Jeanne d'Arc, released in late summer of 2005 has been the first proper studio album since Mars Polaris (1999), leaving aside the Dante Trilogy and the Dream Mixes series.
Similar to Mars Polaris, TD presented their new studio album during two live concerts in Berlin in July 2005. The live performance as well as the album itself received a quite warm welcome from TD fans, as it marked somehow a return to a more classic approach: the nine tracks of the album are interconnected by bridges, forming a whole composition of nearly eighty minutes. What is more: the line-up Edgar Froese/Jerome Froese had been joined by a third composer for the first time since 1990. This obviously had a strong impact on style and content of the album. The new man on board was Thorsten Quaeschning, a Berlin based musician who had already worked as sound engineer on a number of TD albums as well as on solo releases of Edgar Froese.
In an 2006 interview with Harald Fricke (editor of the culture section in the German newspaper 'taz') Edgar Froese told about this album: "I've been a fan of strong ladies, since forever. Ladies who realize themselves, and put through their ideas, perhaps a little reckless to the company, but that has always been my weakness. And when it wasn't so easy to write a soundtrack about Alice Schwarzer, who stands today as a protagonist of such a strong women's movement, we had taken Jeanne d'Arc instead. It's as simple as that."
And, in an exclusive interview by Tommy Jacobsen, Jacob Pertou and Peter Ravn for Jacobs Tangerine Dream Blog in April 2014 about including a third composer: "It was a compromise, because the idea was originally, maybe to form a band between my son, Thorsten and myself. It didn't work at all, because Thorsten and Jerome were like... [clenches fists together]. We gave up the idea, and I personally don't like the album at all. No. Not my favourite." Jerome Froese left the group in 2006 while Thorsten Quaeschning stayed aboard.
While both CD and backside insert of the initial CD release show the TDI logo, neither of them contain any order number or barcode; the number given below is the order number the Eastgate Music Shop lists this release. Copies sold in the UK have been found with an additional barcode sticker showing the TDP number listed below.
In January 2007 this release became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop.
In March 2009 the album was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label.