Jean Michel Jarre- The Twelve Dreams of the Sun & Band in the Rain

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.

The Twelve Dreams Of The Sun

Dream 1: The Rock
Dream 2: The House
Dream 3: The Tree
Dream 4: The Boat
Dream 5: The Flesh
Dream 6: The Voice
Dream 7: The Sky
Dream 8: The Child - This track wasn't played due to the drummer, Gary Wallis, falling ill
Dream 9: The Bell
Dream 10: The Snow
Dream 11: The Blood
Dream 12: The Gate
Band in the Rain

The Musicians

Jean Michel Jarre - Keyboards, Laser Harp, Vocals
Gary Wallis - Drums & Percussions
Francis Rimbert - Keyboards
Joachim Garraud - Sound design, Keyboards
Christopher Papendieck - Bass

Natacha Atlas - Vocals on 'C'est La Vie'
Laurie Anderson - Vocals on 'Je Me Souviens' and Dream introductions
Amal Maher - Vocals
Yvan Cassar - Symphonic Orchestra Musical Arrangements
Frederic Sanchez - Sound Illustrator
Cairo Opera Symphonic Orchestra - Conducted by Dr. Moustafa Nagui
Cairo Opera House Choir - conducted by Aldo Magnato
National Arabic Ensemble - conducted by Nasredine Dalil
National Folkloric Music Troupe
El Nil Folkloric Music Troupe
Aswan Folkloric Music Troupe

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