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Live At Montreux - The Definitive Collection

Rory Gallagher

Year: 1974

Runtime: 01:28:33

Legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher played the renowned Montreux Festival on five occasions spanning his breakthrough years in the mid seventies right up to the year before his tragic early death at the age of 47 in 1995. This film brings together material from all five shows to create the definitive Rory Gallagher live collection. Featuring tracks from 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1985, and the whole concert from 1994 and bonus acoustic tracks from the earlier years.

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Rock, Blues, Classic Rock

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    Rory Gallagher

    Year: 1973

    Runtime: 1 hr 24 min

    In 1974, award winning film maker Tony Palmer followed Rory Gallagher and his band on their tour of Ireland. The subsequent movie was released in cinemas to great critical acclaim and has gone on to be accepted as one of the great rock films. Now for the first time the film has been lovingly restored and remastered from the original footage. There is a massive improvement in both sound and picture quality over the original film release and finally Gallagher fans can get to see the film as it was meant to be, capturing Rory, his music, the period and the place to perfection.

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    Albert Collins

    Year: 1978

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    Filmed just a year before his untimely death from cancer, this 1992 concert from Montreux finds the great Albert Collins still in fine form. With his trademark Fender Telecaster and distinctive finger picking style well to the fore "The Iceman" delivers a set that runs from his early million selling single "Frosty" right up to songs from his final studio album "Iceman". As an added bonus there are four lengthy tracks from Albert Collins' 1979 appearance at Montreux.

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  • Ghost Blues: The Story Of Rory Gallagher

    Rory Gallagher

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

    The complete and fully authorized story of Rory Gallagher, Ghost Blues follows Rory s life and career from his upbringing in Cork, his early days with a show band, the brief success of Taste and then his legendary solo career leading up to his health problems in later life and tragic death at the age of just 47. There are archive interviews, both audio and visual, with Rory and contributions from many of his friends and admirers including his brother Donal, Bob Geldof, The Edge, Cameron Crowe, Slash, Johnny Marr, James Dean Bradfield, Ronnie Drew, Bill Wyman, Martin Carthy, band members Ted McKenna and Gerry McAvoyand many more.

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  • Live At Montreux

    Status Quo

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

    Status Quos album Pictures (released in November 2008) celebrated 40 years of Status Quo filling the UK charts with hit after hit. The album was an instant success, charting at No.8 and selling over a quarter of a million copies in the UK alone. In July 2009 the Pictures live tour landed at Montreux in Switzerland as part of the world famous festival. The band, led as always by the twin Telecasters of Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt, delivered a blistering set of hits and classic tracks from across their career including no less than 18 UK Top 20 hits. Huge screens behind the stage illustrated high points from Quos career and the usually reserved Swiss crowd were rockin all over the Auditorium.

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  • In Concert, Beat Workshop, Germany 1973

    Stone The Crows

    Year: 1972

    Runtime: 41 min

    Led Zeppelin Manager Peter Grant travelled to Scotland to see the band Power perform centred around the distinctive vocals of MAGGIE BELL.

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  • Live at Montreux 1990

    Gary Moore

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 55 min

    Gary Moore is one of the best rock and blues guitarists ever to come out of Ireland. In 1990 he released Still Got The Blues which went on to be his biggest selling album around the world. This concert from the Montreux Jazz Festival was recorded on July 7, 1990 on the tour for Still Got The Blues. It features the band used on that album and special guest Albert Collins, who had also appeared on the album. Nine of the tracks in the set are taken from that album, three of which were UK hit singles.As a bonus feature three of his biggest rock hits, Out In The Fields, Over The Hills & Far Away and an over 10 minute long version of the classic Parisenne Walkways are included from his concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 9, 1997.

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  • 30th Anniversary Tour

    George Thorogood & The Destroyers

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 1 hr 43 min

    Filmed in England on George Thorogood & The Destroyers 30th Anniversary Tour in 2004, this program set combines tracks from the bands then latest album Ride Til I Die with classic tracks from across George Thorogoods glittering career.

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  • Blues for Jimi

    Gary Moore

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    This unique concert was filmed at the London Hippodrome in 2007. It formed a part of the launch for the Jimi Hendrix “Live At Monterey” programme and featured Gary Moore and his band performing classic Hendrix tracks. At the end of the night Gary was joined by Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for 3 tracks. Gary Moore was one of the finest British guitarists of all time and is one of the few players who could pay homage to Jimi Hendrix’s groundbreaking and truly distinctive guitar style. This is a stunning tribute from one master guitarist to another.

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  • The Turning Point

    John Mayall

    Year: 1968

    Runtime: 24 min

    The Turning Point captures John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers at a critical point in their hugely influential career. Following from the last tour by the “Laurel Canyon” line up in May 1969, Mayall made two big decisions. Firstly he was going to relocate to the USA and secondly he was going to form a new, more acoustic based line up which would not feature drums. There are interviews with both the old line up and the new and from departed members including Peter Green, John McVie and Eric Clapton as the film follows the first UK dates with the new format Bluesbreakers.

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  • Hymns For Peace: Live at Montreux 2004

    Carlos Santana

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 59 min

    On July 15 2004, Santana took to the stage in Montreux accompanied by a stunning line-up of guests to perform a concert of songs about peace and understanding that they dubbed Hymns For Peace. Joining the regular Santana line-up in the band were Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ravi Coltrane and Idrissa Diop with further guest appearances through the night from Angelique Kidjo, Barbara Morrison, Patti Austin, Sylver Sharp, Steve Winwood and Nile Rodgers.

