Jean-Michel Jarre discography

Jean-Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, synthpop, ambient and new-age genres, and known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks.

Jean-Michel Jarre discography
Jarre in 2016
Studio albums22
Live albums8
Compilation albums28
Video albums19
Music videos31
Singles41
Remix and cover albums4
Books11

Jarre was raised in Lyon by his mother and grandparents, and trained on the piano. From an early age he was introduced to a variety of art forms, including those of 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 for these performances as his albums.

Jarre has sold an estimated 80 million albums and singles.[1] He was the first Western musician to be allowed to perform in the People's Republic of China, and holds the world record for the largest-ever audience at an outdoor event.

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
FRA
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NL
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[11]
1972 Deserted Palace
  • Released: 1972
  • Format: LP
1973 Les Granges Brûlées
  • Released: May 30, 1973
  • Format: LP, CD
1976 Oxygène
  • Released:
    • December 1976 (France)
    • July 1977 (international)
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
1 10 12 8 4 9 3 85 2 78
1978 Équinoxe
  • Released: December 1978
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
1 14 22 3 11 126
1981 Les Chants Magnétiques
(Magnetic Fields)
  • Released: May 1981
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
1 4 20 9 5 20 22 6 98
1983 Musique pour Supermarché
(Music for Supermarkets)
  • Released: July 6, 1983
  • Format: LP (one single copy)
1984 Zoolook
  • Released: November 1984
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
28 24 27 21 30 47
1986 Rendez-Vous
  • Released: April 1986
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
1 15 6 20 12 8 24 9 52
1988 Revolutions
  • Released: August 1988
  • Format: CD, MC, LP
6 13 9 28 4 13 13 2
1990 En attendant Cousteau
(Waiting for Cousteau)
  • Released: June 11, 1990
  • Format: CD, MC, LP
2 19 11 27 27 11 22 21 14
1993 Chronologie
  • Released: May 1993
  • Format: CD, MC, LP
2 32 10 50 56 25 21 11
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[16]
1997 Oxygène 7–13
  • Released: February 17, 1997
  • Format: CD, MC, LP
6 2 11 19 10 4 16 24 11
2000 Métamorphoses
  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD, MC, MD
7 28 7 17 42 19 30 32 37
2001 Interior Music
  • Released: 2001
  • Format: CD (1000 copies)
2002 Sessions 2000
  • Released: November 2002
  • Format: CD
140
2003 Geometry of Love
  • Released: October 2003
  • Format: CD
2007 Téo & Téa
  • Released: March 26, 2007
  • Format: CD, CD/DVD
8 46 43 103
2007 Oxygène: New Master Recording
  • Released: 2007
  • Format: CD, CD/DVD
40 140
2015 Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  • Released: October 16, 2015
  • Format: CD, LP
3 12 30 4 5 14 20 2 8
2016 Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
  • Released: May 6, 2016
  • Format: CD, LP
9 22 19 12 14 27 27 5 8
2016 Oxygène 3
  • Released: December 2, 2016
  • Format: CD, LP, 3×CD, 3×CD+3×LP+book, digital download
50
[20]
47 23 34 20 46 14 41
2018 Equinoxe Infinity
  • Released: November 16, 2018
  • Format: CD, LP, Limited edition CD/LP set
20
[21]
31 17
[22]
11 26 15 33
2019 Snapshots from EoN
  • Released: December 12, 2019
  • Format: CD, LP, 2×CD+2×LP+book,
- - - - - - - - -

Live albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
FRA
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NL
[6]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
1982 Les Concerts en Chine
(The Concerts in China)
  • Released: 1982
  • Format: LP, CD
5 35 9 6
1987 En Concert Houston/Lyon
(In Concert Houston/Lyon)
  • Released: 1987
  • Format: LP, CD,
2 19 31 14 11 10 18
1989 Jarre Live
(Destination Docklands: The London Concert)
  • Released: 1989
  • Re-released 1996 with new title
  • Format: CD, LP
16 22 57 45 16
1994 Hong Kong
  • Released: 1994
  • Format: CD
21
1998 Paris Live "Electronic Night"
Featuring Tetsuya "TK" Komuro
  • Released: 1998
  • included in the TK 1998 box set with Paris Live "Rendez-Vous '98 Electronic Night" VHS
  • Format: CD
2004 Jarre in China
  • Released: 2004
  • Format: CD/DVD
2005 Live From Gdańsk (Koncert w Stoczni)
  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD
2006 Live Printemps de Bourges 2002

