Live from Gdańsk (Koncert w Stoczni)

Live From Gdańsk (Koncert w Stoczni) (pol. "Shipyard Concert", referring to Gdańsk Shipyard) is a live album by Jean Michel Jarre, released in 2005, exclusively in Poland. It contains selected songs performed during Jarre's Space of Freedom concert in Gdańsk, Poland, on 26 August 2005, commemorating twenty-five years of the Solidarity movement.[1]

Live From Gdańsk (Koncert w Stoczni)
Live album by
Released27 October 2005
Recorded26 August 2005
VenueGdańsk Shipyard, Gdańsk, Poland
GenreElectronic
Length48:03
LabelWarner Music Poland
ProducerJean Michel Jarre
Jean Michel Jarre chronology
Jarre in China
(2005)
Live From Gdańsk (Koncert w Stoczni)
(2005)
Live Printemps de Bourges 2002
(2006)

Jean Michel Jarre performed together with Polish Baltic Philharmonic and Gdańsk University Choir.

Apart from his own works, the album also features Jarre's electronic-style interpretation of Polish protest song "Mury", written by Jacek Kaczmarski in 1978, to the melody of "L'estaca" by Lluís Llach.

Cover art

Cover art features shipyard cranes in the foreground, then a photograph of Gdańsk Shipyard workers, and wooden tablets of 21 demands of MKS in the background.

Critical reception

Fans complained about the length of the album, which contains only nine out of twenty-four songs performed during the event. In their review, Polish magazine Teraz Rock described this release as "undoubtedly too short".[2]

Track listing (DVD)

Note: Jean Michel Jarre has a long practice of changing the names of his songs when performing them live (see the list of Jean Michel Jarre compositions with multiple titles for details). In such case, original name is indicated below the new one.


Solidarność Live

  1. "Shipyard Overture"
    • original title: "Industrial Revolution Overture"
  2. "Suite for Flute"
  3. "Oxygene 2"
  4. "Tribute To Chopin"
  5. "Aero"
  6. "Oxygene 4"
  7. "Souvenir"
    • original title: "Souvenir of China"
  8. "Space of Freedom"
    • original title: "March 23"
  9. "Theremin Memories"
  10. "Chronologie 2"
  11. "Mury"
  12. "Chronologie 6"
  13. "Oxygene 8"
  14. "Light My Sky"
    • original title: "Tout Est Bleu"
  15. "Tribute to Jean Paul II"
    • original title: "Acropolis"
  16. "Rendez-Vous 2"
  17. "Vivaldi: Summer - Presto"
  18. "Oxygene 12"
  19. "Rendez-Vous 4"
  20. "Solidarnosc Tonight"
    • original title: "Oxygene 13"
  21. "Aerology (Remix)"

Track listing (CD)

  1. "Shipyard Overture" – 4:59
    • original title: "Industrial Revolution: Overture"
  2. "Oxygene 4" – 4:21
  3. "Mury" – 5:49
  4. "Space of Freedom" – 5:01
    • original title: "March 23"
  5. "Oxygene 8" – 4:45
  6. "Light My Sky" – 4:51
    • original title: "Tout Est Bleu"
  7. "Tribute to John Paul II" – 6:24
    • original title: "Akropolis"
  8. "Rendez-vous 4" – 6:20
  9. "Aerology Remix" – 5:15

Personnel

  • Jean Michel Jarre – keyboards, mixing desk, laser harp, theremin, vocals
  • Francis Rimbert – keyboards, electronic percussions
  • Claude Samard – keyboards, guitars, musical coordinator
  • Polish Baltic Philharmonic
  • Gdańsk University Choir
  • Michal Nesterowicz - conductor

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[3] Platinum 20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


References

  1. Source: (in Polish) Live From Gdansk (Koncert w Stoczni) - URL accessed on January 23, 2007
  2. Source: (in Polish) review by Teraz Rock magazine - URL accessed on January 23, 2007
  3. "Polish album certifications – JMJ – Live" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
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