Disques Dreyfus Closes

Writing by zopa on Wednesday, 26 of December , 2012 at 7:30 am

Few weeks ago we received the information of the absorption by the entertainment giant BMG‘s of the legendary French label Disques Dreyfus, created by Francis Dreyfus in 1978 to channel the success with the first album by Jean Michel Jarre, Oxygene. It will be starting on January 4 when the headquarters of the French label, located in the Parisian avenue Kleber, wiil be closed passing the management and record archives to the dependencies of BMG Rights Management Group.

On that date and with this “transfer of power” the genuine label disappears as such, without which Jean Michel Jarre possibly not have developed his successful career. Workers will lose their jobs in Dreyfus, some of whom lived through the birth of this company, and our solidarity will go with them

Surely in the next few years many of its vast catalog titles will be remastered and reissued. Sold under new presentations and packaged, which unfortunately will not see printed logo legendary rugged naked woman.



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Jarre at Alcalá: The Chronicle.

Writing by zopa on Thursday, 8 of November , 2012 at 9:30 am

Since last Tuesday, November 6, Jean Michel Jarre already is part of the distinguished group of artists and humanists who make up the University Council of the Arts, whose contributions to culture and society are being recognized since 1996 by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) and the Society of Performers (IEA). They were also awarded the same honour the film director Alan Parker, the writer Antonio Gala, the singer Ana Belen, the actor José Sacristán  and the President of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Francis Gurry.
At the ceremony attended as prominent reporter of Fairlight Jarre our colleague David Muñoz Lopez, who recorded so exhaustive documentary and event not only institutional, but everything that surrounded it. This is his particular chronicle.

I arrive at the venue well in advance and with some cold I go into a reserved area of ​​the university complex. Oh! Who will say that I find there? JEAN MICHEL JARRE talks animatedly with his assistant, LOUIS HALLONET, a real nice guy who taking care of his “boss” even in the smallest details. There are hardly any people around. I go to both and I identify as FAIRLIGHT JARRE representative at the event. Jean Michel’s face lights up and gives me the first hug of the day. He shos so lovely, very friendly and talkative, so I start my work…
FAIRLIGHT JARRE (FJ): JEAN MICHEL Mind you ask a few questions for our website?
Jean Michel Jarre (JMJ): Not at all, man.
FJ: There is a first question that interests us all your fans. When will your next album? Lately has spoken several times on this issue and we are impatient to know something.
JMJ: (Silence … Look at LOUIS … More silence … he looks to me … Smile … Smile more … and he gives me the second hug of the day) Next question?
(Okay, I get the “innuendo”, if I continue on this path will close his mouth, but I saw in his eyes that soon we’ll going to have news)
FJ: (I show a photo which we did in Santiago de Compostela in July 2010 and took the opportunity to comment on any aspect of the concerts offered in Spain) I am interested about he enjoyed the most on that concert.
JMJ: I always enjoy greatly concerts and visits to your country. The audience is very “warm” and enthusiastic. The concert at the Cathedral of Santiago was a unique experience for the characteristics of the environment.
FJ: There was unfinished business for years with Madrid, as a result of the cancellation of the concert in 1993 (I show my ticket to an amazed JARRE).
JMJ: Yes. But at last “fix” it in 2008.
FJ: You could “fix” even further with another concert in the future. Could it be?
JMJ: Maybe. Even here in Alcalá de Henares (laughs).
Begins to reach more people. See for example Ana Belén with her husband the singer Victor Manuel, José Sacristán, Luis Cobos, Nacho Garcñia Vega, Paloma San Basilio … I do a little pause in the interview for him to sign a photo and a couple of albums (“The Concerts in China “and” Aero “). JEAN MICHEL ask me my name and he kindly dedicated and signed all three items.
Totally surreal: For a while, while signing the “Aero”, we speak of “sound amazing 5.1″ (exact words JARRE). I’m about to tell him again about the new album, but I didn’t feel ok to question him about that issue agian.
JMJ: You live in Alcalá and Madrid?
FJ: In Madrid (what happens here? Now is Jarre making an interview to me?).
Luis Cobos approaches. You have to end the interview. The photo shoot will start shortly.
FJ: You know the fan meeting held annually in our country? Do you know that this year was in Benicarló attended by Dominique Perrier?
JMJ: I’m aware. It is an honor to have fans like you.
Now, they take …
FJ: We see now.
JMJ: Ok.
I laughed a lot with the photocall experience: Photographers are nervous, they yell and scream to the winners to look both ways. Suddenly one comes forward and others are about to lynch him. I think JARRE also finds it “quaint” and decides to immortalize the scene
In his speech Jarre  acknowledged that Spain has always been a source of inspiration in his work as a composer and performer: “Spanish literature, Spanish paintings and Spanish women have been very important to me.” He has also encouraged young Spanish, and Spain as a country, in this time of crisis and uncertainty.
(In this link you can hear the full speech JARRE in the auditorium of the University of Alcalá. Author of the video: KAROLINA-Mee-Vient)
Now more relaxed, after receiving his award, Jean Michel listens to the speech of the last winner, Antonio Gala.
At this point of the day I am already unleashed and I go and I talk LOUIS JARRE and without the slightest trouble. I show even a homemade discs, recorded by me and commented something about the tracklist. At this point Jarre ask me my favorite trackand I pointed humming to Jarre the hotes of “Oxygene 6″. More laughs … also I told him the shows I’ve attended and exchanged some anecdote about Gdansk (2005) and Monaco (2011).
Waiters and waitresses begin walking with trays of drinks and various delicacies. I return to JEAN MICHEL group, which by then already eating jamón serrano. I follow his example, while I go back to congratulate him on the award.

