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George Benson - Live at Montreux, 1986 (1986)

George Benson , George Benson  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: George Benson
  • Directors: George Benson
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BI1YT2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,771 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

George Benson is one of the finest guitar players in the history
of jazz. Over the years he has worked in many different genres
from soul to jazz to blues to pop and achieved success in all of
them. He has one of the rare artists who has managed to combine
critical acclaim and commercial success in equal measures.
A frequent visitor to Montreux (he has performed there 11 times
including 2005), George Benson has selected this show from
1986 as the first he would like released. Taken from the height of
his commercial success the concert includes classics and hit
tracks throughout the set including Lady Love Me (One More
Time), Love Ballad, In Your Eyes, Love x Love, 20/20, On
Broadway, Turn Your Love Around and Never Give Up On A Good
Thing among many more. / Track Listing
1. Feel Like Making Love
2. Off Broadway
3. Weekend In L.A.
4. Omar's Tune
5. Lady Love Me (One More Time)
6. Love Ballad
7. Moody's Mood
8. Beyond The Sea
9. Affirmation
10. My Latin Brother
11. Love x Love
12. In Your Eyes
13. The Greatest Love Of All
14. 20/20
15. Never Give Up On A Good Thing
16. Turn Your Love Around
17. Take Five
18. On Broadway

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!! November 1, 2008
By bozzy1
I have been waiting for a "complete" live show from Talk Talk for a long time, the wait was worth it....I have some audio clips from this show, but, having the full on video experience and being able to actually watch the band play songs like "It's You" & "I Don't Believe In You" as well as all of the other songs make for an incredible show. Talk Talk has been one, if not my favorite band for a long time now with Spirit Of Eden being my fave album. It's really sad seeing all of the 80's bands getting back together and recording & touring and knowing that Talk Talk will never be one of those bands....Get this DVD!!! You won't regret it....
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! October 31, 2008
I always knew Talk Talk was a great band...on record at least, because I had never heard any live material...and this confirms that they were not only a great band in the studio, but on the stage was well.

The highlights are could say each song is a highlight, it's that good...and, upon first view, IT'S YOU and CALL IN THE NIGHT BOY are the two that seemed to hit me that hardest.

This is an incredible performance, and if you had even a smidge of interest in this band, this will cement their appeal in no uncertain terms.

A great DVD and well worth every cent you pay for it.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By Jazzcat
I never thought that something like this could finally came out of the vaults to find its way to my library! An old concert from George Benson in Montreaux! The year was 1986. I never even dreamed to own something like this. The moment I saw this dvd in my cd shop I had to own it, so I did buy it immediatly. What is it all about? George Benson the best living jazz guitarist playing with a small-big band in Montreaux a set of standards and old favorities of his. Nothing less than fantastic! He was in splendid shape, at the top of his game. Young and charismatic. He delight us with burning bop licks and tender lines with the guitar and then he sings like the best with a voice which is nothing less than amazing. George is a master entertainer with a musical talent like noone. As a jazz guitarist myself I really really love him and I suggest the purchase of this dvd to every fan of the Jazz guitar and of good music in general. The program is as i said earlier, based on old favorites of his (Love ballad, Never give up on a good thing, Weekend in L.A. etc), with some standards (I'm in the mood for love etc) ... A must have.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Footage Of The Rare Otis Rush April 14, 2006
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Otis Rush, the West Side Bluesman, is one of the rarities of American Blues Music. Like Albert King, he is a self-taught left-handed guitarist who plays an upside down right-handed and strung guitar, has great innovative bends (especially Otis' signature "lazy" vibrato) and sings with a convincing passion. There is very little available for fans to see. In 2003 the "Live Blues Part 1" on Blues Express was released showing us an older, slower Mr Rush BUT with a fabulous band! I would highly recommend this set too!

This DVD was eagerly awaited by all Blues fans. It was shot in 1986 and shows us a younger (52) Otis in his first of three Montreux performances between 1986 and 1996 (thanks to Eric Clapton). Otis had been to Europe with the AFBF in the 1960s and his input in those DVDs is very exciting. In this set he has the Professor Eddie Lusk Blues Review as his backup group and honestly-they are only adequate. Otis needs a horn section and a tighter drummer and bassist to bring out his sound. Otis himself sings great and puts over a very good overall performance. His guitar is a little thin and down in the mix. However we learn a few great things about his technique--like he plays a lot without a pick and also when he does pick he uses it from different sides and angles-pretty cool! And the most revealing item: his great vibrato is done not only with his ring finger-but also his forefinger. I'm sure this is where Mike Bloomfield picked it up-one of Mike's most distinctive licks!

The set is very good and comprehensive for 1986. Many tunes are from his "Right Place, Wrong Time" LP. An LP that took ten years to be released. He starts with "Tops" which is from an album he recorded at the San Francisco Blues Festival and is probably his best live CD.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage 80's Clapton November 11, 2006
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Clapton's career since his return in the 80's has been an interesting musical journey throught his musical influcences from blues to rock to pop. He flirted with Pop during the early 80's and slowly began moving towards the blues again with his album Journeynan. This video is from the end of his pop period and it shows some fine playing from Calpton and the rest of the band. The performance is true to the era as some of the arragements are 80's influenced (as well as tye clothes!).

After all these years of hearing Clapton perform with blues/rock drummers like Steve Gadd it is interesting on hearing him with Phil Collins on drums. His drumming is quite recognizable and it provided a different back beat for Clapton to perform to. Collins druming was pop oriented and helped Clapton explore some new territories. The rest of the band kept playing with Clapton during the 80's and 90's - specially Nathan East on Bass.

Overall, the performance is, as expected, very good and it is nice addition to Clapton's video collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST
Seminal band from the 1980's. This is a great document of what turned out to be TALK TALK's last tour.
They sound GREAT, at the top of their game. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Scottland in Cleveland
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
Nothing about this preformance is inspiring. According to Eric Claptons's autobiography in this stage of his life he is gripped with addiction. Read more
Published 24 days ago by o'neal lane
5.0 out of 5 stars George Benson, live
Considering the age of this dvd the sound and picture are good. George Benson is a great singer and guitarist. He is under-rated in his field. Read more
Published 1 month ago by georgefours
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
I really love Eric Clapton. This dvd is great! I like this particular Clapton era. But then I've never seen or heard anything by Clapton that I didn't like.
Published 2 months ago by Kathy Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite 80's band
Unless you hate 80's music, you are in for a real treat with this concert. Talk Talk never was very popular here in the States, but were big in Europe. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David J. Marsh
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
After the buildup afforded by prior reviewers, I was expecting better. Sound quality is fine but visually its only average.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sri Brucananda Miniraja
5.0 out of 5 stars George Benson live-solid concert from years ago
I am saying I love it because it has a great set of songs. I will say however I prefer another of his live DVD's better : George Benson - Absolutely Live. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bradford Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for guitarists
If you like blues guitar, you need to get this DVD. If you play guitar, you must have this DVD! Although I enjoy the parts with Eric Clapton and Luther Allison the best, the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Big Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Delightful
Itxs nice to be able to put faces and a performance on a band you enjoy. GOD bless Talk Talk, GOD bless you and GOD bless the United States of America
Published 7 months ago by appli reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Talk Talk: Live @ Montreux 1986 Concert
Better than expected. I really miss this group but the video of this concert shows the best of this 80's band
Published 8 months ago by Dennis
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