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
FRA
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NL
[6]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
1982 Synthesis
  • Released: 1983
  • Italian-only release
  • Format: LP, CS
1983 Musik aus Zeit und Raum
  • Released: 1983
  • Central European-release only
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
5 3
The Essential Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Released: 1983
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
14
1985 The Essential 1976-1986
  • Released: 1985
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
1989 Les Années Laser
  • Released: 1989
  • Format: 10-CD (Box Set)
1991 Images - The Best of Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Released: 1991
  • Format: CD, MC, LP
2 15 20 85 23 14
1997 Complete Oxygene
  • Released: 1997
  • Limited edition
  • Format: 2CD
2004 The Essential
  • Released: 2004
  • Format: CD
23
AERO
  • Released: 2004
  • Format: CD
2 60 37 33 61 14
2006 Sublime Mix
2007 The Complete Oxygene
  • Released: 2007
  • Format: 3CD
2011 Essentials & Rarities
  • Released: 2011
  • Format: 2CD
70 89
Rarities
  • Released: 2011
  • Format: LP
2018 Planet Jarre: 50 Years of Music
  • Released: 2018
  • Format: LP, 2CD
16 22 45
[24]
5 23 11 21
[25]

Other compilation albums

Official and tribute:

  • 10th Anniversary (Limited Edition Compact Disc Set) (1987)
  • Razormaid (1990) (Remixes)
  • Détente / Unwind (1991) (Promo)
  • Razormaid - The Customize Series (1992) (Remixes)
  • L'Intégrale (1992, 10-CD box)
  • Le Monde Musicale de Jean-Michel Jarre (1993) (Tribute)
  • The Music of Jean-Michel Jarre (1997) (Tribute)
  • InFiné by JMJ (2013) (Compilation of tracks chosen by JMJ)
  • Essential Recollection (2015)

Unofficial:

  • Jean-Michel Jarre Collection (1990)
  • Oxygene - The Magic of Jean-Michel Jarre (1991)
  • Unique JMJ (1997)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre - Platinum (1997)
  • Greatest Hits (2000) (Russian Release)
  • Golden Collection (2000) (Russian Release)

Remix albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[2]
NL
[6]
UK
[10]
1994 Chronologie Part 6 (Remixes)
  • Released: May 1994
  • Format: CD
60
1995 Jarremix
  • Released: 1995
  • Format: CD
24
1998 Odyssey Through O2
  • Released: 1998
  • Format: CD
10 92 50
2007 Oxygène: New Master Recording
  • Released: 2007
  • Format: CD, DVD
2015 Remix EP (I)
  • Released: 2015
  • Format: Digital

Non-album tracks

In addition to the catalogue of songs featured on his studio albums, Jarre has also recorded (or recordings exist of) over 30 songs not included on the original editions of the studio albums. These include new songs featured on compilation albums, soundtracks, live albums, single B-sides, stand-alone singles, songs featured on special edition releases of studio albums and songs performed live on TV. The songs featured in the table below have either been released officially, and/or have high quality recordings (video or audio) of them accessible on public access sites such as YouTube.

Title First Appearance Year Other Appearances
Souvenir of China The Concerts in China 1981 Various Concert Videos, Broadcasts and Live CD's, AERO (2004 Version)
Apregiator (Live) The Concerts in China 1981
Orient Express (Live) The Concerts in China 1981 Images (Studio)
Laser Harp (Live) The Concerts in China 1981
Fishing Junks at Sunset (Live) The Concerts in China 1981 Hong Kong Live CD
Night in Shanghai (Live) 'The Concerts in China 1981
Moon Machine Images 1991
Globe Trotter Images 1991
Eldorado Images 1991 Concert for Tolerance Laser Disk and Unofficial CD, The Twelve Dreams of the Sun
Paris La Defense (Live Intro) Paris La Defense Video and Unofficial CD 1991
Digi Sequencer (Live) Europe in Concert Video 1993 Hong Kong Live CD, Concert for Tolerance Laser Disk and Unofficial CD
Vivaldi Tribute (Live) (feat Patrick Rondat) Concert for Tolerance Laser Disk and Unofficial CD 1995 Amphibia (Patrick Rondat), Jarre in China
Rave-Oulton (Live) Oxygene in Moscow Video, 1997 Oxygene Tour Unofficial CD’s, Nuit Electronic Video
Together Now (with Tetsuya Komuro) 'Together Now Single (Theme for France 1998 FIFA World Cup) 1998 Nuit Electronic Video(Live)
Paris Underground (Live) (with Tetsuya Komuro) Nuit Electronic Video 1998
Oxygene in the Ghetto (Live) (with Tetsuya Komuro) Nuit Electronic Video 1998
Salma Ya Salama (Live) 'The Twelve Dreams of the Sun TV Broadcast and Unofficial CD' 2000
The Sun (Live) The Twelve Dreams of the Sun TV Broadcast and Unofficial CD 2000
Akropolis (Live) 'Hymn to the Akropolis TV Broadcast and Unofficial CD 2001 Live from Gdansk DVD (as Tribute to Jean Paul ll)
Alive in Bourges (Live) 'Live Printemps de Bourges 2002, 2002 Reworked as Aero 2002 with Safri Duo at 'Aero TV Broadcast and Unofficial CD
Aerozone AERO, 2004 'Jarre in China
Aerology AERO, 2004 Jarre in China
Aero(2004) AERO, 2004 Jarre in China
Forbidden City (Live) Jarre in China, 2004
Theremin Memories (Live) Jarre in China, 2004 Live from Gdansk DVD
La Foule (Tribute to Edith Piaf) (Live) Jarre in China, 2004
Tian’anmen (Live) Jarre in China, 2004

