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Concerts in China 1
Jean-Michel Jarre
Concerts in China 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop
 
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All Artists: Jean-Michel Jarre
Title: Concerts in China 1
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dreyfus
Release Date: 4/5/1994
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Live
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Meditation, Dance Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 764911614328, 764911614342, 738476350021
 

CD Reviews

Essential
Mark Goldsworthy | Austin, tx USA | 08/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The `concert' starts with The Overture which initially sounds like a slowed version of Magnetic Fields 1. This is a good thing as the track has a wonderful measured quality about it. Anyway it builds into a superb solo. Great opening.Next comes probably one of the best tracks Jarre has ever written. It's a shame its never been heard of again as Arpegiateur is absolute classic Jarre. If you've never heard this than your certainly missing out. Although it does tend to conjure up certain imagery from Nine and a half weeks.... :P After a great rendition of Equinoxe 4 comes the wonderfully original Fishing Junks at Sunset. A grand mixture of traditional Chinese orchestra and more contemporary synth. Makes for diversity here. The whole tone of the tracks here is rather sober which while Jarre has created a lot of uplifting material the more serious stuff is what turns me on. I plead with any Jarre fan who is thinking about this purchase to buy it."
Ahhh... the energy!
dna-groove | 09/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I suppose you should expect from the first western world artist in the republic of China to perform in a way never heard before... and whoever expected this, was absolutely right! This concert was one of the most spactacular sights ever seen anywhere... I wouldn't say it shadowed the Chinese wall, but it wasn't shadowed by it either. :) The music is nothing less spactacular than the sights themselves, when I first listened to the music from the concert it nearly got me off my chair and started head-banging all over the room, especially during the peaks of Arpegiateur, which is brilliant on its own.There are the good old classics from Magnetic fields, Equinox and Oxygen... but the new compositions he constructed especially for the occasion, quite easily, top them all..."
Solid, but listen to the disc 2 as well
dna-groove | 06/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nicely summarizes Jarre's earlier works, as well as giving us some original tracks as well. It's a pity, though, that they didn't make this and Disc 2 into a single double-CD set. I also like nice little touches such as clips from the publie Chinese radio broadcast on Jarre's show. I would love to own a video of this historic event in pre-capitalist China."