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Because You Watched Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1989 24 Available Shows

  • Live at Montreux

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Year: 1973

    Runtime: 55 min

    LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO is the most famous and successful Zulu vocal group of all time. Founded and led by Joseph Shabalala in 1974, they quickly became hugely popular in their native South Africa, but it was their collaboration with Paul Simon on his classic Graceland album in the mideighties that brought them to a worldwide audience. The group's stunning vocal harmonies, combining a number of bass voices with a single tenor and alto and with Shabalala singing lead, are instantly recognizable and extraordinarily powerful and their live shows are also a showcase for athletic Zulu dancing. LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO has played Montreux on three occasions and this program is a combination from all three performances. It features classic tracks such as "Hello My Baby", "King Of Kings", and the song cowritten with Paul Simon, Homeless, which has become their signature tune.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Mike Oldfield

    Year: 1980

    Runtime: 1 hr 45 min

    Mike Oldfield took the world of music by storm at the age of 19 in 1973 with the release of his debut album, "Tubular Bells", which hit the No.1 spot in numerous countries and has gone on to sell in excess of 16 million copies worldwide. A naturally shy man, it was not until the end of the decade that he began to play live on a regular basis. In 1981, by now a confident stage performer, he embarked on his European Adventure Tour, which took in the Montreux Festival in July, where he performed in front of an enthusiastic sold out audience.

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  • Live from London

    Osibisa

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 53 min

    This performance recorded at the Marquee Club's 25th anniversary celebrations, captures Osibisa at the high point of their career.

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  • Live At Montreux, 2003

    Simply Red

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    Simply Red are one of the most successful British acts of all time with global album sales in excess of 50 million. Both the band and Mick Hucknall as a solo artist have been frequent visitors to Montreux across their 25 year career. This concert, filmed in the summer of 2003, was part of the tour in support of their multi-platinum album “Home”. It features several tracks from that album, including many of their biggest hits and best loved album tracks. It’s a typically polished and sparkling Simply Red performance with Mick Hucknall in excellent voice and the band in fine form.

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  • Live at Montreux, 1981

    Stray Cats

    Year: 1979

    Runtime: 1 hr 20 min

    When the Stray Cats rolled into Montreux in July of 1981 they were one of the hottest properties around. They had 3 hit singles and a UK top 10 album already under their belts along with a string of headlining concerts, all of which had come since their relocation from New York to London in 1980. The band's combination of original songs and rockabilly classics with a punk attitude and style had caught the moment to perfection. Added to this were their considerable musical accomplishments and knack for songwriting. All in all it was a heady concoction and the crowd in Montreux reacted with near hysterical excitement, something rarely seen in what is usually a polite and reserved audience. This is the Stray Cats at their peak.

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  • Live At Montreux 1986/1993

    Al di Meola

    Year: 1993

    Runtime: 46 min

    Al Di Meola was one of the dominant figures in jazz rock fusion in the seventies and eighties, first with Return To Forever, which also featured Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, and later as a solo artist. His albums have dominated the US jazz charts and he has frequently earned top honors in Guitar Player magazine’s polls. From the late 1980s onwards he has moved away from jazz fusion to concentrate primarily on acoustic guitar, with an increasing Latin influence. This concert by him at Montreux Jazz Festival 1986 is a solo performance. For 45 minutes long Al Di Meola manages to keep the attention of the audience, not only with a good sense of humor but certainly also with a great variety of style and dynamics. Especially for guitarists this concert is a pleasure to watch, since it contains many close-up shots of Al Di Meola showing his amazing technique.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Talk Talk

    Year: 1985

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    Talk Talk were one of the most innovative and original British bands of the eighties. They enjoyed a string of successful albums and singles both in the UK and right across Europe. 1986 was the band's only appearance at Montreux and caught them at the height of their success. With a set list packed with hit singles and lead singer / main songwriter Mark Hollis' charismatic performance they delivered an outstanding concert that draws a great response from the packed Swiss crowd.

