History Music / JeanMichelJarre

22nd Apr '18 11:06:40 PM mlsmithca
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** Jarre was covered a ''lot'' in the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore64}} music scene, probably moreso than any other artist.

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** Jarre was covered a ''lot'' in the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore64}} music scene, probably moreso more so than any other artist.
25th Feb '18 2:27:43 AM jormis29
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** ''Paris La Défense'': Charlotte Rampling (yes, the famous British actress and Jarre's then-wife), on stage for taking concert photographs, glances at the camera while holding hers. As if an actress didn't know better.

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** ''Paris La Défense'': Charlotte Rampling Creator/CharlotteRampling (yes, the famous British actress and Jarre's then-wife), on stage for taking concert photographs, glances at the camera while holding hers. As if an actress didn't know better.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: ''Magnetic Fields'' and ''Zoolook'', the albums made in the early days of sampling. And Jarre used to be a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales which influenced his earliest works. And let's not forget the shutter and motor winder of Charlotte Rampling's Nikon camera in "Souvenir of China".

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: ''Magnetic Fields'' and ''Zoolook'', the albums made in the early days of sampling. And Jarre used to be a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales which influenced his earliest works. And let's not forget the shutter and motor winder of Charlotte Rampling's Creator/CharlotteRampling's Nikon camera in "Souvenir of China".
23rd Dec '17 11:02:14 PM Scifimaster92
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Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French electronic musician and multimedia performer, recognized as one of the most important pioneers in modern electronic music. He was born in Lyons on August 24, 1948 as the son of the film score composer Maurice Jarre (''Film/DoctorZhivago'') and a former [[LaResistance Résistance]] member.

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Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French electronic musician and multimedia performer, recognized as one of the most important pioneers in modern electronic music. He was born in Lyons on August 24, 1948 as the son of the film score composer Maurice Jarre Music/MauriceJarre (''Film/DoctorZhivago'') and a former [[LaResistance Résistance]] member.
12th Sep '17 6:08:48 PM nombretomado
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The people who bought ''Oxygène'' and ''Equinoxe'' have never gotten over Jarre leaving his SignatureStyle in TheEighties, moving on with the development of electronic instruments, and trying new styles. ''Zoolook'' (1984, featuring Music/LaurieAnderson, Marcus Miller, and [[Music/KingCrimson Adrian Belew]], just to name a few guest musicians) was heavily based on vocal samples from dozens of languages, ''Revolutions'' (1988) had more Roland D-50 written over it than anything ever made by {{Enya}}, ''Waiting For Cousteau'' (1990) was [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Jarre meets]] [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon steel drums]].

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The people who bought ''Oxygène'' and ''Equinoxe'' have never gotten over Jarre leaving his SignatureStyle in TheEighties, moving on with the development of electronic instruments, and trying new styles. ''Zoolook'' (1984, featuring Music/LaurieAnderson, Marcus Miller, and [[Music/KingCrimson Adrian Belew]], just to name a few guest musicians) was heavily based on vocal samples from dozens of languages, ''Revolutions'' (1988) had more Roland D-50 written over it than anything ever made by {{Enya}}, Music/{{Enya}}, ''Waiting For Cousteau'' (1990) was [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Jarre meets]] [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon steel drums]].
1st Sep '17 10:29:25 AM dlchen145
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Jean-Michel Jarre is a French electronic musician and multimedia performer, recognized as one of the most important pioneers in modern electronic music. He was born in Lyons in 1948 as the son of the film score composer Maurice Jarre (''Film/DoctorZhivago'') and a former [[LaResistance Résistance]] member.

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Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French electronic musician and multimedia performer, recognized as one of the most important pioneers in modern electronic music. He was born in Lyons in on August 24, 1948 as the son of the film score composer Maurice Jarre (''Film/DoctorZhivago'') and a former [[LaResistance Résistance]] member.
30th Jul '17 12:03:40 PM nombretomado
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The people who bought ''Oxygène'' and ''Equinoxe'' have never gotten over Jarre leaving his SignatureStyle in TheEighties, moving on with the development of electronic instruments, and trying new styles. ''Zoolook'' (1984, featuring Music/LaurieAnderson, Marcus Miller, and [[Music/KingCrimson Adrian Belew]], just to name a few guest musicians) was heavily based on vocal samples from dozens of languages, ''Revolutions'' (1988) had more Roland D-50 written over it than anything ever made by {{Enya}}, ''Waiting For Cousteau'' (1990) was [[XMeetsY Jarre meets]] [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon steel drums]].

