Some unreleased music lasting just over 11 minutes, from a 1973 ballet soundtrack by Jean Michel Jarre that was recorded for French television. Someone posted a link on a JMJ Facebook group to a video of the ballet, based on Oscar Wilde's The Face of Dorian Gray on YouTube this week - this seems to be the first time many have come across the music - much of which seems to be versions of music from Jarre's first 2 albums - Deserted Palace and Les Granges Brulees - used only for this production, along with some that seems to be unheard before.
Given the rarity of this music and not having heard it before, I naturally wanted to improve it for my own listening pleasure - and have made this available for free to anyone else to enjoy too.
You can watch the original ballet recording here:-
What Was Done
The broadcast was from French television in 1973, so of course was in mono. I worked with EQ, compression and the usual studio and mastering toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix, and managed to bring out some things that were very difficult to hear, and also bring in more separation and a wider listening image - not quite stereo of course but for me a more pleasant listen; I've made the audio sound a little wider without losing quality or clarity, and without making it sound gimmicky.
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You can now download this restored and remastered version of this show exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE and grabbing it as one 320kbps MP3 file. You can also preview it by streaming from the same link.
5 tracks with no known titles, although track 2 is based on La Cage, and track 3 is based on a previously released rarity called Black Bird.
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Bearing in mind how short this soundtrack is, and that the original audio came from YouTube (and so had compressed audio), I haven't bothered to prepare separated MP3 or FLAC versions of this recording. There is no obligation to donate of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more (and store more) restorations. Either way, I hope you enjoy this one.
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