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JARRE, JEAN-MICHEL - PLANET JARRE (2CD+2CASSETTE+5.1 DOWNLOAD CODE BOX)

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The "Godfather" of EM celebrates 50 years at the forefront of the genre with this extensive 4-Unit Set that once more cements his legacy in music history!

This ‘Planet Jarre’ best-of comprises 41 works from his extensive music catalogue, all hand-picked by Jean-Michel Jarre himself and Completely Remastered to add a new and sparkling freshness to the sound of the package.

To top things off, this Ultimate 2CD / 2 CASSETTE Box version comes with a Download Card to enter the world of Jean-Michel Jarre in 5.1. Surround Sound!

Naturally, in curating the oeuvre himself, JMJ refrained from simply aligning his hits like links on a chain, and instead decided to divide them into four different sections: “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.
‘Soundscapes’ taps into Jarre's natural sense for acoustic aestheticism and atmospheric composition translated into nine soundscapes that clearly reference his background in classical music and his passion for motion picture scores. Long and familiar ambient tracks like: ‘Oxygene 1’, ‘Equinoxe 2’ and ‘Chronology 1’ seamlessly follow newer pieces like the original title track of: 'Electronica - The Heart Of Noise’. Themes features indestructible, timeless melodies and song-like structures such as: ‘Oxygene 2’, ‘Oxygene 4’, ‘Zoolookologie’ and ‘Industrial Revolution - Part 2’ that will resonate with everyone familiar with his repertoire.
The nine tracks on ‘Sequences’ are all based on the repetitive and hypnotic sequences that only electronic instruments can create. With early works like: ‘Arpeggiator’ and ‘Revolutions’ Jarre shaped the future of techno and EDM, paving the way for what is brought to almost organic completion. The selection also features newer works like: ‘Stardust’| co-composed by Jarre and techno/trance producer Armin van Buuren, and two recently composed and Previously Unreleased tracks called: ‘Coachella Opening’ and ‘Herbalizer’.

One of the most intriguing features of ‘Explorations & Early Works’ is the Previously Unreleased Demo recording of the mythical: ‘Music For Supermarkets’, the only remaining testimony to the unique recording that was pressed on a solitary vinyl for auction. In an unparalleled display of criticism to the devaluation of music, comparing it to mass consumer goods on shelves rather than artistic creation, Jarre recorded and produced an entire album only to completely destroy the master tapes after the radio broadcast. For a long time, the only existing LP of the broadcast recording was considered the highest-trading vinyl copy on the planet. The track: ‘Erosmachine’ then takes us back to 1969 and the very early days of Jarre's creative period.

Always fascinated by the best possible sound and technology available, Jarre (as mentioned earlier) has mastered some tracks in 5.1 Surround Sound for a unique listening experience too, and these are available via a Download Code that comes with this version of the album.
Unfortunately to gain the full benefit of this box set, it'll take another trip up into the loft to get that rusty old Cassette Deck out and wired up again … Now, where's the chuffin' Isopropyl head cleaner?

‘Planet Jarre’ is also available as a Double CD Digi-Pak – Stock # 2086620
‘Planet Jarre’ is also available as a Four Vinyl LP + Book Box with 5.1 Download Code – Stock # 2086621

‘Planet Jarre’ is released on 14th September 2018


JEAN-MICHEL JARRE: PLANET JARRE 2CD + 2CASSETTE + 5.1 Download Track List:

CD 1:
Themes
01. Industrial Revolution - Part 2
02. Oxygene - Part 4
03. Equinoxe - Part 5
04. Oxygene - Part 2
05. Zoolookologie
06. Bells
07. Equinoxe - Part 4
08. Magnetic Fields - Part 2
09. Rendez-Vous 2 {Laser Harp}
10. Rendez-Vous - Part 4
11. Chronology - Part 4
Sequences
12. Coachella Opening [Previously Unreleased]
13. Arpeggiator
14. Automatic - Part 1 [Jean-Michel Jarre & Vince Clarke]
15. Exit [Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden]
16. Equinoxe - Part 7
17. Oxygene - Part 8
18. Stardust [Jean-Michel Jarre & Armin van Buuren]
19. Herbalizer [Previously Unreleased]
20. Revolutions

CD 2:
Soundscapes
01. Oxygene - Part 1
02. Oxygene - Part 19
03. Rendez-Vous - Part 1
04. Millions Of Stars
05. Chronology - Part 1
06. Oxygene - Part 20
07. Equinoxe - Part 2
08. Waiting For Cousteau
09. Heart Of Noise {The Origin}
Explorations & Early Works
10. Ethnicolor
11. Souvenir Of China
12. Blah Blah Cafe
13. Music For Supermarkets [Demo Excerpt]
14. Roseland
15. La Cage
16. Erosmachine
17. Hypnose
18. Song Of The Burnt Barns
19. Happiness Is A Sad Song
20. AOR Bleu
21. Last Rendez-Vous

CASSETTE 1 – Side 1:
01. Oxygene - Part 1
02. Oxygene - Part 19
03. First Rendez-Vous
04. Millions Of Stars
05. Chronology - Part 1
06. Oxygene - Part 20
07. Equinoxe - Part 2
08. Waiting For Cousteau
09. Heart Of Noise {The Origin}

CASSETTE 1 – Side 2:
01. Industrial Revolution - Part 2
02. Oxygene - Part 4
03. Equinoxe - Part 5
04. Oxygene - Part 2
05. Zoolookologie
06. Bells
07. Equinoxe - Part 4
08. Magnetic Fields - Part 2
09. Rendez-Vous II - Part 4
10. Fourth Rendez-Vous
11. Chronology - Part 4

CASSETTE 2 – Side 1:
01. Coachella Opening
02. Arpegiateur
03. Automatic - Part 1 [Jean-Michel Jarre & Vince Clarke]
04. Exit [Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden]
05. Equinoxe - Part 7
06. Oxygene - Part 8
07. Stardust [Jean-Michel Jarre & Armin van Buuren]
08. Herbalizer
09. Revolutions

CASSETTE 2 – Side 2:
01. Ethnicolor
02. Souvenir De Chine
03. Blah Blah Cafe
04. Music For Supermarkets
05. Roseland {Le Pays De Rose}
06. La Cage
07. Erosmachine
08. Hypnose
09. La Chanson Des Granges Brulées
10. Happiness Is A Sad Song
11. Aor Bleu
12. Last Rendez-Vous

5.1 Download Tracks:
01. Circus
02. Equinoxe - Part 2
03. Equinoxe - Part 5
04. Exit [Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden]
05. Oxygene - Part 15
06. Oxygene - Part 17
07. Oxygene - Part 2
08. Stardust [Jean-Michel Jarre & Armin van Buuren]
09. Switch On Leon [Jean-Michel Jarre & The Orb]
10. Coachella Opening
11. Souvenir De Chine
12. Zoology