Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Deep Purple - They All Came Down To Montreux Live At Montreux 2006 |
Actors: Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Few bands are more closely associated with Montreux than Deep Purple and there was simply no other contender when it came to choosing the act to headline the closing night of the 40th Montreux Festival in 2006. The band... more »
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4.5 stars for terrific Deep Purple concert DVD
bass boy | Arkansas | 06/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK. It's not Deep Purple live 1972, but the band still rocks here. This DVD was filmed and recorded very well. Sound is full and fat, with nice balance between instruments. The camera crew and, later, DVD editors, knew what they were doing. When Glover has a bass solo or even a snazzy bass run, it's caught by the cameras. Same for Morse on guitar, Paice on drums, and Airey on keys/Hammond. Lots of nice closeups of the hands of Morse and Glover (musicians will rejoice!). A camera catches Paice drop a stick over the high-hat early in the set, and Paice, always the pro, quickly grabs another stick from below without missing a beat. Airey sounds good on keys. Long-time DP fans will probalby wish it was Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore in the band still, but the current DP still is a great band. Ian Gillan, who looks mysteriously more and more like actor Patrick Duffy these days, is in pretty good voice. He also has fun, moving from one side of the stage to the other, and all around. The guys look like they're having a really good time. Glover makes a few "rock guitar faces" without ever slipping into cheesy territory. Makes me want to go see them this summer in St.Louis, even though I'm broke. Ha.
The older classics are always favorites, but "Wrong Man" on this DVD rocks. It's a great version and makes me appreciate Deep Purple's recent work, too. Same for "Rapture of the Deep"'s title cut, also heard and seen in this film. Enjoy!"
Good release, but one thing to nitpick.
Isaac Salapa | Harrisburg | 06/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent 2 DVD release, but...for whatever reason, "Perfect Strangers" is omitted from the Montreux set! The band played it, but it's not on the DVD or the companion CD release. Why this happened is a mystery to me. It's a pleasant surprise to have the London Hard Rock Cafe set included here. A few of the tracks were issued on the Rapture of the Deep Special Edition CD, but I didn't realize the show had been filmed. Well worth the buy, and in my opinion, a better one than Montreux 1996, which was a bit of a truncated performance (11 songs, barely an hour and twenty)."
Deep Purple Live at it's Best
Eduardo Kasparian DDS | California, USA | 09/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a Deep Purple fan for over 25 years and own many records, cds and dvds of them in concert. This particular dvd is one of their best period. Whenever Deep Purple plays at Montreux, it is bound to be a special event, and this show lives up to any expectation anyone could have. The band is tight w/ all their arrengments yet loose enough that they can improvise on some of their most known and popular songs and maintain the essence of what Deep Purple has always been. Steve Morse's guitar playing is immpecable, presice and fluid. Don Airey had some big shoes to fill w/ the departure of Jon Lord, but he shows on this dvd that he is on par w/ any keybord player in the history of rock music (as well as classical and jazz). Ian Gillan's legendary voice still rocks like it did when he first sang about the Montreux Jazz Festival back in '71. Ian Pace and Roger Glover show us why they still are one of the best drum and bass combos ever. In short, if you are a Deep Purple fan you will like this dvd. After all, can the 40th Anniversay of the Montreux Jass Festival get any better then Deep Purple headlining it?"
Nice - (2) DVD set
G. Hakala | Mpls, USA | 08/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Best live jam band ever. I must have 9 or 10 live versions of "Smoke On the Water" on DVD. Every live performance is a little different and has a charm of it's own. I love em all.
Now I must say, I held back on buying this one. Well I held off on Perihelion too, but I just had to get Jon Lord's last performance on DVD. Now, he is gone? Another loss like Blackmore? OK, I bit and ordered "They All Came Down to Montreux". Don Airey is one hell of a keyboard player, maybe not up to Lord's standard, but who is? Ian Gillan is getting a little long-on-the-tooth, but the old fart can still carry a tune pretty dang good. Hey, these guy's are about my age, so I grew up with DP - got "Hush" on a 45. Speaking of "Hush". They did the BEST "Hush" version on this DVD I've heard.
It's taking them a little longer to warm up these days, but by the time they get to "When A Blind Man Cries" the groove sets in. The two guest stars they brought in towards the end of the set were awesome.
The bonus DVD, well another hour of DP live. I can't argue with that. So, what your getting is about (3) hours of DP in concert in total. Sweet.
The quality is outstanding. I didn't get the HD-DVD version, but the standard DVD is pretty close to HD standards. really!
If you like DP, they got a bunch of great DVD's for sale. They are getting on with age so if that's a problem for you, buy some of their earlier stuff first. Then when you still want that DP fix, get this one too. Add it to your collection, you will play it many times over in the future."