Tori Amos: Live at Montreux 1991/1992 [Blu-ray]
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Top Customer Reviews
The very first performance you can tell she's nervous, young, and wondering "what the hell am I doing here?". The audience is starts off giving the obligatory "oh, she's playing I should be nice" applause, but by the end they are genuinely interested in Tori. She gives a solid and candid performance of her songs from Little Earthquakes, and is genuinely surprised when they call her out for an encore. You can tell she is still feeling every lyric that she is singing. This may be the raw-est (sp?) we get to see her for a while. My only complaint about this section of the performance is the goofy plug in Yamaha they gave her. [...]
Flash forward to 1992 - a more polished looking Tori takes the stage, and not two measures into "Little Earthquakes" she stops and calls the audience out. "Hey, are you guys here to talk or listen to music? I mean, you paid a lot of money". Shades of things to come. She plays the entire set, almost glaring at the front row. The songs are more sure, the piano playing is solid, and this time they give her a real piano!
It's so interesting to see the two Tori's contrasted. All in all, worth the purchase because it reminded me of a simpler time in Tori's career, before the glam squads, before the multiple personality concept albums, and before the orange wig and leather dress.
That being said, Live at Montreux is an absolutely riveting experience from start to end. I've heard the songs of Little Earthquakes dozens and dozens of times, but watching these two concerts made me feel as though I was hearing each one for the very first time. In fact, between the two concerts Tori plays all but 3 songs off of her debut album, as well as two Led Zeppelin covers (Whole Lotta Love and Thank You) and her signature cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Just as watching this DVD in comparison with 'Sunny Florida' is a real treat, even looking at the 1991 and 1992 concerts side by side is a unique experience. The liner notes describe the two concerts as something like a before and after shot. My thoughts:
1991: For me, this concert is really the reason to purchase this DVD. This is such a one of a kind show. As others have mentioned, Tori is here pre-fame ('Little Earthquakes' was yet to be released) and the Moody Blues concert goers have no idea who she is.Read more ›
Fast forward to 1992, the second performance on the DVD, and she's a different woman. Confident, self-assured, bold in her delivery, and she's got a little attitude! That's our Tori! It's striking how completely different these two performances and these two version of Tori are.
My favorite song from the entire DVD is "Upside Down", performed in the 1991 set, which I had never heard before. Again, her performance is so moving, and raw. This is the Tori before tours, record labels, disappointments and life hardened her up.
If you are a Tori Amos fan, and you don't have this already, buy it. You will not regret it, I promise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Watched this several times and it was better then expected. Love it!Published 16 months ago by Salieb
I warmly advise to listen carefully the 1991 performance. From many point of view, even more astonishing and fresh than the masterpiece of 1992. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Alberto Ferrari
I don't know why, but for some reason I was expecting (and hoping for) Tori to be backed up by a band. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gino
If your a fan then you know why you should get this! This is my 2nd copy, I wore out the first one from re-watching it over and over and over and over during the recent ice storms... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jason
I would recommend this to Baby Boomer music lovers.
You will love the passion and strength she has in each performance.
the cartridge had natural use to it, but the dvd is flawless. not a mark on it. plays perfect. would buy from again thank youPublished on December 26, 2013 by Kristal R.
One of the best live albums ever.
Worth every dollar i paid for it, blu ray version is amazing, even when its from the early 90's. Read more
I think the Montreux collection is a good one. I have the Yes and ELP and Jethro Tull performances too. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Lover of old movies
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