Just my opinion but I don't pay too much attention to "levels" of fan-ness as I don't really think liking music is some sort of competition but that's just me - a fan is a fan to me in other words .
Yeah, I am not competing here. Just letting you know that at this point at least there's a few artists more important for me than Jarre. He is in my "B-list" of favorites at the moment. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate his music. It's not easy to get on my "B-list". Jarre has potential to be on my "A-list". Binary choices are tricky.
Yeah I avoided the Electronica albums for this reason too - just want to collect unadulterated JMJ.
I see your point. Great artists are great partly because they have an unique style. Have two artists with unique styles working together and you get something less unique. I think it is better to have someone remix your song, because the remixer feels greater freedom of expressing his/her unique style, but even remixes are often bad and very rarely on the par of the original track or even better.
Ahh, too bad about Concerts In China but at least you gave it a go.
Well, Spotify makes it easy to give a go. I listen to Spotify and if I like something, I try to buy it. If not, I move on.
Too bad many of the newer albums are missing on Spotify (different copyright owner?)
I like parts of Concerts In China. Souvenir of China
is nice for example.
Im a bit undecided about Revolutions and you know what I think of Chronologie - in my view you could safely skip these ones unless you want to be a completest about JMJ at a later stage..
I haven't heard En Concert Houston/Lyon so if you get it I would love to know what you think of it.
I may get these albums later. I want to see what happens to my interest in Jarre's music first.
I listened to En Concert Houston/Lyon on Spotify, twice I think and found it pretty solid, better than Concerts In China. I'm surprised you don't know it.