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Van Morrison's long and illustrious career has included many appearances at the Montreux Festival. This two DVD set focuses on two performances that have been chosen by Van to create his first ever DVD release. Dating from 1974 and 1980 they illustrate the evolution of his songwriting over this period and include many of his best loved tracks including "Wavelength", "Moondance", "Street Choir" and "Tupelo Honey" alongside other classics.

Tracklisting:
Disc One - July 10, 1980
1. Wavelength 2. Kingdom Hall 3. It Stoned Me 4. Troubadours 5. Spirit 6. Joyous Sound 7. Satisfied 8. Ballerina 9. Summertime in England 10. Moondance 11. Haunts of Ancient Peace 12. Wild Night 13. Listen to the Lion 14. Tupelo Honey 15. Angeliou

Disc Two - June 30, 1974
1. (It's Not The) Twilight Zone 2. I Like It Like That 3. Foggy Mountain Top 4. Bulbs 5. Boffyflow & Spike 6. Heathrow Shuffle 7. Naked in the Jungle 8. Street Choir 9. Harmonica Boogie 10. Since I Fell For You


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Product Details

  • Actors: Van Morrison
  • Format: Multiple Formats, 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: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: October 31, 2006
  • Run Time: 144 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I5YDBE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,813 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

In my house, this DVD will be played again and again.
Judith M. Zoldowski
The music is great, but Van's stage prescence is the real entertainment.
THall
The "Live at Montreux 1980 and 1974" dvd is outstanding!
Karla Kay Christmas

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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By James D. DeWitt VINE VOICE on May 23, 2007
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I'm a serious fan of Van Morrison. I own all of his released albums, and a few bootlegs. I've read a couple of the biographies, and I've seen him live 8-10 times. "Astral Weeks" is among my very favorite albums by any artist at any time. This is the first DVD of Van I've ever seen. I bought it with some trepidation.

This is an artist who walked on stage in London and said, as others have noted, "Let's get this over with," and then gave a wrteched performance, walking off stage after 45 minutes and never returning. This is an artist who, in a Chicago show, blew us out of our seats at the Chicago Opera House with a 2.5-hour set, four encores and a version of "Madam George" that gives me goosebumps 32 years later.

These performances are much better than the London show, but a far cry from what Van can do if he chooses. They are workmanlike performances of a mix of good and indifferent songs. Especially in the 1980 show, the band seems to be much more involved than Van. That's surprising, given the mix of artists involved. I'm also curious why these shows weren't released for 32 and 26 years, respectively. But I suppose we can chalk it up to Van's notoriously bad relationship with his labels and managers.

If you are a Van Morrison fan, these DVDs belong in your library. If you aren't a huge fan, you might buy them for the occasional glimpse of what Van can do. Van Morrison, for all his flaws, is a hugely influential, seminal artist. The DVDs are a glimpse - just a glimpse - why.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Pfannenstiel on December 4, 2006
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Van Morrison is self-effacing to the maximum. His is a jazz musician's mentality...let the music speak for itself. That is certainly what happens with this incredible concert video. Anyone who is familiar with Van Morrison knows he is a reticent live performer, and what a pleasure it is to see older vintage concert video that does not, because it cannot, rely on light shows, editing, audience shots, etc. ad nauseum. Here, it is all about the music, and like a good jazz band, the interplay among the musicians is as good as it gets.

This is a 2 DVD set, the 1st is a Montreux show from 1980, the 2nd from 1974. Look at the '74 show as a bonus disc. It's much shorter (just under 50 minutes) and bare bones (Van with a keyboardist, bassist and drummer). It's wonderful, but the '80 concert is just jawdropping. It features an 8 piece band with 2 horn players (Mark Isham and Pee Wee Harris!!!), 2 percussionists, 2 keyboardists, bass and guitar. They never get in each other's way and never overplay. Van is just in wonderful voice. The concert is over 90 minutes long and still ends too quickly.

This DVD is all about the music. The sound is incredible, warm and natural, with each instrument given space in the mix. You are literally on the front row.

In my opinion, this is as good as it gets, and hopefully will spur more releases of vintage concerts by great artists like Van Morrison.
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80 of 91 people found the following review helpful By STEPHEN T. McCARTHY on January 1, 2007
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In a sense, VAN MORRISON has figured prominently in my life and in fact, in an indirect way, he saved me from a life of great regret...

I was a huge fan of VAN THE MAN in 1986, and one day I returned home practically giddy from having just located what was, at that time, a few hard-to-find Van Morrison vinyl LPs. As fate would have it, just as I got out of my car, with my new used albums tucked under one arm, Andy, a loyal old friend of mine pulled up to the curb in his battered old pickup truck. Andy and I'd had something of a falling-out over some inconsequential issue, and we hadn't seen or spoken to each other for some time. But I was in such a good mood, having just acquired long sought after Morrison music, that in that very moment, I buried the past, forgave Andy for whatever slight I'd been holding against him, and I greeted him as the true friend of fifteen years he really was. We spoke briefly and then parted as the good pals we'd always been. That was the last time I saw Andy - truly one of the greatest friends I have ever had. Not long afterwards, I learned of his suicide in California City.

Many times in the subsequent years, I've revisited that day in my mind and shuddered to think, "What if I hadn't just found those Van Morrison records, and hadn't been in such a magnanimous mood? What if, instead, I had given Andy the cold shoulder? Treated him like a dog? How would I have ever lived with that last memory and the tremendous remorse I would have carried with me all these years?" Fortunately, I haven't had to beat myself up over a regrettable event that might have occurred twenty-one years ago. In a way, I owe the music of Van Morrison much gratitude for changing my life in an unexpected way!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. Muller on January 10, 2007
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Incredible footage of an incredible evening in the storied career of the one and only Van "The Man" Morrison. The 1974 set is a fine warm up played very well with a band put together only days before the gig. The 1980 is simply stunning! An amazing band complete with two drummers, two keyboard players, and a horn section. The film quality is very crisp with some very intriguiing camera work capturing not only Van, but the incredible support work from the band, and some of their great reactions while making music with one of the most unique, and most passionate live performers of all time. The Reggae infused take on "And It Stoned Me" is worth the price of admission alone. This show even stunned and won over a friend that hadn't even really known Van Morrison prior to seeing this DVD.
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