Jean-Michel Jarre – Revolutions (1988/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Jean-Michel Jarre – Revolutions (1988/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 44:15 minutes | 546 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Sony Music
Recorded: 1987-1988 at Croissy Studio, France

Revolutions is the ninth studio album by electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, first released in August 1988. The album spans several genres, including symphonic industrial, Arabian inspired, light guitar pop and ethnic electro jazz. The album reached number #2 in the UK charts, Jarre’s best chart position since Oxygène. The Destination Docklands concert in London coincided with the release of the album.
While it can be easy to dislike and dismiss some cookie-cutter electronic music, the challenge lies in finding reasons to listen to it again. Such is the case with Revolutions by Jean Michel Jarre. One reviewer wrote, simply, “(This) is not revolutionary.” That is true; Jarre breaks no new ground with the release of this album. He does, however, continue to create original music in his own style. He is often imitated and that is the sincerest form of flattery. This album features ten short pieces (five minutes and 22 seconds is the longest) of pop influenced e-music. This disc neither challenges nor offends the listener. It has its moments but it neither soars nor plunges. Of course, die-hard Jarre fans will love this disc. Fans of Synergy, Char-El, Klaus Schulze, and Ashra will like it.

1 Industrial Revolution Overture 5:09
2 Industrial Revolution Part 1 5:09
3 Industrial Revolution Part 2 2:17
4 Industrial Revolution Part 3 4:12
5 London Kid 4:26
6 Revolution, Revolutions 4:56
7 Tokyo Kid 5:21
8 Computer Weekend 4:41
9 September 4:04
10 L’Emigrant (The Emigrant) 3:56

Jean-Michel Jarre – Synclavier, Roland D-50, Fairlight CMI, Synthex, EMS Synthi AKS, OSC OSCar, EMS Vocoder, Dynacord ADD1, Cristal Baschet, Akai MPC60, drums programming, percussions, computer vocals on “Revolutions”
Guy Delacroix – bass guitar
Sylvain Durand – Fairlight CMI on “London Kid”
Kudsi Erguner – Turkish flute
Michel Geiss – ARP 2600, KAWAI K5, Geiss Matrisequencer, Cavagnolo MIDY 20, Elka AMK 800, computer vocals on “Revolutions”
Joe Hammer – drums Simmons SDX, Dynacord ADD1
Hank Marvin – guitar on “London Kid”
Jun Miyake – trumpet and megaphone on “Tokyo Kid”
Dominique Perrier – E-mu Emulator, Fairlight CMI, Ensoniq ESQ-1, Roland D-50, Synthex, OSC Oscar, AKAI MPC-60 programming
Mireille Pombo – vocal chorus on “September”
Francis Rimbert – additional synthesizer programming
The Bruno Rossignol Choir, directed by Bruno Rossignol – choir on “Industrial Revolution”, “London Kid” and “The Emigrant”
Female choir from Mali, directed by Sori Bamba – choir on “September”