Jean Michel Jarre - Paris La Defense

Une Ville En Concert - 14.07.1990

Jean Michel Jarre - Revolutions

Paris La Defense 14.07.1990

Jean Michel Jarre - Revolutions - Paris La Defense 1990

Une Ville en Concert

14. Juli 1990 La Defense, Paris, France

The French National Day 1990 celebration marked the closing of the festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. Jarre conceived a gigantic concert for Paris’ downtown, modern business quarters.

La Defense, it must be said, formed the perfect background, not simply because of its futuristic character, but also because of the tall skyscrapers, von Spreckelsens new Arc de Triomphe and steel monoliths which line the horizon visible from the centre of the city. Jarre designed a pyramid-shaped stage to fit the geometrical architecture of the setting where he performed with his musicians, a classical Arab ensemble (France’s second largest community), and others including a choir, a steel-drum band and gigantic dancing puppets of various kinds. The entire show was synchronised and illuminated by 65 tons of fireworks, as well as laser and light projections on the tall buildings. For over two hours Jarre enchanted yet another record live audience of 2.5 million people, and most of Paris was replete with electronic sounds and a sea of light on this festive July summer evening.

Track list:
1. Paris La Defense
2. Oxygene 4
3. Equinoxe 4
4. Equinoxe 5
5. Souvenir of China
6. Magnetic Fields 2
7. Ethnicolor
8. Ethni-transition
9. Zoolookologie
10. Revolution, Revolutions
11. Second Rendez-Vous
12. Calypso 2
13. Calypso 3
14. Calypso 1
15. Fourth Rendez-Vous
16. Calypso 1 (Encore)

Jean Michel Jarre
The Amoco Renegades
Guy Delacroix
Christophe Deschamps
Sylvain Durand
Christine Durand
Michel Geiss
Les Choeurs Des Hauts De Seine
Dino Lumbroso
Al Mawsili classical arab orchestra
Larbi Ouechli
Dominique Perrier
Francis Rimbert
Frédéric Rousseau

Date and Place:
14. Juli 1990 La Defense, Paris, France

Estimated audience:



Equinoxe 4

Jean Michel Jarre - Paris La Defense 1990

Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe 4 - Paris La Defense 1990

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Jean Michel Jarre's concert in Paris on 14th July 1990 entered the record books as having attracted the biggest ever crowd to a free rock concert. Over two million exuberant fans crammed the narrow streets of central Paris to enjoy an evening of great music and stunning visual effects.

... This concert spectacular transformed the skyscrapers and surrounding buildings of 'La Defense' into living sculptures through the magic of giant projections, spectacular lighting effects, lasers and fireworks, all synchronised with the music from the central pyramidical stage. A harmonious combination of the past and the present, the baroque and the high tech, ecology and technology, a vision of the Opera of the 21st century.


 Waiting For Cousteau
 Paris La Defense
 Oxygene 4
 Equinoxe 4
 Souvenir de Chine / Souvenir of China
 Les Chants Magnetiques II / Magnetic Fields II
 Revolution, Revolutions
 Second Rendez-Vous
 Calypso 2
 Calypso 3 - Fin De Siécle
 Caypso (encore)