am not about to get into any argument - but let's just agree I have in-depth knowledge of high end systems. 

Which leads me to say that I have spent a great deal of time and money creating a digital high end hi-fi system. I'll not bore you with the detail. . . but what I can say is that I can get a sound out of this album that will match (almost) ANY vinyl front end system out there. 

So there. . . Nahhhh! 

 
The vinyl musical experience is more than just the sound.
 jonno_norton wrote:
This is one of those albums you just have go own on Vinyl. 
 
No you don't. I don't own a single piece of vinyl (and I used to be a DJ!)

While I can appreciate the difference between vinyl and digital I am not about to get into any argument - but let's just agree I have in-depth knowledge of high end systems. 

Which leads me to say that I have spent a great deal of time and money creating a digital high end hi-fi system. I'll not bore you with the detail. . . but what I can say is that I can get a sound out of this album that will match (almost) ANY vinyl front end system out there. 

So there. . . Nahhhh! 
Wow... this gives me goosebumps{#Jump}
 jonno_norton wrote:
This is one of those albums you just have go own on Vinyl. 

 
Maybe it's because the hearing in my left ear is permanently damaged but I never heard the difference between vinyl and a good CD recording. I was so glad to leave annoyance of LPs behind: sun/heat damage, scratches, bad pressings, dust, etc. Gack. 
Finally bought this today...vinyl.  I took your advice {#Arrowd}
This is one of those albums you just have go own on Vinyl. 
 leg wrote:
why can't I rate this song?
 

Never mind, it was a buggy iPad app... Now it's working. 
why can't I rate this song?
 Sloggydog wrote:
Not the first time a song by this band has dragged me over to the pc to check who it is.  I have learnt to keep a small notebook next to the pc for jotting down bands to further investigate later an extra tick goes next to their already present name.
 
click the iTunes or Amazon link, save it in a wishlist.
 TJS wrote:
I really need to buy this album
 

is it done ?  by the way, you must own "pocket symphony" as well.
A hit of fresh air never hurts.....7
Nice!
I really need to buy this album
 grant wrote:
If you like Air (as I do) check out their video for "Mer du Japon" - mesmerizing, sensual, exotic - visually and aurally.

Really. 
 
No kidding! Amazing video.
 JsDad wrote:

I keep a list - but can never remember where I put it...
 
i use to keep a list but too many names of good music on this site, if you register you can rate the songs then check back to the list in 'your ratings' when you've got some free time. much easier :)
 Sloggydog wrote:
Not the first time a song by this band has dragged me over to the pc to check who it is.  I have learnt to keep a small notebook next to the pc for jotting down bands to further investigate later an extra tick goes next to their already present name.
 
I simply copy and paste the information into a TextEdit file. Certainly there's an analog for PCs.
If you like Air (as I do) check out their video for "Mer du Japon" - mesmerizing, sensual, exotic - visually and aurally.

Really. 
 dwlangham wrote:

Me too! Except I forget to maintain the list in a notebook.

 
I keep a list - but can never remember where I put it...
 Sloggydog wrote:
Not the first time a song by this band has dragged me over to the pc to check who it is.  I have learnt to keep a small notebook next to the pc for jotting down bands to further investigate later an extra tick goes next to their already present name.
 


If you listen on a mobile device using the rp app, you can tunemark your favorite songs. Then select a tunemarked song to go straight to iTunes!
 Sloggydog wrote:
Not the first time a song by this band has dragged me over to the pc to check who it is.  I have learnt to keep a small notebook next to the pc for jotting down bands to further investigate later an extra tick goes next to their already present name.
 



 Sloggydog wrote:
Not the first time a song by this band has dragged me over to the pc to check who it is.  I have learnt to keep a small notebook next to the pc for jotting down bands to further investigate later an extra tick goes next to their already present name.
 
Me too! Except I forget to maintain the list in a notebook.

Not the first time a song by this band has dragged me over to the pc to check who it is.  I have learnt to keep a small notebook next to the pc for jotting down bands to further investigate later an extra tick goes next to their already present name.
Nice......Thanx Bill!!!
Right where I need to be.

