Rendez-Vous is an album of instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean Michel Jarre, and released in 1986 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. It sold some three million copies worldwide and remains Jarre's longest-running chart album in both the USA and UK, with a 20 week run in the U.S. and an impressive 38 week run in the UK. The last track on the album was supposed to have the saxophone part played in outer space by astronaut Ron McNair, but on January 28, 1986 he and the entire Space Shuttle Challenger crew were killed 73 seconds after lift-off when the shuttle exploded. In memory, this piece was dedicated to him.
The album reached #9 in the UK charts and #52 in the US charts.
- "First Rendez-Vous" – 2:54
- "Second Rendez-Vous" – 10:55
- "Third Rendez-Vous" – 3:30
- "Fourth Rendez-Vous" – 3:57
- "Fifth Rendez-Vous" – 7:41
- "Last Rendez-Vous (Ron's Piece)" – 6:04
- Jean Michel Jarre – Seiko DS-250, Elka Synthex, Moog synthesizer, Roland JX 8P, Fairlight CMI, E-mu Emulator II, Eminent, EMS Synthi AKS, Laser Harp, RMI, OBX, DX 100, Matrisequencer, Roland TR-808, Lynn 9000, Prophet, Casio CZ 5000, ARP 2600
- Michel Geiss – ARP 2600, Eminent, Matrisequencer, Roland TR-808
- Dominique Perrier – Memory Moog
- Joe Hammer – Drumulator, percussions
- David Jarre – Baby Korg personal keyboard