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Montreux Jazz Festival 24 Available Shows

  • Greatest Hits: Live at Montreux 2011

    Carlos Santana

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 2 hr 48 min

    Santana were founded in the late sixties and came into the spotlight following their appearance at the Woodstock festival in 1969. Their eponymous debut album was released the same year and became a global success, introducing the public to the band's unique blend of latin rhythms and guitar based rock. With legendary guitarist and band leader Carlos Santana at the helm, hit albums and singles followed through the seventies, eighties, nineties and up to the present day. Both Carlos and the band have been frequent visitors to Montreux over the years and in 2011 they presented a stunning concert of their greatest hits, classic album tracks and brilliant cover versions from their debut album right up to 2010 s Guitar Heaven . This is the ultimate Santana live concert and absolutely not to be missed. / Special Guests include Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Cindy Blackman-Santana

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  • Live at Montreux 2008

    The Raconteurs

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 29 min

    The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence) came to Montreux in 2008 as part of the tour in support of their second album “Consolers Of The Lonely”. They delivered a great performance of their distinctive brand of rough, tough rock ‘n’ roll with great tunes and even better guitar licks featuring many of their best known tracks including “Steady, As She Goes”, “Many Shades Of Black”, “Broken Boy Soldiers”, “Salute Your Solution” and more.

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  • Live in Montreux

    Run DMC

    Year: 2001

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Run DMC were one of the true pioneers of rap music. Formed in the early eighties they had a string of hit singles and multi-platinum albums through the decade which helped to define the sound of contemporary rap music. They also pioneered the crossover with rock and pop typified by their worldwide hit Walk This Way, which they recorded with Aerosmith. This concert at Montreux in 2001 was one of the last they performed before the tragic death of Jam Master Jay in 2002.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Johnny Cash

    Year: 1993

    Runtime: 55 min

    Johnny Cash was one of the most influential figures in American music in the post war period. He managed to combine elements of folk, rock n roll and country, which together with his distinctive voice and guitar style, created an instantly recognisable sound. 1994 was to prove to be Cashs only appearance at the Montreux Festival.

    The Man In Black had just released his acclaimed American Recordings album and his European tour took in Montreux on July 5. This classic concert features a number of tracks from his new album coupled with favourites from across his career including Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Orange Blossom Special and San Quentin. An added bonus is the guest appearance of his wife June Carter Cash on two tracks. Caught at one of the high points of his distinguished career this is truly Johnny Cash at his best.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Albert Collins

    Year: 1978

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    Filmed just a year before his untimely death from cancer, this 1992 concert from Montreux finds the great Albert Collins still in fine form. With his trademark Fender Telecaster and distinctive finger picking style well to the fore "The Iceman" delivers a set that runs from his early million selling single "Frosty" right up to songs from his final studio album "Iceman". As an added bonus there are four lengthy tracks from Albert Collins' 1979 appearance at Montreux.

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  • Live at Montreux 1976

    Nina Simone

    Year: 1975

    Runtime: 1 hr 12 min

    Nina Simone one of the great female vocalists of the 20th Century, made four appearances at the Montreux Festival between 1968 and 1990. This film features the whole of the performance from 1976 as the main item, which is supplemented as bonus features by two tracks from her concert in 1987 and four from her final show in 1990. This is the definitive Nina Simone live film.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Alice Cooper

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 55 min

    Alice Cooper's live shows are legendary for their sense of rock theatre and sheer visual spectacle. This latest addition to our range of titles from the renowned Montreux Festival catches Alice Cooper at his very best. Underpinning the visual assault has always been a collection of some of the best rock songs around delivered by one of the all-time great frontmen and this show includes tracks from across his career right up to most recent album Dirty Diamonds and incorporating all the classics you would expect.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Yes

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 58 min

    Yes are one of the most innovative and successful rock bands of all time with a career that now spans five decades. In 2003 the band made their first appearance at the Montreux Festival, despite having a long association with the town itself (they recorded there frequently in the seventies). It was a triumphant night and is regarded by both the band members and fans as probably the finest Yes gig ever to be filmed. It has been much in demand and is now finally cleared for release.

