Jean-Michel Jarre ‎– Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)

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This release does not state some particularities between original recorded tracks and some new versions. There are 5 new mixes or re-recordings. These new versions mix elements from the old tapes with new audio. An example of that is "Rendez-Vous 4", in which you can listen to the original main synth with new aggregated synths; another example can be heard in "Magnetic Fields 2", in which you can spot the drums, synth solos and other stuff from the "The Concerts In China" tapes, with new elements on top of it. All these new recordings have been worked to fit a compilation and they end abruptly ("Zoolookologie" oddly ends in a leading tone note, instead of the tonic note). There is one track that has been mislabeled for another mix of its own, "Revolutions, Revolutions". Five tracks have been short-cut, some with huge amount of music thrown away off the original track and also, some removal of track introduction; the song that was least short cut was "Last Rendez-Vous", which is the 2004 AERO version. Track "Music For Supermarkets (Demo Excerpt)" does not state that it is a actually the quiet experimental "Part I" from that same album.

Tracklist

Soundscapes
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 1 7:39
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 19 5:01
Jean-Michel Jarre Rendez-vous 1 2:55
Jean-Michel Jarre Millions Of Stars 5:39
Jean-Michel Jarre Chronology 1 3:23
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 20 5:30
Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe 2 5:01
Jean-Michel Jarre Waiting For Cousteau 3:00
Jean-Michel Jarre The Heart Of Noise (Origin) 2:36
Themes
Jean-Michel Jarre Industrial Revolution Part 2 2:22
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 4 3:46
Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe 5 3:45
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 2 5:25
Jean-Michel Jarre Zoolookologie 3:44
Jean-Michel Jarre Bells 2:09
Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe 4 5:32
Jean-Michel Jarre Magnetic Fields 2 3:58
Jean-Michel Jarre Rendez-vous 2 (Laser Harp) 4:09
Jean-Michel Jarre Rendez-vous 4 4:09
Jean-Michel Jarre Chronology 4 4:08
Sequences
Jean-Michel Jarre Coachella Opening 3:58
Jean-Michel Jarre Arpeggiator 6:15
Jean-Michel Jarre With Vince Clarke Automatic Part 1 2:28
Jean-Michel Jarre With Edward Snowden Exit 5:45
Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe 7 3:35
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene 8 5:24
Jean-Michel Jarre With Armin van Buuren Stardust 4:37
Jean-Michel Jarre Herbalizer 3:26
Jean-Michel Jarre Revolutions 3:23
Explorations & Early Work
Jean-Michel Jarre Ethnicolor 3:30
Jean-Michel Jarre Souvenir Of China 4:00
Jean-Michel Jarre Blah Blah Cafe 3:22
Jean-Michel Jarre Music For Supermarkets (Demo Excerpt) 2:04
Jean-Michel Jarre Roseland = Le Pays De Rose 2:21
Jean-Michel Jarre La Cage 3:09
Jean-Michel Jarre Erosmachine 2:59
Jean-Michel Jarre Hypnose 3:27
Jean-Michel Jarre The Song Of The Burnt Barns = La Chanson Des Granges Brûlées 3:00
Jean-Michel Jarre Happiness Is A Sad Song 5:51
Jean-Michel Jarre Aor Bleu 3:09
Jean-Michel Jarre Last Rendez-Vous 4:08

Versions (8)

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19075833792 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(2xCD, Comp, Dlx) Columbia 19075833792 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
19075833822 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(2xCD, Comp) Columbia, Sony Music 19075833822 Australia 2018 Sell This Version
19075833792 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(2xCD, Comp, Dlx) Columbia, Sony Music 19075833792 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
19075833822 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(2xCD, Comp, Jew) Columbia 19075833822 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
19075833822 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial, Jew) Columbia (2) 19075833822 Russia 2018 Sell This Version
19075833822 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(2xCDr, Comp, Promo) Columbia 19075833822 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
19075833831 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(4xLP, Comp, Dlx) Columbia 19075833831 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
19075870642 Jean-Michel Jarre Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music)(Box, Dlx, Ltd, Num + 2xCD, Comp + 2xCass, Comp + F) Columbia 19075870642 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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inadream

