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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2004 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Christian Madsen   (Member)

I just saw a score album composed by the son of Maurice Jarre and I was wondering if some of you know it. It is called "Les Granges Brulees".

I really like some of the music by the Jarre family and hope that you can give me some details about this score. Thanks

Kind regards
Christian

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2004 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   scottmanning   (Member)

this is a short cd (28 minutes)from a 1973 french film.he did this before he released
oxygene.the disc is ok but is nothing to get excited over.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2004 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   FalkirkBairn   (Member)

I've been a fan of Jean-Michel Jarre's music since I first heard his album OXYGENE and was quite curious to hear my first example I had come across of a film score that he had done - the score originally mentioned.

I listened to some clips over at www.amazon.fr but was disappointed with what I heard. It wasn't until later that I found out that the movie had been released in the mid-70's - it sounds very experimental.

It's quite a departure from what I expected from Jarre.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2004 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hey, Christian, you're talking to the biggest JM Jarre fan around...in fact, I am a JMJ completist!

Check out this thread that I did, for example:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=16579&forumID=7

As for BRULEES, I think it's a very nice early effort. Here's what I said in that thread regarding his film scores:

"Well, he has actually composed a few more scores in addition to [BRULEES], such as "Qui Veut Devenir Une Star" and the odd computer game. If you have the RARITIES boot that includes the GRANGES score (before the latter was recently released commercially), you'll also find a number of versions of his song "Zig-Zag", an annoying piece of sing-song hooplah that he did with Foggy Joe. Could be without that one. But that disc also includes something called "Deserted Palace". Whether that is a score or a pre-"Oxygene" album, I don't know. But it's very good despite the inevitable electronic "naïvité"."

I could add that the score is somewhere between outright experimentalism (as has been pointed out) and sophisticated melodic/thematic tunes, in the vein of some later albums.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2004 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Christian Madsen   (Member)

Hi Thor, thank you.
Talking about Jean Michel I wasn´t familiar with his music untill I saw his concert dedicated the the wind mills in Denmark and I really liked it.
The coolest live recording I know is from his concert at Akropolis, Athen (in 2002 I think).

I will consider to buy his soundtrack album.

Kind regards
Christian

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2004 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Crumbs! Sometimes I feel really old, the first time I heard of Jarre was when the single from Oxygene hit the British top ten and I bought the single (45 RPM remember them?!) which was called Oxygene parts 1 & 2. Also in the charts at the same time was a group/individual called SPACE which was also an electronic instrumental and very catchy too....whatever happened to SPACE?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2004 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Also in the charts at the same time was a group/individual called SPACE which was also an electronic instrumental and very catchy too....whatever happened to SPACE?

I've not heard of SPACE. You're not thinking about S.P.O.C.K.?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2004 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hi Thor, thank you.
Talking about Jean Michel I wasn´t familiar with his music untill I saw his concert dedicated the the wind mills in Denmark and I really liked it.


Did you see it live or on the TV? I considered a trip to Aalborg myself, but I didn't have the time or money, unfortunately. Besides, I already saw him on his Oxygene 7-13 tour in 96, here in Oslo (an in-doors concert).

The annoying thing is that they showed the Aalborg/Wind Mill concert on Norwegian TV last year, but I forgot to see it and tape it. Hopefully, it will be released on DVD some day.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2004 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Oh, and I've pasted in the soundtrack cover below. I had actually forgotten that it starred Alain Delon, one of my favourite French actors (next to Belmondo, obviously).


 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2004 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Greg Phillips   (Member)

Hi Thor,
There was very definately a French group called SPACE who issued a successful single in 1977 - I bought it at the time! My brother was a big Jarre fan and we used to argue about who was better!! I grew to love Jarre also but then a certain film called Star Wars was released later that year and now I collect film music!! Strange that!!
Any way, I picked this info up on ebay who had a few SPACE albums for auction - I've been trying to get this for years!! Ain't ebay great?!!:
"The French synth-pop band Space had international hits with their 1977 dance numbers "Carry on Turn Me On" and "Magic Fly," leading to a deal with Casablanca Records and gold records for the band's songwriter and leader Didier Marouani. The dance group was formed by keyboardist Marouani in 1977. The group's biggest international success came later that year with the previously mentioned singles, both appearing on charts in a number of countries. Space toured and recorded for the next few years and continued to make well-received records, although no singles duplicated the success of "Magic Fly." After several albums, a rift occurred in the band; 1980's Deeper Zone, recorded under the name of Space, was actually an album by band members Roland Romanelli and Jannick Top, who took over and kept the band name, but went relatively unnoticed (Romanelli, incidentally, went on to compose extensively for television movies). This was the last album by Space, but the project continued with Marouani, who had written Space's music (under the alias Ecama) anyway. And so Marouani continued to record and perform — as Didier Marouani & Space, then as Didier Marouani & Paris-France-Transit (PFT) — to much success. In the Summer of 1983, he toured the U.S.S.R., drawing huge crowds in cities including Kiev and Moscow. Four years later, Marouani recorded his opera for choirs and synthesizers, Space Opera. The recording session was an international effort, bringing together choirs from the U.S. (Harvard University Choir) and U.S.S.R. (Red Army Choir). Apparently, a copy of Space Opera was put in the MIR space station. In other space-related activities, Marouani performed in Cayenne (capitol of French Guiana) at the 1990 celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Ariane rocket launch. He returned to Russia for another successful tour the following year and again during the early '90s for a historic performance in Red Square that included an extensive laser light show. The late '90s brought a reissue of the Space albums and the Best Of by Virgin France."

Ciao amigos,

Greg

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2004 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

MAGIC FLY...that was the single Greg, in the UK charts at exactly the same time as the Jarre one.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2004 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks for the info, Greg. Can't believe I haven't heard of them before, since it sounds like something right up my alley. Particularly the "Space Opera" thingie.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2004 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

S.P.O.C.K.? tsk tsk Thor...never doubt the word of a Timmer!wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2004 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Greg Phillips   (Member)

Very, very glad I could be of assistance gents smile

Hi Thor or anyone if you'd like a cdr of the Space Magic Fly Album I'm purchasing to see if you would like it, then, I'm yer man!!

Ah, 1977, such bitter sweet memories!!
Space, Jarre, Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and Star Wars!! Just the sweetest combination!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2004 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Not surprised that 1977 was such a great year. After all, it was the year I WAS BORN!!! big grin

Thanks for the offer, Greg, but I think I'll track down an original copy of the SPACE album once I can afford it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2004 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Christian Madsen   (Member)

Hey Thor,
I don´t have a video recording from the Aalborg concert, but I have it on CD. If you are interested, drop me a mail:
i_c_madsen@hotmail.com

Christian

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Thor will be very happy.

https://jmjarrefan.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/equinoxe-infinity-new-jarre-album-out-16-11-2018/

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yup. Caught the news! Very exciting.

Here's the "all things" Jarre thread, btw:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=16579&forumID=7&archive=1

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Searched for it... didn't find it...

 
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