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  • Quand Vous Etes La

    Yannick Noah

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 55 min

    Yannick Noah is one of these talented artists that could easily have nearly 500,000 people dance and sing to his music. "Quand Vous Etes La" is unique live concert performance that shows his exceptional connection with the audience.

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  • Live at Montreux

    David Sanborn

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    David Sanborn has been a frequent visitor to the Montreux Jazz Festival, either headlining in his own right, as a sideman or as part of nineties "super group" Legends. This program focuses on his second headlining appearance in 1984 when he was touring in support of his "Straight To The Heart" album, which would see him win the second of his six Grammy Awards to date. The set combines tracks from that album with others from across his career. It features a special guest appearance by Rickie Lee Jones on piano and vocals on the track "Autumn Leaves". In 2008 David Sanborn released his 23rd album and his diverse career continues to thrive both on stage and in the studio.

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  • Casacueva y Escenario

    Estrella Morente

    Year: 1999

    Runtime: 54 min

    Estrella Morente can now be seen in action. After releasing three albums, the Granada-born cantaora publishes her live art on film. ‘Casacueva y escenario’ (‘Housecave and Stage’).Estrella Morente sings tangos, seguiriyas, copla and soleá, accompanied on guitar by Juan and Pepe Habichuela. She also converses, singing, with Isabel la Golondrina, a veteran Granada-born cantaora who “doesn’t exactly pass things on to me, but as a new artist from her native land, she does pass me the tablespoon to taste its honey”.

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  • 2000 Days on Earth

    Nick Cave

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

    20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit "Where the Wild Roses Grow." These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry, and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.

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  • Olafur Arnalds Island Songs

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 10 min

    7 weeks 7 Locations 7 Songs: Island Songs is an audio- visual portrait of BAFTA-award winning composer Ólafur Arnalds’ home country Iceland. Teamed up with director Baldvin Z (Trapped, Life in a Fish Bowl) they visited 7 different locations in Iceland collaborating with 7 local artists to produce an audio and video track. Island Songs the film is the culmination of the 7 week journey giving deeper insight into the people and artistry of Iceland.

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  • Live at Montreux: 1984

    Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 1 hr 54 min

    Formed by John McLaughlin in 1971, the Mahavishnu Orchestra pioneered the fusion of jazz elements into rock music while still undeniably retaining the power and muscle of a full on rock band. With McLaughlin as the ever-present, the line-up went through various phases and these two concerts from Montreux showcase the band at distinctively different times of their career, with the seventies show featuring later stars Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Walden and the eighties concert featuring saxophone maestro Bill Evans.

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  • Live At Montreux

    Shane MacGowan & The Popes

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 55 min

    UK reissue of the former Pogues vocalist/ leader's 1995 solo debut, deleted in the U.S. 16 tracks, including the singles 'You're The One' & 'Haunted' (a duet with Sinead O'Connor), plus a duet with Maire Brennan of Clannad that was featured in the 1995 romantic comedy 'Circle Of Friends', which co-starred Minnie Driver & Chris O'Donnell.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Stuff

    Year: 1975

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    Stuff, caught here in their only performance at Montreux, combined the talents of five amazing musicians: Cornell Dupree on guitar, Gordon Edwards on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Eric Gale on guitar and Richard Tee on keyboards. Individually they were among the most sought after session players of their day but together as Stuff they had a magic all of their own, brilliantly captured on this program, which also features a guest appearance from vocalist Odetta on "Oh Happy Day" and specially written sleeve notes by Gordon Edwards and longtime fan of the band Chris Rea.

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  • Starry Night

    Julio Iglesias

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 52 min

    For many years Julio has been awing listeners with his brand of passionate romantic music. Julio Iglesias - Starry Night, with newly remastered audio, captures his amazing performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in the summer of 1990, performing an unforgettable set of his greatest hits.

