Jean-Michel Jarre ‎– The Concerts In China

Polydor ‎– 2612 039, Polydor ‎– DLP 2612 039, Polydor ‎– 2335 260, Polydor ‎– 2335 261
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Overture 4:50
A2 Arpegiator 6:53
A3 Equinoxe IV 7:45
B1 Fishing Junks At Sunset
Conductor – Huang FeiliMusical Assistance [Artistic 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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1st issue with red labels.
Released in gatefold sleeve.
The Concerts In China is the red and blue labels reissue

Inner sleeves:

This double album was recorded during five concerts which Jean Michel Jarre presented in Peking and Shanghai. 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.

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

The inner sleeves incorrectly list "Laser Harp" as the closing track of side 2 instead of side 3.


Original sound recording made by Disques Dreyfus France
℗ 1982 Disques Dreyfus France.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Other (LP 1 Cat#): 2335 260
  • Other (LP 2 Cat#): 2335 261
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 1)): Side A: 2335-260A 2335260 A//2 130 13 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 1)): Side B: 2335-260B 2335260 B//2 130 021 K 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C (Variant 1)): Side C: 2335-261A 2335261 A//1 121Y 2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D (Variant 1)): Side D: 2335-261B D I 2335261 B//1 130 12 0 U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 2)): ̶P̶D̶M̶ - ̶1̶8̶1̶1̶0̶ - A 2335260 A//2 ▽130 1 3 A·1 2335-260-A-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 2)): A ̷5̷ 2335-260-B 23 2335 260 B//1 ▽130 [Long string crossed out illegible]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C (Variant 2)): 1·3A A X 2335 - ̷2̷6̷0̷ ̷-̷ ̷A̷ - 261-A 2335261 A//2 ▽130
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D (Variant 2)): A V 2335-261-B D 2 3 12L 2335261 B//2 ▽130

Other Versions (5 of 194) 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
811 551-2 Jean-Michel Jarre The Concerts In China(2xCD, Album, Red) Polydor 811 551-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
S045 Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Starling S045 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine (Concert De Pekin en Chine 1981 - 35éme Anniversaire)(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Unofficial) Disques Dreyfus, Polydor none France 2016 Sell This Version
DCO 2200, FDM CD-18110, FDM CD-18111, FDM CD-18112 Jean-Michel Jarre Les Concerts En Chine(2xCD, Album, RE, Blu) Disques Dreyfus, Disques Dreyfus, Disques Dreyfus, Disques Dreyfus DCO 2200, FDM CD-18110, FDM CD-18111, FDM CD-18112 France 1985 Sell This Version



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February 20, 2016
While one can debate which parts of "The Concerts in China" were recorded live and which in the studio, the fact remains that this is a splendid collection of highlights from "Equinoxe" and "Magnetic Fields", nicely complemented by several new additions.
This LP release is for the most part dead quiet with almost no surface noise - only the second half of "Equinoxe VII" suffers a bit from inner groove distortion.
Quite impressive, considering this LP is rather "lightweight" compared to all those supposedly audiophile-quality 180g/200g reissues these days.

I picked this up used for a mere 6 EUR, quite a bargain.