Singles

Below are the main singles, produced by Jean-Michel Jarre for himself. Jarre also composed many songs for other various artists, in the late '60s and early '70s, which were released as singles (Jean-Michel Jarre is credited on each one).

  • "La Cage/Erosmachine" (1971)
  • "Freedom Day" (with Samuel Hobo) (1972)
  • "Pop Corn/Black Bird" (as Jammie Jefferson and the Popcorn Orchestra) (1972)
  • "La Chanson des granges brûlées" (1973)
  • "Cartolina/Hertza" (1973)
  • "Zig Zag" (1974)
  • "Hypnose" (with French magician Dominique Webb) (1974)
  • "Oxygène 4" / "Oxygene 6" (1976)
  • "Oxygène 2" / "Oxygene 6" (1977)
  • "Equinoxe 5" / "Equinoxe 1" (1978)
  • "Oxygène 4" / "Equinoxe 5" (Germany 1978)
  • "Equinoxe 4" / "Equinoxe 3" (1979)
  • "Equinoxe 4" / "Equinoxe 5" (1979)
  • "Magnetic Fields 2" / "Magnetic Fields 1" (excerpt) (1981)
  • "Magnetic Fields 4" / "Magnetic Fields 1" (excerpt) (1981)
  • "The Last Rumba" (1981)
  • "Orient Express"' / "Equinoxe 4" (1982)
  • "Orient Express"' / "Fishing Junks at Sunset" (UK 1982)
  • "Souvenir of China" / "Fishing Junks at Sunset" (1982)
  • "Zoolook" / "Wooloomooloo" (1984)
  • "Zoolook" / "Wooloomooloo" / "Zoolook" (Extended) (1984)
  • "Zoolookologie" (single mix) / "Ethnicolor 2" (1985)
  • "Zoolookologie" (Extended) / "Zoolookologie" (single mix) / "Ethnicolor 2" (1985)
  • "Fourth Rendez-Vous" / "First Rendez-Vous" (1986)
  • "Fourth Rendez-Vous" (special remix) / "Fourth Rendez-Vous" (original) / "Moon Machine"
  • "Second Rendez-Vous Houston / Lyon Live" (1987)
  • "Souvenir of China" / "Rendez-vous Lyon" (1987)
  • '"Revolutions" / "Industrial Revolution: part 2" (1988)
  • '"Revolutions" (Extended remix) / "Revolutions" (original) / "Industrial Revolution: part 2" (1988)
  • "London Kid" / "Industrial Revolution: part 3" (1988)
  • "London Kid" / "Industrial Revolution: part 3" / "Revolutions" (Remix) (1988)
  • "Oxygene 4" / "Industrial Revolution: Overture" / "Oxygene 4" (Live) / "September" (1989)
  • "Calypso" / "Calypso 2" (1990)
  • "Calypso" (Extended) / "Calypso" / "Calypso 2" (1990)
  • "Eldorado" / "Oxygene 4" (1991)
  • "Zoolookologie" (Transform Mix) / "Oxygene 4" (Open minded Mix) (Germany 1991)
  • "Chronologie 4" (Remixes) (1993)
  • "Chronologie 2" (Remixes) (1993)
  • "Chronologie 6" (Remixes) (1993)
  • "Chronologie 8" (Remixes) (1993)
  • "Chronologie 6 (Live in Hong-Kong)" (1994)
  • "Oxygène 8" (Remixes) (1997)
  • "Oxygène 10" (Remixes) (1997)
  • "Oxygène 7" (Remixes) (1997)
  • "Rendez-Vous '98" (ft. Apollo Four Forty) (1998)
  • "Together Now" (1998)
  • "C'est la vie" (2000)
  • "Tout est bleu" (2000)
  • "Aerology" (2004)
  • "Téo & Téa" (2007)
  • "Vintage" (2007, released in download format only)
  • "Watching You" (ft. 3D): Original Version / Jarre Reworked Version / Extended 3D Mix (2015)
  • "Conquistador" (ft. Gesaffelstein): Original Version / JMJ RMX / JMJ RMX Extended (2015)
  • "Zero Gravity" (ft. Tangerine Dream): Original Version / Above & Beyond Remix (2015)
  • "If..!" with Little Boots (digital release only) (2015)
  • "Stardust" with Armin Van Buuren (digital release only) (2015)
  • "The Heart of Noise Part 1 & 2" with Rone (digital release only) (2016)
  • "What You Want" with Peaches (digital release only) (2016)
  • "As One" with Primal Scream (digital release only) (2016)
  • "Oxygene 17" (digital release only) (2016)

