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Albums & Other Releases - " Conductor of the masses "

Érosmachine - Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:32 pm
Post subject: " Conductor of the masses "
Hello !

Do you remember of the " conductor of the masses " english
magazine ?
It was a great JMJ fans magazine ,with beautiful photos and good
interviews . But , why Mark Gidley have stopped this magazine on
2000 ???


Bye ! :arrow: :roll:

GeeJee - Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:45 pm

As far as I know, there were financial problems and problems to reach the right people. It costed him a lot of money to call across europe to make the appointments etc...

But soon there will be zoolook ;)

Christophe - Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:58 pm

GeeJee wrote:
As far as I know, there were financial problems and problems to reach the right people. It costed him a lot of money to call across europe to make the appointments etc...

But soon there will be zoolook ;)

I hope it's even good or better than COTM! :wink:

Greetzzz...

Livgivare - Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:41 am

Never heard of it. Was it good?

Love Leelene

GeeJee - Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:16 am

Leelene wrote:
Never heard of it. Was it good?


It was certainly an excellent series of magazines... a very valuable collectible! (not valuable in the sense of high priced, just very worthwhile to have)

jarrekid - Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:32 am

Leelene wrote:
Never heard of it. Was it good?

It was bloody brilliant! I've got most of the issues in the COTM binder. VERY nice! 8)

Nico_Noyau - Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:14 pm

How many are they ?
I'll try to find some :P

Christophe - Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:30 pm

noyau wrote:
How many are they ?
I'll try to find some :P

You can go to the website Conductor Of The Masses

Greetzzz... 8) :wink:

Nico_Noyau - Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:39 pm

YäY, thanks, great :P
Robi - Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:27 pm

Yes, i like it very much!!
BnM - Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:28 pm

Nostalgic ... especially the first few black & white A4 sized ones.

I remember waiting weeks eagrly for the first issues.

Dr_Jones - Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:13 pm

Great, glossy magazine. The best. A DAMN shame they quit.
Martman - Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:27 pm

I had a subscription until the end, too. They even printed some of my letters.

*sees COTM owners rush through their mags and try to retrieve his real-life name*

LLGARCIA - Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:38 pm

GeeJee wrote:

But soon there will be zoolook ;)


You're talking seriously? I think it is a good idea, but be care, previously you shall do a cautious budget...
To be optimistic in this kind of business is always a trap.

Regards

LG

GeeJee - Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:53 am

LLGARCIA wrote:
GeeJee wrote:

But soon there will be zoolook ;)


You're talking seriously?


It's not optimistic, it's realistic. Stay tuned! ;)

LLGARCIA - Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:13 pm

GeeJee wrote:
It's not optimistic, it's realistic. Stay tuned! ;)


I'm really glad to know. :wink:

Regards

LG

Jon - Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:13 pm

COTM are superb. I have these, from issue 3 upto 27. Im missing issues 1 & 2, but will get those in the near future to complete the set. Have the 2 printed binders also.
Dr_Jones - Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:45 am

I recently got the Oxygene tour edition and the Paris 98 edition. The amount of background info is amazing. Things I didn't know, about the lightning designer of the Oxygene tour, interviews with people who work with him, every issue has an interview with JMJ, great pictures, etc.

Again, a damn shame they quit.

moviemaker - Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:01 am

COTM was the best Jarre Fanzine hands-down! Amazing amount of info! I have every issue from No. 1 on up! :smoke:


I think some of the same people were behind the "Water For Life" Concert book.

Antigoon - Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:24 am

I think Mark did a very good magazine, he certainly made me jealous with it when I had to work on a tight budget on Jarre-Mania...

But the days of fanclubs and magazines are over you know... Even then it was very hard to reach a break-even point, most fanclubs I know actually lost money because of the magazines they made... COTM also cost a lot of Mark's personal money to make...

Most of the members joined because of the lack of info in their local press about releases or (worse) concerts... The information was the main reason PPL joined a magazine and these days you just go on a website to get just that.

In short, magazines (and fanclubs for that matter) have become obsolete, and we can all become very nostlgic about them ofcourse but they are part of the past as far as I'm concerned.

Phil J. - Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:36 pm

Scans of the magazine covers can be seen here CLICK along with several others I've come across.
Rubberlips - Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:52 pm

My COTM collection was lost in a house move about ten years ago and I've been gutted ever since!

I keep hoping that someone will put up scans, especially of the interviews, as these will be extremely useful for the biography project I'm working on ;)

I think in many ways COTM has been the best link to JMJ and his work that any of us had (their coverage of EiC was excellent!). I know before COTM came along I used to be lucky I found out about Jarre related stuff - sometimes I would only discover a new album because I happened to see it in a shop but COTM kept me more informed. I would never have found out about CPLT '95 without it!

I always thought that JarreUK would be a direct replacement for COTM as I thought that many of the same people were involved. JarreUK looks to have started this with some of their features but it sadly stopped and now it's more of a news service with less behind the scenes stuff going on.

They do a great job at JarreUK but there's something missing - and COTM used to plug that hole!

Here's hoping GeeJee's website is as good as he says it will be! !

Antigoon - Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:19 pm

Phil J. wrote:
Scans of the magazine covers can be seen here CLICK along with several others I've come across.


Just quoting this since rubberlips must have missed this post.....



Hang on, those ar just the covers... my bad...

Dr_Jones - Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:14 am

Rubberlips wrote:
My COTM collection was lost in a house move about ten years ago and I've been gutted ever since!

I keep hoping that someone will put up scans, especially of the interviews, as these will be extremely useful for the biography project I'm working on ;)


I think they used to have the magazines up to number 10 online.

Jon - Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:29 am

Did you know, but that tagline "Conductor of the Masses" comes from one of Jarre's past times. Jarre is a huge fan of lightning strikes and attends many fan based meetings across France. Is has been seen many times with huge groups of spectators, standing in open grounds such as fields brandashing a metal pole while people look on. Hence the nickname "Conductor of the Masses".

:wink: :D

Phil J. - Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:19 am

Rubberlips wrote:


I keep hoping that someone will put up scans, especially of the interviews, as these will be extremely useful for the biography project I'm working on ;)

!
I might be willing to undertake the task; but as it's going to be a very time consuming project i'd only do it if there's sufficient interest and support.
Rubberlips - Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:38 am

Phil J. wrote:
Rubberlips wrote:


I keep hoping that someone will put up scans, especially of the interviews, as these will be extremely useful for the biography project I'm working on ;)

!
I might be willing to undertake the task; but as it's going to be a very time consuming project i'd only do it if there's sufficient interest and support.


I think I've already voiced my interest and support! Perhaps you could just do 'highlghts'... (in your opinion!).

Thanks!

AERO62 - Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:29 am

Could somebody scan Issue 4 please?

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