Jean Michel Jarre’s Concerts In China

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This video captures Jean Michel Jarre’s Concerts in China (French title: Les Concerts en Chine), recorded in 1981 and released in 1982 on Disques Dreyfus.

Concerts In China was recorded during Jarre’s 1981 Concerts in China tour, which consisted of five Peking and Shanghai concerts in China. The album is a balance of previously released tracks by Jarre, new compositions inspired by Chinese culture, and one rearranged traditional Chinese track (“Fishing Junks at Sunset”). The music is combined live and studio work, plus ambient sound recordings.

New compositions include “Night in Shanghai”, “Laser Harp”, “Arpegiator”, “Orient Express” and “Souvenir of China”. “Fishing Junks at Sunset” is a new arrangement of a very old traditional Chinese song known as the “Fisherman’s Chant at Dusk” which was performed and recorded with The Peking Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra.

6 thoughts on “Jean Michel Jarre’s Concerts In China

  1. Awesome. I can only imagine what it must have been like to play in China in 1981. I wonder how much of his nice analog gear got fried because of the electricity. I lived there in the late 90's and I needed surge protectors and UPS units on all my sensitive gear.

  2. Awesome. I can only imagine what it must have been like to play in China in 1981. I wonder how much of his nice analog gear got fried because of the electricity. I lived there in the late 90's and I needed surge protectors and UPS units on all my sensitive gear.

  3. Awesome. I can only imagine what it must have been like to play in China in 1981. I wonder how much of his nice analog gear got fried because of the electricity. I lived there in the late 90's and I needed surge protectors and UPS units on all my sensitive gear.

  4. Awesome. I can only imagine what it must have been like to play in China in 1981. I wonder how much of his nice analog gear got fried because of the electricity. I lived there in the late 90's and I needed surge protectors and UPS units on all my sensitive gear.

  5. Awesome. I can only imagine what it must have been like to play in China in 1981. I wonder how much of his nice analog gear got fried because of the electricity. I lived there in the late 90's and I needed surge protectors and UPS units on all my sensitive gear.

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