Celebrating 50 years at the forefront of the genre, the Godfather of Electronic Music, Jean-Michel Jarre, will makes a welcome return this September with the extensive double album, Planet Jarre, out on CD and Vinyl on 14 September 2018 via Sony Music.
The release will bring together 41 works from his extensive catalogue (divided into four different sections), hand-picked by Jarre himself, and completely re-mastered to add a new and sparkling freshness to the sound of the package.
“Going through the body of my existing work for this project, I realized that I have four quite different styles of composition”, Jarre explains. “There is this common idea that people are focusing on shorter and shorter moments of music by zapping constantly. This is not necessarily true. We are also spending more and more time in our day-to-day life listening to playlists. Wherever we are and whatever we do. This is the reason why I decided to divide this project into four different parts, four different worlds that make up my own world…my own planet. And I hope that you will enjoy the journey.”
Comprising of four parts: Soundscapes, Themes, Sequences, Explorations & Early Works, Planet Jarre is unmistakably and utterly typically Jarre, highlighting a different creative focus of his work and bringing together familiar ambient tracks like Oxygene 1, Equinoxe 2 and Chronology 1, alongside newer pieces like the original title track of Electronica – The Heart of Noise, Stardust (co-composed by Jarre and Armin van Buuren), and the brand new Coachella Opening.
Always fascinated by the best possible sound and technology available, Jarre has mastered some tracks in 5.1 for a unique listening experience.
Millions of Stars
Waiting for Cousteau
The Heart of Noise (Origin)
Industrial Revolution Part 2
Magnetic Field 2
Rendez-Vous 2 (Laser Harp)
Automatic Part 1 with Vince Clarke
Exit with Edward Snowden
Stardust with Armin van Buuren
Explorations & Early Works:
Souvenir of China
Blah Blah Café
Music for Supermarkets (Demo Excerpt)
Roseland / Le Pays de Rose
The Song of the Burnt Barns / La Chanson des Granges Brulees
Happiness is a Sad Song