Jean-Michel Jarre ‎– The Concerts In China

Polydor ‎– 2612 039
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The Overture 4:50
A2 Arpegiator 6:53
A3 Equinoxe IV 7:45
B1 Fishing Junks At Sunset
Conductor – Huang FeiliMusical Assistance [Art. Collaboration] – Mrs. Li Meng*, Mr. Wang Zhi*Orchestra – The Peking Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
B2 Band In The Rain 1:21
B3 Equinoxe VII 9:53
C1 Orient Express 4:21
C2 Magnetic Fields I 0:21
C3 Magnetic Fields III 3:50
C4 Magnetic Fields IV 10:37
C5 Laser Harp 3:36
D1 Night In Shanghai 7:01
D2 The Last Rumba 2:12
D3 Magnetic Fields II 6:16
D4 Souvenir Of China 3:59

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Released in gatefold sleeve with picture inner sleeves
Red labels with rim text in Italian

Inner sleeves:

This double album was recorded during five concerts which Jean-Michel Jarre presented in Peking and Shangai. The concerts were the first performances of rock or contemporary music ever given in the people's Republic of China.
Jean-Michel Jarre wrote several new compositions for this historic occasion, including: 'Night in Shanghai', 'Laser Harp', 'Arpegiator', 'Orient Express', 'Souvenir of China', and 'Fishing Junks at Sunset', which was performed and recorded with the Peking Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra.

We would like to thank the following people and organizations without whose help the presentation of these concerts in the People's Republic of China would not have been possible: the Commission for Chinese Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, especially Mrs Li Paoqiu and Mr Vao Ling Han, the Company for Spectacles, Peking, especially Mr Tiao Ye, the Chinese Radio and Television Companies, the Cultural Commission for the Municipality of Shanghai, especially Mr Zhang Xiao Zhu, the Peking Conservatoire of Music, especially Mr Wu Zu Quiang, the Workers at the Capital Stadium, Peking, and the Shanghai Stadium, the Chinese Embassy in Paris, the interpreters in China, especially Mr Zhang, Miss Gong Huihia and Mr Vao, the Fench Embassy in China, especially M. Claude Martin, Ministre Conseiller, whose assistance was valuable.
We would like also to express our particular thanks to Marie Holtzman, Richard Arzt, Jean-Luc Cronel and Jean-Pierre Vincon.

Recorded during concerts performed in Peking and Shangai in October 1981 on the Flight Mobile with the Saje Console.
Mixed on MCI Equipment.
Released on Dreyfus Records, Paris. © ℗ 1982

Made in Italy
℗ 1982 Disques Dreyfus France - Paris
Original recordings made by Disques Dreyfus

Track "Laser Harp" is wrongly listed as B4 on inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Other (Record 1 catalogue number): 2335 260
  • Other (Record 2 catalogue number): 2335 261

Other Versions (5 of 176) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FDM 18110 Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine(2xLP, Album, Gat) Disques Dreyfus FDM 18110 France 1982 Sell This Version
FDM 36144-4 Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine 2(Cass, Album, RE) Disques Dreyfus FDM 36144-4 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
824 749-2 Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine(2xCD, Album, RE) Disques Dreyfus 824 749-2 France Unknown Sell This Version
FDM 36143-4, DRY-MC-36143 Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine 1(Cass, Album, RE) Disques Dreyfus, Disques Dreyfus FDM 36143-4, DRY-MC-36143 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
173 Jean-Michel Jarre The Concerts In China (Disc 1)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 173 Poland 1991 Sell This Version