Jeff Mills ‎– Blue Potential (Live With Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra)

Tresor ‎– Tresor 223
CD, Album


CD1 Opening 2:07
CD2 Imagine 5:40
CD3 The March 5:48
CD4 Time Machine 3:38
CD5 Eclipse 6:14
CD6 Entrance To Metropolis 4:36
CD7 Keaton's Theme 5:03
CD8 Daylight 2:49
CD9 The Bells 5:44
CD10 Gamma Player 7:00
CD11 4 Art 4:23
CD12 Medium C: The Urge To Swirl Alone In A Pool Of Ridicule 9:12
CD13 Amazon 5:42
CD14 See This Way 6:02
CD15 Sonic Destroyer 5:10
DVD1 Concert 85:00
DVD2 Documentary 28:00
DVD3 Jeff Mills Interview 28:00
DVD4 Studio Tutorial 19:00
DVD5 Bonus Trailers

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DVD recorded live on July 2nd 2005 at Pont Du Gard (France)
(20th anniversary of its inclusion of UNESCO's world heritage list)

The Concert (DVD-1) has the same tracklisting as the CD, with the addition of "Man From Tomorrow" as third track.

"How we view ourselves can often determine the perspective and degree in which we see others and the world around us.
Each and every one of us has a view. Such a view, that I can shape the future of others and how they live,
dream and look towards the future that we all hope is better and more faithful than our past.
This I believe is a common initiative."
-Jeff Mills-

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 61956 72232 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 661956722325
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 03702
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): A0100691037-0101 11 A1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 94V3
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): A0100690208-A911 16 A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): A0100690208-B911 18 0 A
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L556
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L558
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 94A3

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UWe-CD-8 Jeff Mills Blue Potential (Live With Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra)(CD + DVD) UWe UWe-CD-8 US 2005 Sell This Version
UWeDVD07 Jeff Mills Blue Potential - Live With Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra(CD + DVD-V, Copy Prot., Multichannel, PAL, Dol + D) UWe UWeDVD07 France 2006 Sell This Version
SATKCD053 Jeff Mills Blue Potential (Live With Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra)(CD + DVD-V, Multichannel, PAL) Satélite K SATKCD053 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Tresor 223 DVD Jeff Mills Blue Potential (Live With Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra)(DVD, HD ) Tresor Tresor 223 DVD Germany 2006 Sell This Version
NODD-00065 Jeff Mills Blue Potential(CD + DVD) NowonDVD NODD-00065 Japan 2006 Sell This Version



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May 19, 2009
Don't expect perfect synchronity between a classical orchestra and a 909 when listening to this. Good musicians aren't sequencers. An orchestra works because all musicians involved constantly adjust their tempo and listen to each other. Although the conductor sets the tempo, he is a silent element. Mills' 909 however isn't, and given the fact that even a very skilled drummer won't be able to play a constant beat without varying between 10-20 bpm, the orchestra plays incredibly tight.

The title fits this project - this is about showing potential, not perfection. In other words, this is as Techno as it gets - new music unlike anything you ever heard before, pushing boundaries, irritating and fascinating the listener. Listening to this in one go definitely will help you to get adjusted to the special musical setting behind this record.

Mills could have simply let the orchestra play his pieces on its own. He and the orchestra deserve huge respect for having the guts to take the road less travelled. The result is mindblowing.