Live Printemps de Bourges 2002

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Live Printemps de Bourges 2002
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Live album by Jean-Michel Jarre
Released March 20, 2006
Recorded April 12, 2002
Genre Electronic
Length 46:11
Label iTunes
Producer Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre chronology
Live From Gdańsk (Koncert w Stoczni)
Live Printemps de Bourges 2002
Sublime Mix

Live Printemps de Bourges 2002 contains four previously unreleased live tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre's performance at the Printemps de Bourges Music Festival in Bourges, France on April 12, 2002, which Jean-Michel Jarre performed to 100 invited guests.

The live album features Jarre's entire 'Audio Brunch' performance in the Le Palais Jacques-Cœur in Bourges, France, which sees Jarre and Francis Rimbert, mixing and improvising live, a unique and experimental set.

The album was released exclusively on Apple's online iTunes Store as AAC files.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alive in Bourges" – 23:35
  2. "Metallic Souvenir" – 6:37
  3. "Body Language" – 4:41
  4. "Paris Bourges" – 11:24

Track information[edit]

The track "Alive in Bourges", originally entitled "Bourges 2" at the performance, was later reworked and performed by Jarre and Danish Band Safri Duo as "AERO" (not to be confused with "AERO" on Jean Michel Jarre's AERO album), at the AERO Concert in the Gammel Vraa Enge Windmill Park, Aalborg, Denmark on September 7, 2002.

The track "Metallic Souvenir", originally written in 1969, was entitled "AOR (Bleu) 2002" at the performance, and was originally performed as "Bleu", as part of Jean Michel Jarre's Music Score for the Opera AOR, at the Opéra De Paris, Palais Gardnier, Paris, France on October 21, 1971.

The track "Body Language", originally written for Jarre's Métamorphoses album, was entitled "Metamorphoses 2002" at the performance, and originally entitled "Crazy Saturday". Despite being never released, the track has appeared on a Bang & Olufsen commercial, and on a video installation at the Global Tekno Festival in Avignon, France in 2000.

The track "Paris Bourges", originally entitled "Bourges 1" at the performance, features Jarre performing live on one of the world's oldest electronic musical instruments, the Theremin, invented by the Russian physicist, Lev Sergeivich Termen (Léon Theremin), in 1919.