Time to say goodbye to Jean Michel and Louis. I thank them for their kindness and hope seeing them in another ocasion.

It was an unforgettable day. Never in my wildest dreams could think that Jean Michel Jarre was so friendly and approachable, and I have certainly clear that the situation has helped it.
I come home floating, do not need the car this time …
Failight Jarre wants to thank to  Olga García and Maria José (Department Press UAH)  for the information provided and to help us for being present in this event. Also, and especially, to David Muñoz for covering this information exclusively for the entire community of JARRE fans worldwide.
All photographs by David Muñoz Lopez to Fairlight Jarre. Permission for non-profit use, prior acknowledgment of source and author. More photos here.

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Jarre at Alcalá de Henares University: First Pics

Writing by zopa on Tuesday, 6 of November , 2012 at 9:37 am


Our colleague David Muñoz, from Fairlight Jarre has been at the ceremony held today at the auditorium of the University of Alcalá de Henares, and has been witness to the appointment of Jean Michel Jarre as honorary member of the University Council of the Arts. These are the first pictures of the act. All photos credited to David Muñoz.


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Jarre, New Member of the University Council of the Arts

Writing by zopa on Monday, 5 of November , 2012 at 4:49 pm

The University of Alcalá de Henares and the Society of Performers and Artists (AIE) will invest Jean Michel Jarre this tuesday as a new member of the University Council of the Arts, a distinction awarded since 1996 to personalities of culture and society that have noted for his defense of the arts and human rights.
Jarre receives this distinction along other personalities, as the film director Alan Parker, the singer Ana Belén or veteran actor José Sacristán.

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Monaco Photobook and… New Album?

Writing by zopa on Wednesday, 11 of July , 2012 at 1:37 pm

Pierre Garnier, PA to Jean Michel Jarre, has posted in his Facebook this image:

This image is from the forthcoming Monaco concert photobook. We don’t know about the price or release date of this item, but we will inform you about this when we know something.

And about the long awaited JMJ‘s new album some informations indicate that this album could be released towards the end of next October 2012, but this information is not 100% confirmed.

We will keep you informed…

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New Album of Francis Rimbert: Act 1. Available for Download

Writing by zopa on Wednesday, 2 of May , 2012 at 1:31 pm

Today is available for download on iTunes the first in a series of new songs by Francis Rimbert.

With the launch of this pimer volume, “ACT1″ we have been in contact with the protagonist and has commented:

“When I prepare a new album, normally delivery of the memories that come to mind from the meetings I have with musicians, friends, fans, etc..

In recent years on the road touring with JMJ, I have accumulated memories of places, people, moments away from time and many other emotions that make my life as a splendid caleidoscopo. Then what I try to do is turn these memories into music.

Furthermore, on the other side are all those artists who come to spend a few hours in my studio, just for the pleasure of sharing our musical ideas.

That is why we decided to carry out a series of albums with different styles and where you can find different influences.

To start this first act I’ve chosen a fun and rambunctious group named AT KEYS.

Also, my daughter AMBRE at that time was working as a dancer in Disneyland with a group called Les tabards of Feu.

So with all this, and with my inseparable Marie-Laure we took a trip to the forest with all this gang to produce 3 videoclips, simple but fun with the sole ambition of fun. Hence arose two of the tracks of this : ACT 1: JOANNA (originally written for a Polish friend) and WHAT’S UP.