Thanks, Bill, et. al.
Vocalist = Beth Hirsch
Wikipedia link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Hirsch
Nice to breath in some nice Air :)
Terrific song and wonderful after Spirit.
I really like Air (my wife loves them big time) and wonder why they didn't work with this singer more often.  But maybe that is a plus in terms of having different sounds.  But the vocals of the boys themselves don't usually appeal to me.
Just legendary. Still.
Hard to believe this record is 13 years old already. Seems not so long ago it was released.  And yet it also feels oddly timeless.  If it's not a perfect 10, it is certainly close.
alright!  2 songs from Moon Safari in one day — a true day in Paradise for me!!  {#Music} 
Wow u guys r making my day with another one of my favorite all time cd's! Way to go
SWEET!
Temp outside is in high 60s and sunny, windows opened letting the house air out, running around cleaning house with drink in hand and this song just LOUD as can be after working two weeks of 90 plus hours. 
Days like this are just wonderful!!!!
Funny how this odd little tune has crept into the pantheon and become a modern classic. Nice.
Nice tune, nice album. You can see where Zero 7 got their style!

All I need is a little sign
To get behind this sun
And cast this weight of mine
All I need is the place to find
And there I'll celebrate


 nate917 wrote:

There's actually a word for that type of english — tmesis.  The inserted word need not be be colorful, but in the best examples it is: infuckingcredible, absofuckinglutely, and, of course, Massafuckingchusetts.

 
What a great word.  And your post is awefuckingsome, too.


Great song to chill out to... the whole album is.
Cool!! Relaxed!!
this song makes me happy  {#Bounce}
 wenatchee wrote:
Can we have a button to rank the cover art?
 
The cover art is very suited to the music, which is so retro that I honestly thought that it was some group I'd not heard of from the 70s until I read the comments on RP - the CD doesn't have a date of any sort on the insert. It sets you up for what your ears are going to hear. To quote a famous advert on this side of the Pond: it does what it says on the tin :)

I got this CD from a charity shop and it's really, really grown on me, such that I paid proper money for Talkie Walkie, which if anything is better. This pair of grenouilles really have got the retro chill-out sound down to a tee. 9 from the laid-back Nottingham jury (even though we could do with something zippier on a Friday afternoon).

FANTASTIC - JUST WONDERFUL!
 Rafter101 wrote:


Yeah...umm....gonna have to disagree on that one. Air is a fine, fine band, but Zero 7 has attained Jedi Mastery of this genre.
 
Zero 7? Meh. Their last couple of releases have been quite good actually, but at the time Air made it big with their first albums Zero 7 made nothing but elevator-esque lifestyle music as far as I'm concerned.

Anyway, to each their own. But I am right by default.


 Hannio wrote:
Very suited to the foggy morning we are having.
 
. . . or whenever ;)
Can we have a button to rank the cover art?
 garycha wrote:
Air pretty much invented this sub-genre niche now occupied by a host of soundalikes (Zero 7 Lemon Jelly etc -).  I adored this CD when it first emerged in 1997 and it holds fab memoriesof driving down through rural France to Andorra in the summer, roof down etc.  BUT in UK this track has been massively overplayed on every other TV trailer and coffee advert, becoming musak in the process.

...which is sort of neat because the French duo set out to make lounge muzak in first place, so job done.  Touble is one doesnt want to listen to too many Zero 7s, as all are remarkably similar.  Occasionaly on RP 'tis perfect.

Worthy though 7/10
 
You can lump Ivy in there too.
Air pretty much invented this sub-genre niche now occupied by a host of soundalikes (Zero 7 Lemon Jelly etc -).  I adored this CD when it first emerged in 1997 and it holds fab memoriesof driving down through rural France to Andorra in the summer, roof down etc.  BUT in UK this track has been massively overplayed on every other TV trailer and coffee advert, becoming musak in the process.

...which is sort of neat because the French duo set out to make lounge muzak in first place, so job done.  Touble is one doesnt want to listen to too many Zero 7s, as all are remarkably similar.  Occasionaly on RP 'tis perfect.

Worthy though 7/10
 yogaboat wrote:
pardon my english but this song is fanfuckingtastic. It's what got me into ambient/electronica. the rest of moon safari is excellent also.
 
There's actually a word for that type of english — tmesis.  The inserted word need not be be colorful, but in the best examples it is: infuckingcredible, absofuckinglutely, and, of course, Massafuckingchusetts.

Very suited to the foggy morning we are having.
Great Sound, more....more!!!