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The people who bought ''Oxygène'' and ''Equinoxe'' have never gotten over Jarre leaving his SignatureStyle in TheEighties, moving on with the development of electronic instruments, and trying new styles. ''Zoolook'' (1984, featuring Music/LaurieAnderson, Marcus Miller, and [[Music/KingCrimson Adrian Belew]], just to name a few guest musicians) was heavily based on vocal samples from dozens of languages, ''Revolutions'' (1988) had more Roland D-50 written over it than anything ever made by {{Enya}}, ''Waiting For Cousteau'' (1990) was [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Jarre meets]] [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon steel drums]].
5th May '17 11:15:18 PM Scifimaster92
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* ElectronicMusic: Some call him the Godfather of ElectronicMusic. In a more balanced way, he's among the small group of great pioneers of the 70's such as Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, Music/YellowMagicOrchestra, Tangerine Dream or Music/GiorgioMoroder.

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* ElectronicMusic: Some call him the Godfather of ElectronicMusic. In a more balanced way, he's among the small group of great pioneers of the 70's such as Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, Music/YellowMagicOrchestra, Tangerine Dream Music/TangerineDream or Music/GiorgioMoroder.
15th Mar '17 10:55:32 AM MidnightMan
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[[caption-width-right:350:Jean-Michel Jarre, October 1981, live in China]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Jean-Michel Jarre, October 1981, live in China]]China. Yes, he gigged with a Fairlight.]]



* Images – The Best of Jean-Michel Jarre (1991)

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* [[GreatestHitsAlbum Images – The Best of Jean-Michel Jarre Jarre]] (1991)



* Essentials & Rarities (2011)

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* [[GreatestHitsAlbum Essentials & Rarities Rarities]] (2011)



* EpicRocking: Jarre recorded many oversized pieces of music in his career, some of them being longer than 10 minutes (and epic, all right). "Waiting for Cousteau" takes the cake, though: 46:53 (albeit with no apparent rhythm or composed melody). Originally, it was even longer than one hour, but it had to be shortened.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: ''Magnetic Fields'' and ''Zoolook'', the albums made in the early days of sampling. And Jarre used to be a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales which influenced his earliest works. And let's not forget the Nikon camera shutter and motor winder of "Souvenir of China".

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* EpicRocking: Jarre recorded many oversized pieces of music in his career, some of them being longer than 10 minutes (and epic, all right). right).
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"Waiting for Cousteau" takes the cake, though: 46:53 (albeit with no apparent rhythm or composed melody). Originally, it was even longer than one hour, but it had to be shortened.
** "Equinoxe 4" isn't exactly short in its regular album version at almost seven minutes. But there's also a maxi version, only ever released on a translucent blue 12" single, with an additional percussion part that extends it to beyond nine minutes. The percussion part can also be heard in the official music video.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: ''Magnetic Fields'' and ''Zoolook'', the albums made in the early days of sampling. And Jarre used to be a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales which influenced his earliest works. And let's not forget the Nikon camera shutter and motor winder of Charlotte Rampling's Nikon camera in "Souvenir of China".



** "Oxygène 4" had parts of it replaced with a kind of bridge following the same chords from 1990 on.

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** "Oxygène 4" had parts of it replaced with a kind of bridge following the same chords from the 1990 ''Paris La Défense'' concert on.



** "Equinoxe 7" has been cut off before the long ambient ending ever since 1986. From 1995 to the mid-2000s, another chunk was cut out (it came back with reinforcement a few years ago), and a filter modulation was added to the bass.
** The first half of "Equinoxe 8", also known as "Band In The Rain", has been played on a barrel organ ever since 1993.
** "Magnetic Fields 2", for example, got a long solo section in 1981, a modified melody in 1988, and an additional bridge in 1990 (the latter two changes were reverted in 2009 for the ''In>Doors'' tour).

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** "Equinoxe 7" has been cut off before the long ambient ending ever since 1986. 1986 (''Rendez-vous Houston''). From 1995 (''Concert pour la tolérance'') to the mid-2000s, another chunk was cut out (it came back with reinforcement a few years ago), and a filter modulation was added to the bass.
** The first half of "Equinoxe 8", also known as "Band In The Rain", has been played on a barrel organ on stage ever since 1993.
1993 (''Europe In Concert'').
** "Magnetic Fields 2", for example, got a long solo section a few weeks after its initial release in 1981, 1981 (''The Concerts In China''), a modified melody in 1988, 1988 (''Destination Docklands''), and an additional bridge in 1990 (the (''Paris La Défense''); the latter two changes were reverted in 2009 for the ''In>Doors'' tour).tour.



