With his upcoming best-of PLANET JARRE set for release September 14 on SONY, the Godfather of Electronic Music JEAN-MICHEL JARRE (JMJ) celebrates his birthday today (August 24) with "Coachella Opening." The song-available now on all DSPs-appears as part of the Sequences collection of PLANET JARRE based on the repetitive and hypnotic sequences that only electronic instruments can create.
Listen to "Coachella Opening" now at:
"Coachella Opening" was specifically written for live performance as part of JARRE's most recent Electronica world tour which launched at major U.S. tastemaker festival Coachella, where the legendary performer garnered rave reviews. ("Electronic luminary Jean-Michel Jarre dazzles a Coachella that's at a crossroad...," shared the Los Angeles Times.) "It is my most recent track. I composed it in 2018 thinking about what the ideal mood could be to start a show in a festival such as Coachella" says JARRE.
PLANET JARRE comprises 41 works from his extensive music catalogue, hand-picked by Jarre himself and completely re-mastered to add a new and sparkling freshness to the sound of the package. To top things off, the Vinyl Book and Ultimate Box Set both come with a download card to enter the world of Jean-Michel Jarre in 5.1. Always fascinated by the best possible sound and technology JARRE mastered some tracks in 5.1 for a unique listening experience. PLANET JARRE is available now for pre-order HERE.
For this release, JARRE not only took a deep dive into the vault his extensive music career, but also into his video archive. Launching a video once a week on his YouTube channel, Jarre "50 years of music" video series offers insight into his career in electronic music from his early years up to today.
The release of PLANET JARRE follows the 2018 U.S. leg of JARRE's ELECTRONICA World Tour where he made his U.S. festival debut at Coachella to critical acclaim. JARRE is a 2017 Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold throughout his career, a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world. He's one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today.
PLANET JARRE's track listing is:
Millions of Stars
Waiting for Cousteau
The Heart of Noise (Origin)
Industrial Revolution Part 2
Magnetic Field 2
Rendez-Vous 2 (Laser Harp)
Automatic Part 1 with Vince Clarke
Exit with Edward Snowden
Stardust with Armin van Buuren
Explorations & Early Works
Souvenir of China
Blah Blah Café
Music for Supermarkets (Demo Excerpt)
Roseland / Le Pays de Rose
The Song of the Burnt Barns / La Chanson des Granges Brulees
Happiness is a Sad Song