La Cage (song)

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"La Cage / Erosmachine"
Single by Jean Michel Jarre
Released 1971
Format 7" single
Recorded 1969
Genre Electronic music
Length 03:15 / 02:56
Label Pathé Records
Writer(s) Jean Michel Jarre
Producer(s) Jean Michel Jarre
Jean Michel Jarre singles chronology
"La Cage / Erosmachine"
"Deserted Palace"

"La Cage" is the 1971 debut single by Jean Michel Jarre. Although produced in 1969, Jarre was unable to find a record label that was willing to release the single due to its experimental sounds. After a few rejections, he found Pathé Marconi willing to release it in 1971, but the single turned out to be a commercial failure, with only 117 copies sold. Pathé Marconi destroyed the remaining stock.[citation needed] However, the master tape of "La Cage" was preserved, and as a result the song was featured on the compilation Made in France in 1978. The single can also be found on the Rarities I bootleg compilation in 1994, while the rhythm of "Erosmachine" was reused throughout the track "Chronologie 2" from his 1993 album Chronologie.

Jarre himself had lost his copy during a move and no longer owned it until a fan presented him with a copy as a gift.[1]

Both songs were released on the 2011 compilation album Essentials & Rarities.


  1. "La Cage" – 3:15
  2. "Erosmachine" – 2:56


  1. ^ La Cage Returns to Jarre (See at 30% of page)