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Live at Montreux 1982 and 1985 Double CD, Live, Import

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  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Live, Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B00005RGPY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,012 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Hide Away (Live at Montreux, 1982) 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rude Mood (Live at Montreux, 1982) 4:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pride and Joy (Live at Montreux, 1982) 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Texas Flood (Live at Montreux, 1982)10:27Album Only
Listen  5. Love Struck Baby (Live at Montreux, 1982) 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dirty Pool (Live at Montreux, 1982) 8:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Give Me Back My Wig (Live at Montreux, 1982) 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Collins Shuffle (Live at Montreux, 1982) 4:50Album Only

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Listen  1. Scuttle Buttin' (Live at Montreux, 1985) 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Say What! (Live at Montreux, 1985) 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ain't Gone 'N' Give up on Love (Live at Montreux, 1985) 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pride and Joy (Live at Montreux, 1985) 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mary Had a Little Lamb (Live at Montreux, 1985) 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place in Town) (Live at Montreux, 1985)13:18Album Only
Listen  7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live at Montreux, 1985)10:50Album Only
Listen  8. Texas Flood (Live at Montreux, 1985) 7:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Life Without You (Live at Montreux, 1985) 9:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Gone Home (Live at Montreux, 1985) 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Couldn't Stand the Weather (Live at Montreux, 1985) 7:28£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1982 was an important year in Stevie's career. He had been playing the Southern circuit for many years, but was virtually unknown outside of Texas, and the US. So a call to play the Montreux Festival was appreciated. He played his ass off, but the crowd was booing at him. I was there, and I was shocked. It was one of the greatest performances I had ever experienced. But jazz festival goers where expecting 'black' artists instead of a white guy playing his heart out. Anyhow. Three years later SRV returned to packed house full of fans. What a triumph! This fabulous 2-CD set contains the entire recordings of both nights, most of them previously unreleased. A treat, and a must for all SRV-fans.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 July 2003
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Well, first of all, the 1985 Montreux show is very good. The fact that several of the '85 cuts were released back in '86 on the "Live Alive" album is a bit of a drawback, but the music is excellent. Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band perform superbly throughout the set, resulting in magnificent renditions of "Texas Flood", "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love" and several more.

Shemekia's dad, guitarist Johnny Copeland, lends a hand on the awesome 12-minute "Tin Pan Alley", and there is some amazing guitar playing on this 76-minute set. Copeland actually appeared on two more songs, including a great rendition of "Cold Shot", but those have been cut in order to keep the 1985 concert on one disc. You can hear it, and "Look At Little Sister", on the 2004 DVD issue of these two shows.

But the 1982 show is the real revelation here. I have heard all the official live albums by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and this magnificent performance outdoes them all.
It is somewhat unpleasant to hear the crowd's reaction (unlike the 1985 show, Vaughan was met with indifference and even hostility when he first performed in Montreux), but the music is white-hot.

Opening with two instrumentals, Freddie King's "Hide Away" and his own "Rude Mood", Stevie Ray Vaughan plays some of the very best and bluesist guitar you'll ever hear, particularly on a smouldering ten-minute version of "Texas Flood".
He was sometimes accused of playing ten notes when three would have done the job, but that accusation certainly doesn't hold up on these fabulous recordings.
Also, his vocal performance is superb. He rocks on "Give Me Back My Wig" and growls menacingly on "Dirty Pool", and the production is excellent.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kristian Pohlmann on 26 Nov 2001
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Don't get me wrong, this is brilliant 2 Cd set, lovely booklet and the music as ever is top notch. But having already had Live ALive from 1985, maybe it is time for SRV live material from 1989?
As far as live CDs goes, this is an excellent package. The contrast from the 1982 (crowd booing SRV!!!!) and 1985 (Crowd cheering as though SRV is a hero) is great to "witness".
Sony Epic Legacy do a lovely job with SRV CDs. Professionally researched and put together.
My only gripe is, this CD is for collectors only. And so long as SRV material gets released, I will buy it. But having already had Live Alive from 1985, this CD is more or less the same... but there are a few exceptional stand out "jewels" on this set.
1. Couldn't Stand the Weather from '85 is great to hear live....not available elsewhere.
2. Gone Home. The Jazzy instrumental is performed with SRV swagger!
3. Life Without You. Lovely song, soul fully performed.
All in all no complaints....
But a live CD from 1989 with full set list would be excellent!
So in summary, if you collect SRV CDs buy this.
If you deciding to buy an SRV live CD, buy this double set over the Live Alive CD.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jan 2002
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This has to be one of the most amazing blues albums ever released. We are lucky that it was actually recorded - particularly the first disc wherein SRV is boo'ed by the yahoos of Montreux... (Well - what can you say for a continent that thinks that Johnny Halliday rocks..?) (They are great on jazz but know squat about the blues!)While I adore that Chris Layton is introduced before one of the greatest guitarists of the 20th century, scant attention is paid to the fact that this is one of the raunchiest, rawest, most real of SRV's recordings. It makes you want to DO things! The difference between the '82 recording (SUBLIME) and the '85 (disc 2)has naught to do with talent but merely with polish and experience. Disc 1 will blow even the most devoted Mitch Miller devotees out of their socks. Disc 2 (1985) is delicious and shows how much a talent can evolve in just a few years. The entire compilation is inspired and a great tribute to the development of the blues. A must for any collector - serious or not. Heaven to listen to and a thrill to own. BUY IT!
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