In 1986, NASA and the City of Houston asked Jean Michel to perform a special concert to celebrate NASA’s 25th anniversary and the city of Houston’s 150th anniversary, of which the "Rendez-Vous" album was therefore conceived for.
During that concert, astronaut Ronald McNair was to play the saxophone part of Jarre’s piece "Rendez-Vous VI" while in orbit on board the Space Shuttle Challenger. It was to have been the first piece of music recorded in space, for the album, but after the Challenger disaster of January 28 1986, which killed McNair, the piece was recorded with a different saxophonist, retitled "Ron's Piece" and the album dedicated to the seven Challenger astronauts.
Digitally remastered edition of this 1986 album from the French composer, performer and music producer. Jean Michel, the son of acclaimed film composer Maurice Jarre, is a pioneer in the Electronic, Ambient and New Age genres. Apart from his recorded output, Jean Michel Jarre is also fondly known as an organizer of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks. Jean Michel has gone on to sell well over 80 million albums in the course of 40 years.
Digitally remastered edition of this 1993 album from the French composer, performer and music producer. Jean Michel, the son of acclaimed film composer Maurice Jarre, is a pioneer in the Electronic, Ambient and New Age genres. Apart from his recorded output, Jean Michel Jarre is also fondly known as an organizer of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks. Jean Michel has gone on to sell well over 80 million albums in the course of 40 years.
Putting together Jarre's best tracks over 12 albums, Images is a superb collection of his greatest electronic feats and atmospheric pieces, displaying his supreme instrumental prowess…
En Concert is an energetic live album with half the tracks played in front of Houston, TX, and the other half played to a crowd in Lyon, France. Jarre ignites the crowd in both cities, letting loose on a multitude of synthesizers and sequencers while playing his classics like "Oxygene V," "Magnetic Fields I," and "Equinoxe V." His sonic display in front of the French crowd is the more spirited of the two, since Europe is where his fan base is the largest. Jarre kept many of his slower mood pieces off of this album, which is rightly so. His quicker, more robust pieces seem to gain momentum as he dazzles the audience with his electronic sweeps and sharp stabs of brilliant synth…
Destination Docklands was an event consisting of two concerts by musician Jean Michel Jarre on the Royal Victoria Docks, Docklands, London on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9 October 1988, to coincide with the release of Jarre's new album Revolutions. The concerts were attended by 100,000 people on each night. Accompanied by fireworks and a light show, the concert also featured The Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin who joined Jarre on the tracks "London Kid" and "Fourth Rendez-Vous". The Saturday performance was broadcast on BBC Radio One. The Sunday show, during which it rained heavily, was recorded for a live album and VHS released in 1989. The Sunday show was also recorded for TV and shown on C4 some weeks or months later.
Jean-Michel Jarre has worldwide sales of over 80 million albums over his career. 'Essential Recollection' is a brand new collection from the pioneer in electronic, ambient, and new age genres. This is only the second ever best of collection of Jarre's catalogue, the first being 'Images: The Best of,' released in 1991. Like 'Images,' Jean Michel has personally selected all of the tracks for this collection, and mixing them so that they aren't just a collection of separate tracks, rather they blend together, creating an audio adventure through his works to date.