Live at Montreux 1981
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What makes this item standout is the fine technical direction, lighting, sound, and more significantly, the chance to watch a great artist, obviously up for the occasion and in great voice. On "Please, Please, Please" he jumps into the audience (noticeably short on lady fans for some reason) and gets down deep on the classic that put him on the road.
There is some consolation for fans here in that "It's A Man's...World" incorporates "Lost Someone" and "Fever" - the only segment which collectors can really enthuse over.
This is an excellent companion to the '79 Comeback show ("The Lost James Brown Tapes" aka "Bodyheat") and the '83 show with B. B. King at the Beverly Theatre in L.A., which are better musically but do not have the production values of this '81 event.
Someone said the band was much better (than today's Soul Generals?) I strongly dsiagree. While they are good, I feel that his current band is his best and tightest ever. Also, the bonus tracks promised are on the PAL European editions.
It really is a shame that Amazon didn't check this out before falsely, albeit I'm sure unintentionally, advertising those tracks. The DVD is fantastic. TOO FUNKY has a guitar riff in it I have never heard before. The only drawback is, as usual, the stupid cameraman cuts to one of the band members just as Mr. Brown starts to do the mashed potatoes during 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'. This has happened to some degree in almost every concert James Brown video I have!! Most aggravating. Another somewhat annoying observation: the beginning song is RAPP PAYBACK, from 1980, not the original PAYBACK from 1974.
In the middle of the song, James goes into THE PAYBACK. How hard is it to do a bit of research before releasing a DVD??
No excuse for this. Whoever was in charge of producing the cd messed up royally! Save your money and by the single dvd concert it will save you the aggravation and waste of money of the 2 disc set.
James Brown is without a doubt not only the hardest working man in show business, but also has the most stamina and staying power.
I actually felt sorry for his musicians on the stage - not even a bathroom break!
But if he is incredibly talented, so is everyone in his band.
Maybe not as much as him, but in their area of expertise, they shine, and even radiate a glow of excellence.
This production was fantastic - from the camera work, the sound, the direction, everything was fabulous.
The only mystery is why the cameraman seemed to deliberately turn the camera away when James was doing his incredible dance steps. And he did it repeatedly - every time James Brown would start to dance, the camera was looking at something else.
Maybe the cameraman was jealous.
Anyway, nobody puts on a more frenetic show than this.
Great, and great! You'll love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for a Xmas gift for my father and he's a big James Brown fan. The DVD came in new condition and fast. He loved it. Its good to have this in your collection.Published 4 months ago by FaithCruzita
In a word, "disappointing" The 'Brown' of 25 years before this, was way better.Published 6 months ago by Steven B
For some reason, Amazon put reviews for a James Brown DVD on this Stray Cats DVD. Here's an actual review of the Stray Cats DVD. Read morePublished 6 months ago by From the Musician's Pen
Consider this more of a CD than DVD, because the audio is great, but the video is dated, weak technology. Read morePublished 6 months ago by sancti-spiritus