Jean-Michel Jarre In Mail On Sunday Magazine Live
I was pleasantly surprised to see Jean-Michel Jarre featured in a magazine included with the British Sunday newspaper The Mail On Sunday dated 13th January 2008. I thought I'd share it with you too as it was a nice treat :)
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As a synth geek I noted that the guided tour page has some missing information. The Memorymoog came out in 1982 so could hardly have been used for Oxygene which was released in 1976 so it is not an original synth for that album.
The synth marked as  is said to be a big black keyboard. Well that is the keyboard for the ARP 2600 which it is sitting in front of. The two synths flanking it are said to be more (EMS Synthi) AKS. They are clearly EMS VCS 3.
The "Oberheim" synth is an Oberheim TVS two voice synth.
A Roland Jupiter 4 (released in 1978) is sitting on top of the Eminent organ . A British Oxford Synthesiser Company (OSC) OSCar (released in 1983) is sitting on top of the Yamaha CS-80 (released in 1977) .
Feedback from Elmacaco says: "At the bottom of the second column in the first main article page they also quote him as talking about the 2600 when he is clearly talking about the 2500, even though baba o'reilly was done on the VCS 3, there's definately more than 50 ARP 2600's ;)"
Thanks Elmacaco for clearing this up.
Sorry about the slight edge cropping. The pages were slightly bigger than A4 and I only had access to an A4 scanner :(
More info can be found at the Mail On Sunday website.
Additionally, there's an interview of the great man himself by Sound On Sound magazine.