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  • Live at Montreux

    James Brown

    Year: 1980

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    Soul Brother No.1, The Godfather Of Soul, Mr Dynamite. All titles that have been applied to James Brown over the years. A hugely influential figure in black American music he was a driving force in the development of soul music in the early sixties and funk in the early seventies. He has had more R n B hits in the US than any other artist and has charted singles in countries around the world.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Isaac Hayes

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 42 min

    Isaac Hayes is one of the most influential and respected figures in Black American music. In a career that dates back to the start of the sixties he has had top selling singles, released ground breaking albums, composed the Grammy and Oscar winning film score for "Shaft", supplied the voice of Chef in "South Park" and written innumerable hit songs for other artists. Isaac Hayes has made several appearances at Montreux but this one, his most recent appearance from 2005, undoubtedly captures him at his very best with trademark performances of all his best-known tracks.

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  • Live in Montreux

    Suzanne Vega

    Year: 1999

    Runtime: 55 min

    Suzanne Vega broke-through with her eponymous debut album in 1985 in both Europe and America. The album featured the hits Marlene On The Wall and Left Of Center. She hit even greater heights with her second album Solitude Standing, which contained the hits Luka and Toms Diner. In many ways, she opened the way for the rush of female singer-songwriters that followed in the late eighties and early nineties. She continues to have hit albums and to play to packed houses on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • Live At Montreux

    Nile Rodgers & Chic

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 55 min

    Chic is regarded as one of the top disco bands to emerge from the Studio 54 scene in the late 1970s. On July 17, 2004, the legendary Nile Rodgers and Chic brought their infectious grooves to Montreux Festival. Raising the crowd to their feet with a spectacular show that brought the 70s back for one more night, Nile Rodgers and Chic deliver a high-energy set that includes their Top Ten hits Everybody Dance, Le freak, and Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah). More than 25 years later these songs still dont fail to fill the dancefloor!

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  • Live at Montreux

    Moody Blues

    Year: 1990

    Runtime: 55 min

    The Moody Blues were formed in Birmingham in the early sixties and were immediately successful, going to No.1 with their second single Go Now. As the sixties progressed, their music evolved into a more lush, psychedelic sound, and with the arrival of Justin Hayward and John Lodge, the classic line-up came together and produced the masterpiece Days Of Future Passed, which contained their classic hit singles Nights In White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon. The resulting level of success propelled the band forward. This show from July 1991 is the band's only Montreux appearance to date. With a line-up including John Lodge, Justin Hayward, Ray Thomas, and Graeme Edge, the exceptional performance includes classics such as Gemini Dream, Question, Isn't Life Strange, I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band), Your Wildest Dreams and of course, Nights In White Satin.

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  • Live At Montreux, 2004

    Phil Collins

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 2 hr 17 min

    Phil Collins has made a number of appearances at Montreux over the years as a solo artist, with his big band or as a guest performer with the likes of Eric Clapton and Quincy Jones. This concert was filmed at the 2004 festival and captures Phil performing all of his best known hits from his solo career. This was the first time any of Phil’s big band material has been made available.

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  • Live at Montreux 1997

    Emerson Lake And Palmer

    Year: 1996

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    Emerson, Lake and Palmer, known to all as ELP, were progressive rock’s first supergroup. Keith Emerson (keyboards) came from The Nice, Greg Lake (guitar, bass & vocals) from King Crimson and Carl Palmer (drums) from Atomic Rooster. Formed in 1970 they were an instant success and went on to have a series of hugely successful albums throughout the seventies before splitting up in the early eighties. Reunited in the early nineties they produced a new album, Black Moon, and began to tour again. In 1997 they embarked on a world tour which included this performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 7. It is the only film from this tour that is available. The set includes ELP classics from across their career including Karn Evil 9 (“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends”), Hoedown, Take A Pebble, Lucky Man, Tarkus, Pictures At An Exhibition and Fanfare For The Common Man. Also featured are rare tracks that have never appeared on ELP studio albums such as Touch And Go, Dance Creole and Carmina Burana. The booklet features individual sleeve notes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer.

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  • Live at Montreux 2012

    Alanis Morissette

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Alanis Morissette is one of the most successful female artists and songwriters of all time and has sold in excess of 60 million albums worldwide. Her voice is instantly recognizable and she is a consummate live performer. On July 2nd, 2012, Alanis Morissette returned to Montreux as part of her Guardian Angel Tour in support of her new album "Havoc And Bright Lights". It was her third appearance at the festival. The set showcased a number of tracks from the new album (at that point still to be released) alongside classic tracks from across her career. This is Alanis Morissette live at her very best.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Korn

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    Korn came out of California in the early nineties and went on to become one of the most globally successful metal acts of their generation. They continue to play live to vast crowds and have record sales in the millions. This concert from Montreux in 2004 is their only performance at the festival to date. It was to be one of the last shows to feature the bands original line-up with guitarist Brian Welch leaving the group a few months later. The normally reserved Montreux crowd is transformed by Korn into seething, rocking mass with the largest an probably the first! mosh pit ever seen in the famous Stravinski Auditorium.

