Jarre Forever facts

This is Jarre Forever, the international fan-made tribute album organized by Jean Michel Jarre Fanclub Norway and released in 2002.

  • The idea
  • The international Jean Michel Jarre tribute album was conceived during the summer of 1998 by Glenn Folkvord, the president of the Norwegian JMJ fanclub
  • The idea was to create the very first Jarre tribute album recorded and organised by fans
  • Jarre Forever is unique in several ways
  • It’s the first ever international attempt to pay tribute to Jean Michel Jarre on a CD album
  • The music, the artwork, the promotion, the organisation, the financing; everything is done by fans
  • For once, the remixes are made by people who truly respect Jarre’s work, not hired hands or professional producers
  • To follow certain ideas of Jean Michel Jarre, the profits of each CD sale will be donated to charity
  • There are 23 musicians or bands from 14 countries involved
  • More Jarre Forever facts
  • The 2CD set features 29 tracks (28 remixes and one original composition) and almost 153 minutes of music
  • A total of 257 demo songs were sent in from 85 artists in 25 countries
  • The album was sold (from this website at least) at a lower price than regular full price 2CD sets for 5 years – now the price is permanently reduced with up to 50%
  • Official release was September 7th, the day of Jarre’s Aero concert in Denmark
  • Jean Michel Jarre was informed about the project in it’s early stage and was given copies after the release
  • Jean Michel Jarre personally gave permission to record an unreleased song, «Palawan»
  • The album is a limited edition of 1000 copies
  • Remixes does not necessarily mean «techno»
  • Remixes, yes – techno, not necessarily. The contributing artists were allowed to choose their own style, and since the album reflects how Jean Michel Jarre influences musicians and fans of today, there are indeed some techno-oriented tracks
  • We have split the 2CD set into two, where the first CD contains the dance and techno influenced remixes, and the second CD contains the more traditional versions, the Jarre-style remixes, one might say
  • Many styles are represented; classic space electronica, industrial music, techno and dance, trance, symphonic / classical
  • One of the tracks is a live performance
  • Mail order and availability
  • The album can be purchased online from jarre.no (JarreShop)
  • There is no digital distribution for this CD, due to rights issues
  • The company and people behind Jarre Forever
  • The record company which released Jarre Forever is Hyperion Media, a company in Norway that develops projects in the fields of art, culture and media
  • The owner is Glenn Folkvord, known as the founder and president of the Norwegian Jarre fanclub (JMJ FKN). The fanclub celebrated 20 years in 2013
  • Fans from all over the world have contributed not only to the music, but also the artwork, inital financing, marketing and reselling.
  • More information
  • Join the tribute mailing list which will give you project updates, special offers and general news about the album and other related projects

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