Métamorphoses

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Métamorphoses
Metamorphoses Jarre Album.jpg
Studio album by Jean-Michel Jarre
Released Europe January 24, 2000
United States May 25, 2004
Recorded 1999
Genre Electronica, dance, breakbeat, downtempo, electro, ambient, world music
Length 60:09
Label Sony Music
Disques Dreyfus
Producer Jean Michel Jarre
Joachim Garraud
Jean-Michel Jarre chronology
Odyssey Through O2
(1998)
Métamorphoses
(2000)
Interior Music
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Métamorphoses is the thirteenth studio album by French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, released by Sony Music on January 24 2000. It was released in the U.S. on Disques Dreyfus in 2004.

This album was, to fans, a surprising break from his previous works, as it makes extensive use of vocal elements, as well as house, techno, trance, dance-pop, breakbeat, and downtempo sounds. The vocal elements are not short, sampled pieces as highlighted in his album Zoolook, but longer, more integral parts of the work, and thus quite surprising for an artist known for his instrumental works. Métamorphoses is also Jarre's first album to contain actual songs with lyrics. Jarre's own voice is heard through a vocoder in many of the songs, but the album contains several other singers as well, mostly female singers. "Rendez-vous à Paris" features Sharon Corr on violin. "Rendez-vous à Paris" and "Bells" are the only largely instrumental tracks on the album; in the former only the track title is repeated in rhythm, the latter does not have intelligible lyrics. Although the album was generally not badly received by critics, and despite the collaborations and a number of single releases ("C'est la vie" and "Tout est bleu"), Jarre did not achieve great mainstream success with this album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jean-Michel Jarre.

No. Title Length
1. "Je Me Souviens" 4:25
2. "C'est la Vie" 7:11
3. "Rendez-vous à Paris" 4:19
4. "Hey Gagarin" 6:20
5. "Millions of Stars" 5:41
6. "Tout Est Bleu" 6:01
7. "Love Love Love" 4:26
8. "Bells" 3:49
9. "Miss Moon" 6:08
10. "Give Me a Sign" 3:49
11. "Gloria, Lonely Boy" 5:31
12. "Silhouette" 2:29
Total length: 60:09

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