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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lech Walesca's Solidarity movement,
Jean Michel Jarre performed an energetic concert in Gdansk, northern Poland.
The backdrop was the shipyard where workers went on strike in August 1980 leading
to the eventual fall of communism in Poland.
The setting includes a moving crane lit from the inside, and the hanger door opening
to reveal an orchestra surrounded by sparks from metal welding.
It's a far more engaging performance with an energised audience and a happy, star-jumping JMJ,
the likes of which we've not seen since the nineties.
Musically the performance has the standard combination of synthesiser, choir, laser harp,
and full orchestra.
Again, the show lacks a drummer and additional live acoustic musicians but guitarist
Patrick Rondat is wheeled out for just 2 tracks before making the tea.
Jarre himself spends a bit too much time playing with his hair, an effects pad, a Theremin,
and symbols rather than improvising on keyboards.
While the track listing is yet again too close to recent concerts there are a couple of enjoyable
reworkings of two pieces that haven't been heard for over 10 years: "Industrial Revolution Overture"
and "Chronologie part 2". Too many tracks are familiar and up to five tracks aren't Jarre originals,
including the encore.
However, there are still barnstorming versions of "Oxygene 12" and "Rendezvous 4" to contend with.
Recorded live at the concert held on 26 August 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary
of Poland's Solidarity trade union. Tracklist includes: 'Shipyard Overture', 'Suite for Fulte'
and 'Oxygene 2'.
Twenty-one tracks in total.
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Music Vision
DVD Release Date: 6 Feb 2006
Run Time: 138 minutes