Video albums

  • Place De La Concorde (1980, VHS PAL-G & SECAM)
  • The China Concerts (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Rendez-vous Lyon: Concert for the Pope (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Destination Docklands (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Images – The Best of Jean-Michel Jarre (1991, VHS NTSC)
  • Paris la Defense (1992, VHS SECAM/VHS PAL-G)
  • Europe in Concert (1994, VHS NTSC)
  • Concert pour la Tolerance (1995, Laserdisc PAL)
  • Oxygen in Moscow (1997, DVD NTSC/VHS PAL-G, released on the US and Brazil)
  • Paris Live: Rendez-vous 98 Electronic Night (1998, VHS NTSC, released on Japan as part of Tetsuya "TK" Komuro's "TK 1998" boxset)
  • Aero DVD (2004)
  • Live in Beijing (2004, DVD PAL, 1-disc release in France only)
  • Jarre in China (2005, DVD PAL, 2-disc European re-release of the above with extra features)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre: Solidarnosc Live (2005, DVD NTSC; released in 1-disc and 2-disc DVD/CD versions)
  • Teo & Tea DVD (2007, DVD 5.1 with the "Teo & Tea" video in high definition HD, included in the "De Luxe Edition CD")
  • Oxygene in Moscow DVD (2007, including "Oxygene in Moscow 1997 concert" + bonus "The Making of Oxygene in Moscow")
  • Oxygene 2D DVD (2007, available with the special edition Oxygene 2007 album)
  • Oxygene 3D DVD (2007, limited edition box set which also includes 2 pairs of 3D glasses)

Music videos

Remix and cover albums

  • Oxygene - The Magic Of Jean-Michel Jarre (performed by Ed Starink) (1991)
  • Play The Music Of Jean-Michel Jarre (performed by L'Orchestré Electronique) (1996)
  • The Symphonic Jean-Michel Jarre (performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) (2006)
  • Re-Oxygene (2007)

Incidental music for TV channels

Books

  • Jean-Michel Jarre (1987)
  • Concert D'Images (1989)
  • Paris La Defense - Une Ville En Concert (1990)
  • Europe in Concert (1994)
  • Concert pour la Tolérance - Paris Tour Eiffel (1996)
  • The Millennium Concert - At The Grand Pyramids of Egypt (2000)
  • Akropolis - Elpida (2001)
  • Aero - Aalborg, Denmark (2002)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre à Pékin (2004)
  • Photo book - Live in Gdansk (2006)
  • The Making of Water for Life (Hardback book, published by idesine)[26] (2007)

References

  1. Dreyfus Records – News – The Jean-Michel Jarre Collection, dreyfusrecords.com, 2004-02-17, archived from the original on 2008-02-13, retrieved 2009-05-26
  2. French Album Charts:
  3. "Discographie Jean-Michel Jarre". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  4. Finnish charts:
    • Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 168. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
    • "Discography Jean-Michel Jarre". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  5. "Discographie Jean-Michel Jarre" (enter "Jean-Michel Jarre" into the "Suchen" box). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  6. "Discografie Jean-Michel Jarre". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
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  8. "Discography Jean-Michel Jarre". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  9. "Discographie Jean-Michel Jarre - hitparade.ch". Hubg Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  10. UK Charts:
  11. "Billboard charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  12. "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Jean Michel Jarre)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  13. "Gold and Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  14. "British certifications – Jean-Michel Jarre". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 August 2018. Type Jean-Michel Jarre in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  15. "Dutch album certifications – Jean Michel Jarre" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 31 August 2018. Enter Jean Michel Jarre in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  16. "Awards". swisscharts.com. Switzerland: Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  17. "Gold & Platin". IFPI Austria. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  18. "Gold Archive - 1997". ZPAV. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  19. "Platinum Archive - 2016". ZPAV. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  20. "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 49, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  21. "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 47, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  22. https://ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/albumit/2018/47
  23. "SNEP, Les Certifications: Jean Michel Jarre". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  24. http://ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/albumit/2018/38
  25. http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/18260/jean-michel-jarre/
  26. Publisher idesine Archived 2007-05-11 at the Wayback Machine

Further reading

  • Needham, Graham (October 1990). "Jean-Michel Jarre". Record Collector. No. 134. pp. 68–72. ISSN 0261-250X. OCLC 9903993.
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