Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994 NR

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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.

Starring:
Johnny Cash
Runtime:
56 minutes

Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994

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Genres Music
Director Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Starring Johnny Cash
Supporting actors John Carter Cash, J.E. Huff, Marshall Grant, Cindy Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lamar Alexander, Al Gore, Michael Streissguth, Rodney Clapp, Jim Dickinson, Jack Clement, John Mellencamp, Amy Lavere, Rosanne Cash, Snoop Dogg, Steve Earle, Tim Robbins, Bob Dylan
Studio Eagle Rock Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Great selection of songs on this dvd.
R. Williams
If you purchase this DVD, it will be one that you'll watch over and over again because this DVD is the essence of Johnny Cash.
----Susan D. Fong
Voices are difficult to hear during introductions and stage banter, but the musical sound quality is perfect.
The Delite Rancher

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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By ----Susan D. Fong on March 30, 2005
Format: DVD
I've just received this DVD and I can't seem to stop playing it. It is TERRIFIC!!!! I agree with the previous reviewer that Johnny Cash's voice developed an even richer quality as he aged. Mr. Cash and his lovely wife June's performances added such class to every stage they graced. I enjoyed the mixture of his old songs as well as his more recent songs from his "American Recordings" Collection which contain some of my favorite songs. The affection Johnny Cash had for his fans is always so nice to see. He respected his fans and his fans respected him. If you purchase this DVD, it will be one that you'll watch over and over again because this DVD is the essence of Johnny Cash. This DVD is A MUST for EVERY Johnny Cash fan as well as for anyone who enjoys listening to great music from an extremely talented singer :)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By The Delite Rancher VINE VOICE on May 17, 2005
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The Johnny Cash live show is captured in this remarkable performance from the 1994 Montreux Jazz Festival. Johnny plays through nineteen of his songs, with an appearance from his wife June Carter Cash and their son John Carter Cash. The band performs most of Cash's biggest hits and a few surprises. Being from his later time period, the show balances Johnny's ol' time rockabilly days with the 'folkier' songs from his American (Rick Ruben) period. At this point in his career, Cash's voice aged and matured like a fine wine. While a European jazz festival may seem like an odd gig for Johnny Cash, he nonetheless makes it work in style. Voices are difficult to hear during introductions and stage banter, but the musical sound quality is perfect. The video footage is straight forward without bells or whistles -just Johnny Cash and forty years of his music.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Scott MacPhee on November 3, 2005
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Yes the technical production of this DVD is a bit of a worry. There are sound problems especially at the beginning, but I have been at festivals such as the Ottawa Blues Festival when the sound technicians were pre-occupied due to its numerous performers, nonetheless this is no excuse for those handing out their hard earned money, especially in this day and age of its so called advance technology. Besides sound the camera shots are fair to good, but some shots are questionable and quite amateurish. Yes production was from 1994 when all industries like film and television suffered from cutbacks so I am not surprised as quality is not of a higher quality. Besides the technical issues, it was a concert. My highlight are the song `Big River', `The beast in me', and `Orange Blossom Special.'. He had just completed his first album for American recordings. An aging Cash was at his best even if the technical team were not. I am proud to own this DVD, the concert is 9 out of 10, while the production values a 5 out of 10. Because I am like many other critics who write reviews, I will be overly generous and give a mark of 8 out of 10, but since Amazon uses a star system from one to five, I will give this DVD 4 stars.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Robert I. Hedges HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on June 1, 2006
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I was fortunate enough to see Johnny Cash twice in concert, including once in 1994, the year this was made. While I like this DVD and have watched it several times, I give it four stars versus five due to fairly consistent sound level and mixing problems on the audio track. The set list is fairly standard for Johnny from that time period, and includes many of his most popular originals plus many from the then-new "American Recordings" (which I admit are not generally among my favorites.)

From my understanding Johnny had a sore throat the night this show was taped (though the only real evidence for that is the repetitive throat clearing between songs) and I don't think he was quite at the top of his game during this show. The band was great, and W.S. Holland, Johnny's drummer since 1958, was in particularly excellent form that night. Standouts included great renditions of "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "I Walk The Line," and "Redemption" (where Johnny discusses sin and redemption, the theme of his then-latest album.) Of all the songs in the set, though, I think the standout performance is on "Orange Blossom Special" with a particularly great "dueling harmonicas" interlude. Interestingly, I was really looking forward to "Jackson" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with June, which are normally simply divine to listen to live, but I thought these were two of the weaker spots in the set, with Johnny and June both in different keys during parts of each (especially noticeable on "Jackson") and John Carter Cash adding to the vocal disharmony on occasion as well.

The show closer "The Next Time I'm In Town" was a real treat and definitely ended the show on a high note.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bryan E. Leed on May 22, 2006
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This is an interesting DVD of a live concert from 5 July 1994. Johnny Cash looks elderly, yet this is from the era when he got signed to the American recording label, and his career was enjoying yet another comeback and some very good musical output.

This JOHNNY CASH--LIVE AT MONTREUX 1994 on DVD is about 60 minutes long. The finished product is a little rough around the edges. This is not part of a Johnny Cash tour, but an appearance at an international music festival of some reknown in its own right, (this is the festival where Stevie Ray Vaughan was discovered by David Bowie in the early 1980s). The DVD cover has typos, like they spell Folsom wrong, "Fulsome Prison Blues"; and the PA/sound man does a lousy job of mic volume between songs, which are usually too quiet to hear what is being said without turning up your TV.

Johnny Cash looks tired and scraggily, but for the most part he and his band sound very good! His son John Carter Cash plays guitar in his band, and he has W.S. Holland on drums (since way back in the 1950's). The liner notes say Johnny had a sore throat, but you don't notice it in most songs, just an occasional cough or clearing his throat, rarely messing up any songs, (but that does happen at least once during a flubbed verse due to coughing).

"Get Rhythm" sounds great! It is a bit rearranged to be a little smoother and bouncy, compared to the original. "Ghost Riders in the Sky" has Johnny doing some "coyote" yipping and yelping, as if he were herding cows on a horse, maybe.

After about 25 minutes, he starts a 6 song, solo acoustic section of the concert, with just Johnny and his own acoustic guitar. His singing and playing is very strong in this 20 minute section of the show!
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