Jean-Michel Jarre

 

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Jean-Michel Jarre (1948-)
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE
Born August 24, 1948 Died N/A
Jean-Michel Jarre is a French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres, and known for organising outdoor spectacles featuring his music, vast laser displays and fireworks.

His father is composer Maurice Jarre, and Jean-Michel was trained on the piano. From an early age, he was introduced to a variety of art forms, including street performers, jazz musicians and the artist Pierre Soulages. He played guitar in a band, but his musical style was perhaps most heavily influenced by Pierre Schaeffer, a pioneer of musique concrète at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales.

His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène. Recorded in a makeshift studio at his home, the album sold an estimated 12 million copies. Oxygène was followed in 1978 by Équinoxe, and in 1979, Jarre performed to a record-breaking audience of more than a million people at the Place de la Concorde, a record he has since broken three times. More albums were to follow, but his 1979 concert served as a blueprint for his future performances around the world. Several of his albums have been released to coincide with large-scale outdoor events, and he is now perhaps as well known as a performer as he is as a musician.

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Oxygène (1976), UK #2, Platinum
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“Oxygène Part IV” (1977), UK #4, Silver [image: 45cat*]

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Équinoxe (1978), UK #11, Gold
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Magnetic Fields (1981), UK #6, Gold [image: Discogs*]

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The Concerts in China (1982), UK #6, Gold
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The Essential Jean-Michel Jarre (1983) [playlist], UK #14, Gold [image: Discogs*]

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Rendez-Vous (1986), UK #9, Gold
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En Concert Houston/Lyon (1987), UK #18, Silver [image: Discogs*]

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Revolutions (1988), UK #2, Gold
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Jarre Live (1989), UK #16, Silver [image: Discogs*]
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Waiting for Cousteau (1990), UK #14 [image: Discogs*]
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Images – The Best of (1991) [playlist], UK #14, Gold

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Chronologie (1993), UK #11
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“Oxygene 8” (1997), UK #17 [image: Discogs*]
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“Oxygene 10” (1997), UK #21 [image: Discogs*]

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Oxygene 7-13 (1997), UK #11
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“Rendez-Vous 98” (1998), UK #12 [image: Discogs*]
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