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Montreux Jazz Festival 26 Available Shows

  • Live At Montreux, 1994

    Paul Rodgers

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 1 hr 20 min

    In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the acclaimed blues based album Muddy Water Blues with contributions from many special guest artists with a shared love for the blues. In July 1994 the tour in support of this album rolled into Montreux. The regular tour band was joined through the evening by a number of special guests to create a typically unique Montreux festival performance including an amazing finale of Hoochie Coochie Man where all the guests join in.

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    Stuff

    Year: 1975

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    Stuff, caught here in their only performance at Montreux, combined the talents of five amazing musicians: Cornell Dupree on guitar, Gordon Edwards on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Eric Gale on guitar and Richard Tee on keyboards. Individually they were among the most sought after session players of their day but together as Stuff they had a magic all of their own, brilliantly captured on this program, which also features a guest appearance from vocalist Odetta on "Oh Happy Day" and specially written sleeve notes by Gordon Edwards and longtime fan of the band Chris Rea.

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  • Live at Montreux 1996

    Wayne Shorter

    Year: 1995

    Runtime: 56 min

    Wayne Shorter is one of the most significant jazz performers of modern times. He performed as part of Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers and then Miles Davis band in the sixties before co-founding Weather Report with Joe Zawinul in the early seventies. This Montreux concert from 1996 features the Wayne Shorter Quintet and followed on from the release of his Grammy Award winning album High Life.

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  • Live At Montreux 2005

    Steve Earle

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Steve Earle’s solo performance at the 2005 Montreux Festival is a charismatic triumph. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and a harmonica he performs tracks from across his career, with an emphasis on his later output but also going right back to songs from his breakthrough album “Copperhead Road” from 1988. The songs are performed with his characteristic combination of honesty, outspoken views and self-deprecating humour.

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    Status Quo

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

    Status Quos album Pictures (released in November 2008) celebrated 40 years of Status Quo filling the UK charts with hit after hit. The album was an instant success, charting at No.8 and selling over a quarter of a million copies in the UK alone. In July 2009 the Pictures live tour landed at Montreux in Switzerland as part of the world famous festival. The band, led as always by the twin Telecasters of Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt, delivered a blistering set of hits and classic tracks from across their career including no less than 18 UK Top 20 hits. Huge screens behind the stage illustrated high points from Quos career and the usually reserved Swiss crowd were rockin all over the Auditorium.

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  • Live at Montreux - 1974

    Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Year: 1973

    Runtime: 51 min

    Formed by John McLaughlin in 1971, the Mahavishnu Orchestra pioneered the fusion of jazz elements into rock music while still undeniably retaining the power and muscle of a full on rock band. With McLaughlin as the ever-present, the line-up went through various phases and these two concerts from Montreux showcase the band at distinctively different times of their career, with the seventies show featuring later stars Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Walden and the eighties concert featuring saxophone maestro Bill Evans.

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    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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    Dr. John

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 56 min

    Dr. Johns distinctive brand of "voodoo" blues, combining his inventive piano playing, gravely voice and the pure essence of New Orleans, has made him both a much-admired and much-loved character in a career that stretches over 40 years. Dr. John has graced the Montreux stage on six occasions. He decided that this concert from 1995 was the one he most wanted to see released in our Live At Montreux series. It is an exceptional performance and includes classic tracks such as Iko Iko and Right Place, Wrong Time.

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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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    Ice T

    Year: 1995

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    Ice T was at the height of his popularity and notoriety when this concert was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the summer of 1995. The set features all his biggest hits up to then, all gaining a new dimension in a live setting which enables him to improvise freely and react with his audience.

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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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    Wu-Tang Clan

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

    In July 2007 the famous Stravinski Auditorium at Montreux was witness to a gathering of the Wu-Tang Clan. With the exception of the sadly deceased Ol' Dirty Bastard, the whole Clan was present: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon The Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah and Masta Killa. Also joining the party were some of their extended family members: Cappadonna, Streetlife and DJ Mathematics. This rare gathering of the full clan took Montreux by storm and got the whole audience on their feet and jumping with a set featuring all their best known hits and classics plus a number of solo tracks, including a clutch of Ol' Dirty Bastard hits.

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    Mike Oldfield

    Year: 1980

    Runtime: 1 hr 45 min

    Mike Oldfield took the world of music by storm at the age of 19 in 1973 with the release of his debut album, "Tubular Bells", which hit the No.1 spot in numerous countries and has gone on to sell in excess of 16 million copies worldwide. A naturally shy man, it was not until the end of the decade that he began to play live on a regular basis. In 1981, by now a confident stage performer, he embarked on his European Adventure Tour, which took in the Montreux Festival in July, where he performed in front of an enthusiastic sold out audience.