** Averted with the third section of "Magnetic Fields 1", which begins abruptly in the middle of a sound effect.

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** Averted [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the third section of "Magnetic Fields 1", which begins abruptly in the middle of a sound effect.sample of a passing jet plane.



* Franks2000InchTV: In the 1980s and 1990s, Jarre played huge outdoor concerts in front of huge buildings such as the skyscraper skylines of Houston, TX, and La Défense (Paris), the Moscow State University (the biggest building in Moscow), or the Pyramids of Gizeh. Most of the buildings served as gigantic projection screens.

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* Franks2000InchTV: Does this man ever exaggerate this trope.
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In the 1980s and 1990s, Jarre played huge outdoor concerts in front of huge buildings such as the skyscraper skylines of Houston, TX, and La Défense (Paris), the Moscow State University (the biggest building in Moscow), or the Pyramids of Gizeh. Most of the buildings served as gigantic projection screens.screens of sometimes ''way'' more than 2000 inches.



** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] during the 2009 ''[=In><Doors=]'' tour: Jarre had RGB LED spotlights programmed so that they acted as small circular screens displaying the "Le trac" binoculars guy from the ''Equinoxe'' cover. These things are smaller than a [[TheFifties 1950s]] black & white TV.

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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] during the 2009 ''[=In><Doors=]'' ''[=In>Doors=]'' tour: Jarre had RGB LED spotlights programmed so that they acted as small circular screens displaying the "Le trac" binoculars guy from the ''Equinoxe'' cover. These things are smaller than a [[TheFifties 1950s]] black & white TV.



** Jarre actually made ''two'' songs for the '98 World Cup: "Rendez-vous '98" together with Apollo 440 for the United Kingdom and "Together Now" together with Tetsuya "TK" Komuro for Japan.

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** Jarre actually made ''two'' songs for the '98 World Cup: "Rendez-vous '98" together with Apollo 440 for the United Kingdom and "Together Now" together with Tetsuya "TK" Komuro for Japan.Japan, both also for France, World Cup host and his homeland.



* InNameOnly: As far as the actual music is concerned, the ''Hong Kong'' live album contains exactly nothing from the corresponding concert. "Souvenir Of China" and "Fishing Junks At Sunset" (or what remained of it after the remastering and reduction to one CD) are from the rehearsals, the whole rest has been pieced together from the ''Europe In Concert'' tour.

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* InNameOnly: As far as the actual music is concerned, the ''Hong Kong'' live album contains exactly nothing from the corresponding eponymous concert. "Souvenir Of China" and "Fishing Junks At Sunset" (or what remained of it after the remastering and reduction to one CD) are from the rehearsals, the whole rest has been pieced together from the ''Europe In Concert'' tour.tour including Barcelona which got its own VHS release. This led to certain pieces supposedly sounding exactly the same when played in Barcelona 1993 and then in Hongkong 1994.



* {{Instrumentals}}: By far most of Jarre's music.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: By far most of Jarre's music. Also, the reason why Jarre's music was allowed to be sold and then played live in China 1981: It had no potentially dangerous lyrics.



** ''Hong Kong'' used to be a double album containing "Fishing Junks At Sunset" from the dress rehearsal of the 1994 Hong Kong concert and otherwise ''Europe In Concert'' tour footage. When it was remastered, it was shortened to only one CD, and "Fishing Junks At Sunset" lost its first half.

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** ''Hong Kong'' used to be a double album containing "Souvenir Of China" and "Fishing Junks At Sunset" from the dress rehearsal of the 1994 Hong Kong concert and otherwise ''Europe In Concert'' tour footage. When it was remastered, it was shortened to only one CD, and "Fishing Junks At Sunset" lost its first half.



* ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll: The China concerts 1981. The people in the post-Mao People's Republic of China didn't know any contemporary Western music, let alone electronic music, until shortly before, and they had never attended concerts with electronically amplified and thus considerably loud music. Nevertheless, they went absolutely wild.

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* ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll: The China concerts 1981. The people in the post-Mao People's Republic of China didn't know any contemporary Western music, let alone electronic music, until shortly before, the British Embassy imported ''Oxygène'' and ''Equinoxe'', and they had never attended concerts with electronically amplified and thus considerably loud music. Nevertheless, they went absolutely wild.



* MyNaymeIs: Jarre dropped the dash that would usually belong between his forenames. It's "Jean Michel" instead of "Jean-Michel".

