Jean Michel Jarre - Water For Life (Marocco 2006 - Full Concert)

"Water for Life" was a concert given by French electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre on the night of December 16, 2006 amidst the dunes of the Sahara desert at Merzouga, Morocco. The concert was held under the auspice of UNESCO as 2006 had been designated the International Year of Deserts and Desertification by the United Nations General Assembly. The concert was an end of an era in a way, due to the fact that this was the last time Jarre performed live with the simplified keyboards and synths he'd been using from the Aero concerts onwards. After this live event, Jarre began to re-integrate the original synthesizers from the Oxygene era into his latest shows, such as the Oxygene tours and the "In-Doors" arena concerts.

The free 2h25m concert, sponsored by the Kingdom of Morocco, was attended by an estimated 10-15,000 spectators. It was filmed in high-definition TV and broadcast live by the public Moroccan TV station (channels RTM1 and TVM International) and by Almaghribya TV. A one-hour edit was produced for sale to TV stations.

A souvenir 172-page hardback book entitled "The Making of Water for Life" was published in 2007 which documented how the concert was staged in detail.

Track listing:

1. "Intro Saturée" - 3'50
2. "Suite for Flute"
3. "Oxygene 2"
4. "Miss Moon"
5. "Oxygene 7"
6. "Space of Freedom" (originally "March 23")
7. "Chronologie 6"
8. "Millions of Stars"
9. "Oxygene 4"
10. "Education" (originally "Revolution, Revolutions", with new lyrics)
11. "Gagarin" (originally Hey Gagarin)
12. "Light My Sky" (originally "Tout Est Bleu", with new lyrics)
13. "Oxygene 12"
14. "Chronologie 2"
15. "C'est la Vie"
16. "Theremin Memories"
17. "Souvenir of China"
18. "UNESCO Theme" (originally "Eldorado")
19. "Rendez-Vous 4"
20. "Rendez-Vous 2"

"Intro Saturée" was premiered at this concert, loosely based on "Melancholic Rodeo", a track from his then forthcoming Téo & Téa album. Of all the retitled tracks and new lyrics (from their original recordings), only the lyrics for "Education" were premiered at this concert. "Suite for Flute" had been previously performed as the intro of "Oxygene 2".


* Jean Michel Jarre: bass guitar, cymbals, Dynacord, Eminent, Laser Harp, Midi flute, music box, Roland AX-1, Theremin
* Francis Rimbert: Fantom, Roland JD800, Roland S760
* Claude Samard: musical director, guitar, keyboards
* Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra
* Casablanca Orchestra of Arabic Modern Music
* Alizées Choir
* Gnawa Maaster Hamid Elikasri and his Band
* B'net from Marrakesh
* Charaf and Dansers
* Hadji Younes (luth)
* Abdellah El Miry (violin)
* Saida Charaf (vocals)
* Ahmed Alaoui (vocals)

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