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Jean Michel Jarre*The Concerts In China

Label:Disques Dreyfus – 88843024712, BMG – 88843024712, Sony Music – 88843024712
Format:
2 x CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Ambient, Synth-pop

Tracklist

1-1The Overture4:50
1-2Arpegiator6:50
1-3Equinoxe Part 47:47
1-4Fishing Junks At Sunset
Conductor [Orchestra Directed By]Huang Feili
Musical Assistance [Artistic Contribution]Mrs. Li Meng*, Mr. Wang Zhi*
9:45
1-5Band In The Rain1:21
1-6Equinoxe Part 79:53
2-1Orient Express4:21
2-2Magnetic Fields Part 10:27
2-3Magnetic Fields Part 33:44
2-4Magnetic Fields Part 46:45
2-5Laser Harp3:35
2-6Night In Shanghai7:01
2-7The Last Rumba2:11
2-8Magnetic Fields Part 26:18
2-9Souvenir Of China3:59
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Notes

℗ 1982 Jean Michel Jarre / Disques Dreyfus - BMG
© 2014 Jean Michel Jarre / Disques Dreyfus - BMG
Made in the E.U.

1981: Jean Michel Jarre was the first western musician to perform in post-Mao China and this live album is a chronicle of those historic concerts in Beijing & Shanghai. For this occasion Jarre especially composed some new material marrying his electronic music with harmonies and traditional instruments to perform with the Beijing Oriental Symphony Orchestra - Night in Shanghai, Fishing Junks At Sunset, Orient Express, Laser Harp, Arpegiator & Souvenir Of China.

Amplification, Lighting Equipment: Regiscene
PA system: Bose
Laser equipment: Coherent
Transport equipment: Etex
Travel organization: C.G.T.T.

We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their assistance in making the organisation of those concerts in the People's Republic of China possible: Chinese Commission for Foreign Cultural Relations, particularly Mrs. Li Paoqiu and Mr. Vao Ling Han, the Beijing Performance Company, particularly Mr Tiao Ye, the Chinese National Radio and CCTV, the City Of Shanghai Cultural Commission & particularly Mr. Zhang Xiao Zhu, the Beijing Music Conservatory, particularly Mr. Wu Zu Quiang, the workers of the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing and the Shanghai Stadium, the Chinese Embassy in Paris, the Chinese interpreters, particularly Mr Zhang, Ms. Gong Huihia & Mr. Vao, and the Fench Embassy in China & particularly Mr Claude Martin Minister Counsellor for his precious help.
Special thanks to Francis Mandin and Music Land, Marie Holtzman, Richard Arzt, Jean-Luc Cronel and Jean-Pierre Vincon.

Recording of the Beijing and Shanghai Concerts in october 1981 on "le Flight Mobil" with a "SAJE" mixing console.
Mixing on MCI.
New mastering from the original analog tapes - 2014

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 88430 24712 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 888430247123
  • Label Code: LC 10879
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290689-0102 22 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI 94Z4
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290701-0202 15 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI 94K6
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 2): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290689-0102 22 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI 944S
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 2): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290701-0202 23 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI 944T
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 3): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290689-0102 22 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 3): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 3): IFPI 94W5
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 3): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290701-0202 23 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI 9420
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 4): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290689-0102 22 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 4): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 4): IFPI 942Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 4): [Sony DADC logo] A0102290701-0202 15 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 4): IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 4): IFPI 94Z5

Other Versions (5 of 221)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Concerts In China (2×LP, Album)Polydor2612 039Italy1982
The Concerts In China (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold , blue and red center labels)Polydor, Polydor, Polydor, Polydor, Disques Dreyfus2612 039, 2612-039, 2335 260, 2335 261, noneNetherlands1982
The Concerts In China (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Polydor, Polydor, PolydorPODV 3, 2335 260, 2335 261UK1982
Les Concerts En Chine (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Disques DreyfusFDM 18110France1982
The Concerts In China (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Polydor, Disques Dreyfus, Polydor, Disques Dreyfus2612 039, 2612039Australasia1982

Reviews

  • discogscide's avatar
    discogscide
    Edited 8 years ago
    Here's another new "remaster" for 2014.

    I've examined three pressings with different masters of this record. The first one, the original from W. Germany, 1983. The second, the 1997 remasters. And now we have this 2014 version.

    I still don't see any reason for anyone to give up on the original 1983 version, even with some shortcomings like some tracks sounding like coming off a tape playback ("Equinoxe 7", as an example). There are indeed some 2 or 3 tracks that sound better in one or other of the two remasters, but it doesn't warrant them to be called superior to the original.

    To me, the 1997 remaster is muffled and the bass is boosted, unbalancing the record. It's louder than original but not yet a breed from loudness war.

    The 2014 version is much louder, very up to the standards of mastering these days. A brickwall, almost. Some of the tracks have a wider stereo separation, but that doesn't mean it sounds better than original - it was done to sound more like being live ("Orient Express", in this case). "Souvenir of China" is the worst mastered song, which had its synths and percussion boosted a bit over the top, letting me think it was intentional to bring it closer to the "Aero" 2004 version.

    You better get old Jarre CD pressings and not let yourself moved by these new "hot" CDs. The 2014 series also did not even honor the original artwork fonts - you can see the same fonts in Concerts & Magnetic Fields.

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