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    Shane MacGowan & The Popes

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 55 min

    UK reissue of the former Pogues vocalist/ leader's 1995 solo debut, deleted in the U.S. 16 tracks, including the singles 'You're The One' & 'Haunted' (a duet with Sinead O'Connor), plus a duet with Maire Brennan of Clannad that was featured in the 1995 romantic comedy 'Circle Of Friends', which co-starred Minnie Driver & Chris O'Donnell.

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    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 1990

    Gary Moore

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 55 min

    Gary Moore is one of the best rock and blues guitarists ever to come out of Ireland. In 1990 he released Still Got The Blues which went on to be his biggest selling album around the world. This concert from the Montreux Jazz Festival was recorded on July 7, 1990 on the tour for Still Got The Blues. It features the band used on that album and special guest Albert Collins, who had also appeared on the album. Nine of the tracks in the set are taken from that album, three of which were UK hit singles.As a bonus feature three of his biggest rock hits, Out In The Fields, Over The Hills & Far Away and an over 10 minute long version of the classic Parisenne Walkways are included from his concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 9, 1997.

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    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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    Talk Talk

    Year: 1985

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    Talk Talk were one of the most innovative and original British bands of the eighties. They enjoyed a string of successful albums and singles both in the UK and right across Europe. 1986 was the band's only appearance at Montreux and caught them at the height of their success. With a set list packed with hit singles and lead singer / main songwriter Mark Hollis' charismatic performance they delivered an outstanding concert that draws a great response from the packed Swiss crowd.

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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 single Nights In White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon. This propelled the band to a new level of success which they have sustained ever since.This show from July 1991 is the bands only Montreux appearance to date. With a line up including John Lodge, Justin Hayward, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge they made it a very special night with inspired performances of classics such as Gemini Dream, Question, Isnt Life Strange, Im Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band), Your Wildest Dreams and of course Nights In White Satin.

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    The Chieftains

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 25 min

    Founded by Paddy Maloney in 1962, The Chieftains were one of the first bands to popularise Irish traditional music around the world and today their status as one of the finest Irish bands of all time remains unchallenged. They have received awards from around the world including 6 Grammys and an Emmy and worked alongside some of the greatest names in pop, classical and folk music. This superb concert from Montreux features the classic line-up in a blend of song, music and dance that draws from the Irish tradition but encompasses influences as disparate as Galicia and the Rolling Stones.

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  • Live at Montreux, 2000

    Lou Reed

    Year: 2000

    Runtime: 2 hr 3 min

    Lou Reed is one of the most influential artists of the rock era. From his days in the sixties as the main singer and songwriter of the Velvet Underground and through his mercurial solo career he has kept his audience and the critics on their toes with dramatic changes of musical direction from album to album. Underpinning everything however has been his unquestionable ability as a songwriter and performer of the highest class. This film is Lou Reed’s only Montreux performance from July, 2000. This was part of his tour for the acclaimed Ecstasy album and the show features a number of songs from that release as well as Lou Reed classics such as Romeo Had Juliette, Set The Twilight Reeling, Dirty Blvd and Perfect Day.

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    Tori Amos

    Year: 1991

    Runtime: 49 min

    These two concerts from Montreux in 1991 and 1992 catch Tori Amos right at the start of her solo career. The first from July 1991 was filmed a few months before the release of her Little Earthquakes album and the second from July 1992 followed a few months after. There is a fascinating progression from one year to the next as she grows in confidence and skill as a live performer, buoyed by the critical and commercial success of the album. Naturally most of the songs are taken from Little Earthquakes but there are also rare songs from her various EPs released across the two years which didnt make it onto the album including her distinctive takes on Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love and Thank You and Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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    George Clinton

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 56 min

    From his early pop days with The Parliaments through the wild days of the seventies and eighties with Parliament / Funkadelic and on to his continuing innovations today, George Clinton has always been a charismatic figure. He is undoubtedly one of the most influential people of all time in black American music blending elements of soul, funk and rock to create a sound that is truly unique. Clinton has brought his non-stop party to Montreux on a number of occasions but this performance from the 2004 festival is undoubtedly one of his finest and includes classics such as Bop Gun, Undisco Kidd, Flashlight, Not Just Knee Deep, Up For The Downstroke and Atomic Dog.

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