Jean Michel Jarre - The 12 Dreams of the Sun BBC 1 hour TV Broadcast
*note: this is a 1st generation VHS-DVD copy transfer, and is the best quality version I have been able to attain of this broadcast (due to it being my own recording also)
Event: The Twelve Dreams of the Sun
When: Friday, December 31, 1999 / Saturday January 1st 2000
Where: The Great Pyramids, Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt
Audience: 115,000 approx. over entire 12 hours
Cost of project: $9,500,000 approx.
Ticket cost: range from $50, $150, $250, and $400 (for VIP tickets)
Length of concert: 2hrs 45mins approx. for main; 1hr approx. for sunrise performance
The Twelve Dreams Of The Sun was a concert held by musician Jean Michel Jarre on the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt starting on December 31, 1999 and carrying overnight to January 1, 2000. It was attended by 120,000 people. The concert consisted of two parts, the Main Concert and a Sunrise Concert. The concert cost approximately $9,500,000 and it originated when Jean-Michel Jarre was contacted by the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak with a special project to celebrate the dawn of the new Millennium at the foot of the only remaining monument of the original 7 Wonders of the World - the Great Pyramids.
Jarre's team had developed giant projections to be displayed on the faces of the Great Pyramids, however a heavy cloud of fog made the pyramids almost invisible, so most of the projections were discarded. Parts of the concert were broadcast live on TV stations around the world.
This is the BBC's 1 hour edit of the 12 Dreams of the Sun concert (renamed by the BBC as "Millenium Concert") and is edited and Directed by Mike Mansfield. Of note, the original length of the concert was over 2 1/2 hours (with another hour during the Sunrise performance) and captured a much larger field of Jean Michel Jarre's back catalogue of tracks. The BBC edit pretty much concentrates on tracks from Metamorphoses, with the exception of Oxygene 4 and 10.
Setlist: (for BBC broadcast)
2: Je Me Souviens
3: Oxygene 10
4: Millions of Stars
5: Hey Gagarin
6: Gloria (Orchestral)
7: Millenium Countdown
8: C'est La Vie
9: Oxygene 4
10: Give Me A Sign
11: Tout Est Bleu
12: The Sun