French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre has released a video for his new digital single Herbaliser, which you can watch below.
Herbaliser is the first of several digital singles of the live versions of tracks, including Oxygene 19 and Zero Gravity which will all be available in binaural audio for the first time, in the run up to the physical release of his New Years Eve virtual reality show which was viewed by over 75 million people.
Welcome To The Other Side will be released through Sony Music on vinyl, CD and Blu-ray, featuring exclusive bonus materual including binaural audio, from September 10.
“The world was in lockdown, we were all living in isolation, confined to our homes which became the central hub of our lives and the only space we had to maintain some form of normality,” explains Jarre. “Where work, family, love, leisure and play was all contained inside those four walls. We shared and interacted with the ‘outside’ world via our screens. As a musician, performer and creator of concert events, like all my peers, I needed to create, to perform and share, that’s the only vocation I know…”
The NYE show was a groundbreaking live performance from a virtual reality Notre-Dame cathedral. The show, which combined life-like concert visuals in VR with a real live studio performance, introduced a mixed-media approach which was the first of its kind.
“A world heritage monument, familiar to the masses, seemed to me an ideal landmark to set the scene,” Jarre continues. “Notre-Dame in Paris is one of the most visited sites for tourists across the globe – it seemed a perfect setting for a New Year’s Eve invitation to travel and celebrate… even if it was just virtually. I designed the concert in 3D virtual reality, but constructed the entire project to share via all possible media available, the VR experience was expanded to a traditional broadcast which could be live-streamed on social media platforms, global TV networks and radio – whoever wanted to join us was welcome… and they did!”
Welcome To The Other Side will be available on vinyl – stereo audio version and poster (available September 10), as a CD and Blu-ray Set (available September 10) including full concert in 2D and DTS HD 5.0, Dolby True HD 5.0 and PCM Stereo, behind the scenes/making of features, masterclass with Jean-Michel Jarre and Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO of VRrOOm, concert audio mix 5.0., 2 x 24 page booklets, a download code for binaural headphone mix and a QR code to visit UBISOFT 360 degree version of Notre-Dame de Paris. A digital binaural audio version will bne available from October 10 on all DSPs.
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- Jean-Michel Jarre - La Cage - VG - French - 7" vinyl - £350.00, $427.00, €406.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Dec-2022 11:24)on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE La Cage (Ultra rare original 1971 French wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Pathé label, also including Erosmachine, housed in a the original flipback style card picture sleeve. This is his debut solo single, recorded in 1969 during his time at the Pierre Schaeffer's 'Groupe de Recherches Musicales' at Beaubourg. The tracks are two electronic shorts composed for 16 oscillators, percussion and a musical saw. The Rhythmic pattern from Erosmachine was reused in Chronologie part 2 in 1993. The fragile sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges and has some light creases. The A Side label has a small minor sticker mark other clean, whilst the vinyl has some minor surface scuffs, but we have play tested and still sounds fantastic, overall a Very Good example of this extremely hard to find pressing, rumoured to have less than 120 copies pressed!)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 11:26)on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Oxygene (1977 UK first press 6-track LP, the mainstream breakthrough for the French electronic instrumentalist/ composer, containing the first six movements to the Oxygene piece [the sequel was released in 1997], fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe - Shrink - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2022 14:15)on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Equinoxe (1978 UK red label 8-track LP, the fourth album & second major release featuring some of the composer extraordinaire's most famous work, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve (still in opened shrink!) & vinyl are near mint with few signs of wear or play POLD5007)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.20, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2022 11:36)on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm
JEAN MICHEL JARRE Oxygene (1977 UK 6-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some mild shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with very little play)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - The Concerts In China - Complete - Stickered - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $36.60, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2022 09:53)on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE The Concerts In China (1982 UK 15-track double LP, recorded live during five concerts presented in Peking & Shanghai, the first performances of rock or contemporary music ever given in the People's Republic of China, including forty minutes of then-new material, complete with illustrated tracklisting inners, hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve & rare merchandise insert. The cover shows a little mild scuffing & ring wear, the flyer has a few creases and both vinyl discs appear near 'as new' PODV3)