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  • 70th Birthday Concert

    John Mayall

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 2 hr 3 min

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  • Plays The Blues: Live at Montreux 2004

    Carlos Santana

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 57 min

    July 12, 2004 was a very special night at the Montreux Festival for any blues fan. With Carlos Santana as musical director (and special guest guitarist), three musical legends took to the stage, each one delivering a full concert set packed with some of the finest blues guitar playing youll ever hear. Bobby Parker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Buddy Guy are all headline acts in their own right so it was a real coup to get them on one line-up. Throw in the guest appearances by Carlos Santana and Chic maestro Nile Rodgers and blues heaven is complete!

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  • Live at Montreux

    Moody Blues

    Year: 1990

    Runtime: 55 min

    The Moody Blues were formed in Birmingham in the early sixties and were immediately successful, going to No.1 with their second single Go Now. As the sixties progressed, their music evolved into a more lush, psychedelic sound, and with the arrival of Justin Hayward and John Lodge, the classic line-up came together and produced the masterpiece Days Of Future Passed, which contained their classic hit singles Nights In White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon. The resulting level of success propelled the band forward. This show from July 1991 is the band's only Montreux appearance to date. With a line-up including John Lodge, Justin Hayward, Ray Thomas, and Graeme Edge, the exceptional performance includes classics such as Gemini Dream, Question, Isn't Life Strange, I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band), Your Wildest Dreams and of course, Nights In White Satin.

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  • Live at Montreux

    The Chieftains

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 25 min

    Founded by Paddy Maloney in 1962, The Chieftains were one of the first bands to popularise Irish traditional music around the world and today their status as one of the finest Irish bands of all time remains unchallenged. They have received awards from around the world including 6 Grammys and an Emmy and worked alongside some of the greatest names in pop, classical and folk music. This superb concert from Montreux features the classic line-up in a blend of song, music and dance that draws from the Irish tradition but encompasses influences as disparate as Galicia and the Rolling Stones.

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  • Double Down Live

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    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

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    Mink DeVille

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Willy DeVille is the founder, leader and principal songwriter of the band Mink DeVille. The band came out of the mid-70s New York punk scene, but first broke worldwide with their 1977 hit Spanish Stroll. Their music belied their punk roots and mixed soul with R & B, blues and Cajun influences. The band continued to release albums until the mid-80s when Willy began to perform and record under his own name. His solo single Storybook Love was nominated for an Oscar after it appeared in the film The Princess Bride.

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  • One More Chance To Run

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    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 44 min

    Take Morgan Fisher, Overend Watts, Dale Griffin (ex Mott The Hoople), Ray Majors (ex Mott) and add John Fiddler (Medicine Head front man) and you had in 1977 a super group just at the time that Punk was surfacing. British Lions had roared into life. UK, European and USA tours took place over the next couple of years and a groundbreaking first album was released to much critical acclaim.

    This film release, prepared from footage shot for a German TV company in 1978, has been much sought after over the years and Angel Air has now released it for the first time.

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  • Back in Business

    Mickey Finn's T-rex

    Year: 2001

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    In 1997, some fans of the great British glam rock band T. Rex organized a special show to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of group leader Marc Bolan. Original T. Rex members Mickey Finn and Paul Fenton were asked to perform, and the rousing reception to their set of T. Rex classics encouraged them to create a new edition of the band. Mickey Finn's T-Rex has given their music a new lease on life, and the band has been performing to enthusiastic crowds in Europe ever since.

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  • Live and Wild in Preston

    The Troggs

    Year: 2001

    Runtime: 49 min

    The Troggs have a 36 year history and at a concert in Preston in the UK during spring 2002 they played to a sell out audience and in return performed a "Global Jukebox" of the majority of their worldwide hits. Wet Wet Wet covered their "Love Is All Around", taking it to number 1 in the UK charts for 15 weeks. Despite that success the band are wary of committing themselves to recording any new material and are even limiting the number of concert appearances they make in future. Reg said "I don't really enjoy too much touring so we are stopping doing long tours in the future". This film is a succinct collection of songs that provides a neat reminder of the very large part The Troggs played in developing the classic sixties sound.

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  • Live At Montreux, 1994

    Paul Rodgers

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 1 hr 20 min

    In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the acclaimed blues based album Muddy Water Blues with contributions from many special guest artists with a shared love for the blues. In July 1994 the tour in support of this album rolled into Montreux. The regular tour band was joined through the evening by a number of special guests to create a typically unique Montreux festival performance including an amazing finale of Hoochie Coochie Man where all the guests join in.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Alice Cooper

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 55 min

    Alice Cooper's live shows are legendary for their sense of rock theatre and sheer visual spectacle. This latest addition to our range of titles from the renowned Montreux Festival catches Alice Cooper at his very best. Underpinning the visual assault has always been a collection of some of the best rock songs around delivered by one of the all-time great frontmen and this show includes tracks from across his career right up to most recent album Dirty Diamonds and incorporating all the classics you would expect.

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  • R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour

    Rush

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 49 min

    In 2004 Rush celebrated their 30th anniversary together in style, by undertaking an extensive world tour, and performing the classic songs that catapulted them to stardom. The show included here is taken from their date in Frankfurt, Germany, and sees the band shaking off their advancing years to perform a set packed full of energy.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Yes

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 58 min

    Yes are one of the most innovative and successful rock bands of all time with a career that now spans five decades. In 2003 the band made their first appearance at the Montreux Festival, despite having a long association with the town itself (they recorded there frequently in the seventies). It was a triumphant night and is regarded by both the band members and fans as probably the finest Yes gig ever to be filmed. It has been much in demand and is now finally cleared for release.

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  • Live at the Rockpalast

    ZZ Top

    Year: 1980

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Live In Germany features ZZ Top's 1980 performance at the Grugahalle in Essen for the German TV series Rockpalast. Hot on the heels of their classic Deguello album, the show sees ZZ Top in their essence as the 'lil ol' band from Texas' nickname in a set packed with their early hits.

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