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  • Live at Montreux 1976

    Nina Simone

    Year: 1975

    Runtime: 1 hr 12 min

    Nina Simone one of the great female vocalists of the 20th Century, made four appearances at the Montreux Festival between 1968 and 1990. This film features the whole of the performance from 1976 as the main item, which is supplemented as bonus features by two tracks from her concert in 1987 and four from her final show in 1990. This is the definitive Nina Simone live film.

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  • The Movie

    Hava Nagila

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 13 min

    A documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish standard that follows the around-the-world journey of the song from Ukraine to Youtube, of the song "Hava Nagila."

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  • Live at Montreux

    Herbert Grönemeyer

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    On July 14th 2012, Herbert Grönemeyer and his band were chosen to headline the closing night of the Montreux Jazz Festival. It was also the final show of the Schiffsverkehr Tour, of his latest no. 1 album released in 2011, with a total audience of 750,000 people. The show, lasting nearly three hours at the sold out Auditorium Stravinski, included all his major hits such as "Mensch“, "Männer“ and "Schiffsverkehr. This film captures the magic of the concert perfectly and is another wonderful edition to the Montreux catalogue.

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  • L'Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Affinis Consort Sinfonia Pop

    Mika

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    Filmed in the elegant surroundings of the 19th century Teatro Sociale in Como, Italy, this amazing show features MIKA performing all his best-loved songs accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Simon Leclerc. The show is a perfect fusion of pop and orchestral and includes tracks from his most recent album, the critically acclaimed “No Place In Heaven,” alongside hits from across his hugely successful career. As ever, MIKA is a charming and amiable host and is clearly in his element interacting with the orchestra and conductor Simon Leclerc. This is a magical performance captured in beautiful surroundings and not to be missed.

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  • Me Quito El Sombrero

    Samo

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    Samo launches his second solo album "Me quito el sombrero", is a live concert tribute to many of the songwriters and performers who inspired him with their music, guided him through their virtues and are responsible for his upward trajectory.

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  • Como Se Forma Una Rumba

    Various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    Iván Acosta's "Como se forma una Rumba" (How to Create a Rumba) sheds light on the origins and roots of some of the most popular Cuban rhythms. This dynamic audio-visual package features an exciting procession of testimonies, great Afro-Cuban jams and colloquial jokes. Artists featured include: Maestro Chico O'Farrill, José Fajardo, Juan Pablo Torres, Alfredo Valdés, Jr., Cándido Camero, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Israel Kantor, Malena Burke, David Oquendo, Vicente Sánchez, Aguedo Valdés-Luna, Carlos y Marta, Ulices del Toro, Mirta Gómez, Paquito Hechavarría, Nelson "El Flaco"Padrón, Armando López, Art Farmer, Super Son Cubano, Los Santos, and Raices Habaneras.

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  • Live At Montreux

    Jeff Healey

    Year: 1998

    Runtime: 56 min

    Captured here for the first time ever is the Jeff Healey Band's 1999 performance at Montreux. Featuring 10 songs from their set, the band (Healey, Joe Rockman on bass, Pat Rush guitar, and Tom Stephen on drums) whips the crowd into a frenzy with a high energy, minute blues jam. Included in this set are the show opening "My Little Girl", their cover The Doors "Roadhouse Blues" (featured in the movie "Roadhouse") and perhaps their well known song, "Angel Eyes", which was a Top 10 smash in the US in 1988. As a bonus, fans are treated to 4 tracks from their 1997 Montreux appearance at Stravinski Hall.

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  • Live at Montreux - 1974

    Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Year: 1973

    Runtime: 51 min

    Formed by John McLaughlin in 1971, the Mahavishnu Orchestra pioneered the fusion of jazz elements into rock music while still undeniably retaining the power and muscle of a full on rock band. With McLaughlin as the ever-present, the line-up went through various phases and these two concerts from Montreux showcase the band at distinctively different times of their career, with the seventies show featuring later stars Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Walden and the eighties concert featuring saxophone maestro Bill Evans.

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