Category Archives: Jean-Michel Jarre
On 14 September 2018, Sony Music will release “Planet Jarre”, a collection celebrating the career of electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. Featuring 41 tracks curated, remastered, and ‘retouched’ by Jarre himself, “Planet Jarre” is organized in four playlists: Soundscapes, Themes, Sequences, and Explorations & Early Works.
“Planet Jarre” is available on standard CD, deluxe CD, vinyl, and a box set that includes the deluxe CD, cassettes, and a download card featuring 12 tracks mixed in 5.1 surround sound.
A series of short videos was produced to promote the release:
“Chronologie Part 4”
1993 Polydor (DE)
859 111-2 / 861 905-2
01 Chronologie Part 4 (Atomium Mix Edit)
02 Chronologie Part 4 (SXS Mix)
03 Chronologie Part 4 (Emergency Mix)
04 Chronologie Part 4 (Atomium Mix)
05 Chronologie Part 4 (Dream Time Mix)
06 Chronologie Part 4 (E-Motion Mix)
07 Chronologie Part 4 (Tribal Trance Mix)
08 Chronologie Part 4
Remixed by Praga Khan, Sunscreem, and Jamie Petrie, “Chronologie Part 4” was the lead single released from Jean-Michel Jarre’s 1993 album, “Chronologie.” All tracks from both German CD singles are consolidated here.
Last night, electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre graced the historic Tower Theater in Upper Darby, just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the quatrième stop on his first, albeit brief tour of North America. Upon arrival at the venue, my best mate Todd and I were directed to the box office for ticket reassignment. Apparently, local interest in the artist was overestimated, leaving a large number of unsold tickets. As a happy consequence, our balcony third row seats became center orchestra fifth row seats!
I was unaware that revered Philly DJ/Producer Josh Wink was the opener; however, Todd and I chose to imbibe a bit rather than observe Wink’s set. The Tower bar offered a special ‘Oxygene’ cocktail, comprised of Grey Goose, soda, and cranberry juice.
I’m not overly familiar with Jean-Michel Jarre’s extensive oeuvre; my attendance of the show was sparked by interest in Jarre as a pioneering producer, and curiosity in his reputation for innovative concerts. Jarre came on at 9:05 PM, quickly kicked into full gear, and maintained a euphoric energy for the duration of his performance. Supported by two multi-instrumentalists providing percussion and keyboards, Jarre blended contemporary and classic material, augmented by spectacular visual and lighting effects that created a rave-like experience.
Jarre stepped out from behind his circle of technology several times to speak to the audience with a very warm and genuine demeanor, and happily shook many hands with the crowd gathered at the stage when the concert concluded at 10:50 PM. I get the impression that Jarre has the same positive spirit whether he’s playing to a crowd of one thousand or one million.
While not a massive fan of Jean-Michel Jarre going into the theater, I was certainly a convert walking out. And I can only hope to be in similar shape when I’m 68!
“Chronologie Part 6 (Remixes)”
1994 Polydor/Disques Dreyfus (UK)
01 Chronologie Part 6 (Slam Mix 1)
02 Chronologie Part 6 (Slam Mix 2)
03 Chronologie Part 6 (Main Mix)
04 Chronologie Part 6 (Alternate Mix)
05 Chronologie Part 6 (Original Mix)
The son of film composer Maurice Jarre, Jean-Michel Jarre is a pioneering legend in electronic music. Jarre’s career spans 50 years—he played guitar in French bands before turning his interest toward musique concrète. Recorded in 1969, Jarre’s first single, “La Cage”, was not released until 1971, given disinterest from most labels at the time. While he earned a living in the early-1970s composing music for theater, ballet, film, TV, and adverts, Jarre would find international fame in 1977 with the album “Oxygène”, which would go on to sell 15 million copies.
“Chronologie Part 6”, from Jarre’s 1993 LP “Chronologie”, was remixed by prog house titans Slam and Gat Decor for a 1994 UK release.
This May, Jean-Michel Jarre embarks on his first-ever tour of North America, with nine dates in Canada and the US:
05/09/17: Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
05/11/17: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
05/16/17: Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
05/18/17: Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
05/20/17: New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
05/22/17: Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
05/24/17: Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
05/26/17: Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/27/17: Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater