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Return to Forever: Returns - Live at Montreux 2008
Return to Forever Returns - Live at Montreux 2008
Actors: Al di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Lenny White
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2009     2hr 29min

Return To Forever were at the forefront of jazz/rock fusion in the seventies and like their contemporaries Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra were formed by a former Miles Davis sideman, in this case the great Chick C...  more »


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Actors: Al di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Lenny White
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz, DTS
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/12/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Ron Curtiss | Studio City, CA United States | 06/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very briefly, if you are looking for brilliant instrumental music, played and recorded brilliantly, get this. Miles Davis invented jazz-rock fusion, RTF has perfected it. Nothing else even comes close, IMHO."
Essential for Fans
Jon Dough | 05/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To see and hear Chick et al back together in 2008 was a real treat, and this DVD captures the moment quite well. The title "Returns" is an apt description, much better than "reunion" as the latter term conjures up images of some old geezers cashing in on former glory. Now these guys do look like old geezers, but their playing is as fresh and vital as ever. A bit more mellow and mature, but no less exciting and no less mind-blowing in some sections, particularly Al and Stanley. My only complaint with the performance is that the spotlight solos are a little over the top and detract from "The Romantic Warrior".

The DVD includes all the songs that became part of the standard repertoire on the tour and plays like a complete concert. The bonus footage is a bit disappointing because it is all presented as a video collage: several smaller windows each showing a different camera angle with some funky dividers that are quite distracting. Otherwise the DVD looks and sounds great."
My prayers have been answered!
ANTONIO MIRANDA Jr. | USA | 06/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I waited for years hoping to see RTF get together again. Although tickets were too pricey for me to see them performed at the Hard Rock in Orlando, this was the second best thing. Excellent sound and video. Can't wait to hear from the trio (Corea, Clarke & White)in the coming months.

Now, if only Al dimeola would do a retrospective concert playing his greatest hits from the Columbia years with guests like Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson,Jan Hammer etc.

I will contine to pray for that one!"
American Footage Stinks !
David Gaither | Santa Rosa, California | 06/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The band is spectacular. Al Looks a little stressed at times, but Chick and Stanley are obviously having fun.The video done in Montreux is great . I would have liked to seen them do Medieval Overture and Majestic Dance (having seen that tour in NYC),but was flat out pissed that the bozos doing the American Video felt the need to use split screen. What were they thinking ?? The Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant was ruined by their need to give us "effects". The top 2 camera views were the same, only that one was black and white. Why in 2009 do we need something so historic in black and white ? I guess if you had a 60 inch mega sized flat screen it might have looked 1/2 way decent, but it was garbage compared to the work done by the guys in Montreux.It was all too similar to the psychedelic effects on videos in the late 60's and 70's. Someone else's idea of what was cool. Don't mess with history."