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.

The sound and picture here is great and the line-up is fantastic.

Along with Patti Smith on vocals, guitar and clarinet, the band line-up includes original Patti Smith Group members Lenny Kaye (guitar & vocals) and Jay Dee Daugherty (drums), Tom Verlaine of Television on guitars and long standing band member Tony Shanahan on bass, keyboards and vocals.

Set list:
00:00 – Redondo Beach
05:39 – Beneath The Southern Cross
13:02 – Dancing Barefoot
19:46 – Free Money
25:30 – Ain’t It Strange
33:00 – 25th Floor (& High on Rebellion)
39:48 – Like a Rolling Stone ( a song by Bob Dylan)
46:25 – Seven Ways of Going
56:22 – Peaceable Kingdom
1:02:54 – Because The Night
1:06:33 – Not Fade Away (a song by Buddy Holly) / Memento Mori
1:15:34 – People Have The Power

– Hallgeir

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