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His best album
on 20 July 2006
I have to confess that I have loved and cherished this album for a long time - probably the last 20 years. I still count it as one of my favourites, even now that I find some of Jarre's other works stale and dated.
This album captures the spectacle and atmosphere of the record breaking concerts at Houston, Texas and Lyon, France - with the majority of the incidental commentary and sound bites coming from the Houston concert. Jarre is a concert genius. He brought the whole of major city to a standstill whilst he treated them to a spectacular show of fireworks, lazers and music.
The musical performances are spirited and full of depth. There's even a tribute to the crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle (Ron's Piece). My absolute favourite bit of the album is the massive choir that fill in the vocals of the Rendez-Vous pieces.
My only regret is that I wished I had been there.