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* MyNaymeIs: Jarre dropped the dash that would usually belong between his forenames. It's "Jean Michel" instead of "Jean-Michel". As of ''Electronica'', it's back.



* TheNotRemix: ''Aero'' mostly contains a mixture of original studio footage and newly recorded elements mixed in 5.1 surround sound. But they're not declared "remixes"—in contrast to late [[TheNineties 1990s']] habits when fans found themselves speaking of electronic cover versions of Jarre's music as remixes due to a flood of actual remixes.

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** ''Oxygène 3'' is a very good example. Whereas Jarre had tried to give ''Oxygène 7-13'' a sound close to ''Oxygène'''s, he tried something completely different with ''Oxygène 3'' which shares with ''Oxygène'' only the way how it was made in only six weeks with limited possibilities.
* TheNotRemix: TheNotRemix:
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''Aero'' mostly contains a mixture of original studio footage and newly recorded elements mixed in 5.1 surround sound. But they're not declared "remixes"—in contrast to late [[TheNineties 1990s']] habits when fans found themselves speaking of electronic cover versions of Jarre's music as remixes due to a flood of actual remixes.



** Better yet: ''Oxygène 7-13'' was officially renamed ''Oxygène 2'' when ''Oxygène 3'' came out.

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** Better yet: ''Oxygène 7-13'' was officially renamed ''Oxygène 2'' for the ''Oxygène'' three-album box when ''Oxygène 3'' came out.



* OminousPipeOrgan: The end of "Digisequencer".

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* OminousPipeOrgan: OminousPipeOrgan:
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The end of "Digisequencer".
15th Mar '17 10:10:09 AM MidnightMan
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[[caption-width-right:350:Jean-Michel Jarre, circa 1981]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Jean-Michel Jarre, circa 1981]]October 1981, live in China]]



* The Concerts In China/Les Concerts En Chine (1982)

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* [[LiveAlbum The Concerts In China/Les Concerts En Chine Chine]] (1982)



* In Concert Houston-Lyon/Cities In Concert (1987)

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* [[LiveAlbum In Concert Houston-Lyon/Cities In Concert Concert]] (1987)



* Jarre Live/Destination Docklands (1989)

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* [[LiveAlbum Jarre Live/Destination Docklands Docklands]] (1989)



* Hong Kong (1994)

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* [[LiveAlbum Hong Kong Kong]] (1994)



* GriefSong[=/=]InMemoriam: "Ron's Piece" turned into one for Ron [=McNair=] after the ''Challenger'' disaster. Ron should have played the saxophone part both for the album ''Rendez-vous'' and at the concert ''Rendez-vous Houston'' while in space.

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* GriefSong[=/=]InMemoriam: GriefSong[=/=]InMemoriam:
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"Ron's Piece" turned into one for Ron [=McNair=] after the ''Challenger'' disaster. Ron should have played the saxophone part both for the album ''Rendez-vous'' and at the concert ''Rendez-vous Houston'' while in space.



* ListSong: "Millions of Stars", both versions (musical chords and celestial bodies, respectively), and "Revolutions"/"Revolution, Revolutions".

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* ListSong: LiveAlbum:
** ''The Concerts In China'' (1982), covering the 1981 China concerts. The most "live" of them all (except for "Souvenir Of China" which Jarre recorded in his studio in 1982).
** ''In Concert Houston-Lyon'' (1987), covering the 1986 mega-shows ''Rendez-vous Houston'' and ''Rendez-vous Lyon'' on a single album. Needless to say it's far from complete, and only two pieces aren't shortened.
*** ''Cities In Concert'' was originally the version from the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition album box ''The Laser Years''; it has the same tracklist, but the tracks themselves are full length. It has taken the place of ''In Concert'' as the regular release in 1997 when Jarre had his albums remastered.
** ''Jarre Live'', later renamed ''Destination Docklands'', covering the rainy, windy ''Destination Docklands'' concerts in London 1988. It's still heavily cut today.
** ''Hong Kong'' used to be a double album containing "Fishing Junks At Sunset" from the dress rehearsal of the 1994 Hong Kong concert and otherwise ''Europe In Concert'' tour footage. When it was remastered, it was shortened to only one CD, and "Fishing Junks At Sunset" lost its first half.
** The DVD set ''Jarre In China'' also contains a CD with a selection of the music from the show.
** Otherwise, look out for [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes bootlegs]].
* ListSong:
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"Millions of Stars", both versions (musical chords and celestial bodies, respectively), and "Revolutions"/"Revolution, Revolutions".
6th Jan '17 1:05:17 PM Exxolon
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