Jean-Michel Jarre celebrates 50 years of music with ‘Planet Jarre’

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.



Jarre explains:

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 NoiseStardust (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.

Planet Jarre is available for pre-order from 22 June on CD, Vinyl and Digital platforms.



TRACK LISTING:

Soundscapes:

Oxygene 1

Oxygene 19

Rendez-Vous 1

Millions of Stars

Chronology 1

Oxygene 20

Equinoxe 2

Waiting for Cousteau

The Heart of Noise (Origin)

Themes:

Industrial Revolution Part 2

Oxygene 4

Equinoxe 5

Oxygene 2

Zoolookologie

Bells

Equinoxe 4

Magnetic Field 2

Rendez-Vous 2 (Laser Harp)

Rendez-Vous 4

Chronology 4

Sequences:

Coachella Opening

Arpeggiator

Automatic Part 1 with Vince Clarke

Exit with Edward Snowden

Equinoxe 7

Oxygene 8

Stardust with Armin van Buuren

Herbalizer

Revolutions

Explorations & Early Works: 

Ethnicolor

Souvenir of China

Blah Blah Café

Music for Supermarkets (Demo Excerpt)

Roseland / Le Pays de Rose

La Cage

Erosmachine

Hypnose

The Song of the Burnt Barns / La Chanson des Granges Brulees

Happiness is a Sad Song

Aor Bleu

Last Rendez-Vous

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