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  • Plays The Blues: Live at Montreux 2004

    Carlos Santana

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 57 min

    July 12, 2004 was a very special night at the Montreux Festival for any blues fan. With Carlos Santana as musical director (and special guest guitarist), three musical legends took to the stage, each one delivering a full concert set packed with some of the finest blues guitar playing youll ever hear. Bobby Parker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Buddy Guy are all headline acts in their own right so it was a real coup to get them on one line-up. Throw in the guest appearances by Carlos Santana and Chic maestro Nile Rodgers and blues heaven is complete!

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  • Live At Montreux - The Definitive Collection

    Rory Gallagher

    Year: 1974

    Runtime: 1 hr 29 min

    Legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher played the renowned Montreux Festival on five occasions spanning his breakthrough years in the mid seventies right up to the year before his tragic early death at the age of 47 in 1995. This film brings together material from all five shows to create the definitive Rory Gallagher live collection. Featuring tracks from 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1985, and the whole concert from 1994 and bonus acoustic tracks from the earlier years.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Marvin Gaye

    Year: 1980

    Runtime: 1 hr 39 min

    Marvin Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music moving from lean, powerful R&B to stylish, sophisticated soul to finally arrive at an intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression. His work not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change. Marvin Gaye recorded at the Montreux Casino on July 7, 1980, during the Montreux Jazz Festival.

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  • The Candlelight Concerts: Live at Montreux

    Brian May & Kerry Ellis

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    On Brian’s birthday, the Montreux Jazz Festival hosted the penultimate concert of Brian and Kerry’s Acoustic By Candlelight tour. It was their first appearance together at the festival. The show features a wide range of songs, from Queen classics like We Will Rock You, Love Of My Life and Crazy Little Thing Called Love to the Oscar-winning The Way We Were, as well as lesser-known gems like Dust In The Wind and Life Is Real, all of them performed beautifully by Brian and Kerry in stripped down arrangements which allow the songs shine through with unusual clarity and passion. Significantly, this was also the first live performance ever in Montreux of No-One But You, a song Brian was inspired to write in the city during the unveiling of the Freddie Mercury statue in 1996. This is Ellis and May live at their very best.

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  • Live At Montreux

    Ray Charles

    Year: 1997

    Runtime: 1 hr 12 min

    Ray Charles was one of the true pioneers of soul music. Born in Georgia in 1930 he was one of the first performers to mix gospel, R & B and jazz to create a new form of black pop music that would come to be known as soul. His voice and delivery were strikingly different and instantly recognizable. He had his first hits in the early 50’s and was still hitting the charts into the 21st century. His death in June 2004 from liver disease was front-page news around the world. This concert was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival
    on July 19, 1997 and features Ray Charles and his orchestra, led by sax player Al Jackson, and of course The Raelettes. The set includes many of his most popular tracks such as Shadows Of My Mind, Georgia On My Mind, and the No.1 hit I Can’t Stop Loving You.

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  • Hymns For Peace: Live at Montreux 2004

    Carlos Santana

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 59 min

    On July 15 2004, Santana took to the stage in Montreux accompanied by a stunning line-up of guests to perform a concert of songs about peace and understanding that they dubbed Hymns For Peace. Joining the regular Santana line-up in the band were Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ravi Coltrane and Idrissa Diop with further guest appearances through the night from Angelique Kidjo, Barbara Morrison, Patti Austin, Sylver Sharp, Steve Winwood and Nile Rodgers.

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  • Live at Montreux Jazz Fest 1996

    Quincy Jones

    Year: 1995

    Runtime: 2 hr 3 min

    When an artist of the stature of Quincy Jones celebrates his 75th birthday you can be sure its going to be quite a party. The show took place on July 14th 2008 at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, an event with which Quincy Jones has a long and rich history, and the cream of musical talent turned up to serenade Quincy on this very special occasion. The main concert lasted over two and a half hours and the musicians then spilled out into the bars and cafes of Montreux with the music still going strong as the sun was coming up the next morning!

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