We spent hours very funny, very good times bring out in me a smile every time I see these clips. So this ACT1 begins with a note of good humor.

On the track FEET you can hear a howl through a phone and speaking in broken English saying something like “I am your servant.” The rest of this track, very funky indeed develops with these voices in English.

Finally, MEPHISTO, you can hear an acoustic guitar that gives a clear Spanish accent. This theme I composed especially for JUAN GOMIS, the webmaster of my website in Spain as well as the distributor of my albums in Spanish territory. Juan is more than a friend, is a formidable friend with a smile that can light the darkest night.

ACT1, now available on iTunes to 0.99 € each track:

1 – Joanna (3:22)

2 – Fet (3:57)

3 – Mephisto (3:51)

4 – What’s up (3:22)




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Fairlight Jarre Musicians in Future Music Magazine

Writing by zopa on Monday, 30 of January , 2012 at 2:52 pm

Many of the musicians of our Forum are featured in the February number of Future Music magazine, in its spanish edition.  The magazine contains a CD with 16 compositions of our musicians, with additional infos as gear used on every track. The musicians featured in the CD are:









- G.R.O.K.








From Fairlight Jarre we would like to thank to all these musicians for their hard work and great creativity, and a big thanks to Juanma71 (impulsor of the project) and the Future Music magazine team.


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More Rarities from Jean Michel Jarre

Writing by zopa on Wednesday, 14 of December , 2011 at 3:59 pm

We are not talking about a new “Rarities” release from Jean Michel Jarre, but we are talking about some archives appeared on the Internet in the past few days.

Here we can find an unique video of Samuel Hobo singing the early Jarre tune “Zig Zag Dance”,  surrounded by  a bunch of girls dancing along the track.

And here, and thanks to Radio Equinoxe, we can find some very early and rare Jarre tracks like “Setyricon” (an early version of “Equinoxe 5″) and a fragment of the music composed by Jarre for the ballet “Dorian”.

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New “Studio Masters” Released.

Writing by zopa on Monday, 31 of October , 2011 at 7:05 am

Disques Dreyfus through digital download web Qobuz, released last October 21 new editions of Studio Masters (sound files taken directly from the mixing console, high quality, sampled at 24 bit/96 kHz. ) of the albums “Oxygene”, “Equinoxe” and “Magnetic Fields”.

This release (which was announced months ago in Fairlight Jarre) follows the path opened by the Studio Master edition of the album “Rarities”. The price of these digital downloads ranging from 11 to 14 euros.
More info here on the website of Qobuz.

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Second Edition of “Jean Michel Jarre, le magicien du son et de la lumière”

Writing by zopa on Friday, 14 of October , 2011 at 10:19 am

In late 2008 we talked about the release of a new biography of Jean-Michel Jarre, published in France: “Jean Michel Jarre, Le Magicien du son et de la lumère”, by Cöetquen Editions. Well, next  October 28th will be launched in France the second edition of this book, updated through 2011 and the concert in Monaco.
“Before the Oxygene album come out, only some people were interested on synthesizers, and in what was called electro-acoustic music. With Oxygene, Jean Michel Jarre disturbed the waves and popularized a new genre of music, electronic music.
Followed by Michel Geiss, and the Jarre Tribe (Dominique Perrier, Francis Rimbert, Sylvain Durand, Frederic Rousseau, GuyDelacroix, Jo Hammer …), Jean Michel creates in his studio in Croissy  sounds and album appealing millions of people around the world (more than 80 million albums sold to date).
On July 14, 79, Jean Michel Jarre and his producer Francis Dreyfus proposed an experimental concert in the Place de la Concorde of Paris with a mix of music, light and fireworks. The show was overcrowded,  everyone was surprised, and it was something never seen before, a million spectators gathered to the concert. The concept of cities in concert just born in that very moment.
From Houston to Monaco, from Moscow to London Docklands, millions of people attended the concert of Jean MichelJarre. ”
This biography deals from Jarre’s childhood to the present day.
It contains a booklet of photos, where two members of the Forum of Fairlight Jarre, Ecocharlie (Juan Mora) and Sergio Keys have collaborated with some photographs and testimonies about the concerts of Santiago 2010 and Monaco 2011.
If you are interested in purchasing:
Coëtquen Editions
95,008 BP
Janzé 35150

You can pay via paypal or check-order.
Price 19 € in the editorial and in Amazon.fr, where you can preorder the book.

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