Label
Epic
Running length
16 tracks
Running time
38:54

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Equinoxe, Pt. 1 0:00 2,126
1 Equinoxe Part 1 2:22 39,326
2 Equinoxe, Pt. 2 0:00 1,765
2 Equinoxe Part 2 5:00 31,271
3 Equinoxe, Pt. 3 0:00 1,995
3 Equinoxe Part 3 5:10 32,470
4 Equinoxe, Pt. 4 0:00 2,976
4 Equinoxe Part 4 6:54 17,511
5 Equinoxe Part 5 3:46 25,795
5 Equinoxe, Pt. 5 0:00 2,739
6 Equinoxe Part 6 3:22 20,730
6 Equinoxe, Pt. 6 0:00 1,561
7 Equinoxe Part 7 7:23 27,115
7 Equinoxe, Pt. 7 0:00 1,743
8 Equinoxe Part 8 4:57 18,695
8 Equinoxe, Pt. 8 0:00 1,422

About this album

Released :1978
Recorded :January 1978 – August 1978
Genre :Electronic, New Age, ambient
Length: 38:53
Label :Disques Dreyfus
Producer:Jean Michel Jarre
Professional reviews: * Allmusic 3/5 stars
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Equinoxe was the second major-label album release by Jean Michel Jarre, released in 1978 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. Although not matching its predecessor, Oxygène, in terms of unit sales, Equinoxe has sold more than 10 million copies in total.

The album reflects a day in the life of a human being, from morning to night. Parts 1 to 4 (i.e. side A) and tracks 5 to 8 (side B) segué smoothly from one to the next.

Jarre had developed his sound, employing more dynamic and rhythmic elements, particularly a greater use of sequencing on basslines. Much of this was achieved using custom equipment developed by his collaborator Michel Geiss.

The release was followed by a concert on the Place de la Concorde, Paris on July 14, 1979. The concert attracted 1 million people, becoming Jarre’s first entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest crowd for an outdoor concert.

Two singles were released from the album, “Equinoxe Part 5” first, and then “Equinoxe Part 4”.

The album reached #11 in the UK charts and #126 in the US charts

Track listing

1. “Equinoxe Part 1” – 2:25
2. “Equinoxe Part 2” – 5:00
3. “Equinoxe Part 3” – 5:09
4. “Equinoxe Part 4” – 6:54
5. “Equinoxe Part 5” – 3:47
6. “Equinoxe Part 6” – 3:28
7. “Equinoxe Part 7” – 7:06
8. “Equinoxe Part 8” – 4:57

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  • prominence_la

    A springboard for imagination. Superb.

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • nssworld

    I have this album cover tattooed on my left arm...caves my head in every time..

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • spacemanE

    no.7

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PhilBoswell

    Track-list is all messed up, with duplicated entries. Some tracks are marked as zero duration, but still manage to play somehow!

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • nssworld

    I actually have this album cover tattooed on my arm...love LOve LOVE this album!!

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mutinyonark

    @sirblueskies incredible ..i could only imagine

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • James_Hartley

    I dunno. Just because Allmusic gives something 3/5, doesn't mean it's not still great. I mean Robocop is my favourite movie of all time, but objectively it's only worth the 7/10 most professional reviewers give it.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • evanggelos

    Such a mess with the tracklist for this one!

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • FakeAccount11

    A musthave-album from Jarre.

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mdreamweaver

    i love it - every time - again and again ...

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • maccablue666

    JUST FAB SOUNDS LOVE THE SOUNDS

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • wkania

    MUZYKA ELEKTRONICZNA JEST SUPER (:

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lillithfirefox

    he is not just a musician, he's the music itself

    22 Dec 2009 Reply
  • sirblueskies

    Equinoxe is his all time master piece. I remember when being I child this album was part of musical performance for the first IMAX big screen, and music was mixed with images of a universal voyage into the galaxies, planets, suns and spacecraft missions at the end of the 70's and beggining of the 80's. ¿How was I to forget this master musical piece? ¿Did anybody lived the same experience at the IMAX screen (the planetarium imax screen) in the past?

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • szafi19

    This cover reminds me Hattifatteners from the Moomins

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Stuarthenwood00

    Jarre at his very best! Pure synth class, love the artwork so much i have it tattood on my arm.

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Adrianovaz2007

    Equinoxe have an acute accent, or not?

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • brits_hu

    genius album and the best cover ever :)

    6 Jun 2009 Reply
  • canari121

    vraiment c la folie de la musique ,je kif trop cet artiste ,il me fé rever ,en plus ,ça eveille les meilleurs souvenirs de mon enfance...

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Nice one, the best track (4) is non streamable...

    17 Apr 2009 Reply
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