inadream

July 19, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music), 2xCD, Comp, Dlx, 19075833792
I am tired of the usual songs on his compilations.
I thought the arrangement into sections on this was a nice approach.
I liked the attempt to key match between some songs.
For me edm style production makes JMJ music very bland.
I used to DJ, I have listened to edm since early 90s.
For me it is now very repetitive with cheesy buildups which I find a cheap gimmick.
There are so many amazing edm songs and JMJ is very late to try making edm.
I honestly think JMJ is not an interesting edm artist, I skip those songs.
The selected excerpt from Musique Pour Supermarché seemed useless.
Why not just release the whole original Musique Pour Supermarché remastered and be done with it already?
Overall for me this compilation wasn't interesting enough to listen when I can just hear the original versions on albums.
I'd like to see a compilation mixing pieces which have had less attention recently like:

Oxygene VII (after 8:00)
Oxygene IX
Oxygene XIII
Equinoxe II
Equinoxe III
Les Chants Magnetiques I (after 7:10)
Les Chants Magnetiques III
The Overture
Fifth Rendez-vous (I, II or III)
Wooloomooloo
...and the gloriously beautiful and futuristic:
Ethnicolor II

There's beautifully crafted songs that are less played that he perhaps ignores in favour of the usual songs..
I want less of the usual songs and no bland EDM.
I realise my opinion means nothing but it's what I would like to see.
theluf

theluf

October 24, 2019
referencing Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music), 4xLP, Comp, Dlx, 19075833831
An OK compilation of JMJ classics, newer tracks and rarities. Sadly, I found the pressing quality very poor. A few clicks and pops (especially the first two vinyl), warping is present, centre out on one and a few aubible pressing defects too. Tried two copies, but both had these various faults.
Numanoid

Numanoid

October 18, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music), 2xCD, Comp, Dlx, 19075833792

This is of course an excellent release filled with quality tracks. But I am nevertheless disappointed by it, seeing the sections the release is divided into I took for granted that he had reworked and melded the tracks into each other. But from what I can hear the tracks for the most part are just the same versions as on the albums (with silence between). As is this is like an updated and extended version of the Images (1991) compilation, with some exclusive tracks at the end.

If the man himself is claiming this is an album and not a compilation, he is doing injustice to long time fans who already have all the albums.
shankletts

shankletts

September 17, 2018
referencing Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music), 2xCD, Comp, Dlx, 19075833792
Thanks for the insight Neasden.

One thing's got me puzzled however....
According to the track listing Disc 1 of the 2CD set runs for 83:51.
I thought 80 minutes was the maximum amount of music a factory pressed CD could hold?

Has Jarre overcome this limitation in some way,
or are we looking at a typing error in the track listing?
Neasden

Neasden

September 15, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music), 2xCD, Comp, Dlx, 19075833792
Going undocumented in this compilation:

New re-recordings or new mixes:

Zoolookologie
Magnetic Fields 2
Fourth Rendez-Vous
Chrolonology Part 4
Oxygene Part 8

Mislabelling of tracks:

Revolutions instead of Revolution, Revolutions.
(The version without the turkish flute, short-cut).

Drastic shotcurt of tracks:

Ethnicolor - Mostly the first 3 minutes.
Chronology Part 1 - Only the second movement, shortened.
Oxygene Part 20 - Doesn't include the intro of the track.
Waiting For Cousteau - A 3 minute edit (out of the 46 minutes).
Last Rendez Vous - it is the 2004 AERO version, intro short cut.

Last but not least, the "I Got you!" moment:

Music For Supermarkets
Not the marvelous opening overture.
It's the "Part I" movement.

That's why I never care about JMJ compilations.
iot1

iot1

September 14, 2018
referencing Planet Jarre (50 Years Of Music), 2xCD, Comp, Dlx, 19075833792
Surely listing this release in the Albums section is a mistake. By any definition, this is a COMPILATION.