When Jean-Michel Jarre visited Houston in late 1985, the city was in a deepening rut. Flatlining oil prices were leaving major dents in the Bayou City economy — hundreds of thousands of jobs vanished, the housing market was in free fall and a city government was backed into a treacherous financial corner. Perhaps because Jarre was an outsider — a musician from France — … Continue reading Huge article about Jarre’s Houston comeback since ’86 (Houston Chronicle)
More than 1.3 million turned out April 5, 1986, on an overcast Saturday night to see French composer Jean-Michel Jarre’s “Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert.” The concert landed the city in the Guinness Book of World records and made enduring memories for Houstonians who were there. The music, the fireworks, the laser beams and the bigger-than-life projections on the sides of Houston’s biggest skyscrapers … Continue reading Rendez-vous Houston anniversary featured in Houston Chronicle
The tragic triumph of the world’s largest concert It was a night to remember: 1.3 million people crammed in city parks and pavements, blocking highways and craning their necks for a glimpse of the largest concert the world had ever seen, all in celebration of NASA. (Thanks to Jerome van Niftrik for the upload). On April 5, 1986, electronic music composer Jean-Michel Jarre led an … Continue reading Houston concert 30th anniversary on CNN
Remember Rendez-Vous? Twenty-five years ago today, French composer Jean-Michel Jarre turned the Houston skyline into his personal concert stage, complete with fireworks, lasers, spotlights and projected images. It was the culmination of one man’s tribute to the spirt of Houston, Texas and NASA. Read more. Continue reading Remembrance of Houston concert by local blogger (2011)
In 1986, Jean Michel did a giant show in downtown Houston.
Here is the trailer for the unofficial DVD from Francis Dreyfus record music company with people talking about the concert.
The albums are a collage of live recordings and media reportage, although Cities in Concert contains more tracks than In Concert Houston/Lyon. Track-list In Concert: Houston/Lyon Oxygène V – 1:17 Ethnicolor – 9:40 Magnetic Fields 1 – 4:35 Souvenir de Chine – 3:32 Equinoxe Part 5 – 3:59 Bénédiction – 0:33 Third rendez-vous – 3:54 Second rendez-vous – 11:11 Ron’s Piece – 4:37 Fourth rendez-vous … Continue reading Concert Houston/Live: cities in concert (live album, 1987)
|Rendez-vous Houston, USA
Concert in downtown Houston (Out-door)
|Date||April 5, 1986|
|Length||3 chapters, 15 songs|
|Crew||10 musicians, 2 choirs|
|Notes: Jarre’s only concert in America and new audience record|