Jean Michel Jarre Kills Houston Concert DVD

Jean Michel Jarre has announced that he’s killed off plans for a Houston concert DVD:

 

WE REALISE HOW MUCH YOU WERE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO THE HOUSTON CONCERT BEING AVAILABLE ON DVD, HOWEVER THE UPCOMING RELEASE BY FRANCIS DREYFUS MUSIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

DUE TO THE EVIDENT POOR QUALITY OF THE FILM, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN RESTORED OR UPGRADED TO TODAY’S DIGITAL STANDARDS, NOR AT ALL TO A LEVEL OF A PRODUCT THAT JEAN MICHEL JARRE COULD BE ARTISTICALLY SATISFIED WITH, THE DVD, AS F.D.M. PLANNED TO RELEASE IT, WOULD HAVE DONE MORE HARM THAN JUSTICE TO WHAT REMAINS A MILESTONE EVENT.

A MERE DVD COPY OF THE VHS FORMAT, WHERE THE ORIGINAL IMAGES AND SOUND ARE FAR FROM OPTIMUM, WHERE NO BONUS NOR EXTRAS ARE PROPOSED, WITH ARTWORK THAT LACKED PUNCH…WOULD HAVE LED TO A LESS THAN MEDIOCRE PRODUCT SOLD AT NORMAL PRICE.

MOREOVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERLINE THAT JEAN MICHEL JARRE WAS NOT CONSULTED OR INFORMED OF THE RELEASE BY F.D.M., THIS IN ITSELF IS SUFFICIENT TO OPPOSE IT.

AS YOU KNOW, JEAN MICHEL JARRE TAKES TOO MUCH PRIDE IN HIS WORK AND CARE IN HIS CREATION, TO ALLOW IT, AND YOU, TO BE EXPLOITED, WITHOUT THE NECESSARY INVESTMENT OF OFFERING THE BEST STANDARD POSSIBLE.

WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINOUS SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE.

AERO PRODUCTIONS

While disappointing to fans – it’s probably a smart decision. His recent Oxygene: Live In Your Living Room set a high standard, and fans would probably be disappointed with something that was just shoveled into DVD format.

5 thoughts on “Jean Michel Jarre Kills Houston Concert DVD

  1. I was hoping he would end by saying with all the money i have i will personally oversee the Houston concert being remastered and put out on DVD / BLU-RAY as soon as possible. Because lets face it he would make his money back tenfold, Any true fan would snap up the chance to own it on DVD. As would they his other back catalogue concerts on remastered DVD, eg. Egypt, Docklands, Paris etc.

  2. I attended the houston show and owned the VHS copy of this (watched it so many times i wore it out). I am glad to see that quality was the reason for canelling…but this REALLY needs to be released on blue ray….

  3. What a shame that the plans were cancelled. Would be nice if it could be available for 2011, since that will mark the 25th anniversary of that historic Houston performance.

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