Jean Michel Jarre* – The Essential - 1976 · 1986
- Composed By, Producer – Jean-Michel Jarre
- Photography – Charlotte Rampling
The Essential, sometimes also called The Essential 1976-1986 and The Essential Jean-Michel Jarre, is a compilation of songs composed by Jean-Michel Jarre collecting music published between 1976 and 1985 Oxygen albums, Equinox, The Magnetic Fields, The concerts in China and Zoolook.
The album has been two version. The first, in 1983, did not contain pieces Zoolook1. The second in 1985. A promotional version of this disc will be published a few years later and distributed by Opel on the occasion of the release of the Opel Corsa.