Deep Purple - Live at Montreux 1996
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This concert was also released on CD by Eagle Records on May 2nd, with different bonus tracks from the 2000 show.
2. Ted The Mechanic
3. Pictures Of Home
4 Black Night
5. Woman From Tokyo
6. No One Came
7. When A Blind Man Cries
8. Hey Cisco
9. Speed King
10. Smoke On The Water
Bonus Tracks From Montreux 2000:
A. 1. Sixty-Nine (69) 2. Perfect Strangers 3. When a Blind Man Cries 4. Lazy 5. Highway Star
B. 1. Spoken intro describing story behind Smoke On The Water
Top Customer Reviews
Incidentally, this sounds even better with the DTS Surround sound. Great sound and picture!
The musical direction is great. This compilation of tracks recorded at historic Montreux in '96 and '00 is just fantastic. The sound quality is better than most systems are capable of, so you'll probably get the best sound your equipment can give.
I own Purples Australia '99 as well as Scandinavian Nights, New Live and Rare, and the Come Hell or High Water reunion tour with Blackmore. Montreux is in the top two, and I have enjoyed it almost every night since it arrived last month. Paice, Morse, Lord, Glover and Gillan mesh perfectly [as always] and obviously have a great time playing together. They joke around occasionally, and theres a few surprizes that spontaneously erupt on stage [Sooo, thats 'funky Claude' eh? hmmm].
This DP line-up clicks extremely well together, and it shows [I can't believe I am the only one that noticed Gillan giving Blackmore the "finger" at the end of 'Paint it Black' on the High Water DVD. If you got it - watch the last second of that track .. BOING! Up goes the 'bird' at Ritchie, who should have gotten a butt kickin instead of just the finger].
If you are a purple fan, or just a music lover who enjoys those nice long live instrumental riffs of great rock & roll that highlight not only the guitarist but all facets of the bands talents, buy this disk. These guys blend better than Tequila and Lime. Theres plenty of deep-cut material on it I'd bet money you have not heard before and that in itself is reason enough.
The backing band is solid and supportive, but not capable of pushing or propelling Wayne into a sweat. The remarkable thing is that regardless, we eagerly await every breath, sound, bleat, bark or singularly superlative solo he always delivers without effort or deliberation. He was and still is a force of nature to be reckoned with in the pantheon of jazz lions and eternal legends, and there are too precious few documents of his live work available for those who understand and appreciate what contributions he's made to the instruments he plays and the history of jazz. I, for one, am eternally grateful. It's great to see Alphonso Johnson in the line-up; he's always been a favorite of mine and deserved more widespread recognition, but Jaco hit the scene a while later and stole his thunder. Most folks don't realize that half of 'Black Market' was played by Alphonso, and Jaco finished the recording; too often I've run into people who think its all Jaco's work.Read more ›
The 1996 band includes jim Beard on keyboards, David Gilmore on guitar, Alfonso Johnson on bass and Rodney Holmes at the drums. Five glittering compositions and Wayne Shorter's always surprising improvisations are once again the high point. Beard's and Gilmore's inventions support, and the rhythm section is solid, but it's Wayne Shorter that provides the energy, as the listener waits to hear what he'll say next. The man was and is a treasure.
For my money, the two bonus track bands that play two compositions each are even more interesting, in no small part because each features Wayne Shorter's longtime collaborator, Herbie Hancock. The 1991 group includes Stanley Clark at the top of his game on acoustic bass and Shorter's Weather Report cohort Omar Hakim on drums. While Omar Hakim seems a bit ill-suited for this music, Stanley Clark is wonderful here, and Herbie Hancock is superb, especially as a soloist. "Footprints" is one of Shorter's most-often performed compositions, but this version starts off almost unrecognizable, then shifts to a half-time funk feel before finally reaching it's more familiar 6/8. Shorter's final solo chorus is particularly wonderful, as is Hancock's following turn.
The 1992 band belongs, at least in part, to the great Tony Williams. He's fierce behind his familiar big yellow Gretsch kit, alternating cymbal washes with explosions of tom-toms and snare. This band includes Wallace Roney on trumpet, and he plays well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't get enough of Alphonso Johnson's bass playing... been a fan for long after hearing Weather Report's "Black Market"Published 21 days ago by Nirmal Kumar
Excellent Concert. Herp Albert at his best live.I love it.Published 8 months ago by robert a. arhin
My friend Jesse is the world's biggest Herb Albert fan. He knows ALL of th details about Albert & Moss. This is a great CD for any jazz fan!Published 15 months ago by J. E. Sawyer
my wife was so happy herb alpert live very good clear imagen good sound thaks..........Published 15 months ago by tico
wayne shorter is a living legend ,he can play any style and make it his own ,excellent band reunited with alphonzo Johnson on bass great songs check out the drummer ,a tight band... Read morePublished 17 months ago by orlando preciado
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