Jean-Michel Jarre - The Twelve Dreams of the Sun (Giza, Egypt 2k)

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Jean Michel Jarre - The 12 Dreams of the Sun (M6 live broadcast) Full Show High Quality

*note: this is a 2nd generation VHS--VHS-DVD copy transfer, and is the best quality version I have been able to attain of this broadcast .

Event: The Twelve Dreams of the Sun
When: Friday, December 31, 1999 / Saturday January 1st 2000
Time: 22:30
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 original LIVE broadcast of 12 Dreams of the Sun, as shown on French channel M6, and was Directed by Mike Mansfield. The Sunrise concert was NOT broadcast live, and only exists either by camcorder recordings, and via 2 tracks from the show on the BBC edit.

Setlist: (for the M6 live broadcast)

* Bells*
* Je Me Souviens
* Dream 1: The Rock
* Miss Moon
* Oxygene 2
* Dream 2: The House
* Chronologie 6
* Dream 3: The Tree
* Equinoxe 7
* Magnetic Fields 2
* Dream 4: The Boat
* Millions of Stars
* Dream 5: The Flesh
* Souvenir of China
* Oxygene 10
* Dream 6: The Voice
* Oum Kalsoum tribute
* Dream 7: The Sky
* Hey Gagarin
* (Dream 8: The Child should have been here**)
* Gloria
* Millennium Countdown
* C'est La Vie
* Salma Ya Salama
* Dream 9: The Bell
* Equinoxe 4
* Dream 10: The Snow
* Oxygene 4
* Tout est Bleu
* Dream 11: The Blood
* Evolutions***
* Oxygene 12
* Dream 12: The Gate
* Give Me A Sign
* Oxygene 8
* Band in the Rain
* Rendez-vous 2


* "The Legend" (the concert's main introduction) was NOT broadcast by M6 prioer to Bells, with the live TV broadcast just starting with Bells unfortunately. However, as the concert was also broadcast live over the internet, this introduction track WAS performed and seen via internet broadcast recordings.

** "Dream 8 (The Child)" wasn't performed due to timing issues in order to perform the main tracks before the actual countdown to the new millenium.

*** The original track, Revolutions, had to be censored due to 'Revolution' being prohibited from being spoken of or written in Egypt. Also, the word 'Sex' is banned so the lyrics had to be altered.


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