Classic concert: Patti Smith live at Montreux 2005 (video)

Patti Smith was one of the key artists in the breakthrough of New York City punk rock with her 1975 debut album Horses being hugely influential on the whole New Wave genre. Her distinctive blend of rock, punk and poetry combined with her uncompromising style has ensured that she has remained a credible artist throughout her career. This concert at Montreux from 2005 was part of the tour in support of her 2004 album Trampin and the setlist features tracks from her first album right through to that release. Patti Smith remains a vibrant live performer and this first ever live concert Blu-ray is a long overdue treat for all her fans.

We love Patti Smith and it’s nice to see an official release of one of her shows on film, we’ve seen her two times live and both were fantastic. Energetic, intense and she had such a firm grip on the audience. Continue reading “Classic concert: Patti Smith live at Montreux 2005 (video)”

Classic Bootleg: Van Morrison “Spring In My Heart – Live At Montreux 1997” (Audio)

Another great Van Morrison concert bootleg (sound & performance).

Montreux, Switzerland
19th July, 1997
The Gala Night


  • Van Morrison: vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Georgie Fame: vocals, organ
  • Ronnie Johnson: guitar
  • Geoff Dunn: drums
  • Nicky Scott: bass
  • Robin Aspland: piano
  • Pee Wee Ellis: soprano saxophone
  • Leo Green: saxophone
  • Matt Holland: trumpet
  • Brian Kennedy: vocals

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Classic Bootleg: Van Morrison Live in Montreux 1990 (Audio)

Essential, awesome, flawless. Quite possibly the best boot there is.
-Russell Parkinson

This is rated by Van Traders as one of the top Van bootlegs of all time. On some lists as high as number two. If you don’t have this it is essential Van the Man. The sound quality is very good soundboard/FM. There is an amazing version of “Sweet Thing” that seams nicely into “Astral Weeks” before returning back to “Sweet Thing” that makes this a special one. And “Northern Muse” changes to “Auld Lang Sine”, “No Prima Donna” and finishes with “When Heart is Open”. This is really some good stuff. The “Summertime in England” is awesome. At 13 minutes and Van adds “A Town Called Paradise”, “Take Me Back” and “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” into it. This truly is an amazing bootleg!

Casino de Montreux
Montreux, Switzerland
July 11, 1990

Featuring special guest Georgie Fame

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